I have the distinct privilege of working closely with VMware’s VSAN team.
- It’s a bona-fide storage product from a company not known for storage
- It’s a 100% software product, uniquely interwoven with the vSphere hypervisor
- It doesn’t look or act like a familiar storage array
To say there were a few personal worry-bubbles when we took it to market would be an understatement. What would our customers think? How would storage people react to it?
Now that the first full quarter is behind us (and largely public information), I can safely declare: VSAN shows every sign of being a winner.