Webopedia on Google+Webopedia on TwitterWebopedia on FacebookTech Bytes Blog
Main » TERM » V »

Virtual SAN

Virtual SAN is a software-defined storage offering from VMware that enables enterprises to pool their storage capabilities and to instantly and automatically provision virtual machine storage via simple policies that are driven by the virtual machine.

VMware's virtual storage area networking (SAN) solution also provides the ability to dynamically scale storage capacity and performance as needed, and exposes the underlying physical storage to the virtual machines through a policy-driven control pane.

VMware's Virtual SAN, or VSAN, is currently in public beta release and is free for anyone to download.

Related Terms: Virtualization-Aware Storage, Software-Defined Storage (SDS), Software-Defined Everything and Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC)







TECH RESOURCES FROM OUR PARTNERS
DID YOU KNOW?
Taking Ownership through Digital Governance

Taking ownership of our own misjudgments or simple forgetfulness takes a healthy amount of humility and some honest self-assessment. Yet sometimes... Read More »

Have We Become a World of Addicts?

It's hard to imagine our lives without smartphones. But people who suffer separation anxiety when they don't have their phones nearby may be in... Read More »

13 Best Free Android Apps

From secure messaging to document editing, our top free must-have apps have been rated, reviewed and named the best free Android apps of 2015. Read More »

QUICK REFERENCE
29 Free Android Apps for Cash-Strapped Students

From wacky alarm clocks to lecture hall tools and after class entertainment, these Android apps are a good fit for a student's life and budget. Read More »

Network Fundamentals Study Guide

A network is a group of two or more computer systems or devices, linked together to share resources, exchange files and electronic communications.... Read More »

Computer Architecture Study Guide

This Webopedia  study guide describes the different parts of a computer system and their relations. Read More »