We cover some of the new additions to Virtual SAN in version 6.2 specifically around space efficiency. A couple of the new features that we cover in this document include Deduplication and Compression as well RAID-5/6 (or Erasure Coding) on Virtual SAN 6.2 on all-flash architectures. It is pretty interesting how the addition of these 2 features to all-flash Virtual SAN, actually bring the cost of all-flash on par with, and in many cases lower than Virtual SAN in a hybrid architecture.
Not only do we cover the mechanisms for these technologies, we also cover some recommendations, expectations, and how they align with other VMware products.
It is a good/short (15 page) read on these new technologies, and how they can contribute Virtual SAN 6.2.
Take a look at the white paper here:
This was originally posted on the VMware Virtual Blocks site: https://blogs.vmware.com/virtualblocks/2016/03/01/virtual-san-6-2-space-efficiency-technologies-white-paper/