Just a recap, these are some public materials, regarding VMware Virtual SAN vs competitor as Hyperconverge battle continues.
VSAN vs Nutanix Head-to-Head Performance Testing — Part 1
VSAN vs Nutanix Head-to-Head Performance Testing — Part 2
VSAN vs Nutanix Head-to-Head Performance Testing — Part 3
VSAN vs. Nutanix — Head-to-Head Performance Testing — Part 4 — Exchange!
VSAN and The Joys Of Head-to-Head Performance Testing
Virtual SAN 6.0 Performance with VMware VMmark
VMware Virtual SAN Review: Overview and Configuration
VMware Virtual SAN Review: VMmark Performance
VMware Virtual SAN Review: Sysbench OLTP Performance
VMware Virtual SAN Review: SQL Server Performance
Why We Don’t Have a Nutanix NX-8150 Review
Btw, do you realise that there is an EULA for one of the competitor, stated that:
2.1. Limitations on Use.
You must not use the Software or Documentation except as permitted by this Agreement. You must not:
- disclose the results of testing, benchmarking or other performance or evaluation information related to the Software or the product to any third party without the prior written consent of Nutanix;
- access or use the Software or Documentation for any competitive purposes (e.g. to gain competitive intelligence; to design or build a competitive product or service, or a product providing features, functions or graphics similar to those used or provided by Nutanix; to copy any features, functions or graphics; or to monitor availability, performance or functionality for competitive purposes);
Men!!! Talk about transparency… How can we measure the competitiveness then? referring that EULA.
A new policy setting has been introduced to accommodate the new RAID-5/RAID-6 configurations in VSAN (only available in All-Flash configuration). Minimum 4 hosts will be required for RAID5, and minimum 6 hosts will be required for RAID6 configuration.
This new policy setting is called Failure Tolerance Method. This policy setting takes two values: performance and capacity. When it is left at the default value of performance, objects continue to be deployed with a RAID-1/mirror configuration for the best performance. When the setting is changed to capacity, objects are now deployed with either a RAID-5 or RAID-6 configuration.
The RAID-5 or RAID-6 configuration is determined by the number of failures to tolerate setting. If this is set to 1, the configuration is RAID-5. If this is set to 2, then the configuration is a RAID-6.