vSAN Alternatives

    vSAN is described as 'is enterprise-class, storage virtualization software that, when combined with vSphere, allows you to manage compute and storage with a single platform'. There are more than 10 alternatives to vSAN for a variety of platforms, including Linux, VMware vSphere Hypervisor, Windows, Microsoft Hyper-V Server and VMware vSphere. The best alternative is StorPool. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try NexentaStor or Dell EMC UnityVSA. Other great apps like vSAN are SvSAN (Paid), SANsymphony (Paid), Open-E Data Storage Software SOHO (Freemium) and Starwind Virtual SAN (Freemium).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jul 30, 2020


    • Linux
    • VMware vSphere Hypervisor
    • Windows
    • Microsoft Hyper-V Server
    • VMware vSphere
    • Red Hat
    • Ubuntu
    • Debian
    • Ubuntu Server
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise
    • Self-Hosted
    • CentOS
    • Fedora


    • High Availability
    • ISCSI support
    • Kubernetes
    • Network redundancy
    • NFS and SMB shares
    • QoS
    • Replication
    • Server Management
    • SMB and NFS Shares
    • SMB and NFS sharing
    • Thin Provisioning
    • TRIM/Discard
    • Virtual disk
    • Virtualization
    • Zeroes detection
    • Automatic recovery
    • Backups and Disaster Recovery
    • Cloud Storage
    • Data-management
    • Data tiering


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