i'm looking at the pluralsight.com training videos on VSAN's. And none of these videos explain precisely what is so different or great about the VSAN?! Everything is so abstract 'it is fully integrated into Vmware vsphere.....it is part of the Vsphere hypservisor....it consists of policy based storage'. There's no explanation in basic terms.
We use a Vmware environment with datastores and we're using Vsphere 4.1. What is so different about it than the VSAN offered in 5.5? What does the VSAN do? How does one really take advantage of it in a real world scenario?
Thanks for your help and a happy new year