VMware vSphere 7 includes the following features to support AI and machine learning workloads:
vSAN is a software-defined storage solution from VMware, built from the ground up for vSphere VMs. It abstracts and aggregates locally attached disks in a vSphere cluster to create a storage solution that can be provisioned and managed from vCenter and the vSphere client. vSAN is embedded in the hypervisor, therefore storage and compute for VMs are delivered from the same x86 server platform running the hypervisor.
vSAN is the market leader in HCI infrastructure. Traditional applications like Microsoft SQL Server and SAP HANA, and next-generation applications like AI workloads can run on vSAN. Paradigms associated with traditional infrastructure deployment, operations, and maintenance include various disaggregated tools and often specialized skill sets. The hyperconverged approach of vSphere and vSAN simplifies these tasks using familiar tools to deploy, operate, and manage private-cloud infrastructure.