At VMworld 2014 VMware released VSAN Beta 2.0. Together with this announcement arrived the Virtual Volumes, also called VVols. It is a new storage paradigm which introduces some advantages, since it turns virtual machines into an integral part inside the storage.
We strongly recommend to read this interesting article in order to fully understand this new concept, how it works and the benefits that it brings about:
Virtual Volumes Technical Deep Dive
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