Data platform company for the AI-powered world, VAST Data, announced at the Supercomputing 2022 Conference, Dallas annual Supercomputing Conference in Dallas, Texas in America, that its Universal Storage data platform had won the 20th Annual HPCwire Editors’ Choice Award for Best HPC Storage Product or Technology.
HPWire Supercomputing 2022
HPCwire is regarded as one of America’s leading news and information resource covering the fastest computers in the world and the people who run them. With a legacy dating back to 1986, HPCwire has enjoyed a legacy of world-class editorial and journalism, making it the news source of choice selected by science, technology and business professionals interested in high performance and data-intensive computing.
The ‘Editors’ Choice’ award recipients are selected from a distinguished panel of HPCwire editors and thought leaders from across the high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) industry. The awards are an annual feature of the publication and constitute prestigious recognition from the HPC and AI community.
VAST Data AI Data Platform
VAST Data are a world leader in delivering data platforms usually targeted at the AI-powered world, accelerating time-to-insight for workload-intensive applications. The performance, scalability, ease of use and cost efficiencies of VAST’s software helps enterprise organisations overcome the historic barriers to building all-flash data centres. Launched in 2019, VAST is the fastest-selling data infrastructure startup in history.
VAST Data’s Universal Storage data platform was recognised for engineering a new architecture that redefines simplicity at scale and delivers an unprecedented mix of enterprise features, exascale scalability, industry-leading system uptime and unbeatable economics for all-flash infrastructure. Born in the era of all-flash and AI, this new platform gives organisations a powerful instrument to process, mine and train on all their data without legacy constraints.
- Supports up to 100x faster application run times
- Tenders 75% less acquisition cost than leading alternatives
- Received 100% Recommender rating from VAST customers
- Enables up to 90% less power consumption
- Guaranteed lowest power consumption compared to any alternative
VAST’s Disaggregated and Shared Everything (DASE) system architecture is rapidly gaining market share (58x faster than the file and object market average over the past two years). Much of the adoption comes from leaders in scalable HPC and AI computing across markets such as:
- Life sciences
- Financial services
- Media & entertainment
- National Defence
- Automotive and many more
“When we started VAST, we didn’t seek to build an HPC storage company, we trained our sights on defining a new system architecture – one that defies classic categorisation by breaking decades of tradeoffs that forced customers to choose one type of data store or another,” said Jeff Denworth, co-founder and CMO of VAST Data. “The vision of Universal Storage is simple. By breaking tradeoffs you can make a system that kicks ass for HPC applications while also providing customers a no-cost insurance plan to ready their infrastructure and datasets for deep learning and machine learning applications. We’re extremely honoured to be recognised by the HPCwire judges for our work, and we look forward to taking things to the next level in the coming year.”
VAST Data’s website state their mission as being to bring an end to decades of complexity and application bottlenecks, by combining a series of innovations to radically change the flash cost vs. capacity equation, democratising the utility of flash for all data and all applications.
The result according to VAST Data is to deliver solutions without slow and failure-prone hard drives, no more complex storage tiers, equating to a dramatically simplified and universal storage experience where applications benefit from being able to store and access all of their data in real time.
For more information, visit https://vastdata.com