VAST Data Announces Version 5.0

VAST Data Announces Version 5.0

The News: VAST Data announced its latest version 5.0 release that enhances the VAST Data Platform. Version 5.0 extends VAST to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud as well as adds new features including intelligent anomaly detection and real-time log analytics. Read more about VAST 5.0 in the press release on the VAST website.

VAST Data Announces Version 5.0

Analyst Take: VAST Data announced its latest release with its new version 5.0. The 5.0 release adds many new capabilities, but the core of the announcement is centered on the extension of the VAST Data Platform to the AWS cloud. VAST’s AWS announcement includes a multiprotocol namespace offering a single platform for NFS, SMB, S3, and database tables, and a new multicluster manager to manage clusters across both AWS and private clouds.

Cloud Cost Savings

In announcing version 5.0 and VAST’s capabilities in AWS, VAST has also claimed it can achieve cloud cost savings of up to 80%. The basis of this achievement is consolidation leveraging both VAST’s data reduction and its multiprotocol platform. VAST utilizes a similarity-based data reduction that can reduce the overall capacity of data stored in the cloud. Further consolidation can be achieved with VAST due to its multiprotocol support, simplifying organization’s cloud deployments by offering file, object, and database support in a single solution.

5.0 Release Includes Many New Features

In addition to the AWS-focused announcements, the VAST Data 5.0 release includes many new features:

  • Intelligent anomaly detection
  • Real-time log analytics
  • Accelerated VAST DataBase performance
  • SMB and S3 protocol enhancements
  • Security and usability enhancements

A more complete overview of VAST 5.0’s new capabilities can be found on the VAST website.

Version 5.0 Further Enhances VAST’s Offering

Overall, the 5.0 release only further enhances VAST’s offering, further cementing its place as a leader in the unstructured data and AI data platform market. The support for AWS adds valuable flexibility to the platform, allowing organizations to leverage VAST’s capabilities in AWS or across a hybrid cloud environment. The solution also offers attractive economics and provides a consolidation option for organizations that would otherwise require multiple solutions to meet separate file, object, and database requirements. Alongside the cloud enhancements, the additions to 5.0 add valuable improvements in areas that organizations will value, such as added security and performance enhancements.

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Mitch comes to The Futurum Group through the acquisition of the Evaluator Group and is focused on the fast-paced and rapidly evolving areas of cloud computing and data storage. Mitch joined Evaluator Group in 2019 as a Research Associate covering numerous storage technologies and emerging IT trends.

With a passion for all things tech, Mitch brings deep technical knowledge and insight to The Futurum Group’s research by highlighting the latest in data center and information management solutions. Mitch’s coverage has spanned topics including primary and secondary storage, private and public clouds, networking fabrics, and more. With ever changing data technologies and rapidly emerging trends in today’s digital world, Mitch provides valuable insights into the IT landscape for enterprises, IT professionals, and technology enthusiasts alike.


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