Deploy all-flash infrastructure for all your active data sets. VAST's new advancements in commodity flash management, data protection and reduction deliver a lower TCO than hybrid storage alternatives.
Liberate and monetize the full potential of your content. Get the high-throughput and low latency required for the most demanding workflows. The VAST Data Platform streamlines content creation and delivery with a global namespace that unifies edge, core, and cloud - all at the cost of an archive.
Evolving media workflows need a future-proof platform.
Today’s media and broadcast studios typically deploy a complex mix of storage systems with each dedicated to a small portion of the workflow. Studios need streaming storage to feed high-bandwidth editorial and playout applications, transactional storage for rendering/VFX workflows, and large, low-cost storage for media archiving and VOD origin storage. These systems become silos that complicate workflows, impede the collaboration of distributed teams, and make implementing cloud-based pipelines a challenge.
The VAST Data Platform combines the consistent, low-latency performance of all-flash with the economics of archive storage systems. With VAST, studios can consolidate their production and archive requirements into a single, easy-to-manage platform that scales to exabytes all while supporting hundreds of high-res video streams or high-scale rendering requirements. Studios are able to easily support concurrent projects with granular QoS policies that ensure high-priority workflows are never starved for performance.
VAST’s solution has allowed us to provide consistently-predictable broadcast performance and is delivering additional savings in the form of data reduction by efficient deduplication on our video assets.
The platform for next-generation media and content pipelines
Success in media and broadcasting requires the agility to respond to an ever-changing landscape of consumer tastes and evolving media technologies. Studios get simple asset management with the VAST Catalog, a built-in and always-in-sync metadata index to search and find files via an intuitive UI and SQL interface. The VAST DataSpace streamlines multi-site and cloud media workflows with a global namespace that unifies multiple data centers, cloud, and edge. Now it's possible for media and broadcast organizations to deploy a single system for everything including special effects rendering, seamless internet streaming, and archiving their most valuable media assets.
Coming in 2024: The VAST DataEngine provides an intelligent execution layer optimized for multi-site and cloud pipelines. Studios will be able to leverage AI to automate and optimize every step of the pipeline.
All Flash, at Archive Economics
Manage Billions of Assets with Ease
Automatically index file and object metadata with the VAST Catalog, a fully integrated and always-in-sync metadata index built on the VAST DataBase.
Power Cloud-Based Pipelines
Deploy VAST across edge, core and cloud with a global namespace for ultra-efficient data access and distribution.
A Unified, Multi-Protocol Platform
Process data to any application: data can be delivered across NFS, SMB and S3. The VAST Element Store is a universal permissions management model that arbitrates access across supported protocols.
Massive Scale-Out Performance
Scale to thousands of editors, play-out servers and render nodes from a single, simple storage cluster — all with endless capacity.
Eliminate Storage Tiering
Affordable all-flash infrastructure means predictable latency and high throughput to all stages of the pipeline.
Sample Media & Broadcast Environment with VAST
Innovation begins with understanding
VAST Data Platform for Media & Broadcast
VAST Data Platform allows media companies to break the long-standing tradeoff between capacity and performance boosting media workflows, VOD, and streaming.
File System Comparison
A comprehensive report comparing 2020 approaches to high-performance file storage so you can choose the solution that’s right for your organization.