New York – February 2, 2022 – VAST Data, the storage software company breaking decades-old tradeoffs, today broadened its international expansion plans as it continues to disrupt and modernize the legacy storage infrastructure market. VAST has opened up operations in the UK, France, Germany, Israel, Turkey, Czech Republic, Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and Korea. These will now be followed by further expansion across EMEA with Benelux, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and the Nordics, and in Asia with Japan.
Under the leadership of Peter Gadd, International Vice President, all territories will be supported by in-region sales, technical support, marketing and customer services functions. VAST has also signed agreements with leading distribution partners across its international territories including Spinnaker in the UK, Arrow Electronics in Europe, Logicom in the Middle East and Africa, TechData in Australia, ASI in New Zealand and ASBISc Enterprises PLC in Russia, as well as Eastern and Central Europe.
“In just a few short years we’ve become one of the fastest growing storage companies ever, disrupting a stagnant marketplace and challenging the status quo to solve old storage dilemmas for the new data-driven world,” stated Renen Hallak, Founder and CEO of VAST Data. “The plan now is to scale our Universal Storage platform into International markets, helping enterprises meet the challenges of exponential data growth, access complexity and speed. We believe it’s time for modern enterprises to rethink the whole data and storage landscape to take advantage and leverage the benefits of ‘clouds of flash’ for their AI, analytics and data protection strategies.”
“We’ve been laying the foundations of our International expansion throughout 2021 and we’re now ideally placed to accelerate our presence across EMEA and Asia Pacific,” commented Gadd. “We have great technology, we have a great team and we have a great partner network. The market opportunity is huge and we are well primed to take advantage of the seismic shifts we see in data and storage over the next few years.”
With its Universal Storage platform, VAST has created a next generation storage architecture that addresses the challenges and compromises of scale, performance, efficiency and cost, to better meet the demands of today’s data-deluged and AI-powered enterprises in a new era of machine intelligence.
As data-driven organizations discover they no longer have to be shackled to complex, cumbersome and costly storage architectures, they are turning to VAST’s Universal Storage platform to help solve their strategic data challenges in AI, big data and analytics, as well as data protection. International customers that have already chosen VAST’s Universal Storage include Krystal in the UK, CeGaT in Germany, DUG in Australia and Agoda in Singapore, among others. Hear what they had to say about VAST’s Universal Storage:
Idan Zalzberg, Chief Data Officer at Agoda (a Booking Holdings subsidiary) based in Singapore:
“Customer information and travel supplier data are our most vital assets and we need a data science platform that can easily and cost-effectively scale with our growth. To help provide our customers with the best value for their travel needs we require a high-performance, infinitely scalable big data solution, like VAST Data’s Universal Storage solution, to run our machine learning algorithms.”
Stuart Midgley, CIO at DUG, a specialist in High Performance Computing based in Australia:
“Our complete HPCaaS ecosystem is a combination of innovative software and hardware solutions. After using the same storage solution for years, we required a new approach — one that was highly performant, resilient and adaptive. VAST Data’s promise of ‘no compromises’ has provided faster I/O, consistent performance and supreme data integrity for our DUG McCloud customers. It is changing our relationship with data, driving novel ways to mine, process and visualise big data. This allows us and our clients to gain new knowledge and insight in much shorter time frames.”
Tim Scheurenbrand, Director of IT at CeGaT, a global provider in genetic analysis based in Germany:
“Our storage capabilities are the backbone of our mission to help identify the genetic causes and best treatment options for rare diseases. Without an adaptive, scalable infrastructure that can grow with our needs, we simply cannot process these diagnoses in time. Compared to the many storage technologies out there, VAST’s all-flash storage delivered all of the above and allowed us to reduce the time taken to process sample data from 24-48 hours to just two hours. Every second counts for patients waiting for a diagnosis, and the implications of VAST’s technology and the speed at which we can now process diagnosis is quite literally life-saving.”
Simon Blackler, CEO at Krystal, a purpose-driven internet services company based in the UK:
“Storage is at the heart of any cloud platform. More than 30,000 clients trust us to look after their data, and we take that responsibility very seriously. Cutting corners on your storage layer could keep you up at night, but with VAST, I sleep soundly, knowing that our data is in exceptional hands. VAST’s Universal Storage, based on its revolutionary DASE (Disaggregated, Shared Everything) architecture, was the only storage solution that could satisfy our exacting requirements for performance, scale, cost, and manageability. With VAST we can out-service and out-innovate the cloud giants, enabling us to deliver our customers shared services with higher performance at a lower price point.”