VAST: Redefining Flash Economics To Simplify Storage and Accelerate All Applications

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 4:30 pm5:00 pm

Andy Pernsteiner, Field Product Engineer, VAST

Abstract: 

For 30 years, customers have wrestled with the complexity caused by the compromises imposed upon the storage hierarchy by mechanical media. By applying new storage concepts in conjunction with new storage technologies (NVMeF, QLC, 3D XPoint), VAST has redefined the underlying storage economics of Flash. The net result is a system that’s big enough and cheap enough for all of your data - and fast enough for the most demanding applications. When it’s possible to affordably store all of your data on Flash… there’s no longer a compelling need for Flash in the data center, and storage tiering concepts are no longer relevant.

For 30 years, customers have wrestled with the complexity caused by the compromises imposed upon the storage hierarchy by mechanical media. By applying new storage concepts in conjunction with new storage technologies (NVMeF, QLC, 3D XPoint), VAST has redefined the underlying storage economics of Flash. The net result is a system that’s big enough and cheap enough for all of your data - and fast enough for the most demanding applications. When it’s possible to affordably store all of your data on Flash… there’s no longer a compelling need for Flash in the data center, and storage tiering concepts are no longer relevant.

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BibTeX
@conference {244298,
title = {{VAST}: Redefining Flash Economics To Simplify Storage and Accelerate All Applications},
year = {2019},
address = {Portland, OR},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},
month = oct,
}