VAST Data Review

Good performance, easy to integrate, and the technical support is outstanding

What is our primary use case?

We use VAST Data for our storage solution and it is deployed as part of the Infiniband infrastructure.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the performance. It is flash-based storage.

It is easy to integrate.

The stability is rock-solid.

What needs improvement?

The write performance could be improved because it is less than half of the read performance.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using VAST Data for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This has been one of the most reliable storage systems that I have ever used.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It scales to any requirement that I have today.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is outstanding.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward and it was ready to go within one day.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We acquired VAST Data as a one-time, capital purchase.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated other solutions and found that this one had the best performance for the price.

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is considering VAST Data is to look at the software roadmap. They have one that is very robust and they are adding new features all the time, so it will give a good idea as to what we can expect to see coming out in the future.

I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

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**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Reseller
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