RESEARCH PAPER: VAST Data Set To Become the Foundation Of An AI-Powered World

By Patrick Moorhead, Steve McDowell - March 3, 2022

VAST Data was founded only five years ago by a group of storage veterans who realized that the rapidly evolving world of storage technology wasn't utilized to its fullest potential. The group believed that they could do better and, as a result, defined VAST's mission "to bring an end to decades of complexity and application bottlenecks."  That's an audacious mission statement, but it's one that VAST has demonstrated it can live up to.

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Table Of Contents

  • Founded To Disrupt Traditional Enterprise Infrastructure
  • Data Drives The Business
  • VAST Universal Storage
  • Figure 1: VAST DASE Universal Storage Architecture
  • VAST's Unprecedented Success And Momentum
  • The Analyst's Perspective

Companies Cited

  • Agoda
  • Athinoula A. Martino Center for Biomedical Imaging
  • Dell Technologies Capital
  • Mellanox Capital
  • Norwest Venture Partners
  • VAST
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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.

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