VAST Data Joins the Ranks of OpenAI, Disney, NASA and more

Remote-First-Company/NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–VAST Data, the data platform company for the AI-powered world, today announced its appointment to Fast Company’s esteemed annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023.

This year’s list highlights the organizations at the forefront of their respective industries, paving the way for the innovations of tomorrow. VAST Data is featured among companies that are setting the standard for innovation with some of the greatest accomplishments of the modern world.

“Innovation is at the core of VAST’s business,” said Renen Hallak, founder and CEO for VAST Data. “We’re constantly investing in R&D and engineering talent to deliver new, industry-leading data management solutions and capabilities to our customers. Today’s recognition from Fast Company serves as validation for the progress we’ve made, but we’re not slowing down – expect even more innovation from us in the next year.”

Over the past six months alone, the VAST invention engine has:

  • Announced its larger data platform agenda, the company’s most robust software release to date, featuring the VAST Data Catalog, Uplink, Zero-Trust Security, and more.
  • Delivered a more secure and sustainable hyperscale data infrastructure with integrated data integrity and authentication, advanced protocol auditing, near-infinite snapshots, high performance encryption, and data aware compression.
  • Driven successes in new markets, specifically life sciences with case studies like SeqOIA, CeGaT, and Therapixel.
  • Set the foundation for an environmentally conscious, high-performance data center with VAST’s first Sustainability Report, delivering the industry’s best power consumption model for today’s energy-conscious enterprises.

Fast Company touts The World’s Most Innovative Companies list as its signature franchise and one of its most highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. It provides a firsthand look at the inspiring and innovative efforts of companies across all sectors of the economy.

“What a strange and thrilling year it has been to honor this year’s Most Innovative Companies. This year’s list compiles some of the most cutting-edge groundbreakers who are changing our world every single day, from legacy organizations like McDonald’s to upstarts like MrBeast and institutions such as NASA. Everyone on this list does something completely, uniquely different, yet, they all have one thing in common: innovation,” said Fast Company editor-in-chief Brendan Vaughan.

About VAST Data

VAST Data delivers the data platform at the heart of the AI-powered world, accelerating time-to-insight for workload-intensive applications. The performance, scalability, ease of use and cost efficiencies of VAST’s software helps enterprise organizations overcome the historic barriers to building all-flash data centers. Launched in 2019, VAST is the fastest-selling data infrastructure startup in history. For more information, please visit and follow VAST Data on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Fast Company

Fast Company is the only media brand fully dedicated to the vital intersection of business, innovation, and design, engaging the most influential leaders, companies, and thinkers on the future of business. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, along with our sister publication Inc., and can be found online at


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