Pivot3 Collaborates with Vendors to Bring Them HCI

By CIOReview | Wednesday, September 16, 2015
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FREMONT, CA:  Pivot3, supplier of Internet Protocol Storage Area Networks (IP SANs), has collaborated with vendors like Dell, Amulet Hotkey and Tracewell, reports Adam Armstrong for Storagereview.

The company has integrated with the three vendors to bring its hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) to them. With Dell, Pivot3 is going to deliver HCI on PowerEdge FX2 servers- Dell’s server block, to give high performance on extremely dense form factors. The collaboration also leverages Pivot3’s Scalar Erasure Coding to eradicate wasteful replication and making up to 94 percent of raw flesh storage capacity available. It enables users to see performance up to 320, 000 IOPS per 2U enclosure and can be combined with Pivot3’s standard rack-mounted all-flash HCI nodes. Also, to flexibly match the needs of any workloads, the joint platform offers the optimal balance of performance, density and capacity.  

While with Amulet Hotkey, Pivot3 is bringing its HCI to Amulet Hotkey’s clients to provide HCI technology with Dell’s PowerEdge M1000e and Dell PowerEdge FX2 systems, which will support workstation-class applications for Enterprise, Defense and Engineering markets. Under this collaboration, Amulet Hotkey’s CoreStation solution will run within Dell PowerEdge M1000e platform with Pivot3’s software making hyper-convergence possible on premium, dense, all-flash hardware. Hotkey will now use the Dell PowerEdge FX2 platform by leveraging Pivot3’s ability to support VDI and will provide its existing dedicated PCoIP workstations for Finance and Defense applications.

Moreover, Pivot3 and Tracewell partnership will design solutions specifically for military and defense purposes. Tracewell will power the Pivot3’s HCI to enable application virtualization, maximize useable storage and ensures high survivability. With the combined technologies, the companies will get the high-performance compute power, secure data storage and low power footprint in a compact solution. Also, it will allow customers to gather the financial benefits of commercial off-the-shelf hardware platforms as opposed to custom military hardware.