Pivot3 Joins Hands with NexGen Storage to Shift the Hyper-converged Market toward More Dynamic Solutions

By CIOReview | Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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AUSTIN, TX: A pioneer and innovator in the development of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), Pivot3 has announced the acquisition of NexGen Storage, a privately held leading provider of hybrid storage appliances, dynamic all-flash arrays and Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities.

NexGen’s portfolio of products helps Pivot3 to provide full set of dynamic hyper-converged solutions. It enables enterprise and mid-market companies to have access to a suite of solutions that allow them to apply the right infrastructure and priority to each workload, application or business service according to business value.

Pivot3 plans to market and enhance all current and planned NexGen products. “Everyone talks about the need for agility in terms of business needs, but in hyper-convergence, workload utilization and performance have been gating factors to expansion beyond the usual initial use cases,” said Ron Nash, CEO of Pivot3. By leveraging NexGen’s capabilities, Pivot3 emphasizes on broadly and deeply addressing the central data center challenge with a solution that allows IT to prioritize application performance based on business priority. “We believe this agility is critical as customers move from legacy data centers to a software-defined data center that effortlessly handles a heterogeneous set of workloads. We welcome the NexGen customers, partners and team to Pivot3," adds Ron Nash.

NexGen’s dynamic QoS governs performance aims at input or output (I/O) prioritization and data placement, allowing customers to meet business service-level agreements, without treating all data the same. For instance, an organization serving the healthcare market can prioritize mission-critical hospital system applications over the internal Microsoft Exchange server, preventing a surge in employee email downloads from interrupting life-or-death health care system operations.

"We categorize all of our applications as mission-critical, business-critical or non-critical,” said Michael Frank, manager IT services group, NCS Credit. “We need our systems to be able to recognize that not all applications are created equal, and to process them appropriately and differentially.”