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Pivot3 is Gearing Up for VMworld 2016!

In just a matter of days, VMworld 2016 kicks off at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas, August 28th – September 1st. One of the most anticipated topics this year will be the role of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) in your organization’s technology roadmap towards the software-defined data center. Drop by booth #2349…

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DAS Behaving Badly - Part 5

Poor Manageability Video systems grow. Often times a base system is installed and added to year after year, for various reasons – additional budget becomes available, additional cameras are needed, camera types and resolution change, additional video retention time is required, new technologies and use cases emerge … any number of situations necessitate scaling a…

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DAS Behaving Badly - Part 4

Poor Efficiency and Scalability In part two of our series on the many reasons NVRs are detrimental to your security program, we discussed that the amount of data being generated by IP video surveillance systems is doubling roughly every 18 months. Needs, budgets, technology and camera prices all change over time, and video systems are constantly adapting….

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DAS Behaving Badly - Part 3

Poor Performance Server and storage performance is the most critical factor in protecting the integrity of high definition surveillance video. Poor performance leads to dropped video frames, which results in image degradation or the loss of entire segments of video. As we pointed out in the beginning of our series on how NVRs are detrimental to…

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DAS Behaving Badly - Part 2

Poor Fault Tolerance  In our last post on DAS behaving badly, you learned that video surveillance systems write data to disk 24x7x365 and 4-5x more often than typical IT applications. This write-intensive application puts significant strain on NVRs’ storage components, making them 3x more likely to fail than when used for standard IT applications. Furthermore, the…

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DAS Behaving Badly - Part 1

Single Points of Failure Server hardware inevitably fails. Recent studies show that typical four-year-old IT servers have an 11% chance of failure. Another study of Google’s data centers – among the most advanced in the world – uncovered that five out of every nine servers (56%) fail every year, and the average failure takes 1-2 days to…

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Don’t Skip the SAN

  Of the items listed below, which aspects of your video surveillance system keep you up at night the most? Data security Remote access Expansion needs System failures Rising costs If you’re like most decision makers in the surveillance world, you’ve probably lost sleep over any and all of the above. And if you’re still relying…

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What to Look for When Evaluating Hyperconverged Vendors

  Hyperconverged infrastructure continues to be adopted by businesses of all sizes and hailed by analysts as the next step in the evolution of IT architecture, but how do you, well, take the hype out of hyperconvergence? As business demands increase, the right formula of agility, economics and simplicity become even more important for enterprise…

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Vote Now for Pivot3’s Speaking Sessions at VMworld 2016!

The voting for VMworld 2016 speaking sessions has begun! This year, Pivot3 has submitted topics for several speaking sessions for VMworld, which takes place in August in Las Vegas. Voting for the sessions is open now and continues through May 24th. You will need to create a login and password to the VMworld website. Once…

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Why Performance Matters for High-Demand Enterprise Applications

Confession: We’re a little bit obsessed with maximizing your IT resources. That’s how we like it, and it’s why we’ve been able to develop the highest-performing systems you’ll find in the market. The Outsized Impact of Enterprise Apps Every organization we talk to, each customer and partner, is constantly hunting for ways to get more out…

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