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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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Champions Choose Pivot3!

We’d like to congratulate our “premier” customer Leicester City Football Club on winning the English Premier League Championship! After facing a staggering 5,000 to 1 odds at the beginning of the season, The Foxes went on to win their first top-flight title, beating out Premier League power-houses Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham…

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Infographic: Top 3 Reasons to Move to Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) continues to gain traction in the marketplace. Analyst firm IDC projects that the HCI market will grow by 94 percent by year’s end, from $800 million worldwide in 2015 to more than $1.5 billion in 2016, while the analysts at Gartner forecast a $5 billion market by 2019. Our new infographic below presents the top…

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The New Pivot3 Debuts at ISC West 2016

Once again, ISC West was a great opportunity to meet with industry peers, customers and business partners. According to show organizer Reed Exhibitions, this year’s show will go down as the most attended with the most square-feet of exhibits in its history. Nearly 30,000 attendees were on-site during the three-day expo. The event truly served…

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How We’re Bringing High-Performance Storage
to Video Surveillance for SMEs

Converged server and storage appliance delivers benefits of enterprise IT at a cost-effective price for small and medium security applications. Last month we announced our new Edge Protect product, which we’ve designed to bring enterprise-class IT to the video surveillance market for small and medium-sized businesses—and any organization with distributed operations. Here’s why we think Edge…

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