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Does Hyper-converged Infrastructure Really Work for Hospitals?

For hospitals and healthcare clinics, building a VDI infrastructure with separate servers and storage can be challenging. Most often, healthcare facilities only have one or two IT professionals on staff, and rolling out VDI becomes a lengthy, complicated proposition. However, the security of patients’ personal and health information is paramount. How can healthcare facilities gain the…

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VDI Printing: Keeping a Simple Task Simple

As anyone who has worked from a virtual desktop can probably attest, VDI printing – sending files to a printer – a seemingly easy task – can be overwhelmingly complicated because of the VDI environment. That is, unless your organization has recognized how to work around this common headache. Why is printing from a virtual…

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Hyper-converged infrastructure modernizes the Security Operations Center

Pivot3 Honored with 2014 Security Products New Product of the Year Award Pivot3’s Virtual Security Server (VSS) has been awarded the 2014 Security Products New Product of the Year award for the Storage Solutions category. The Security Products New Product of the Year award is designed to honor the outstanding product development achievements of security equipment…

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Patch Tuesday Relief

It’s that time of the month again: Patch Tuesday. It’s likely that Microsoft sent out at least a couple patches and updates for Windows today, throwing a wrench in the workday of users around the world. In fact, Microsoft might issues hundreds of patches or updates each year. These are developed to deal with a…

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Cats Sleeping with Dogs

Cats sleeping with dogs. That’s what comes to mind with VMware’s announcement of EVO and EVO:Rail. You gotta love the irony of the world’s greatest software company making an appliance-focused announcement at VMworld San Francisco 2014. vSAN, vSphere, vThis-n-That — although you have to wonder how the NSX crew managed to avoid getting their “V”…

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See the future with Pivot3 at VMWorld 2014 - Booth 947

The Pivot3 team is gearing up to head to VMWorld 2014, held August 24-28, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. We couldn’t be more excited about the new product we’ll be debuting at VMWorld, and we want to give our readers a quick preview. Pivot3 vSTAC HCIA blade appliance fuses storage, compute and…

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How do you guarantee full system performance, even during write storms?

Information/data flowing into a storage system is written to data stores.  If the data stores reside solely on spinning disks, writing can be a laborious process and data may be lost, especially during times of intense data reception or write storms. Write storms occur during boot storms and login storms.  These occur when everyone arrives…

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Life of a Write with Pivot3 vSTAC OS

Pivot3 vSTAC OS hyper-converges storage, compute and networking resources.  Receiving data, writes, can be tricky. The life of a write with Pivot3 vSTAC OS: Write Submit:  vSTAC OS on one appliance receives write data across the iSCSI interface. Write Caching:  The write data is sent to both the appliance storing data and the appliance storing…

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Pivot3 Looks to the Future

By Ron Nash, CEO of Pivot3 Last week, the entire team at Pivot3 was thrilled to announce that the company has closed a $12-million funding round, which was led by a new investor, S3 Ventures, based in Austin, and bolstered by current investors InterWest Partners and Mesirow Financial. I could not be more pleased with…

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Protecting Your Data: Distributed Erasure Coding

Today we are heading into a series of technical topics relevant to features of Pivot3 vSTAC OS software which defines and controls storage, compute and networking resources in hyper-converged infrastructure. Scale-out architectures have a need to protect against an appliance or node failure so that systems are highly available.  The common approach to protect against…

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