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Pivot3 Tops Skyline of Next Generation Storage

Earlier this month, Pivot3 attended Needham’s Next Generation Storage Networking Conference in New York City. The annual, invite-only conference brings together top thought leaders in storage – from components to traditional arrays, from hybrid solutions to all-flash systems and hyper-converged architectures. Leading companies, both public and private, addressed the broader themes of software-defined storage (SDS),…

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What Should Specifiers Know About Software-Defined Video Surveillance Storage?

Pivot3 pioneered the concept of hyper-convergence through significant IT and software optimizations by unifying virtual servers, shared storage and networks to drive down operational complexity and costs while simultaneously increasing scale-out performance and stored data security. This has shaken up the physical security industry and motivated all kinds of industries with video and data storage needs…

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Reining in IT Costs of Video Surveillance Deployments, Part III – A Virtualized Solution

In Part II of our blog series, we delved into the issues traditional architectures and network video systems face when trying to keep up with rapid amounts of growing data. The best way to keep issues from becoming a problem, as well as keep costs at a minimum, is through virtualization and hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI)…

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Reining in IT Costs of Video Surveillance Deployments, Part II – Pitfalls of Traditional Architectures

It’s not surprising that one of the most common reasons for the failure of network video systems is the inability of server and storage systems to keep up with the massive ingestion of data, which results in the loss of incoming video. Other reasons for failure include the breakdown of system components, such as servers,…

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Reining in IT Costs of Video Surveillance Deployments, Part I – An Introduction

With the continued migration from analog to IP that is taking place in the video surveillance market, one of the most important factors that organizations must consider is the demand network cameras will place on their existing IT infrastructure. What, if any, upgrades will have to be made to handle the increased bandwidth, processing and…

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Pivot 3/Milestone Certification — A Deeper Perspective

Pivot3 recently announced the certification of its hyper-converged infrastructure solutions with long-standing partner Milestone Systems’ XProtect video management software suite. The certification ensures that joint customers across the globe continue to receive the highest performance and reliability with Pivot3-Milestone installations. The certification charts how the combination of XProtect software running on Pivot3 vSTAC Surveillance Appliances  ensures…

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Pivot3 Debuts on the Gartner Magic Quadrant

The Gartner Magic Quadrant features companies with the technology and business model that shape markets. This year, we are pleased to announce that we’ve made our inaugural appearance on the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems.This significant development further validates that Pivot3 has been redefining IT infrastructure for over a decade. In 2002, our…

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Pivot3 is headed to San Francisco for VMworld 2015!

It’s been a great month for us here at Pivot3. Last week, we were proud to report we made the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems, and from August 30 to September 3, we’ll be at VMworld as a Bronze Sponsor to spread the word of hyperconvergence to thousands of attendees. Make sure to…

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HCI meets IoT: Automated agriculture

This post is the fourth in a series examining the impact of hyper-converged technology on the future of data collection, analytics, and the Internet of Things. By Ron Nash, CEO Pivot3 –  As we’ve examined, there are big savings lying in wait at the intersection of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) and the Internet of Things (IoT). But…

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HCI meets IoT: Big savings in high-rises

This post is the third in a series examining the impact of hyper-converged technology on the future of data collection, analytics, and the Internet of Things. By Ron Nash, Pivot3 CEO – Last week, we examined what the shopping experience might look like in the near future when retailers begin to use hyper-converged solutions to…

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