Pivot3 Press Release

Gartner Positions Pivot3 in 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems

Inclusion marks Pivot3’s debut on the Gartner Magic Quadrant

Austin, Texas – August 18, 2015 — Pivot3, a pioneer and innovator in the development of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. on the “2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems” published August 11, 2015.

Gartner analysts evaluated more than 19 integrated systems service providers based on the criteria of “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute” and included Pivot3 as one of only six hyper-converged integrated systems firms on the Magic Quadrant. Pivot3 believes that Gartner’s recommendations of the leading firms in technology segments are a significant indication of innovative technology, sizable market traction and substantial customer success. CIO’s and other decision makers use these tools to assess the leading vendors in rapidly moving new technology segments. Pivot3 has entered this Magic Quadrant for the first time.

“For more than a decade, we have been flying under the radar and developing innovative approaches to IT infrastructure that perform superbly and deliver significant and lasting value to our customers,” said Ron Nash, CEO of Pivot3. “We believe it is our commitment to expanding the boundaries of new technology that has landed us on the Magic Quadrant for the first time. Pivot3 will continue to push the transformational power behind our global HCI technology as we move toward the data center of the future and contribute to solving challenges presented by the Internet of Things.”

According to the report, “hyperconverged integrated systems will represent over 35% of total integrated system market revenue by 2019.” This makes it one of the fastest-growing and most valuable technology segments in the industry today.

Pivot3 first introduced an HCI solution in 2008. Founded on the premise that virtual servers, shared storage and networks could be simplified and unified through radical software innovation, Pivot3 developed their patented vSTAC operating system to increase scale-out performance while driving down complexity and cost. In the years that followed, continual innovation has made Pivot3 a top choice for customers looking to increase performance, storage efficiency, fail-safe operations, scalability and savings.

“We feel Pivot3’s appearance on the Magic Quadrant constitutes powerful validation of our proven, high performance technology and innovative solutions for IT infrastructure,” said Bill Galloway, founder and CTO of Pivot3. “We have perfected a solution that gives customers a more efficient and less costly architecture, compared with traditional approaches that are forced to use replication techniques for data availability. Entering the Magic Quadrant for the first time we believe is validation of the technology and company we have built.”

Since its latest round of funding of $45 million, Pivot3 has been expanding sales and marketing, adding executives from major IT incumbents and expanding its presence globally. Pivot3 is headquartered in Austin, Texas with a large development center in Houston and regional offices in London and Dubai.

In addition to its existing partnerships with Dell and Supermicro, Pivot3 recently announced a partnership with Lenovo and Arrow to further expand its reach. This partnership will deliver the Pivot3 vSTAC hyper-converged system on Lenovo servers to customers in EMEA and is expected to provide growth to all of the companies.

To download a copy of the Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Integrated Systems” click here.

About Pivot3

Founded in 2002, Pivot3 provides patented global hyper-convergence technology that saves an extraordinary amount of space, ensures fault tolerance, drives down complexity and cost, and dramatically increases scale-out performance. Today, Pivot3 has more than 1,600 customers around the world deploying more than 13,000 globally hyper-converged infrastructure appliances in multiple industries, such as video surveillance, healthcare, government, transportation, entertainment, education, gaming and retail. The company has won numerous awards and was most recently featured by CRN in their top 50 Virtualization list for 2014. To learn more about Pivot3, visit http://www.pivot3.com.

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