Fourth generation of Pivot3’s Dynamic Quality of Service (QoS) simplifies management of performance and data protection service levels on flash storage and hyperconverged infrastructure
Aug. 17, 2016 – AUSTIN, Texas – Pivot3, a pioneer and innovator in the development of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions, today announced it has extended the capabilities of its patented Dynamic Quality of Service (QoS) software to include policy-driven data protection capabilities. Pivot3’s Dynamic QoS engine now allows companies to guarantee both the performance and protection of their mission-critical applications through the use of simple, pre-configured policies and automated application prioritization.
The software’s new QoS capabilities include data protection, application integration, scheduling, and performance enhancements to the existing QoS capabilities of the Pivot3 flash arrays, providing customers even more automation and flexibility in how they guarantee service level agreements (SLAs) for critical business applications. With the recently-announced Pivot3 vSTAC SLX systems, customers are also able to confidently deploy multiple mixed-application workloads on hyperconverged infrastructure and experience the benefits of guaranteed performance and data protection, simplified deployment and improved economics.
With data protection QoS, customers can simply define policies specifying snapshot, replication and retention and apply them to volumes or groups of volumes. The addition of QoS scheduling capabilities lets customers set pre-defined schedules for both performance and data protection policies, allowing them to change automatically at pre-determined times. By automating policy changes, IT can support the business with greater agility as application priorities and workloads change.
“By eliminating contention issues, Pivot3’s QoS has allowed us to improve the performance of our most critical member-facing systems, such as online banking,” said Chris Visocnik, director of IT at Consumers Credit Union. “Now with the addition of data protection QoS, we have the option of simplifying and automating our data protection policies for mission-critical and member-facing credit union applications.”
The data protection QoS capabilities integrate with Microsoft Windows applications, VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machines. This further extends Pivot3’s QoS integration with VMware Virtual Volumes (VVol) and Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM), as well as integrated management with QoS Manager for VMware vCenter Server to simplify granular VM-level management.
“IT organizations are pushing to consolidate multiple application workloads onto common infrastructures to reduce their capital and operating expenses,” said Ahmad Chamseddine, vice president and chief operations officer at Pivot3. “Customers need guaranteed performance and data protection in line with their business priorities, which is why we’re continuing to innovate with Quality of Service and hyperconvergence. This is another step in the development and integration of the Pivot3 and NexGen Storage technology sets following our recent acquisition as we move toward achieving the software-defined data center.
The new QoS capabilities are now available with vSTAC SLX Hyperconverged and N5 Flash Storage systems through Pivot3’s authorized resellers and to Pivot3 customers on support contracts.
Pivot3 is the world’s leading provider of dynamic hyperconverged solutions. Pivot3’s patented solutions dramatically improve data center simplicity and economics by increasing scale-out performance, driving down complexity and cost, saving an extraordinary amount of disk and physical space and ensuring fault tolerance. With Pivot3’s unique Quality of Service and Virtualization Management capabilities, customers are able to prioritize data and application performance based on business value. Today, Pivot3 has more than 2,000 customers around the world deploying more than 16,000 hyperconverged infrastructures 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. To learn more about Pivot3, visit http://www.pivot3.com.
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