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Cisco UCS Mini and Pivot3 Hyperconverged Infrastructure

In order to meet a broader spectrum of business services, UCS Mini has almost always required the use of an external storage area network (SAN), and its accompanying cost and complexity. Until now.

Dynamic Hypercovergence provider Pivot3, in partnership with Cisco, removes that cost and complexity of maintaining an external SAN and consequently reduces the costs associated with rack space, power, cooling, and administrative resources while significantly reducing your data center footprint by up to 54%. By unifying the compute and storage resources contained in each UCS Mini blade, Pivot3 and Cisco deliver a simplified, self-contained and unified platform designed for efficiency, resiliency, and game-changing performance.

Cisco UCS® Mini, powered by Pivot3 delivers a total virtualized IT infrastructure solution that unlocks enterprise capabilities in a small, efficient form factor. By adopting a modular, building block approach through unifying compute, fabric, storage, and virtualization in a single architecture, your organization can rapidly scale deployments and increase responsiveness to line of business requests as needs grow. The combined solution maximizes the use of existing resources, accelerates time-to-value and streamlines operations so your IT staff can deploy, manage, and globally protect your business services with an optimized experience at an affordable price.

Key Benefits

Lower Operating Cost

UCS Mini becomes a self-contained data center with fabric interconnect, enterprise storage and compute all in one chassis – with no external storage required. 

Modular Scalability

Scale-out for compute, performance and capacity for up to 16 servers and 40TB of usable storage, all centrally managed by Cisco UCS software for multi-site remote management. 

Maximum Return on Infrastructure Investment

High performance and efficiency is ensured by combining the resources of an individual blade into an aggregated pool of CPU, cache, memory and storage.

Extreme Resiliency & High Availability

Eliminates downtime and risk associated with data loss with built-in server failover, fault tolerance based on Pivot3 patented erasure coding, predictive sparing and preventative maintenance. 

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Use Cases

Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

SMBs typically need fewer servers than large businesses. Many have few or no full-time IT staff members. With aCisco UCS Mini and Pivot3 Hyperconverged solution, SMBs can have an easy-to-manage solution that can growas business grows. Because the solution is easy to deploy and manage and does not require an external SAN,you can spend more time running your business and less time worrying about maintenance and upgrades.Less Complexity = Greater Agility.

Service Providers

Managed Service Providers and Internal IT Service Providers require a resilient, modular and high performance infrastructure solution that is rapid to deploy, easy to manage and minimizes external complexity. Pivot3 optimizes the UCS Mini into a tightly-coupled platform, eliminating the complexity and cost of an external SAN, meeting the needs of Internal IT, Managed Service Providers and Small to Large Enterprises.

Remote / Branch / Retail Environments

Remote and branch offices are often challenged by having limited onsite IT operations staff, need solutions that don’t rely on specialized on-site IT personnel, and work within limited space. A Pivot3 enabled Cisco UCSMini Hyperconverged solution offers an efficient, cost effective solution for IT infrastructure in a Remote/BranchOffice and Retail setting, one that is easily remotely managed and  reduces CAPEX and OPEX and enhances the continuity of business operations while reducing the cost and complexity.

Data Center

A Pivot3 and UCS Mini Hyperconverged solution enables enterprise clients to create denser footprints through combining compute, storage and networking fabric into a modular  and scalable footprint. This proven architecture enables a highly performant and efficient storage platform to meet any and all workload requests.  Many clients also need remote data centers for meeting legislative and data residency requirements.  The Pivot3/Cisco platform is an ideal, rapid to deploy platform.

Cisco Compatibility Certification

Pivot3 has successfully achieved Cisco Compatibility Certification to extend the value Cisco UCS and UCS Mini platforms. As a Solution Partner, Pivot3 offers a complementary product offering with Cisco to meet the needs of joint customers.