Disaster Recovery

Architect Efficient and Scalable
Disaster Recovery with Pivot3 HCI

Organizations have become deeply dependent on their IT infrastructure and critical data for both day-to-day operations and business success. At the same time, risks affecting business continuity have increased, due to Internet-based attacks, natural disasters, geo-political insecurity, or failure of some critical aspect of increasingly complex IT infrastructure. Recent studies show that more than 60 percent of companies do not have a Disaster Recovery (DR) plan and 40 percent of those who do believe it would not be very effective in case of a serious disaster.

Traditional approaches to disaster recovery that involve offsite tape-based backups are both ineffective and unrealistic. Given the increasingly digital nature of business, more data is being generated than ever before. Tape-based methods can’t keep up, and organizations can’t accept prolonged downtimes. Newer approaches that automatically replicate data to an offsite datacenter and orchestrate failover and failback are more appropriate for the needs of today’s organizations. However, with the use of legacy storage technologies, this can become too complex and costly for many organizations, resulting in inadequate disaster recovery processes.

HCI eliminates infrastructure complexities and simplifies management and scaling. This modern approach to building scalable infrastructure is ideal for architecting DR infrastructure. It reduces time-to-value, simplifies deployments and management, lowers the total cost, and overcomes many of the limitations inherent in traditional infrastructure approaches. However, careful attention to footprint, total cost and scalability is critical in order to ensure long term success of these deployments.

Key Advantages

Reduced Footprint and Best TCO

Efficient vSTAC operating systemand patented erasure coding delivers market-leading efficiency and TCO

Architectural Flexibility

Rack and blade deployment options with capacity-only expansions

Predictable Scalability

Linear, non-disruptive scale-out architecture ensures long-term viability

Rich Partner Ecosystem

Customers can deploy a solution to meet their exact needs

Smart and Efficient HCI for DR

Best Efficiencies – Half the Footprint

Pivot3 HCI, with its patented Scalar Erasure Coding (EC),substantially reduces capacity overhead by enabling up to 94 percent usable capacity. With EC, Pivot3 clusters can sustain node and drive failures with minimal performance impact. Additionally, vSTAC – the Pivot3 HCI operating environment – takes up less than 10 percent of compute resources, enabling exceptional efficiency and potentially doubling the VM density per node. With these capabilities, you end up deploying up to 50 percent less infrastructure compared to other HCI alternatives.

Predictable Non-disruptive Scalability

Pivot3 HCI solutions are based on a distributed scale-out architecture that ensures linear predictable scalability, not only for capacity, but also for IO performance and available bandwidth. As you add more nodes to an existing Pivot3 cluster, the data is automatically and non-disruptively re-balanced on the expanded storage pool. All volumes and data sets are distributed across all available drives and nodes, so adding more nodes adds effective IO capacity. Each node brings 2 X 10Gbps network connections, so the effective throughput scales as you scale the cluster. All of this equates to simple, non-disruptive, predictable scalability for IT organizations in their DR environment as data needs grow and more applications are migrated under the DR umbrella.

Flexibility to Deploy on Your Terms

Pivot3 solutions are available in flexible deployment options that include all-flash and hybrid configurations, rack or blade mount nodes, and storage- or compute-only expansions. This allows you to architect your DR infrastructure to meet your exact needs. You can choose a combination of blade and rack nodes to optimize cost and footprint. Additionally, with flexible compute- and storage-only nodes, you can customize the compute-to-storage ratio to your exact needs while optimizing acquisition and licensing costs.

Best of Breed Ecosystem

Pivot3 collaborates closely with technology partners that include VMware, Zerto, Veeam and CommVault to ensure the joint solutions are validated and optimized to work together. Customers can choose a replication and DR solution that best meets their needs in terms of features and functionality as well as their RPO and RTO objectives.