Video Surveillance

Customer Benefits

Performance – Optimized for IP video to achieve and sustain high throughput to prevent video loss and image quality degradation.

Resiliency – 99.9999% system uptime and data availability, with no single points of failure.

Mobility – Send video to any device anytime without sacrificing bandwidth or functionality.

Scalability – Buy what you need now and grow storage and compute linearly without disrupting system operations as needs change.

Reduced TCO – High storage efficiency, server and client infrastructure consolidation, and simplified management reduced overall costs.

Surveillance Expertise – Years of experience with large-scale IP video solutions for over 2,000 customers and over 1 million cameras in production.


Enterprise-class infrastructure purpose-built for critical video surveillance applications

Demand for video surveillance is growing rapidly, as technology advancements have transformed video into a strategic business tool used to reduce organizational risk and improve financial returns.

Modern high definition IP video surveillance systems generate massive amounts of critical, sensitive data. Capturing, protecting and mobilizing this data is paramount, and a very challenging task for traditional IT infrastructure.

General purpose server and storage solutions – DAS (NVR), SAN, NAS – are not designed for write intensive 24x7x365 surveillance workloads. Without a purpose-built infrastructure solution optimized for high availability, continuous write performance and advanced data protection, organizations are highly vulnerable to losses, liabilities and business interruptions.

Pivot3’s vSTAC hyperconverged platforms are specifically optimized for video surveillance workloads to provide the highest levels of performance, resiliency and mobility.  Critical video surveillance data is stored without loss, protected from any failures and always available when and where it is needed most.

With data from well over 1 million HD cameras protected in 53 countries, Pivot3 delivers enterprise-class video surveillance infrastructure in a simple to deploy and scale-out appliance model.

  • The simplicity of direct attached storage while eliminating performance bottlenecks, risk of data loss and manageability issues
  • Better performance and higher availability than enterprise-class server and storage infrastructure, yet without the enterprise cost, complexity and skills required by SAN/NAS and virtualized server environments

vSTAC OS transforms standard servers into powerful purpose-built, fault-tolerant virtual shared storage and compute appliances that can be stitched together into different configurations to support the most demanding video surveillance applications.

Start small. Grow big. And never lose data.

Key Advantages

Infrastructure Consolidation

Consolidate all servers and client workstations onto a single enterprise-class infrastructure platform.



Traditional SANs maximize IOPS for read-intensive workloads, which results in loss of streaming video data. Pivot3 solutions maximize throughput to prevent video loss and image degradation.

99.9999% Uptime

Downtime and data loss exposes users to critical liabilities. Pivot3 solutions maximize uptime and stored data protection.


Traditional mobile apps provide very limited functionality and poor performance. Pivot3’s Virtual Security Server enables mobile video to reduce risk and improve response.


Needs, technology and budgets change constantly. Video surveillance is not a “set it and forget it” solution. vSTAC surveillance solutions easily adapt to your changing environments.

Simple and Cost Effective

vSTAC surveillance solutions eliminate the complexity traditionally found in enterprise server and storage infrastructure.

Use Cases


Airports, seaports and railways have become top priority surveillance upgrade sites as authorities look to apply the latest technologies to meet strict security objectives.

Law Enforcement

Video surveillance has become a proven tool in monitoring, analyzing and even preventing criminal activity. Recent developments in retention policies increase the need for storage efficiency and availability.


Security is an important issue for governments at all levels around the world.  IP video surveillance has proven to be an effective preventative tool to create safer and more secure environments within public areas.


Casinos frequently deploy hundreds or thousands of cameras to meet stringent gaming regulations and to ensure the safety and protection of employees and visitors. Gaming applications have been at the forefront of new technology adoption such as megapixel cameras, which can drive requirements for petabytes of storage and hundreds of servers.


The retail market is one of the fastest growing market segments in the physical security space. Newer digital surveillance systems reduce liability and shrinkage by providing more reliable video retention and faster access to relevant saved video.


From secure campuses to federal regulations and data retention mandates, institutions are increasingly modernizing their IT infrastructure to ensure compliance and keep their students safe.