Pre-configured and tuned for video surveillance needs
High availability for both servers and storage
Eliminates power and cost of a separate physical SAN
vSTAC Watch appliances deliver high-performance compute and storage resources that scale as appliances are “stacked” together in a Pivot3 virtual Storage And Compute Stack (vSTAC). Each vSTAC Watch appliance contributes a high-performance VMware ESXi virtual server environment with dedicated local compute resources as well as IP SAN resources that are shared across the entire vSTAC. Each vSTAC contains from three to twelve vSTAC Watch appliances and can be expanded on the fly.
Reduce Power and Cost by 40%
vSTAC Watch appliances integrate a virtual server and scale-out storage resources in a common appliance that saves up to 40% in power, cost and rack space over physical servers and physical SAN storage.
Improve Uptime for Applications and Storage
Storage and servers have traditionally been managed and protected as separate entities. The vSTAC is self-healing for storage failures and supports self-healing single-vm restarts using the Pivot3 VM Failover™ feature. Support for optional real-time failover solutions from VMS Partners and from VMware is also provided.
Scale IP SAN Storage Seamlessly
Storage can be logically and physically expanded while applications are running to meet the needs of the most demanding environments. Appliances contribute new capacity, bandwidth and RAID resources to the expanded vSTAC.
Data-on in Thirty Minutes
Pivot3 uses virtualization technology to rejoin servers and storage in a single appliance that can be managed by server and network administrators. There is no need to master complex SAN concepts since the vSTAC is based on familiar Ethernet and server standards.