Pivot3 Edge Protect in AST Homeland Security Awards

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Edge Protect provides high-performance storage and server infrastructure for up to 200 video surveillance cameras, at a price point competitive with direct attached storage (DAS) typically deployed in mid-sized NVR applications.

Edge Protect delivers enterprise-class IT capabilities to mid-market applications of up to 200 cameras, allowing government agencies, municipal governments, law enforcement agencies and distributed environments to access highly efficient shared storage and built-in failover.

Edge Protect eliminates the complexity and costs typically associated with infrastructure based on separate servers and SAN storage, streamlining the deployment and management processes.

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The highly available software-defined SAN storage solutions allow all previously recorded video to remain accessible even when entire appliances go offline. This level of resiliency ensures critical data is protected and available when needed for security and business intelligence.

Edge Protect delivers enterprise-class IT capabilities on commodity, off-the-shelf x86 server hardware, enabling users to realize the benefits of highly efficient shared storage and built-in failover without the complexity or cost typically found with SAN storage.

Software-defined SAN Storage

All storage resources are aggregated into a unified pool, which all cameras and related applications can access regardless of which physical server they are associated with, resulting in highly efficient storage utilization to eliminate the islands of stranded capacity typically found in direct attached storage systems.

Integrated Server Virtualization

Consolidate video management, access control and other related servers onto a single platform, eliminating the need for separate physical servers and providing much higher levels of resiliency and fault tolerance to the entire application suite. Reduce costs, complexity and valuable rack space.

Built-in Server Failover

In the event of hardware failures, virtual servers automatically restart on another appliance with no user intervention. With Pivot3 failover, previously recorded video remains fully accessible, and there is no need for additional software, licensing or redundant hardware.

Advanced Fault Tolerance

Typical server and storage solutions use aging RAID technology to prevent data loss in the event of one or two disk failures. Pivot3’s patented scalar erasure coding technology protects data against the failure of up to 3 disks simultaneously or the loss of an entire appliance plus one additional disk in the array.

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With Edge Protect, stakeholders are assured that critical video and security data is effectively protected, management is simplified and costs are reduced — driving users toward more efficient surveillance operations.

“Pivot3’s architecture is fundamentally different than other hyperconverged solutions because it provides storage efficiency, data protection and guaranteed performance to mission-critical applications with VM-level Quality of Service – something other vendors can’t offer,” said Andy Hill, area vice president, Europe.

2016 has been a monumental year for Pivot3, with its February 2016 acquisition of NexGen Storage and $55 million in funding in March 2016, followed by its June 16 announcement of its first joint product combining technology from NexGen Storage.

Pivot3’s new vSTAC XLS provides customers with integrated management of hyperconverged infrastructure and a PCIe flash storage tier with VM-level quality of service to guarantee performance of mission critical applications.

Buildings Magazine named Pivot3 Edge Protect as a 2016 Money Saving Product.

Edge Protect was selected for its ability to enhance building management and surveillance operations through cost reduction, conservation, space optimization and lower labor costs.

Edge Protect delivers enterprise-class IT capabilities on off-the-shelf x86 server hardware, enabling users to realize the benefits of highly efficient shared storage and built-in failover without the complexity or cost typically associated with infrastructure based on separate servers and SAN storage.

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.

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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 globally 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.

Good luck to Pivot3 Edge Protect on becoming a Winner of the American Security Today’s Homeland Security Awards Program!

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