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Pivot3 Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) – Product Analysis

Last updated January 23rd, 2020 for general updates. 10-page deep dive on the architecture and functions of Pivot3 Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI). Download the full Product Analysis now!

By running a hypervisor on the nodes of their scale-out storage system Pivot3 created one of the first hyperconverged solutions. The company initially built a business selling consolidated infrastructure systems in the video surveillance industry and then expanded into traditional data center use cases. They have two HCI product lines, one based on the vSTAC software platform and the other based on the new Acuity software platform that leverages the Pivot3 vSTAC technologies, but adds other data services including Quality of Service (QoS). This product analysis covers the Acuity-based HCI systems with Accelerator nodes that provide an NVMe PCIe flash layer to the cluster in all-flash and hybrid storage configurations.

Pivot3’s HCI product is used as a VDI solution, as a remote office/branch office computing infrastructure, for server virtualization and private cloud implementations and as a consolidated compute and storage infrastructure. There are over a dozen vendors marketing HCI appliances, besides Pivot3. Competitive solutions include Nutanix, HPE SimpliVity, EMC VxRail, Cisco HyperFlex and Scale Computing, among others. These and the other leading products are included in the Evaluator Group Research Hyperconverged Comparison Matrix, Evaluation Guide and associated Product Briefs and Analyses.

Pivot 3 HCI Product Analysis Includes: 

  • Highlights
  • Overview of System
  • Hardware Architecture
  • Software Architecture
  • Management Functions
  • Data Services
  • Evaluator Group’s Comments

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