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see also:- Pivot3 - mentions on, Pivot3's blog

Pivot3 mentions in storage market history

In June 2007 - Pivot3 launched its version of RAID - called RAIGE (RAID Across Independent Gigabit Ethernet) which was an early example of redefining arrays to big controller architecture and SDS.

In January 2016 - Pivot3 eased its way into the SSD market by announcing that it had agreed to acquire NexGen Storage (which had been in the auto tiering / caching / hybrid (SSD ASAP) appliance market.
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"Pivot3's all flash enterprise hyper-converged IT infrastructure 2U building block (pdf) provides up to 94% usable storage capacity while ensuring 99.9999% fault tolerance for up to three simultaneous drive failures or one appliance and one drive."

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Pivot3 acquires NexGen
Editor:- January 27, 2016 - NexGen Storage announced today it has agreed to be acquired by Pivot3.

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Editor's comments:- The last time I wrote about Pivot3 was 7 years ago. I had a good feeling about their big controller architecture thinking which was being applied to hard drive arrays but I viewed it more as a valuable efficiency boost to buy breathing space for the last gasp years of enterprise HDD rather than the new direction I was focused on - which was heading towards the solid state storage datacenter. And so - from my point of view - I had nothing more to say.

On the other hand we're heard about NexGen many times in recent years.

Combining the software and architecture from these 2 companies could produce a platform with characteristics comparable to the best upwardly stretched efforts of much better known competitors if Pivot3 and NexGen can draw the integration boundaries in the right places (and get it done quickly enough).

As a simplification you could say that all legacy platforms are really just inefficiently configured, archeologically interesting, subset implementations of future hyperconverged architecture.
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