Pivot3, founded in 2003,
is the world's leading provider of dynamic hyper-converged infrastructure
solutions and predictable flash storage. 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. 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 hyper-converged infrastructures in multiple industries such as
video surveillance, healthcare, government, transportation, entertainment,
education, gaming and retail. To learn more about Pivot3, visit www.pivot3.com.
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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
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
"Pivot3's all flash enterprise hyper-converged IT infrastructure
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."
|Why can't SSD's true
believers agree on a single shared vision for the future of solid state
|the SSD Heresies |
Pivot3 acquires NexGen|
|Editor:- January 27, 2016 -
today it has agreed to be acquired by Pivot3.|
comments:- The last time I wrote about Pivot3 was 7 years ago. I had a
good feeling about their
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
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
|towards SSD everywhere