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STACKABLE SINGLE-VM APPLIANCES

  • Single-VM server platform
  • IP SAN storage scales across appliances
  • Integrates self-healing server failover
  • Eliminates power and cost of physical servers

The CloudBank STAC™

CloudBank appliances deliver both compute and storage resources that scale as appliances are “stacked” together in a CloudBank Storage And Compute Stack (STAC). Each CloudBank contributes one Xen® virtual server environment with dedicated local compute resources as well as IP SAN resources that are shared across the entire STAC. A CloudBank STAC contains from three to twelve CloudBanks and can be expanded on the fly.


Key Features

  • Reduce Power and Cost by 40%
    CloudBank 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 CloudBank STAC provides self-healing VM Failover™ for both virtual server and storage resources in the case of an appliance failure.
  • 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 array.
  • 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 STAC is based on familiar Ethernet and server standards.