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The Pivot3 STAC™ Simplifies Storage and Servers

Pivot3 is the first and only vendor to provide failover-protected virtual machines inside an IP SAN, eliminating the cost, power and rack space of physical servers, as well as dedicated failover hardware. The result is a radical new cost point for high-capacity installations and an integrated approach to high-availability protection for both ISV applications and SAN storage.

Product Families

vBank™ – Scale-out SSD/Disk Storage Appliance and Multiple VMs
CloudBank™ – Scale-out Disk Storage Appliance and Single VM
DataBank™ – Scale-out Disk Storage Appliance

High Availability

Fault tolerance is distributed across appliances so that no single point of failure exists. Consolidated server and storage resources are virtualized to provide server failover and advanced RAID functionality with no single point of failure. The Pivot3 STAC provides these features without the complexities and cost normally associated with high availability architectures.

Best Value

Pivot3 IA64-based appliances ensure the lowest possible hardware costs while Pivot3 software ensures the lowest total cost of ownership. Pivot3 delivers configuration ease with a 30 minute time-to-data while dynamic load balancing simplifies configuration, management and expansion. The unique integration of storage and server virtualization provides an instant return on investment and a step ahead in green project environments.

Appliance Simplicity

The Pivot3 STAC is readily scalable to meet changing server and storage needs. Built on standards-based hardware, tested by industry-leading technology partners and approved by discriminating customers, the Pivot3 STAC is ideal for capacity-intensive environments that can benefit from virtualization.

Scale-out Performance

The Pivot3 STAC generates performance results beyond standalone server and storage systems by providing Direct Drive Access™ for virtual machines and by federating hardware resources across Pivot3 appliances. Scalable bandwidth using federated Gigabit Ethernet, for example, exceeds proprietary Fibre Channel at a fraction of the cost.