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Pivot3 HyperSAN Modular FX2
A Completely New Approach to Data Center Infrastructure

Pivot3 HyperSAN Modular FX2

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When density and performance matter, Pivot3’s Modular FXB combines the storage efficiency of dynamic hyperconvergence with the physical density of Dell’s PowerEdge FX2. The platform consists of a high performance blade chassis with up to four servers in 2U running both the VMware vSphere Hypervisor and vSTAC OS. Pivot3 is uniquely suited to getting the most out of a modular server environment by combining the high IOPS performance of SSDs with maximum storage efficiency of vSTAC OS for a dense and powerful enterprise IT platform and a completely new approach to data center infrastructure.

vSTAC Hyperconverged Solutions

Pivot3 delivers hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions that maximize resource utilization, provide high availability that performs and offer flexible deployment options. Unlike conventional HCI solutions that strand critical resources on each node, Pivot3’s distributed scale-out architecture pools each HCI node’s compute and storage capacity for consumption by every VM and application. Pivot3’s patented Scalar Erasure Coding provides remarkably efficient high availability that maintains performance during degraded mode conditions. Start with what you need, and scale compute and storage to meet your specific application requirements.

Maximum Infrastructure Utilization
Pivot3’s distributed scale-out architecture aggregates all storage and compute resources into a common pool available to all virtual machines, which enables the platform to support four times the number of virtual machines as traditional infrastructures. Caching, bandwidth and IOPS, along with storage efficiency and capacity are scaled linearly simply by adding nodes to the cluster.

Lower TCO & Better ROI
vSTAC OS, Pivot3’s operating environment, consumes less than 10% overhead, leaving more system resources for VMs and applications. Pivot3's interoperability with existing storage and application servers allows businesses to leverage their HCI with existing IT investments. In addition to reducing datacenter footprint, Pivot3 delivers maximum capacity utilization and availability with half the nodes and at lower costs than replication-based systems.

Efficient High Availability
Most HCI solutions rely on replication for data protection, which sacrifices capacity for availability. Pivot3 provides the optimum combination of efficiency, protection, and performance that businesses need. Pivot3’s advanced fault tolerance maintains performance during degraded mode conditions, and sustains business operations after up to five drive failures, or if a node and drive fail concurrently.

Simple, Intelligent Management
By converging compute, storage and VM management, Pivot3 automates systems management with capabilities including self-optimizing, self-healing, and self-monitoring. In addition to increasing end-user productivity, the Pivot3 vCenter plugin provides a single-pane-of-glass to simplify management of single and multi-site deployments.


Mixed Use with Existing GHCI Clusters

The platform is based on Pivot3’s HCI software and Dell’s PowerEdge enclosures and can be combined with Pivot3’s standard rack-mounted all-flash HCI nodes to achieve the optimal balance of performance, density and capacity to flexibly match the needs of any workload.

Limitless Scalability

Unified storage and compute in a HCI environment starts with only one box. Four PowerEdge enclosures with Pivot3 HCI software constitute a 4×4 erasure coding virtual Protection Group (vPG) that can be scaled-out linearly without limitations.

Full Compatibility with VMware Functions

VMware server, storage, and Pivot3 system certifications included, with optional vMotion, vSphere, VMware HA, and other VMware software sold separately through authorized reseller partners.

Incremental Investments

With a low cost of entry compared with their integrated system counterparts and legacy infrastructure, the Modular FXB can be easily updated to allow rapid integration of new servers and modules as they become commercially available, so customers combine greatest performance possible with a solid technology foundation and roadmap for growth.


  • Maximum Density
    The integrated architecture platform features density similar to that of the standard 16 blade chassis, but with the granularity of rack-mount servers so it is ideal for data consolidation.
  • High Availability
    Six 9's (99.9999%) reliability protects up to three drive failures, or a full appliance and one additional drive failure for uninterrupted performance.
  • Fast Flash Performance
    The system offers an inexpensive way to maximize the amount of flash SSD storage and IOPS available for running workloads, preserving performance as you scale while using only 7% compute power.
  • Storage Efficiency
    vSTAC OS forms a HyperSAN which achieves market-leading fault tolerance without resorting to data replication, resulting in extremely high storage efficiency of up to 94% available storage.
  • Easy to Scale
    Linear scalability aggregates bandwidth, IOPS and memory across nodes for dynamic expansion of both compute and capacity independently.
  • Effortless Management
    Designed for ease of use with effortless management capabilities and self-healing simplicity, vSTAC Manager automatically configures nodes and runs on any PC, and Proactive Diagnostics keep storage infrastructure running smoothly and efficiently.

Distributed Scale-Out Architecture:

vSTAC OS natively converges storage, compute and virtualization resources into a modular building block that can be rapidly deployed to run any enterprise application.

Distributed Scale-Out Architecture


  Edge Office (All-Flash)
All-Flash HCI Node
Hybrid HCI Node
FX2s Modular (All-Flash)
10U Blade (All-Flash)
  vSTAC Rack Server HCI Nodes vSTAC Blade Server HCI Nodes
Model Edge Office
All-Flash HCI Node Hybrid HCI Node FX2s Modular
10U Blade
Max Cluster Size 6 Nodes 16 Nodes 12 Nodes 16 Nodes 16 Nodes
CPU Cores Single 4 Core E3-1270 v5 Dual 18 Core Intel E5-2695 v4 Dual 10 Core Intel E5-2640 v4
Dual 18 Core Intel E5-2695 v4
Dual 18 Core Intel E5-2695 v4 Dual 18 Core Intel E5-2695 v4
RAM 64 GB 128, 256, 384, 512, 640, 768 GB 128, 256, 384, 512, 640, 768 GB 256, 512, 640, 768 GB 512, 640 GB
HCI Node Capacity 1.6, 3.2, 6.4 TB SSD 3.2, 6.4, 12.8, 30.7 TB SSD 12, 24, 48, 72, 96, 128 TB HDD Standard: 3.2, 6.4 TB
w/ Storage Blades: 25.6, 30.7 TB
1.6, 3.2 TB
Storage-only Nodes / Capacities - 3.2, 6.4, 12.8, 30.7 TB SSD 12, 24, 48, 72, 96, 128 TB HDD - -
Node Performance Rating 20,000 IOPS*
.12 GB/S**
72,000 IOPS*
1.2 GB/s**
62,400 IOPS*
1.5 GB/s**
75,500 IOPS*
1.5 GB/s**
78,500 IOPS*
1.6 GB/s**
Optional GPU - Teradici / NVIDIA
(K1, M60, Grid 2.0)
Teradici / NVIDIA
(K1, M60, Grid 2.0)
- Amulet Hotkey / NVIDIA
(Grid 2.0)
Network Interfaces 4 x 1 GbE 4 x 10 GbE (10GBaseT or SFP+)
Optional 2 x 10 GbE (10GBaseT)
2x 1GbE Mgmt
4 x 10 GbE (10BaseT or SFP+)
2 x 1 GbE Mgmt
4 x 10 GbE (10BaseT or SFP+) 4 x 10 GbE (10BaseT or SFP+)

Patented Scalar Erasure Coding

Performance Optimized Availability Optimized
Erasure Code Level
1P 3P 1 3 5
Max Disk or Node Fault Tolerance
1 disk or 1 node 3 disks or 1 node 1 disk or 1 node 3 disks or 1 node 5 disks or 1 node
Max Disk and Node Fault Tolerance
- 1 disk + 1 node - 1 disk + 1 node 2 disks + 1 node

*4K Reads.
**256K Reads.


Download the Pivot3 vSTAC Hyperconverged Solutions Datasheet (.PDF)


Pivot3 Products
Pivot3 HyperSan Modular FX2
Pivot3 HyperSan Modular FX2
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