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Pivot3 Hyperconverged Blades
The Next Generation of IT Infrastructure

Pivot3 Hyperconverged Blades

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Pivot3’s Hyper-Converged Blades blend virtual storage and compute resources with the high computational density of blades to deliver the most efficient platform for consolidating the data centers of medium to large enterprises. The HCI Blade shared architecture allows IT organizations to focus on driving business outcomes rather than being wholly absorbed by maintenance and scaling projects. Pivot3 vSTAC OS automatically creates a virtual SAN while aggregating and sharing all resources within a blade and across the cluster. With a pay-as-you-grow scale-out model and central management for simplicity, performance and data security, the HCI Blade is the most efficient way to power the enterprise.

  • Converged virtual storage & compute resources –no complex SAN.
  • Up to 9,000 virtual machines per rack.
  • Pay-as-you-grow scale-out model, no need to throw out existing infrastructure.
  • Cluster-aware infrastructure pools resources as nodes are added.
  • Centralized management for productivity, efficiency, and data security.

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.


Fully Hyper-Converged Infrastructure in a Chassis

Each blade chassis is a self-contained appliance that creates unified pools of storage. Compute resources are dynamically allocated to power any combination of virtual desktops, virtual servers, and mobile devices. There is no need for a separate SAN and servers.

Hyper-Density Saves Space and Power

One rack of HCI Blades can support up to 9,000 VMs per rack, dramatically reducing physical space requirements in the data center. By leveraging the redundant power and cooling provided by the blade enclosure, the system minimizes environmental impact.

Dynamic Scaling

HCI Blades automatically detect additional blades and organically merge them in the virtual SAN to present an expanded unified storage pool of IOPs to all clients and virtual servers. Additional compute resources are also made automatically available to all virtual machines.

Highly Efficient Storage Environment

Proprietary distributed data technology within and across blades ensures exceptional fail-over and yields high storage efficiency, far superior to replication-based redundancy methods. With Pivot3’s unique redundancy technology, storage efficiency actually rises with scale.

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

The Most Efficient Way to Power the Enterprise

The Most Efficient Way to Power the Enterprise


  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* 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 Hyperconverged Blades Datasheet (.PDF)


Pivot3 Products
Pivot3 Hyperconverged Blades
Pivot3 10U Hyperconverged Blade (All-Flash)
Get a Quote!