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Pivot3 Hyperconverged Hybrid
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Pivot3 Hyperconverged Hybrid

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Pivot3’s virtual storage and compute (vSTAC) software enables true Global Hyper-Converged Infrastructure in a simple, scalable, and affordable appliance model. The enterprise-class HCI Hybrid model pools all resources when stacked in an array as our patented software defines IT operations by dynamically aggregating, load-balancing and optimizing shared storage, compute, and network resources to deliver optimal performance. An array of HCI Hybrid nodes is designed for high fault tolerance and resiliency, capable of withstanding the simultaneous failure of an entire node plus two hard drives. Ready to go out of the box, HCI Hybrid provides Horizon Suite infrastructure and high performance for VDI, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery initiatives, and more.

  • Cluster-aware nodes provide simple scalability for hyper-converged storage and compute.
  • Enterprise-class Horizon Suite delivered in an appliance model.
  • High-efficiency platform for combined back-up and recovery operations.
  • Graphics accelerated options available for remote power users.

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.


High Performance Horizon Suite Platform

Unlike all other VDI hybrid storage or converged infrastructure appliances, the HCI Hybrid nodes are uniquely designed to cost-effectively handle the IOPS needs for VMware Horizon View along with the storage capacity needs of Horizon Mirage and Horizon Workspace all within the same node. Run 115-155 View Desktops per appliance and improve desktop user experience with graphics acceleration options.

Hyper-Converged Enterprise Platform for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

The Hyper-Converged Disaster Recovery platform is based on the HCI Hybrid. It can be combined with a wide selection of disaster recovery software solutions to deliver a high storage efficiency, seamless scalability, and  high fault tolerance.

Save on CAPEX and OPEX

Simple plug-and-play software consolidates server and storage resources into a single hardware platform to reduce power, cooling, rackspace, and cost typically associated with systems with separate physical servers and physical storage. Plan for the future simply with the same cost basis for 100 or 10,000 virtual desktops.

Optimized Storage for Horizon Suite

Horizon Suite has a set of demanding blended IOPS and storage requirements that can be daunting to administrators familiar only with desktops and servers. Pivot3 bypasses the steep storage learning curve and the hefty investment required by over-provisioned SAN or NAS systems. Now you can provide continuity from pilot to production, which results in predictable ROI.

Recover Operations from the Same Hardware

Because the HCI Disaster Recovery platform is based on Enterprise HCI nodes, it is possible to recover virtualized environments from the same appliances during a disaster recovery event, there is no need to invest in separate recovery servers.

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* 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

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**256K Reads.


Download the Pivot3 vSTAC Hyperconverged Solutions Datasheet (.PDF)


Pivot3 Products
Pivot3 Hyperconverged Hybrid
Pivot3 Hybrid HCI Node
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