Pivot3 grows with NexGen Storage acquisition
With the addition of NexGen Storage, Pivot3 broadens its product line of solutions for data centre challenges. Pivot3 is an innovator in the development of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI). NexGen Storage provides hybrid storage appliances, dynamic all-flash arrays and Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities.
By adding NexGen’s portfolio of products, Pivot3 says it will give enterprise and mid-market companies access to a suite of solutions that will allow them to apply the right infrastructure and priority to each workload, application or business service according to business value.
Using NexGen’s strengths in accelerated all-flash and hybrid storage, Pivot3 is expanding the traditional notion of hyper-convergence. The company says customers will have complete implementation flexibility and QoS management, so IT no longer has to overprovision for peak workloads, but instead can use just-in-time dynamic provisioning of resources and scale as the business grows.
“Everyone talks about the need for agility in terms of business needs, but in hyper-convergence, workload utilization and performance have been gating factors to expansion beyond the usual initial use cases,” said Ron Nash, CEO of Pivot3. “With the addition of NexGen’s capabilities, Pivot3 is now the only company in the market that broadly and deeply addresses this central data centre challenge with a solution that allows IT to prioritize application performance based on business priority. We believe this agility is critical as customers move from legacy data centers to a software-defined data center that effortlessly handles a heterogeneous set of workloads.”
NexGen says its dynamic QoS governs performance targets, input/output (I/O) prioritization and data placement, allowing customers to meet business service-level agreements. For example, an organization serving the healthcare market can prioritize mission-critical hospital system applications over the internal Microsoft Exchange server, preventing a surge in employee email downloads from interrupting life-or-death health care system operations.