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Pivot3 PCIe All-Flash Arrays
Ensure Flash Performance Aligns with Business Priorities


Pivot3 PCIe All-Flash Arrays

Pivot3 Products
Pivot3 PCIe All-Flash Arrays
Pivot3 N5-1500 PCIe All-Flash Array
192 GB RAM, 2.6 TB PCIe Flash, 15 TB (60 TB Max) SSD Capacity
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Pivot3 N5-6000 PCIe All-Flash Array
192 GB RAM, 2.6 TB PCIe Flash, 60 TB (240 TB Max) SSD Capacity
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Overview:

Pivot3 provides innovative all-flash and hybrid flash arrays that deliver predictable performance and better economics through an innovative architecture that leverages PCIe flash and advanced storage Quality of Service (QoS). Unlike other arrays that treat all data the same, Pivot3’s dynamic storage QoS governs performance targets, I/O prioritization and data placement, allowing you to meet Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Pivot3 flash arrays deliver the predictable application performance your end-users require, along with industry-leading performance, density and management simplicity.

Management Simplicity

Manage via web and CLI, as well as converged management within VMware vCenter Server that simplifies storage management for virtualization administrators. In-depth performance metrics and analytics provide real-time intelligence for insight and decision making. All features are included at no additional cost, including data protection with integrated snapshot and replication.

PCIe Flash Architecture

PCIe-flash integration means flash is closest to RAM and CPU on each storage processor for lowest latency performance. Our innovative multi-tier architecture is designed to encompass RAM, PCIe-flash, SSDs and HDDs storage tiers, as well as future media types, all managed by Storage QoS to deliver on your application SLAs.

Prioritize What Matters Most

Align each workload’s performance to its business value with simple to apply, policy-based prioritization. Set targets that govern prioritization and automated data placement, all at a level of granularity that matches the dataset—either the LUN/datastore level or down to the individual VM/VMDK level.

Data Reduction Technologies

Three powerful data reduction technologies provides I/O reduction for a 2.5x performance, I/O consolidation for 4x flash endurance and inline data reduction for a 2:1 capacity reduction.

PCIe Flash:

Manage performance of applications without the burden of complex overhead

PCIe-flash integration means flash is closest to RAM and CPU on each storage processor for lowest latency performance. Our innovative multi-tier architecture is designed to encompass RAM, PCIe-flash, SSDs and HDDs storage tiers, as well as future media types, all managed by Storage QoS to deliver on your application SLAs.

Manage performance of applications without the burden of complex overhead

Dynamic Quality of Service:

Pivot3’s Dynamic QoS allows business to meet application SLAs with easy to manage policies that provision performance, prioritize workloads, and manage data placement and protection. With the ability to automate and schedule granular QoS settings, from a LUN/datastore level down to an individual VM/VMDK, Dynamic QoS significantly reduces the time it takes to manage performance and data protection.

Dynamic Quality of Service

Policy-based Prioritization for Application Performance and Data Protection

Businesses are looking to reduce CAPEX and OPEX by consolidating their server and storage infrastructure and running more applications on them. Flash arrays and hyperconverged infrastructure are rapidly becoming the solutions of choice as customers modernize their data centers. However, many are disappointed when they encounter inconsistent performance caused by resource contention, software overhead, controller bottlenecks, and other system constraints. Most Quality of Service (QoS) features are not designed to address these issues, because they only set caps on performance, and are unable to prioritize I/O or data protection operations. Watch the video below to learn more about the benefits of Pivot3’s Dynamic QoS and HCI.

Dynamic QoS Capabilities all work together in real-time to achieve SLAs

Pivot3’s Dynamic QoS allows business to meet application SLAs with easy to manage policies that provision performance, prioritize workloads, and manage data placement and protection. With the ability to automate and schedule granular QoS settings, from a LUN/datastore level down to an individual VM/VMDK, Dynamic QoS significantly reduces the time it takes to manage performance and data protection.

Dynamic QoS Capabilities all work together in real-time to achieve SLAs

What Makes Pivot3 QoS Dynamic?

Policy
Each business workload is unique, which is why Pivot3 allows customers to assign an appropriate performance level to each one. QoS performance policies define performance targets for each workload that manage minimum IOPS and throughput, and maximum latency. QoS policies are assigned when a volume is created and can be changed on-the-fly as business needs require. By automating policy changes, QoS scheduling give IT the agility to support the business as application priorities and workloads change.

Priority
Each QoS policy has a corresponding Service Level that automatically governs how each one is prioritized when the system is under load. There are three service levels built into the QoS engine: Mission-Critical, Business-Critical, and Non-Critical, and each is pre-assigned to QoS policy. They instruct the system on how important it is to maintain each QoS policy's targets. For example, if there's resource contention, QoS policy 1 (Mission-critical) will be maintained by prioritizing its I/O requests over Non-Critical workloads first, and Business-Critical workloads, if necessary.

Placement
Dynamic QoS manages where data is stored in real-time (RAM, PCIe flash, SSD or HDD) to ensure performance Service Levels are met. The caching and tiering algorithms of the system are directly tied to the QoS policies and priorities in order to ensure that the right data is placed in the appropriate storage medium to deliver on the specified performance targets. The data is moved between tiers in real-time as workloads change, ensuring predictable performance and the most efficient use of system resources.

Protection
Data protection QoS provides policy-based management and automation of snapshots, replication and retention to best align with data protection needs. Policies can be applied to volumes or groups of volumes, and can be scheduled, allowing customers to set pre-defined schedules for both performance and data protection policies that can change automatically at pre-determined times. A queuing mechanism ensures that mission-critical jobs go to front of the queue to be executed first, business critical jobs next, and finally, non-critical jobs.

Meet SLAs in Three Simple Steps

Specifications:

One Multi-tier Platform, One Storage QoS, Two Options

Inclusive Features

  • Dynamic QoS
  • Service levels
  • Dynamic data path
  • Prioritized active cache
  • Data reduction
  • Data protection (snapshot and replication)
  • Application integration
  N5-1500
N5-1500
N5-6000
N5-6000
N5-200
N5-200
N5-300
N5-300
N5-500
N5-500
N5-1000
N5-1000
  All-Flash Arrays Hybrid Arrays
Node Performance Rating 450,000 IOPS*
6.0 GB/s**
450,000 IOPS*
6.0 GB/s**
150,000 IOPS*
2.0 GB/s**
200,000 IOPS*
2.4 GB/s**
225,000 IOPS*
2.7 GB/s**
250,000 IOPS*
3.0 GB/s**
RAM 192GB 192GB 96GB 192GB 192GB 192GB
PCIe Flash 2.6TB 2.6TB 2.0TB (7.2TB Max) 2.6TB (7.8TB Max) 5.2TB (10.4TB Max) 10.4TB (15.6TB Max)
SSD Capacity 15TB (60TB Max) 60TB (240TB Max) 32TB (128TB Max) 64TB (448TB Max) 64TB (448TB Max) / 128TB (512TB Max) 64TB (448TB Max) / 128TB (512TB Max)
Network Interfaces Data: (8) 1/10GbE SFP+ or (8) 1/10GBT RJ45, iSCSI
Management: (4) 1GbE RJ45, http, https
Data: (4) 1/10GbE SFP+ or (4) 1/10GBT RJ45, iSCSI
Management: (4) 1GbE RJ45, http, https
All-Inclusive Features
  • Quality of Service
  • Service Levels
  • Dynamic Data Path
  • Prioritized Active Cache
  • Data Reduction
  • Data Protection (Snapshot and Replication)
Hardware Availability
  • Storage Processors
  • Redundant, Hot Swap Power Supplies
  • Redundant Network Connections
  • RAID, Hot Swap SSD/HDD Drives
  • Redundant Fans
VMware Integration
  • VAAI
  • VASA
  • vCenter Plug-in
  • MPIO ALUA
  • Virtual Volumes
  • Horizon View Proven Storage
Support
  • Software/Firmware Updates
  • Hardware Parts Replacement
  • Performance and Capacity Expansion Packs covered by N5 support contract
  • Proactive Phone-Home Monitoring (via Internet)
  • Direct Access to Pivot3 Support Engineers (via Phone and Email)

Scalability Options

Capacity Packs (SSD Shelves) Capacity Packs (HDD Shelves)
3x 15TB

Scale up to 60TB

Scale up to 60TB

3x 60TB

Scale up to 240TB

Scale up to 240TB

3x 32TB

Scale up to 128TB

Scale up to 128TB

3x 32/64/128TB

Scale up to 448TB

Scale up to 448TB

3x 32/64/128TB

Scale up to 512TB

Scale up to 512TB

  Performance Pack

PCIe Flash
Add an additional 5.2TB of PCIe Flash for increased performance

*4K Reads.
**256K Reads.

Documentation:

Download the Pivot3 PCIe All-Flash Arrays Datasheet (.PDF)

 

Pivot3 Products
Pivot3 PCIe All-Flash Arrays
Pivot3 N5-1500 PCIe All-Flash Array
192 GB RAM, 2.6 TB PCIe Flash, 15 TB (60 TB Max) SSD Capacity
Contact us for pricing!
Pivot3 N5-6000 PCIe All-Flash Array
192 GB RAM, 2.6 TB PCIe Flash, 60 TB (240 TB Max) SSD Capacity
Contact us for pricing!