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Pivot3 vSTAC Data
Stackable Storage Appliance for Surveillance


Pivot3 vSTAC Data

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Overview:

vSTAC Data nodes deliver storage resources that scale as nodes are “stacked” together in a Pivot3 virtual storage and compute vSTAC array. Each vSTAC Data node contributes resources dedicated to scale-out RAID so that IP SAN resources are created, protected and shared across the entire vSTAC Array. A vSTAC array contains from three to 12 nodes. vSTAC arrays may contain a mix of vSTAC Data and vSTAC Watch nodes.

  • Can be used to expand storage capacity on Watch or HCI appliances with compatible storage configurations
  • Scalable for both performance and capacity
  • Simple to configure, easy to manage appliances
  • Advanced data protection with up to 5 simultaneous disk events or 2 drive failures

Product Benefits

  • Storage-only platform
  • IP SAN storage scales across appliances
  • Advances data protection with RAID 6x
  • Easy-to-learn appliance mode

Features:

Improve Storage Uptime

vSTAC Data nodes are stacked together to create a high availability iSCSI SAN. Storage components, network connections and even complete node failures can be sustained without affecting data availability.

Scale IP SAN Storage Seamlessly

Storage can be logically and physically expanded while applications are running to meet the needs of the most demanding environments. New nodes contribute capacity, bandwidth, solid state, and RAID resources to the expanded vSTAC array.

Enhance Disk Protection with RAID 6x

Advanced RAID techniques protect data against the most extreme conditions. While conventional RAID systems protect up to two simultaneous drive failures, Pivot3 RAID 6x extends failure protection to five simultaneous disks or two drives and the loss of an entire node.

Data-on in Thirty Minutes

A load-balanced appliance model reduces the upfront configuration time since configurations are dynamic and storage resources are applied as needed. There is no need to master complex SAN concepts since the vSTAC is based on familiar Ethernet and server standards.

Architecture:

Each array may contain a mix of vSTAC Data, vSTAC Watch, HCI, Trend and VSS appliances.

Pivot3 Array 5 Appliance Example

Specifications:


Appliance Specifications
Scale-out Storage
  • 12 Enterprise SATA 2.0 hot-pluggable hard drives
  • 2 Gigabit Ethernet iSCSI ports
  • 128 physical or virtual iSCSI initiators
  • 128 dynamically expandable volumes
  • Dual SSD SATA hot-pluggable write cache drives
vSTAC Specifications
Scalability Specications
  • Stack up to 12 appliances in a hyper-converged array
  • Up to 12 nodes per cluster with multiple scale-up clusters unified via vSTAC Manager
  • Total storage pools sharable across clusters
  • Scale to 864TB iSCSI Pivot3 virtual SAN
  • Scale to 240 Gb/sec aggregated bandwidth
Dynamic Storage Management
  • Dynamic logical and physical capacity expansion
  • Automatic disk and controller load-balancing
  • Dynamic iSCSI multi-path and load-balancing
Management Software vSTAC Manager configures GHCI appliances
Storage Protection
  • No single point of failure
  • Distributed virtual sparing
  • Predictive drive sparing
  • Multi-path protection for iSCSI connections
  • Scalar Erasure Coding Lvl.3
    • 5 simultaneous disk events or
    • 2 drives and an entire appliance
  • Scalar Erasure Coding Lvl.2
    • 3 simultaneous disk events or
    • 1 drive and an entire appliance
  • Scalar Erasure Coding Lvl.1
    • 1 disk event or
    • an entire appliance
Alarms and Alerts
  • State-sensitive LEDs indicate drive events
  • vSTAC Manager indicates state changes
  • SNMP MIB support for email notification and third party integration
  • "Phone Home" remote notification

Usable Capacity Chart:

Purpose-built surveillance hyper-converged appliance capacity chart for 12 appliances with 12 drives each.

Scalar Erasure Coding Protection
  Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Drive Size 1 TB 2 TB 3 TB 4 TB 1 TB 2 TB 3 TB 4 TB 1 TB 2 TB 3 TB 4 TB
1 of Appliance 9.8 19.8 38.5 59.2 8.9 18.0 35.9 53.8 - - - -
3 of Appliances 22.5 45.3 90.6 135.8 20.2 40.6 81.3 121.8 18.3 36.8 73.7 110.4
4 of Appliances 34.2 68.8 137.8 206.6 30.6 61.7 123.5 185.0 27.8 55.9 111.8 167.6
5 of Appliances 46.0 92.5 185.3 277.8 41.2 82.8 165.9 248.6 37.3 75.0 150.1 225.0
6 of Appliances 57.8 116.3 232.9 349.2 51.7 104.1 208.4 312.4 46.8 94.1 188.5 282.6
7 of Appliances 69.6 140.2 280.6 420.8 62.3 125.3 250.9 376.2 56.3 113.3 226.9 340.2
8 of Appliances 81.5 164.0 328.4 492.4 72.8 146.6 293.5 440.2 65.9 132.6 265.4 398.0
9 of Appliances 93.4 187.9 376.2 564.0 83.4 167.9 336.2 504.0 75.4 151.8 303.9 455.6
10 of Appliances 105.2 211.8 424.0 635.8 94.0 189.2 378.8 568.0 85.0 171.0 342.4 513.4
11 of Appliances 117.1 235.7 471.9 707.6 104.6 210.5 421.5 632.0 94.5 190.3 381.0 571.2
12 of Appliances 129.0 259.6 519.7 779.2 115.2 231.9 464.2 696.2 104.1 209.5 419.5 629.0

vSTAC Surveillance Configurations:


  vSTAC Watch vSTAC Data vSTAC Edge vSTAC Trend
  vSTAC Watch vSTAC Data vSTAC Edge vSTAC Trend
Use Case Centralized Compute + Storage Storage Only Distributed Compute + Storage Heavy Compute + Storage
Platform 2U 2U 1U 2U
CPU E5-2630 v3 E5-2630 v3 E5-2420 v3 Dual E5-2680 v3
RAM 16 - 384 GB 8 GB 16 GB 64 - 384 GB
SATA HDD 12 x 1/2/4/6/8 TB
12 - 128 TB
12 x 1/2/4/6/8 TB
12 - 128 TB
4 x 1/2/ TB
4 - 8 TB
12 x 1/2/4/6/8 TB
12 - 128 TB
SSD 400 GB MLC 400 GB MLC N/A 400 GB MLC
NIC 2 x 1 GbE
4 x 10 GbE iSCSI
2 x 1 GbE
4 x 10 GbE iSCSI
4 x 1 GbE 2 x 1 GbE
4 x 10 GbE iSCSI
Max Array 12 Appliances 12 Appliances 4 Appliances 12 Appliances
OS vSTAC vSTAC vSTAC vSTAC
Hypervisor VMware ESXi N/A VMware ESXi VMware ESXi
Other - - - -

Documentation:

Download the Pivot3 vSTAC Data Datasheet (.PDF)

 

Pivot3 Products
Pivot3 vSTAC Data
Pivot3 2U 12-drive vSTAC Data Platform
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