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Pivot3 vSTAC Trend
Enterprise-Class Hyper-Converged Appliance for Surveillance


Pivot3 vSTAC Trend

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Overview:

vSTAC Trend appliances deliver globally hyper-converged (GHCI) compute and storage resources that scale as appliances are “stacked” in a Pivot3 virtual storage and compute array. Each vSTAC Trend appliance includes a high-performance VMware ESXi virtual server environment which allocates cross-cluster compute resources to surveillance applications. Pivot3 vSTAC OS pools storage resources across the entire hyper-converged array and presents them to the application as a virtual SAN. Each Pivot3 hyperconverged array contains up to twelve vSTAC Trend appliances and can be expanded on the fly without system downtime.

Product Benefits

  • Purpose-built for surveillance workloads
  • Petabyte scalable capacity and performance
  • Simple to configure, easy to manage and deploy
  • Failover protected hardware, storage and applications

Features:

Enterprise-Class Virtual SAN Storage

Through its advanced infrastructure software, Pivot3 merges all storage capacity across appliances in an array to create a virtual SAN. There is no need for complex SAN knowledge. The entire storage capacity is presented to the surveillance application as a standard storage target. New appliances added to expand the system are automatically load-balanced for capacity, bandwidth and failover as part of the expanded hyper-converged array.

Storage resources can be dynamically and automatically scaled on demand, allowing capacity and performance to be logically and physically expanded while applications are running. This enables the system to meet the needs of even the most demanding surveillance environments.

Automatic Load Balancing

vSTAC OS simultaneously runs VMS archiving applications in virtual server environments. It creates, protects and load-balances IP SAN capacity and performance across HDDs, SSDs, and network and storage bandwidth across the array.

Improved Uptime for Applications and Storage

Each hyper-converged array is self-healing for drive failures and supports automatic VM restarts using the patented Pivot3 VM Failover technology. Hybrid failover configurations using VMS partners and VMware are also supported.

Reduce Power and Cost by 40%

Surveillance HCI nodes combine compute and scale-out storage resources in a single node that saves up to 40% in power, cooling costs and rack space compared to separate servers and storage.

Architecture:

Pivot3 Trend appliances are centrally managed

Pivot3 Array 5 Appliance Example

Specifications:


Appliance Specifications
Virtual Server and Storage Specications
  • Dual Intel Xeon E5-2680-v3
  • 64GB - 4 x 16GB RDIMM 2133MHz
  • 2 10GbE Network Adapters forthe iSCSI SAN
  • 4 1GbE Network Adapters for application and management networks
  • Integrated VMware ESXi 5 hypervisor (includes Foundation License)
  • 12x hot-swappable Enterprise SATA/NL SAS 6.0 Gbps, 7200 rpm
  • 12/24/48/72TB Appliance Capacity
  • 2 Hot swappable Redundant Write Cache SSDs
vSTAC Specifications
Scalability Specications
  • 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
Application Failover
  • Pivot3 VM Failover for high availability
    • No separate licenses to purchase
    • No dedicated hardware to deploy
    • Easy one-click selection
  • Optional vMotion, HA and other VMware software sold separately through authorized VMware reseller partners
Dynamic Storage Management
  • Dynamic logical and physical capacity expansion
  • Automatic disk and controller load-balancing
  • Dynamic load-balanced iSCSI multi-path support
Management Software vSTAC Manager configures GHCI appliances and runs on any PC
Storage Protection
  • No single point of failure
  • Distributed virtual drive sparing
  • Predictive drive sparing
  • 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 4 TB 6 TB 1 TB 2 TB 4 TB 6 TB 1 TB 2 TB 4 TB 6 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 Trend Datasheet (.PDF)

 

Pivot3 Products
Pivot3 vSTAC Trend
Pivot3 2U 12-drive vSTAC Trend Platform
Contact us for pricing!