Pivot3 Hyperconverged All-Flash
The Ultimate Platform for High Performance Workloads
The new All-Flash Enterprise HCI is powered by Pivot3’s patented global hyper-convergence technology, which creates a homogeneous pool of solid-state drive (SSD) resources across appliances in the array to maximize performance of any application. Within an array, patented vSTAC OS, based on Scalar Erasure Coding, dynamically aggregates, load balances and optimizes shared storage, compute and network resources, and provides up to 94% usable storage capacity while ensuring fault tolerance for up to three simultaneous drive failures or one appliance and one drive. Pivot3 All-Flash Enterprise HCI nodes provide enterprise-class processing performance, higher availability, and lower total cost of ownership so enterprises can realize long-term cost savings while ensuring seamless scalability as operational needs grow.
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.
Fast Flash Performance
Pivot3 global hyper-convergence maximizes the power of flash storage by aggregating IOPS across nodes, providing speed and low latency for performance-sensitive workloads. Pivot3 LoginVSI®test results show a Pivot3 All-flash Enterprise HCI node can support 192 knowledge users (2×12 core CPUs).
vSTAC OS forms a virtual SAN that appears to any application as a conventional storage resource. It directly communicates with storage controllers in the servers across the cluster for maximum performance. Pivot3 storage capacity presents as an iSCSI target where LUNs of any size and quantity can be provisioned just like a SAN.
Low Compute Overhead
All-flash hyper-converged nodes power more than 2X the workload hosting of competing offerings and are highly optimized to conserve compute power, supporting higher density workloads with less overhead. vSTAC OS functions very efficiently using as little as 6% of local CPU resources, dedicating remaining resources for workloads chosen by the user.
Enterprise-Class High Availability
Pivot3’s patented Scalar Erasure Coding protects your data without eating up your storage capacity with wasteful data “copies” used by replication-based systems and provides exceptional high availability of 99.9999%.
Unmatched Usable Capacity
Pivot3 delivers efficient, truly usable storage by utilizing patented Scalar Erasure Coding instead of deduplication and replication. For every TB or PB of Flash server bought, up to 94% can be available depending on configuration, as opposed to the typical 50% considered the norm in a conventional storage environment with replication-based backup.
vSTAC OS can be easily customized and scaled depending on the size of the infrastructure, allowing the administrators to set capacity levels, performance settings, and availability requirements.
Benefits of a pay-as-you-grow model
- Deliver both compute and storage requirements for VMware View customers through high performance all-flash nodes and eliminate the need for an expensive and complex standalone SAN. All-flash nodes can be "stacked" together to dynamically scale the number of virtual desktops supported while offering a familiar server appliance model.
- All-flash hyper-converged nodes run both the VMware vSphere Hypervisor and the Pivot3 vSTAC OS.
- Scale up and scale out easily via flash-based vSTAC OS Virtual Protection Groups – optimized for 12 appliances, and additional groups to enable scaling out to meet customer needs that exceed single-group capacity.
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.
|vSTAC Rack Server HCI Nodes||vSTAC Blade Server HCI Nodes|
|All-Flash HCI Node||Hybrid HCI Node||FX2s Modular
|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*
|Optional GPU||-||Teradici / NVIDIA
(K1, M60, Grid 2.0)
|Teradici / NVIDIA
(K1, M60, Grid 2.0)
|-||Amulet Hotkey / NVIDIA
|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|
|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|
Download the Pivot3 vSTAC Hyperconverged Solutions Datasheet (.PDF)