Pivot3 shifts into data protection

Posted on September 30, 2010


Pivot3 has been known primarily as a player in the digital video surveillance niche, but the company broke into the data protection market this week with the introduction of the Scale-out Data Protection Platform.

Like Pivot3’s existing systems, the new platform combines the disk, network and compute resources of x86 servers to create a SAN of up to 288TB, providing linear scaling of performance to support deduplication streams at up to 20TB per hour, according to an article posted on Enterprise Storage Forum.

The Scale-out Data Protection Platform eliminates the need for physical servers by running embedded Windows or Linux virtual machines (VMs) based on the open source Xen hypervisor, essentially consolidating server functionality into the storage. The system aggregates Gigabit Ethernet links, and features a RAID-6 architecture dubbed RAIGE (RAID Across Independent Gigabit Ethernet).

Pivot3’s Scale-out Data Protection platform has been qualified with ISVs partners such as Acronis, Asigra, CA, CommVault, Double-Take, HP, Microsoft (System Center Data Protection Manager), Steeleye, Symantec and Zmanda.

Read the full article on Enterprise Storage Forum: “Pivot3 Moves Into Scale-Out Data Protection”

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