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Pivot3 Unveils Edge Protect Hyperconverged Appliance for SME Applications, Distributed Environments
Converged server and storage appliance delivers the benefits of enterprise IT to security applications at a cost-effective price point

AUSTIN, Texas, March 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Pivot3, a pioneer and innovator in the development of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), today announced the availability of Edge Protect, a hyperconverged SAN storage solution for mid-sized and remotely distributed surveillance applications. Edge Protect delivers enterprise-class IT capabilities on off-the-shelf x86 server hardware, enabling users to realize the benefits of highly efficient shared storage and built-in failover without the complexity or cost typically associated with infrastructure based on separate servers and SAN storage.

The demand for high-resolution network video surveillance continues to accelerate the need for server and storage solutions that deliver high availability and reliability. According to a recent IHS report, 566 petabytes of data were produced daily by new video surveillance cameras worldwide in 2015. In 2017, this number is expected to exceed 1,500 petabytes per day.

Edge Protect provides high-performance storage and server infrastructure for up to 200 video surveillance cameras, at a price point competitive with direct attached storage (DAS) typically deployed in mid-sized NVR applications. Ideal for small, medium and distributed environments in the retail, financial, educational and healthcare markets, Edge Protect's unique architecture ensures all storage is accessible by all cameras regardless of physical location. With built-in server failover, video management and recording functionality is protected during any hardware failures, a highly sought after feature typically only found in large, complex enterprise surveillance implementations.

"With the launch of Pivot3 Edge Protect, small-to-medium organizations in the commercial, government and education markets can now realize the benefits of enterprise IT capabilities, including shared storage, server consolidation and built-in failover, at a cost-effective price point and without the need for advanced IT skills," said Chris Schrage, Public Safety Solutions Specialist at SHI. "Demand for video surveillance is growing rapidly and Edge Protect will enable our company to deliver purpose-built, enterprise-class video surveillance infrastructure in a simple-to-deploy and scale-out, hyperconverged appliance model."

Additionally, because Edge Protect utilizes highly available software-defined SAN storage, all previously recorded video remains fully accessible even when entire appliances go offline. This extreme resiliency ensures critical data is protected and available when needed for security, liability, business intelligence and risk management requirements.

Due to Edge Protect's integrated server virtualization technology, other business intelligence applications can be consolidated to further reduce costs and improve reliability. Access control, visitor management and video analytics can be installed on the same infrastructure to realize the benefits of shared storage and advanced resiliency.

All of these features and benefits are typically only found in large-scale SAN and virtual server environments, but Edge Protect delivers all these resources at a much lower price point and without the need for advanced IT skills and resources, positioning it as a stronger option for video surveillance workloads than direct attached NVRs.

"Edge Protect is a game changer for mid-sized security and surveillance deployments. This solution brings the benefits of enterprise technology such as SAN storage and high availability at a price comparable to standard direct attached storage, such as NVRs," said Curt Wittich, Vice President of Worldwide Surveillance Sales, Pivot3. "Edge Protect also serves as an entry point to the benefits of HCI, a technology category that is expected to deliver significant benefits to the security operations center in the coming years."

Edge Protect is the latest addition to Pivot3's comprehensive portfolio of technology solutions designed for security, video surveillance and risk management. The company's wide range of hyperconverged solutions helps solve complex problems for customers around the globe, delivering robust data protection and performance for large-scale enterprise implementations, consolidation of client workstations and applications, and expanded mobility to help modernize today's security operations. More than 2,000 customers in 53 countries already rely on Pivot3's proven hyperconverged infrastructure solutions.

To learn more about Edge Protect and all of Pivot3's video surveillance solutions, visit Pivot3 at booth #30087 at the upcoming ISC West conference, being held April 5-8, 2016, at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. Click here to schedule an on-site meeting at the show.

About Pivot3

Pivot3 is the world's leading provider of dynamic hyperconverged solutions and predictable flash storage. Pivot3's patented solutions dramatically improve data center simplicity and economics by increasing scale-out performance, driving down complexity and cost, saving an extraordinary amount of disk and physical space and ensuring fault tolerance. With Pivot3's unique Quality of Service and Virtualization Management capabilities, customers are able to prioritize data and application performance based on business value. Today, Pivot3 has more than 2,000 customers around the world deploying more than 16,000 hyperconverged infrastructures in multiple industries such as video surveillance, healthcare, government, transportation, entertainment, education, gaming and retail. The company has won numerous awards and was most recently featured by CRN in their top 50 Virtualization list. To learn more about Pivot3, join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@Pivot3Inc) visit

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