By Pivot

Server and shared storage resources for
centralized environments needing high-capacity protected storage.


by Pivot


  • Open systems server platform with scale-out storage
  • Pre-configured and tuned for surveillance needs
  • High availability for both servers and storage
  • Eliminates power and cost of a separate physical SAN

vSTAC Watch appliances deliver high-performance compute and storage resources that scale as appliances are “stacked” together in a Pivot3 Storage And Compute Stack (vSTAC). Each vSTAC Watch appliance contributes a highperformance VMware ESXi virtual server environment with dedicated local compute resources as well as IP SAN resources that are shared across the entire vSTAC. Each vSTAC contains from three to twelve vSTAC Watch appliances and can be expanded on the fly.


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. Appliances contribute new capacity, bandwidth and RAID resources to the expanded vSTAC.

Improve Uptime for Applications and Storage
Storage and servers have traditionally been managed and protected as separate entities. The vSTAC is self-healing for storage failures and supports self-healing single-vm restarts using the Pivot3 VM Failover™ feature. Support for optional real-time failover solutions from VMS Partners and from VMware is also provided.

Surveillance vSTAC - 5 Appliance Example

Many vSTACs can be centrally managed and provides server failover as well as application failover.

Unique vSTAC OS Technology

vStac simultaneously runs virtual server environments and creates, protects and load balances IP SAN capacity and performance across all the drives, network and RAID controllers contained within the appliances in the vSTAC.

Reduce Power and Cost by 40%

vSTAC Watch appliances integrate a virtual server and scale-out storage resources in a common appliance that saves up to 40% in power, cost and rack space over physical servers and physical SAN storage.

Data-on in Thirty Minutes

Pivot3 uses virtualization technology to rejoin servers and storage in a single appliance that can be managed by server and network administrators. There is no need to master complex SAN concepts since the vSTAC is based on familiar Ethernet and server standards.

The Pivot3 vSTAC™ Unified Storage and Compute

Pivot3 is the first and only vendor to provide failover-protected virtual machines inside an IP SAN, eliminating the cost, power and rack space of physical servers, as well as dedicated failover hardware. The result is a radical new cost point for high-capacity installations and an integrated approach to high-availability protection for both ISV applications and SAN storage.

Pivot3 builds and delivers seamlessly unified shared storage and virtual server appliances (vSTAC) that are purpose-built to address modern virtual server, big data, and surveillance workloads.

Each Pivot3 vSTAC™ appliance is purpose built and tuned with a specific workload and value proposition in mind.

Virtualized Storage and Compute

  • Scale-out SAN across appliances
  • Embedded virtual servers
  • Failover for servers and SAN

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