Pivot3 Adds QoS Features to Hyperconverged Offerings
Taking advantage of its NexGen acquisition, Pivot3 is including data protection and scheduling capabilities in its portfolio of QoS software.Pivot3 is expanding the quality-of-service capabilities of its hyperconverged infrastructure portfolio as the company continues to rapidly integrate the capabilities inherited through its acquisition earlier this year of storage vendor NexGen. Pivot3 officials this week unveiled that they are including policy-driven data protection, application integration, scheduling and performance features to the company's Dynamic Quality of Service (QoS) software that will make it easier for enterprises to embrace hyperconverged infrastructures in their data centers. "IT organizations are pushing to consolidate multiple application workloads onto common infrastructures to reduce their capital and operating expenses," Ahmad Chamseddine, vice president and chief operations officer at Pivot3, said in a statement. "Customers need guaranteed performance and data protection in line with their business priorities, which is why we're continuing to innovate with Quality of Service and hyperconvergence." Businesses trying to manage such trends as cloud computing, data analytics, mobility, virtualization and the proliferation of mobile devices are looking for ways to simplify their increasingly complex data centers and drive down costs. That has driven demand in recent years for converged infrastructures, which offer tightly integrated compute, storage, networking, virtualization and management software in a single appliance. The past couple of years have seen the rise of hyperconverged infrastructures, with a key difference being compute and storage functionalities merged into a highly virtualized server.
Hyperconverged infrastructure is the fastest growing part of the converged infrastructure space, with IDC analysts forecasting the market to expand from $981.91 million last year to more than $4.7 billion in 2019. Vendors like Dell, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Lenovo, EMC and Cisco Systems are expanding their portfolios to meet that growing demand, while companies such as Nutanix and SimpliVity offer software for hyperconverged environments.