Pivot3 Introduces Simple, Cost-Effective Edge Protect Storage Solution

Hyperconverged appliance for SME applications and distributed environments said to deliver IT benefits to security.

AUSTIN, Texas – Pivot3 announces the availability of Edge Protect, a hyperconverged SAN storage solution for midsized and remotely distributed surveillance applications. Edge Protect delivers enterprise-class IT capabilities on off-the-shelf x86 server hardware. According to the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) specialist, this enables 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.

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 midsized NVR applications. Suited for small, medium and distributed environments in the retail, financial, educational and health-care markets, Edge Protect’s unique architecture ensures all storage is accessible by all cameras regardless of physical location, says Pivot3. 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.

“Edge Protect is a game-changer for midsized 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,” says 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.”

Additionally, because Edge Protect utilizes highly available software-defined SAN storage, all previously recorded video remains fully accessible even when entire appliances go offline. Pivot3 says 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.

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Scott Goldfine is Editor-in-Chief and Associate Publisher of Security Sales & Integration. Well-versed in the technical and business aspects of electronic security (video surveillance, access control, systems integration, intrusion detection, fire/life safety), Goldfine is nationally recognized as an industry expert and speaker. Goldfine is involved in several security events and organizations, including the Electronic Security Association (ESA), Security Industry Association (SIA), Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), False Alarm Reduction Association (FARA), ASIS Int'l and more. Goldfine also serves on several boards, including the SIA Marketing Committee, CSAA Marketing and Communications Committee, PSA Cybersecurity Advisory Council and Robolliance. He is a certified alarm technician, former cable-TV tech, audio company entrepreneur, and lifelong electronics and computers enthusiast. Goldfine joined Security Sales & Integration in 1998.

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