Friday, January 29, 2016

Pivot3 Acquires NextGen Storage To Boost Its HCI Offerings

The combined strengths of the two companies uniquely addresses software-defined data center challenges with a broad portfolio of high-performance storage and the most extensive suite of HCI solutions in the market.

Pivot3, a pioneer and innovator in the development of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), has acquired NexGen Storage, a privately held leading provider of hybrid storage appliances, dynamic all-flash arrays and Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The deal is expected to close in February 2016.

By acquiring NexGen, Pivot3 will deliver the industry's most complete set of dynamic hyper-converged solutions. This will provide the enterprise and mid-market companies an access to a suite of solutions that will allow them to apply the right infrastructure and priority to each workload, application or business service according to business value.

Unlike other storage arrays and hyper-converged systems in the market, NexGen’s dynamic QoS governs performance targets, input/output (I/O) prioritization and data placement, allowing customers to meet business service-level agreements. Combined NexGen’s proven QoS, dynamic provisioning capabilities and high-performance hybrid storage with Pivot3’s portfolio, Pivot3 now provides the most extensive suite of HCI solutions available in the market.

Ron Nash, CEO of Pivot3, said in a statement: 
Everyone talks about the need for agility in terms of business needs, but in hyper-convergence, workload utilization and performance have been gating factors to expansion beyond the usual initial use cases,” and also added this: “With the addition of NexGen’s capabilities, Pivot3 is now the only company in the market that broadly and deeply addresses this central data center challenge with a solution that allows IT to prioritize application performance based on business priority. We believe this agility is critical as customers move from legacy data centers to a software-defined data center that effortlessly handles a heterogeneous set of workloads. We welcome the NexGen customers, partners and team to Pivot3.”

Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Pivot3 is the world’s leading provider of dynamic hyper-converged solutions. The company provides HCI, hybrid and all-flash storage in appliance and blade form factors. Pivot3’s patented solutions dramatically improve data center simplicity and economics. Pivot3's patented Scalar Erasure Coding gives its HCI technology the ability to yield up to 94 percent usable storage. 

Pivot3 has more than 2,000 customers across the globe who have deployed over 16,000 globally hyper-converged infrastructure appliances in multiple industries. The company’s products are deployed for virtual desktop, disaster recovery, video-based security and other applications, and have seen particular success in the healthcare, government, transportation, hospitality, education and retail vertical segments.  

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