Pivot3 today announced a “technology breakthrough”, allowing for the elimination of servers for most applications that store information. Pivot3 Serverless Computing allows customers to absorb compute-intensive workloads, now performed using stand-alone application servers, into Pivot3’s X86-based storage nodes.
Pivot3 Serverless Computing also enables environments that have not typically been considered good candidates for conventional server virtualization deployments, because of the technology’s unique performance characteristics.
“Pivot3 has taken advantage of the openness and high performance of the Xen hypervisor to deliver a powerful new architecture for storage subsystems,” said Ian Pratt, chairman of xen.org. “Xen virtualization is rapidly becoming embedded in all components of enterprise IT architectures, from servers, to storage and network appliances.”
“As Pivot3 works with its partners to apply Pivot3 Serverless Computing to the general marketplace, we believe we can enable a significant reduction to the carbon footprint of today’s datacenter. We intend to help our customers do more on fixed power and physical space constraints while insuring they are as efficient and responsible as technology will allow,” added Bob Fernander, chief executive officer of Pivot3.
Pivot3 Serverless Computing technology, and products based on the technology will be announced and made generally available this fall.