Pivot3 today announced an enhancement of its Serverless Computing platform to support the Intel Core microarchitecture (codenamed ‘Nehalem’). With integrated server virtualization, each Pivot3 storage appliance can host server applications that have access to the underlying IP SAN and are managed with virtualization management tools.
Pivot3 Serverless Computing consolidates physical servers into a Pivot3 SAN by adding server virtualization into each scale-out SAN appliance. Unlike conventional head-end storage arrays, the Pivot3 solution has ample hardware resources to offer both server and storage virtualization. Pivot3 SAN software aggregates the storage resources of each SAN appliance, and hosted servers have access to the resources of all the aggregated SAN appliances. Both data and applications are protected in the case of appliance failures. The appliance approach is ideal for growing environments, requiring flexibility in both storage and server resources.
The Pivot3 high-availability storage appliances include a free virtual server with failover at a list price of $1,000 per terabyte.