SAN FRANCISCO -- Pivot3, Inc., the market leader in High-Definition Storage, today announced a technology breakthrough, allowing for the elimination of servers for most applications that store information. Pivot3 Serverless ComputingTM allows customers to absorb compute-intensive workloads, now performed using stand-alone application servers, into Pivot3s X86-based storage nodes. Pivot3s unique approach to storage virtualization and server convergence introduces dramatic improvements to todays server consolidation acquisition costs, power consumption, heat generation, and rack space. Pivot3 Serverless Computing also enables environments that have not typically been considered good candidates for conventional server virtualization deployments, because of the technologys unique performance characteristics.
In addition to Pivot3s recent awards from Frost and Sullivan, SIA, Byte and Switch and IPVS Labs, the company is also announcing today that it has been selected as a finalist in the Best Virtualization Solution category at the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards to be presented at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo® in San Francisco on August 5, 2008.
Serverless Computing represents a new class of emerging technology where I/O and compute resources are closely coupled together to serve the needs of I/O-intensive workloads with less complexity, easier management, and higher availability than distributed solutions, said Jeff Boles, senior analyst and director of Validation Services with the Taneja Group. By layering server virtualization on top of their high-performance, highly available, x86-based storage controllers, Pivot3 allows organizations to harness huge quantities of I/O without complex fabrics or complex management. We believe that the Pivot3 infrastructure delivers a new level of consolidation that will reduce power, cooling, and space requirements when compared to traditional infrastructures. For the right applications needing highly available access to high-bandwidth storage, Pivot3's Serverless Computing may be a game-changing innovation.