As the cloud becomes crucial to both businesses and consumers, Pivot3 is making sure its hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) technology is public cloud-ready.
The Texas-based HCI company has announced that its Pivot3 Cloud Edition is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) so that customers can “simplify, optimize, and automate” their use of multi-cloud environments to better address their business challenges.
Pivot3 says that by extending its HCI software platform to public cloud, it is unifying both on-premise and cloud infrastructures and addressing the “many challenges IT faces” in reducing costs while improving agility.
This solution will be available globally through Pivot3’s channel partner and reseller network, who will be able to help customers build better strategies for leveraging public cloud, the company tells CDN.
“Advancements in public cloud services brought the promise of reduced complexity and improved economics. However, to this point, IT has been held back by management and cost complexities along with lack of seamless, end-to- end control,” John Spiers, executive vice president of strategy at Pivot3, says in a Mar. 27 press release. “Pivot3 Cloud Edition features our Intelligent Cloud Engine that brings unprecedented simplicity, intelligence, and automation to multi-cloud environments. This intelligence engine features our market-leading policy-based management and resource orchestration capabilities that were designed to span on-premises infrastructure and public clouds as tiers of resources.”
Pivot3’s Intelligent Cloud Engine automates data placement and protection tasks based on service level agreements and business priorities.
With this announcement, Pivot3 customers will be able to use AWS for backup and disaster recovery. The Intelligent Cloud Engine feature runs in AWS as an Amazon Machine Image and is optimized to orchestrate replication of data from on-premises HCI to AWS. Because it quickly distributes data to multiple geographies, it would eliminate the need for a second datacenter or co-location facility.
Eric Sheppard, the IDC research vice president of server and storage infrastructure, calls this move a “simple and sophisticated approach that addresses many of the challenges faced in leveraging public clouds.”
“Companies must adapt to the evolving needs of businesses by developing a unified strategy for their public clouds and on-premises infrastructure. Pivot3’s Intelligent Cloud Engine helps achieve such goals by tying these separate environments together with tools that drive operational simplicity through automation,” he adds.