Hyperconverged Infrastructure Firm Announces Version AWS Version

Pivot3 is a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), firm that announced a cloud edition for its software for Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS). This edition aims to simplify the use public clouds for tasks like data replication.
HCI uses software-defined methods to combine virtualized computing, storage, and networking services. This is something that the company has done with its on-premises offering.
The company now has Pivot3 Cloud edition on AWS. It leverages its policy-based management technology and automated resource orchestration technology. This is what it calls an Intelligent Cloud Engine.
The company stated that customers will be able to use the AWS cloud initially for disaster and backup services.
“This intelligent orchestration feature manages replica jobs based upon service level priorities and data protection policies.” Pivot3 released a statement last week (March 27, 2012). It runs in AWS and is an Amazon Machine Image. It is optimized to manage replication of data from HCI on-premises to AWS. Customers can quickly distribute data to multiple locations without the need for a second datacenter.
The service was initially offered on AWS public cloud. However, the company will reportedly offer the same service on Azure and Google cloud platforms as part of its expanded hybrid model.
Eric Sheppard, vice president of storage infrastructure and server at IDC Research, stated that Pivot3’s Cloud Edition for AWS “offers a simple but sophisticated approach that addresses many challenges faced when leveraging public cloud services.” “Companies need to adapt to changing business needs by creating a unified strategy that covers their public clouds as well as their on-premises infrastructure. Pivot3’s IntelligentCloud Engine helps to achieve these goals by linking these different environments with tools that drive operational simplicity via automation.
According to reports, the new Pivot3 offering is expected to be available in the second half year.

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