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Pivot3 Integrates Lenovo ThinkSystem Servers, AMD EPYC Processors to Improve Mission Critical Video Surveillance; Ben Bolles Quoted

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Ben Bolles
Ben Bolles
Ben Bolles
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Pivot3 has launched a new platform for video surveillance solutions that will enable organizations to better support mission-critical security operations with Lenovo ThinkSystem servers and AMD EPYC processors, the company announced on Tuesday

"Lenovo is collaborating with Pivot3 to deliver innovative solutions that empower customers  with the performance they need to handle today's fast-paced environments while eliminating their challenges,” said Kamran Amini, vice president and general manager of server, storage and software defined infrastructure, Lenovo Data Center Group. 

Pivot3’s solution will be powered by the next generation Lenovo ThinkSystem SR655 server platform with 2nd Gen AMD EPYC processor to deliver 10 percent lower cost per terabyte, 14 percent better capacity density and 100 percent more bandwidth than similar solutions. The solution will improve camera density at a lower overall TCO for customers who consider their video mission critical.

"More and more customers are juggling how to enable better business decisions through technology, including capturing, storing and analyzing massive amounts of video data to enable real-time decision making with tight budgets," added Amini.  

Pivot3’s integration of Lenovo ThinkSystem SR655 server into Pivot3 Surveillance Series appliances will provide the performance of a dual-socket server.  The single-socket configuration also offers the potential of up to 50 percent savings on software licensing compared to the dual socket x86 alternative without sacrificing any performance. 

In addition, the Pivot3 video solutions will support PCIe 4 to deliver 100 percent bandwidth increases compared to PCIe 3. The update will enable customers to receive more bandwidth for video recording and 150 percent increase in networking speed, with 25GbE support to enable faster video transfer from the edge.

Pivot3 will capture growth of video to capture, store and analyze massive amounts of video data while controlling infrastructure investments. The solutions will combine the power of the AMD EPYC processors along with Pivot3's software optimized for video workloads to help ensure video loss and degradation never occur and video is always accessible and available.

"AMD EPYC processors provide an additional layer of value to the new Pivot3 platforms, empowering customers to make the most of their budgets upfront while increasing cost-effectiveness over time, critical for businesses that seek to expand their video deployments as needs evolve," said Greg Gibby, senior product marketing manager, data center products, AMD.

The company’s solution will also provide non-disruptive scalability and intelligent monitoring and analytics capabilities for real-time system health monitoring to maximize system uptime and reduce time to repair.

Lenovo ThinkSystem SR655 will allow servers to be configured to support the massive processing requirements of new video analytics applications. Customers can deploy one modular, flexible software-defined platform to meet all their mixed security-workload requirements to reduce complexity and cost of ownership over traditional 3-tier proprietary systems or bare-metal servers.

"While video data output is growing, budgets have remained the same and this leaves security and IT professionals challenged on how to deliver on security and safety imperatives," said Ben Bolles, vice president of product, Pivot3. "Building on more than a decade of experience creating solutions purpose-built for video and leveraging the latest in processing technologies, Pivot3 delivers the performance and economics that today's security decision-makers require."

About Pivot3

Pivot3 is the leading provider of intelligent hyperconverged infrastructure solutions for video surveillance, video analytics, VDI, and mixed workloads. Pivot3's solutions provide security, resilience, and management simplicity at scale for customers' mission-critical environments.

With thousands of customers in 64 countries, and deployments in education, hospitality, transportation, government, defense, healthcare, gaming, financial services, and retail, Pivot3 allows IT to manage complexity at scale through intelligence and automation.