New HCI solution promises hybrid cloud in the field
- By Susan Miller
- Aug 29, 2018
Pivot3, a hyperconverged infrastructure supplier, announced a ruggedized hybrid cloud solution to support defense, intelligence and other field operations at the tactical edge.
Pivot3’s Intelligent Edge Command and Control solution is a self-contained, modular computing infrastructure optimized for analytics, virtual desktop infrastructure and internet-of-things uses cases. Designed for deployment in vehicles, ships or planes, it is resilient to shock, vibration and extreme temperatures. The solution offers users compute and storage scalability for all workloads and enables policy-based replication, automated policy management and multiple encryption options.
To support agencies deploying IoT-enabled devices in the field – from body cameras and sensors to virtual desktops – the Intelligent Edge Command and Control features a space, weight and power (SWaP)-optimized form factor along with NVMe PCIe flash, which can optimize and prioritize applications, mitigating resource contention and management complexity.
While hyperconverged infrastructure is still a relatively new concept for many agencies, the military has been an early adopter because of the ability to put hybrid cloud infrastructure into the field. Other agencies have found value the cloud-like scalability.
Pivot3 said its solution will allow users to add storage and compute appliances on the fly to increase capacity, and quickly provision multiple pods simultaneously -- reducing the time to configure complex architecture and service installation for each unit.
Susan Miller is executive editor at GCN.
Over a career spent in tech media, Miller has worked in editorial, print production and online, starting on the copy desk at IDG’s ComputerWorld, moving to print production for Federal Computer Week and later helping launch websites and email newsletter delivery for FCW. After a turn at Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology, where she worked to promote technology-based economic development, she rejoined what was to become 1105 Media in 2004, eventually managing content and production for all the company's government-focused websites. Miller shifted back to editorial in 2012, when she began working with GCN.
Miller has a BA and MA from West Chester University and did Ph.D. work in English at the University of Delaware.
Connect with Susan at [email protected] or @sjaymiller.