News | April 10, 2012

Pivot3 Receives Honors In Top Security Industry Award Programs

SIA NPS and Govies awards highlight value of Pivot3 approach to surveillance storage

Austin, Texas – Pivot3®, Inc, the leading provider of unified storage and compute appliances, today announced that it has been honored with a Platinum-level 2012 ‘Govies’ Government Security award in cloud computing/storage for the second consecutive year. The award, presented by leading industry trade publication Security Products, recognizes outstanding products that address security challenges in the government market.

Pivot3 was also the recipient of a Security Industry Association New Product Showcase award for Video Storage, Transmission and Management during ISC West 2012. The award program recognizes the best security product innovations introduced over the past year. This year’s competition included 70 entrants and was assessed by a panel of judges comprised of system integrators, end users, industry journalists, manufacturers and distributors with numerous years of experience in the security market.

“Pivot3 continues to deliver high-capacity storage solutions that enable surveillance users to easily and reliably manage petabytes of video data,” said Lee Caswell, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Pivot3. “These recognitions demonstrate that we are committed to providing innovations that meet the needs of the most complex and rigorous surveillance applications.” 

The company, which develops high-availability storage solutions for video surveillance applications, was honored for the Pivot3 vSTAC Watch. The vSTAC Watch is an open system appliance that runs third-party video management software (VMS) and provides highly reliable storage for video capture and playback. Individual vSTAC Watch appliances can be stacked to create, protect and load-balance storage across vSTACs as a highly reliable IP SAN. High-performance solid-state storage introduces a 10x performance boost for the most intensive streaming environments. The vSTAC Watch supports the latest 64-bit operating systems and adds two new failover options. Appliances can be expanded on the fly, scale seamlessly, and reduce cooling, rackspace and power consumption by up to 40 percent.

“Storage capacity is a critical component of any surveillance deployment,” said Ralph C. Jensen, Editor-in-Chief, Security Products. “Pivot3 has redefined how to deliver a feature-rich appliance at a cost point that is ideal for today’s government customer.”

About Pivot3
Pivot3 was founded in 2003 on the idea that today’s stack of virtual servers, shared storage and networks could be radically simplified and unified through software innovation in order to drive down complexity and cost while dramatically increasing scale-out performance. Today, Pivot3 has over 500 customers across the globe deploying Pivot3 vSTAC™ unified storage and compute appliances. Pivot3 products are deployed in the video surveillance and virtual desktop markets, and have seen particular success in the public sector, transportation, gaming, education and retail vertical segments. The company has won numerous awards and was most recently selected by the Wall Street Journal for the prestigious “2011 Next Big Thing” category. To learn more about Pivot3, visit

SOURCE: Pivot3