Choctaw Casinos implement Pivot3 storage solutions

Palo Alto, Calif. – February 10, 2009 – Pivot3, the market leader in High-Definition Storage, today announced that three Choctaw Casinos have chosen Pivot3 Serverless Computing for a large-scale video surveillance expansion project in Oklahoma. By deploying virtual network video recorders (NVRs) on the Pivot3 Serverless Computing platform in place of physical servers, the Stringtown, McAlester, and Grant casinos stripped out approximately 90 Dell servers from the project. In addition to the green benefits of nearly 70 kilowatts saved, the casino saved more than US$300,000 in lower acquisition costs, lower surveillance data center build-out costs, and reduced power and cooling.

"Serverless Computing changed the game for us," said Jason Pritchard, integration manager, Choctaw Nation. "We have been able to cut costs at the same time that we are increasing the quality of the storage that supports our surveillance needs. The high scalability and green benefits of the Pivot3 integrated storage and server platform were strong selling points for us, as we can expand the system efficiently in power, space, cooling and cost over the long term."

"Serverless Computing and the use of virtual NVRs allow surveillance users to change the way they think about storage and server infrastructure," said Lee Caswell, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Pivot3. "In the past few years, most customers cut costs by replacing proprietary servers with industry-standard servers. Serverless Computing is the next big wave of open-systems integration that will make surveillance systems more affordable."

Pivot3 Serverless Computing is the first and only clustered storage solution that simultaneously runs NVR applications on IP SAN hardware. These virtual NVRs eliminate the need for standalone physical servers and dramatically reduce the cost, power, space and failover benefits of surveillance installations.