The new vSTAC VDI appliances from Pivot3 provide both compute functionality for running video management software and shared storage resources needed for the client operating system and VMS client application software. By centralizing VMS clients, security directors can limit access to video, restrict unauthorized recording, transferring of video content to external devices and limit access to network applications. Each vSTAC VDI appliance features dual Intel CPUs, up to 384 GB RAM, 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet network connections and 50GB of solid state flash acceleration along with 12, 24 or 36 TB of disk storage. The vSTAC VDI appliances are compatible with existing vSTAC Watch and Data appliances so that mixed arrays can be deployed based on customer needs. The number of clients varies based on video processing needs but each vSTAC appliance is expected to support from 10-20 high-performance video playback clients, termed Virtual Security Consoles.