Best 30 Companies of the Year 2019

Pivot3: The future of intelligent hybrid cloud computing with smarter infrastructure solutions

Datacenters are an important part of the overall business infrastructure of modern organizations. Today, we also have hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) that play an important role in simplifying datacenter operations, especially with deployment, management, and scaling of datacenter resources. These software-defined systems are part of the overall IT infrastructure and virtualize the ‘hardware-defined’ systems.

Take a look at Pivot3- a company that’s a performance and technology leader for hyperconverged infrastructure. Founded by several industry veterans of Compaq, VMware, and Adaptec, Pivot3 has built the best-in-class solutions that have established the company as a leader in the market. The founders had one vision in mind- “to simplify the datacenter by collapsing storage, compute and network resources onto a powerful, easy-to-deploy solution that would reduce cost, operational risks, and ease overall system management.”

The company was founded in 2002 and it was in 2008 that the first hyperconverged infrastructure platform from Pivot3 was shipped. There’s been no turning back ever since. Pivot3 proudly notes that it’s the only hyperconverged provider with an advanced Intelligence Engine. With this innovative solution, Pivot3 has been enabling customers to consolidate mixed and multiple workloads. This can be either on edge, cloud, or on-premises and comes with guaranteed performance to the applications that empower business.


When you choose Pivot3, it means you need just one infrastructure for any datacenter needs. As the only hyperconverged infrastructure with an Intelligence Engine, Pivot3 removes the need for resource contention. Instead, your data is automated and you’re enabled with workload mobility. With Pivot3, you can prioritize your resource allocation and also consolidate all of your data under one infrastructure.

The Pivot3 infrastructure is smart. Why? Not simply because it manages costs and complexities, but also because it delivers an agile and intelligent infrastructure to help IT do more with less. All of today’s businesses are digital and their requirements keep changing constantly. However, most of the hyperconverged infrastructure solutions lack features like resilience, high performance, and predictability.

Pivot3 is always on track with what the clients need and support clients with important business applications where it matters most. With its industry-leading capabilities and features, Pivot3 has overcome many limitations and challenges and has expanded the possibilities of what businesses can do with hyperconverged infrastructure.

Here are a couple of pointers to help you understand that Pivot3 is smarter when it comes to infrastructure:

  • The powerful NVMe PCIe flash is a leading factor that delivers breakthrough performance and also increases density, improves response time, and reduces Capex & Opex
  • The distributed scale-out approach is what makes Pivot3’s solutions have innovative architecture. “It unifies resources from each node in the cluster to deliver performance at scale”
  • When it comes to data protection and storage utilization technology, there’s no one better than Pivot3. As the most advanced Patented Erasure Coding, Pivot3 also maximizes efficiency, resilience, and system capacity
  • The simple policy-based and priority-aware management from Pivot3 is the definition of an intelligence engine. It ensures automated data placement, predictable, and guaranteed performance of the workload. At the same time, it also enables workload mobility across environments

The list of features that Pivot3 delivers could go on. And behind this endless list of immense possibilities is a team that’s absolutely brilliant, contributing to making Pivot3 one of the best companies in the world. With offices in Austin, Houston, Boulder, Dubai, Mexico City, as well as other offices in the UK and APAC regions, Pivot3 has thousands of customers in 66 countries. When we look at global sales, customer support, and professional services for organizations, Pivot3 has deployed them all across the US and the globe. This ensures that Pivot3 is able to meet customer demands and needs wherever and whenever required. Today, Pivot3 is proud to have made over 18,000 deployments in security, entertainment, healthcare, government, etc.

Game Changer

3X the VM Density: Pivot3 consolidates more users per node and a better ROI for VDI.

62% Lower Latency: Faster higher productivity and decision-making is easily achievable for accelerated application response times.

9X Performance: Boost your performance with Pivot3’s multi-tier, distributed scale-out architecture powered by NVMe flash.

99.9999% Availability: You can eliminate downtime and loss of video data with Pivot3, especially for highly-resilient systems.

82% Usable Capacity: Pivot3 exceeds replication or RAID-based solutions.

25% Less Hardware: You can support more users, VMs, transactions, etc. All of this on a smaller footprint.

The Leading Force

Ron Nash, Chairman and CEO

Ron brings senior leadership and experience as the chairman and CEO of Pivot3. He has held numerous leadership roles at both start-up and enterprise information technology companies including ExoLink (acquired by Alliance Data Systems), Advanced Telemarketing (now Aegis Global) and Rubicon (acquired by Cerner), Perot Systems (now Dell Services) and EDS (now HP Enterprise Service). More recently, he served as a partner at InterWest Partners, investing in successful breakthrough technology companies like Pivot3 and Lombardi Software (acquired by IBM).

“Our smarter infrastructure scales as needed, across on-premises, edge and cloud infrastructures from a single-pane-of-glass to deliver guaranteed performance to the applications that power your business.”

“Pivot3 allows IT to manage complexity at scale through intelligence and automation.”