Quantum has announced an agreement to acquire the video surveillance portfolio and assets of Pivot3. The acquisition brings a diverse portfolio of video surveillance appliances, network video recorders (NVRs) and management applications along with a scale-out hyper-converged software platform, which, going forward, will all be offered under the Quantum VS-Series product portfolio. Together with Quantum’s current line of NVR servers, the StorNext File System and ActiveScale object storage, the Pivot3 additions round out a comprehensive surveillance and security portfolio, spanning small to multi-petabyte deployments.
Jamie Lerner, Chairman and CEO, said, “Surveillance cameras are the biggest data generator on the planet, and Pivot3 has established themselves as one of the leaders in this space by pioneering the use of hyper-converged software for surveillance recording. This acquisition represents another key step in Quantum’s transformation, solidifying the company as a serious player in the multi-billion-dollar video surveillance market, expanding our global customer base, sales channels and technical expertise specific to this industry.”
Lerner added, “We are excited to welcome Pivot3’s surveillance customers and partners to Quantum. We are committed to making sure that they receive excellent service and support throughout this transition and we have an innovative and compelling roadmap planned that builds on the proven Pivot3 product line with Quantum’s intellectual property and expertise in video.”
Curt Wittich, Vice President of Sales, Strategic Markets, at Quantum, said, “We believe it’s critical to manage the video surveillance data lifecycle from initial capture through expiration and adding Pivot3 to the Quantum portfolio expands our ability to address security projects of every size and scope. Surveillance traditionally utilises ‘one-size-fits-all’ products that address only primary video storage, but higher quality cameras and increasing retention requirements demand different solutions to support video at various lifecycle stages. These solutions range from entry-level VMS servers all the way to cloud or tape storage for multi-year, multi-petabyte retention. Quantum’s portfolio covers the entire lifecycle for optimal video placement, accessibility and cost-effectiveness.”