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Charleston airport selects Pivot3 hyperconverged infrastructure solutions

Charleston airport selects Pivot3 hyperconverged infrastructure solutions
Pivot3, the technology leader of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions, announced that Charleston International Airport (CHS) has standardized its IT and security infrastructure on Pivot3 hyperconverged solutions.
Pivot3, the technology manufacturer of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions, announced that Charleston International Airport (CHS) has standardized its IT and security infrastructure on Pivot3 hyperconverged solutions. 

CHS recently marked the completion of an ambitious upgrade project named the Terminal Redevelopment and Improvement Program. The $200-million initiative was designed to modernize and expand the facility to meet increased passenger demand, which jumped nearly 70 percent since 2010. 

“As the Charleston area continues to grow, the airport seeks new avenues for expansion and operational efficiency,” said Senator Paul G. Campbell Jr., Executive Director and CEO, CHS. “With the Pivot3 platform, the airport can scale quickly as its infrastructure evolves while continuing to protect its IT and security data.”

The extensive rejuvenation project included a focus on an enhancement of the airport’s datacenter, security, surveillance and access control systems. In addition, it incorporated a transition away from a standalone server environment to a hyperconverged infrastructure approach. CHS plans to add additional datacenter application workloads on the Pivot3 platform in the future. 

“It was imperative that we established a standardized infrastructure moving forward,” said Ira Campbell, Director of IT and Security, CHS. “Following an in-depth analysis, it became evident that the airport would benefit from transitioning all of our security and datacenter components to run on Pivot3. The ability to consolidate mixed workloads onto one infrastructure as well as the technology’s superior scalability and resilience were the primary reasons we selected Pivot3.”

Pivot3 aggregates storage, compute, networking and virtualization resources from multiple servers into a single unified platform that maximizes performance and storage capacity utilization. Designed for demanding, data-intensive workloads, Pivot3 enabled the airport to seamlessly expand its capacity to 250TB of storage. 

Pivot3’s resilience is critical in airport environments where system uptime and data availability are of paramount importance. If multiple hardware failures occur, servers remain online, and previously recorded data is protected and accessible. Total cost of operations is reduced through the consolidation of servers, storage and client workstations into one enterprise-class solution that is easily managed from a single user interface without the need for specialized IT skills.

“Charleston International Airport’s successful deployment of Pivot3 demonstrates the positive impact hyperconverged platforms deliver to mission-critical environments,” said Brandon Reich, Surveillance Practice Leader, Pivot3. “Today’s security and IT applications generate massive amounts of sensitive data, and capturing, protecting and mobilizing this data is absolutely necessary for modern airports. Pivot3 is proud to be a trusted partner to CHS while helping the organization reduce risk, lower costs and simplify their IT infrastructure even as more workloads are added.”
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