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Pivot3 Computing Technology Backs up New York City Surveillance System

Pivot3, a provider of virtual servers and scalable storage on a single platform, announced the City of Rochester, New York, has deployed Pivot3 serverless computing as part of its sophisticated citywide surveillance system that includes more than 100 cameras. The city’s aggressive campaign to protect its citizens and reduce crime leverages the power and scalability of six Pivot3 CloudBanks running Genetec Omnicast video management software, has reduced crime in hotbed areas by 80 percent.

“Our video surveillance initiative is a top priority for the city,” said Todd McCormack, an officer with the Rochester Police Department. “We have experienced tremendous success and continue to look at expanding the project. We require a storage solution that can easily and dynamically grow over time, enabling the addition of more cameras and extended retention times as video capacity evolves.”

Pivot3 designs storage for video surveillance applications where virtual servers are included with high-availability shared storage. This approach eliminates the need for separate physical servers, which reduces acquisition costs and operating costs by up to 40 percent. A simple appliance approach also lets customers like the City of Rochester dynamically expand over time without affecting existing infrastructure, maintaining investment protection. Since storage alone can account for 50 percent of the cost of a surveillance system, Pivot3 addresses a major cost driver, which is essential for municipalities that want to maximize their budget dollars.

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