Pivot3, a provider of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions, has announced that Charleston International Airport (CHS) has standardised 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 modernise 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.”
Pivot3 enabled the airport to seamlessly expand its capacity to 250TB of storage
The extensive rejuvenation project included a focus on an enhancement of the airport’s data centre, 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 data centre application workloads on the Pivot3 platform in the future.
Enhanced storage capability
“It was imperative that we established a standardised 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 data centre 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 virtualisation resources from multiple servers into a single unified platform that maximises performance and storage capacity utilisation. Designed for demanding, data-intensive workloads, Pivot3 enabled the airport to seamlessly expand its capacity to 250TB of storage.
Pivot3 is proud to be a trusted partner to CHS while helping the organisation reduce risk"
Simplifying IT infrastructure
Pivot3’s industry-leading 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 specialised 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 mobilising this data is absolutely necessary for modern airports. Pivot3 is proud to be a trusted partner to CHS while helping the organisation reduce risk, lower costs and simplify their IT infrastructure even as more workloads are added.”