Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is being adopted by datacenters around the world, displacing stand-alone virtualized servers connected to an external shared or networked storage system (SAN or NAS) due to its simplicity of deployment and management, scalability, and lower cost of ownership. In the physical security arena, Pivot3 is the only vendor to provide an HCI solution optimized for video surveillance and physical security workloads. Pivot3 has been deployed successfully for over a decade in a wide variety of industries supporting mission-critical video surveillance environments. Other vendors with technology designed for general-purpose datacenter use have now started to market a combination of an HCI front end system with an external storage system for video surveillance environments. These combo solutions do not address the demanding needs of mission-critical video in several key areas.