Mall of America in Minneapolis has deployed the Pivot3 Serverless Computing array as part of a major upgrade. The Mall of America, one of the largest malls in the world, has more than four miles of storefronts, 13,000 employees, and hosts nearly 40 million visitors each year. The Pivot3 Serverless Computing Array running Genetec Omnicast video management system software was selected to improve the quality, speed, and reliability of the video surveillance system, which covers 4.2 million square feet of enclosed space, including a seven-acre indoor amusement park and a 1.2 million gallon aquarium.

"We have been working on a plan to double the size of this mall, and the Pivot3 combined storage and server solution provides us with the flexibility and the scalability needed to expand much more efficiently than anything else we have evaluated," said Chris Lake-Smith, director of IT at Mall of America.

"The security of the employees and visitors is vital, but large retail environments such as the Mall of America are also dealing with significant insurance or liability risks, which can be controlled through video surveillance," said Lee Caswell, founder and chief marketing officer of Pivot3. "At the same time though, they add enormous amounts of data, and a highly scalable, integrated server and storage solution gives the IT department peace of mind that its mission-critical data is safe at all times and available when needed."