|By Business Wire||
|October 9, 2012 12:00 AM EDT||
VMworld - Pivot3, a leading provider of VDI converged storage and compute appliances, today announced the availability of two new “View-in-a-box” bundles for partners of Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, a business segment of Arrow Electronics. The “View-in-a-box” bundles consist of VMware View licenses packaged together with Pivot3 vSTAC VDI R2 appliances. Two bundles are available:
- “View-in-a-box 250”, consisting of 250 VMware View licenses and three Pivot3 vSTAC VDI R2 appliances at an end user price of €87,500 or €350 per desktop
- “View-in-a-box 500”, consisting of 500 VMware View licenses and five Pivot3 vSTAC VDI R2 appliances at an end user price of €150,000 or €300 per desktop
“We think that this bundle will be very exciting for our EMEA partner network,” said Jesper Trolle, vice president of sales, Arrow ECS EMEA. “Our top VDI resellers have been asking us for a “View-in-a-box” bundle that makes VMware View simple to acquire, deploy and scale. Partnering with Pivot3 gives our strong network of VMware resellers a proven solution that delivers simple, scalable and cost-effective VDI for their clients’ View deployments.”
“Pivot3 and Arrow ECS now provide a bundled VMware View solution which further simplifies and eliminates the complexities and costs generally associated with deploying a VDI environment,” said Mike Holt, director of channels and strategic alliances EMEA at Pivot3. “Together with Arrow ECS we will be proactively reaching out to our top VMware View resellers with this compelling VDI proposition that is quick and simple to deploy and also minimizes a customers’ upfront capital investment needs.”
“With the release of the vSTAC VDI R2, there can be no doubt that Pivot3 has dispelled the myth that VDI cannot compete for cost with conventional desktop PCs,” said Simon Bramfitt, founder and principle analyst at Entelechy Associates. “Pivot3 has delivered what was once considered impossible, a scalable high-performance VDI appliance that is equally at home in the data center or the branch office, that can deliver a virtual desktop for less than the cost of a PC.”
In support of the Arrow ECS partner channel, Pivot3 offers an EMEA VDI Channel Ready program consisting of many unique elements designed to maximize lead opportunity and qualification for Arrow ECS resellers and solution providers in EMEA. There are unique online tools for VDI self-configuration and ROI analysis. Additionally, prospects can “test drive” a live, hosted 300 to 400 desktop scenario complete with workload simulation, login storms, scale-out of desktops and performance reporting. The Channel Ready program is also designed to eliminate channel conflict and enhance sell-though with all VMware and Microsoft license revenues flowing to the resellers. In addition, deal registration is available to partners.
Immediate and throughout Q4 2012.
For a test-drive of the Pivot3 vSTAC VDI Mobile Secure Desktop solution, visit http://pivot3.com/test-drive/ where you can try the Pivot3 vSTAC VDI MSD solution that includes all of the latest VMware technology including View, vCOPs, vShield as well as Trend Micro’s Deep Security.
Find the latest news and information about Pivot3 vSTAC™ VDI and P Cubed online:
- Desktop virtualization whitepaper
- Product information
- VMware Reference Architecture
- Test Drive Pivot3
- Pivot3 VDI Configurator
- VMware View POC Solutions
- VMware Rapid Desktop Program Support
Pivot3 was founded in 2003 on the idea that today's stack of servers, storage and networks could be radically simplified and unified to drive down complexity and cost. The company has over 500 customers across the globe deploying the Pivot3 storage and compute STAC™. Pivot3 products are deployed in the data protection, digital surveillance and rich media markets and have seen particular success in the public sector, transportation, education and retail vertical segments. The company has won numerous awards and was most recently selected by the Wall Street Journal for the prestigious "2011 Next Big Thing" category. To learn more about Pivot3, visit www.pivot3.com.