Pivot3, a leading provider of VDI converged storage and compute appliances, today announced the availability of two new “View-in-a-box” bundles for Tech Data’s channel of more than 60,000 resellers in the United States. The “View-in-a-box” bundles consist of VMware View licenses packaged together with Pivot3 vSTAC VDI R2 appliances. Two bundles are available:
- Promo Code: “Pivot3_View_250”, consisting of 250 VMware View licenses and 3 Pivot3 vSTAC VDI R2 appliances at an end user price of $100,000 or $400 per desktop,
- Promo Code: “Pivot3_View_500”, consisting of 500 VMware View licenses and 5 Pivot3 vSTAC VDI R2 appliances at an end user price of $175,000 or $350 per desktop.
“These bundles will resonate well within our VMware partner community,” said Chuck Bartlett, vice president and general manager, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions (AIS) at Tech Data. “Our top VDI resellers seek solutions that make VMware View simple to acquire, deploy and scale. Partnering with Pivot3 provides a certified, VMware Rapid Desktop solution that is cost-effective, scalable and highly available for their clients’ View deployments.”
“Pivot3 and Tech Data now provide a bundled VMware View solution, which further simplifies and eliminates the complexities and costs generally associated with deploying a VDI environment,” said Curt Wittich, vice president and general manager of Sales for the Americas at Pivot3. “Together with Tech Data, we will proactively reach out to VMware Desktop Certified resellers with this compelling VDI proposition that is quick and simple to deploy, providing linear performance and cost to minimize customers’ 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,” commented 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 Tech Data partner channel, Pivot3 offers a North American VDI Channel Ready program consisting of many unique elements designed to maximize lead opportunity and qualification for Tech Data resellers and solution providers, including 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-through with all VMware and Microsoft license revenues flowing to the resellers. Deal registration is available immediately to partners.
The promotion is available immediately through December 15, 2012.