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Pivot3 Launches Summer Special VDI Startup Bundle

Pivot3, a leading provider of unified storage and compute appliances, today announced a summer special VDI startup bundle to help organizations deploy virtual desktop environments quickly and cost-effectively. Code-named “VARROOOOM with a View,” the new Pivot3 VDI startup bundle is available immediately through August 31, 2012, and offers customers pre-configured, ready-to-deploy virtual desktops at $350 each for a starter 250 HA package. Additional desktops are even more cost-effective as the system scales with more appliances.

“Pivot3 is continuing to make it even easier for customers of all sizes to enjoy the advantages of VDI,” said Raj Mallempati, director, product marketing at VMware. “The new summer startup bundle offers organizations a plug-and-play VMware-certified solution that can scale as needed, and fits with their IT budgets and goals.”

Pivot3’s summer special VDI startup bundle includes:

  • Three purpose built VDI appliances:
    • Three high performance failover protected VDI appliances
    • 36 Xeon cores; 288GB RAM; 600GB SLC Solid State Storage; 6x 10GE ports
    • Full featured 9TB high-performance scale-out iSCSI SAN
  • StormCatcher software: massively parallel software that dissipates login storms
  • Performance Assurance: persistent SAN storage that assures performance during component or full appliance failures
  • Unified Flash Cache – Microflash accelerators improve desktop performance by 10x

"This high-availability bundle recognizes the importance of assured performance for a VDI system of any size," said Lee Caswell, founder and chief strategy officer of Pivot3. "We have yet to find the administrator who can tolerate downtime or unpredictable performance when hundreds of desktop users are involved. The new bundle pricing makes Pivot3 an obvious choice for cost-sensitive customers with demanding users."

With online certification, training and configuration tools, as well as the Pivot3 online Test Drive demo system, this new offering includes world-class training and support. As part of the VMware Rapid Desktop Program, the Pivot 3 startup bundle includes packaging for resellers, allowing for scale-out pilot to production VDI on the fly in 60 minutes or less.

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2012 6:52 PM by David Marshall
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