|[February 07, 2013]
Pivot3 Partners With Avnet in EMEA To Distribute vSTAC™ VDI Products
AUSTIN, Texas & LONDON --(Business Wire)--
a leading provider of converged storage and compute appliances, today
announced a distribution partnership agreement with Avnet Technology
Solutions (Avnet), an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), to
distribute the Pivot3 vSTAC™ VDI products to its partner
network across EMEA countries. The Pivot3 vSTAC VDI appliance family
makes VMware View deployments simple, affordable and channel consumable
for the 100 to 2,500 desktop target market. Pivot3 vSTAC™ VDI appliances
unify storage and servers eliminating the need for any specialized IT
expertise required to configure and integrate separate SAN storage,
servers and software into a VDI solution.
"The addition of the Pivot3 vSTAC products to our portfolio of VDI
solutions now enables us to offer a complete out-of-box VMware View VDI
solution to countries such as France, Germany, the UK, Nordics, as well
as the fast growing Eastern European countries," said Ed Bateman,
director of software, Wireless and Mobility Business Group EMEA at
Avnet. "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 provides a packaged VMware View solution which simplifies and
eliminates the complexities and costs generally associated with
deploying a VDI environment," said Mike Holt, director of channels and
strategic alliances at Pivot3. "Together with Avnet's strong VMware
reseller network, we look forward to providing these new regions with a
compelling VDI proposition that is quick and simple to deploy and also
minimizes a customer's upfront capital investment needs."
In support of the partnership, Pivot3 has a VDI Channel Ready program
consisting of many unique elements designed to maximize lead opportunity
and qualification for Avnet 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 enhance sell-through with all VMware and
Microsoft (News - Alert) license revenues flowing to the resellers. In addition, deal
registration is available to partners.
Product Availability and Pricing
The Pivot3 vSTAC VDI is avaiable now and has already garnered the
interest of several leading enterprises across various industries,
including healthcare, education, government and financial services. List
pricing starts at $29,999.
For a test-drive of the Pivot3 vSTAC VDI Mobile Secure Desktop solution,
where you can test drive the Pivot3 vSTAC VDI MSD solution that includes
all of the latest VMware technology including View, vCOPs, vShield as
well as Trend Micro's (News - Alert) Deep Security.
Find the latest news and information about Pivot3 vSTAC™ VDI and P Cubed
Additional Pivot3 information for VMware resellers and partners can also
be found on VMware
Pivot3 was founded in 2003 on the idea that today's stack of virtual
servers, shared storage and networks could be converged to drive down
complexity and cost while dramatically increasing scale-out performance.
Today, Pivot3 has over 600 customers across the globe deploying Pivot3
vSTAC™ converged storage and compute appliances. Pivot3 products are
deployed in the video surveillance and virtual desktop markets, and have
seen particular success in the public sector, transportation, gaming,
education and retail vertical segments. The company has won numerous
awards and was most recently selected by the Wall Street Journal for the
prestigious "2011 Next Big Thing" category. To learn more about Pivot3,
About Avnet Technology Solutions (News - Alert)
Avnet Technology Solutions worldwide is a value-added distributor of
enterprise-computing products, software and services with locations in
more than 34 countries. As a global technology sales and marketing
organisation, Avnet Technology Solutions has sales divisions focused on
specific market segments and a strategy enabling an exceptional level of
attention to the needs of its customers and suppliers. Avnet Technology
Solutions is an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) representing
US$ 10.8 billion in annual revenue for fiscal year 2012.
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