AUSTIN, Texas--(Pivot3, a leading provider of unified storage and compute appliances, today announced a distribution agreement with Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc., to distribute the Pivot3 vSTAC™ virtual desktop infrastructure products to its solution provider network in fifteen countries throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.)--
“This year, Arrow ECS was named the VMware distributor of the year globally as well as in EMEA and the Americas, and this agreement with Pivot3 extends the support we provide to solution providers selling VMware solutions or integrating solutions into VMware environments.”
The Pivot3 vSTAC VDI appliance family makes VMware View deployments simple, affordable and channel-consumable for the 100- to 1000-desktop target market. Pivot3 vSTAC™ VDI appliances unify storage and servers, eliminating the need for specialized IT expertise to configure and integrate separate storage-area-network storage, servers and software into a VDI solution.
“The addition of Pivot3 products to our portfolio now enables Arrow ECS to offer a complete out-of-box VMware View VDI solution to countries and regions such as France, Germany, the U.K. and Nordics,” Julien Peronneau, vice president of operations and business transformation for the EMEA region at Arrow ECS. “This year, Arrow ECS was named the VMware distributor of the year globally as well as in EMEA and the Americas, and this agreement with Pivot3 extends the support we provide to solution providers selling VMware solutions or integrating solutions into VMware environments.”
“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, EMEA, at Pivot3. “Together with Arrow ECS’ 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 this agreement, Pivot3 has a VDI channel-ready program consisting of many unique elements designed to maximize lead opportunities and qualifications 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-outs of desktops and performance reporting. The channel-ready program also is designed to enhance sell-though with all VMware and Microsoft license revenues flowing to the resellers. In addition, deal registration is available to partners.
Product Availability and Pricing
The Pivot3 vSTAC VDI is available now and has already garnered the interest of several leading enterprises across various industries, including healthcare, education, government and financial services. Customer pricing starts at $350 per desktop.
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
Additional Pivot3 information for VMware resellers and partners can also be found on VMware Partner Central.
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.