SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pivot3, a leading supplier of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) converged infrastructure appliances, today announced its vSTAC R2S appliance line, delivering improved performance and desktop density, while reducing the cost per desktop. The vSTAC R2S is compatible with the existing R2 family, and incorporates new processor upgrades (2 x dual 8 core Ivy Bridge E5-2650 v2 processors) that deliver 24% more desktops per appliance while reducing corresponding per desktop infrastructure costs by up to 14%.
“Their purpose-built appliances deliver a simple to scale converged infrastructure stack that includes a high-capacity virtualized SAN together with requisite IOPS to run virtualized desktops. This combination of capabilities makes the vSTAC R2S an ideally suited VMware® Horizon™ Suite appliance.”
“Pivot3’s vSTAC R2S release continues to drive some of the most compelling price/performance appliance characteristics in the market by leveraging the latest Intel processors and VMware technology,” said James Bagley, senior analyst at Storage Strategies NOW. “Their purpose-built appliances deliver a simple to scale converged infrastructure stack that includes a high-capacity virtualized SAN together with requisite IOPS to run virtualized desktops. This combination of capabilities makes the vSTAC R2S an ideally suited VMware® Horizon™ Suite appliance.”
Unlike all other VDI hybrid storage or converged infrastructure appliances, the vSTAC R2 and R2S appliances are purpose-built to cost-effectively deploy VMware Horizon Suite. The vSTAC R2S appliance can not only handle the IOP needs for VMware Horizon View virtualized desktops but it can also handle the high capacity requirements of VMware Horizon Mirage and VMware Horizon Workspace all within the same appliance. By leveraging VMware’s View Storage Accelerator, Pivot3 vSTAC R2S customers can benefit from in-memory caching performance without having to pay for unnecessary and expensive read-side media. Each vSTAC R2S appliance can support between 117 to 154 virtual desktops and can be dynamically and automatically scaled-out with additional vSTAC appliances.
“The R2 has been a fantastic success for us in the market, setting benchmarks for price and performance for VMware Horizon View deployments,” said Olivier Thierry, chief marketing officer at Pivot3. “The R2S continues this trend of delivering top-tier performance, scalability and ease-of-use, but now with the ability for companies to establish a full VMware Horizon Suite environment in a timely manner. Over the last year we have doubled our VDI revenues quarter-on-quarter, as the market has adopted our simple, affordable and high-performance VMware Horizon converged infrastructure appliances.”
Pivot3 has a broad range of Professional Services that are available to partners in order to get customers up and running rapidly and efficiently, helping to maximize the value of Horizon Suite and Pivot3 converged infrastructure appliances. Pivot3’s vSTAC R2S appliance will be available for order in October 2013. List pricing for the vSTAC R2S starts at $31,999. For more information, visit www.pivot3.com.
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 Forbes Magazine in 2013 as “One of America’s Most Promising Companies”, and by CRN in their top 100 Virtualization list for 2012. Visit www.pivot3.com.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.