Pivot3 Partners With Avnet in EMEA To Distribute vSTAC™ VDI Products

  Pivot3 Partners With Avnet in EMEA To Distribute vSTAC™ VDI Products

Pivot3 and Avnet team up to enable delivery of out-of-the-box VMware View VDI

Business Wire

AUSTIN, Texas & LONDON -- February 7, 2013

Pivot3, 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 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. List pricing starts at $29,999.

Supporting Resources

For a test-drive of the Pivot3 vSTAC VDI Mobile Secure Desktop solution, visit 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 Deep Security.

Find the latest news and information about Pivot3 vSTAC™ VDI and P Cubed

  *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.

About Pivot3

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, visit

About Avnet Technology Solutions

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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