Pivot3 Introduces HC-3 Healthcare Validated VDI

  Pivot3 Introduces HC-3 Healthcare Validated VDI

 HC-3 provides seamless interoperability for VMware® Horizon View™, Samsung,
       Teradici and Imprivata® OneSign™ on Pivot3 vSTAC® VDI appliances


Business Wire

NEW ORLEANS -- March 4, 2013

HIMSS – Pivot3, a leading provider of VMware® Horizon View™ converged storage
and compute appliances, today announced HC-3, a validated virtual desktop
infrastructure that integrates the technologies of several leading vendors,
into a simple, scalable and cost-effective VDI solution for the healthcare
sector. Collaborating with VMware, Teradici, Samsung and Imprivata, Pivot3 now
offers an appliance-based VDI solution that enables healthcare providers with
the necessary infrastructure to improve hospital desktop operations without
the complexities and risks of having to build out and integrate a VDI
infrastructure from scratch.

“Deploying VDI is well documented to help drive compliance as it can improve
the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare while also increasing the
privacy and security of EHRs,” said Brett Waldman, research manager, client
virtualization software at IDC. “A top pain point for healthcare CIOs has been
deploying and managing clinical and administrative desktops and Pivot3’s HC-3
has the potential to reduce much of this pain.”

Certified through the VMware AlwaysOn Point of Care™ validated design,
Pivot3’s HC-3 integrates all of the storage and server hardware, desktop
virtualization software, single sign-on and authentication management
software, and endpoints in a simple-to-deploy appliance model. HC-3 can
further simplify healthcare VDI deployments by providing a pre-configured
“View-in-a-box” HC-3 pilot bundle, which can then be scaled out seamlessly
from pilot to production. Pivot3 VDI appliances can support up to 125 desktops
each, offering a cost-effective pay-as-you-grow pricing model that reduces
both capital and operating expenses.

“The HC-3 bundle from Pivot3 can help simplify infrastructure hurdles and can
accelerate the time-to-value of delivering VMware® Horizon View™ to healthcare
providers,” said Mason Uyeda, director, Technical and Solution Marketing,
VMware. “VMware is pleased to collaborate with our partners to deliver a
robust VDI offering to our customers.”

Pivot3 HC-3 provides users with connectivity to desktops through any endpoint
device from anywhere, allowing for non-stop access and improving patient care
through Follow Me virtual desktop capabilities. Samsung NC series zero client
Cloud Displays powered by Teradici TERA2, and Samsung mobile PCs and tablets
together with Imprivata® OneSign™ Virtual Desktop Access, provide clinicians
with non-stop access to virtual desktops with fast logon times through any
endpoint device and from any location through the swipe of a badge or the tap
of a fingerprint. The HC-3 bundle also includes the Teradici APEX 2800 server
offload card, therefore ensuring the success of VMware Horizon View
deployments by offloading the PCoIP encoding tasks from the CPU. This provides
a better and more consistent user experience for heavy multimedia workloads,
as well as increased consolidation ratio on the System.

“The HC-3 bundle allows us to demonstrate the power and versatility of the
Samsung line up of healthcare information endpoints,” commented Tod Pike,
senior vice president at Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division. “Whether you
are accessing via a Cloud Display or on a Samsung mobile device using the
remote virtualized desktop, the HC-3 infrastructure offers healthcare
providers the ability to access information anywhere, at anytime.”

“Care providers want fast easy access to patient information wherever they
need it – throughout the hospital, in clinics, and at home,” said Geoff Hogan,
SVP of Business Development at Imprivata. “Imprivata is pleased to collaborate
with Pivot3, VMware, Teradici and Samsung on this offering. Healthcare CIOs
will appreciate the integrated package, streamlined management and No Click
Access™ experience to roaming desktops for their providers.”

“Over the last year our customers have loved our ability to deliver a
‘View-in-a-box’ solution that is simple to deploy, scales easily and is
affordable,” said Olivier Thierry, chief marketing officer at Pivot3. “It made
sense to further simplify the solution by integrating and going to market with
other technologies that complement each other in a given market segment. It’s
a win-win for customers, and partners alike.”

HC-3 will be demonstrated at HIMSS March 4-6, at the Samsung booth No. 4281,
and at the Pivot3 booth No. 770.

Pivot3’s HC-3 Healthcare Validated VDI is available today through authorized
Pivot3 distributors. A Pivot3 HC-3 pilot bundle will be available through
authorized distributors, late Q1/early Q2. For more information, please visit

Supporting Resources

Find the latest news and information about Pivot3 vSTAC^® VDI, HC-3 and P
Cubed online:

  *HC-3 Validated Design Infrastructure Solution
  *Product Information
  *Test Drive Pivot3
  *Pivot3 VDI Configurator
  *VMware AlwaysOn Design Validated Guide
  *VMware Horizon View POC Solutions
  *Imprivata^® OneSign™ Virtual Desktop Access information
  *Branch Office Desktop in the BYOD Era

About Pivot3

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 600 customers across the globe
deploying Pivot3 vSTAC^® storage and compute appliances. 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 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.

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