This article was an announcement by Olivier Thierry, chief marketing officer at Pivot3
VMware-focused virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) appliance provider Pivot3 has announced both the vSTAC R2S P Cubed appliance, a fully pre-configured and ready-to-deploy environment for VMware Horizon Suite, and the new vSTAC R2S appliance line, an upgraded version of its existing R2 family.
Pivot3 sells 100% through the channel, so both these products are core channel products, but the vSTAC R2S P Cubed appliance seems especially likely to turn some partner heads.
The Pivot3 vSTAC R2S P Cubed ready-to-deploy Horizon Suite environment includes pre-configured trial licenses of all essential VMware Horizon Suite software – not just View.
The vSTAC R2S P Cubed Rapid Horizon Appliance’s pre-configured components include: a P3 Scale-Out Virtual SAN (vSTAC OS) with Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Express, VMware vCenter, and VMware vSphere; VMware Horizon Workspace 1.0; VMware Horizon View 5.2, and VMware Horizon Mirage 4.0.
The vSTAC R2S P Cubed also leverages the new vSTAC R2S appliance, which is also being announced. 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%.
Both Pivot3’s vSTAC R2S appliance and vSTAC R2S P Cubed appliance will be available for order in October 2013. List pricing for the vSTAC R2S starts at $USD 31,999. List pricing for the vSTAC R2S P Cubed starts at $USD 34,999.