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Pivot3 Announces Validated Support for VMware’s Branch Office Desktop Solution

Pivot3, the leading provider of converged storage and compute appliances, today announced full support for the VMware’s Branch Office Desktop validated solution architecture. This solution provides a validated and optimized solution for organizations looking to cost-effectively and reliably support remote branch desktop deployments that are centrally configured and managed, yet have locally deployed performance. The solution is uniquely designed to support the branch office requirements for full (uncompressed) desktop deployments. VMware provides all of the centralized image management through VMware Mirage™ and VMware vCenter™ Server while Pivot3 provides the local branch appliance “View-in-a-box” infrastructure.

“Branch office desktops present a key opportunity for desktop virtualization,” said Mason Uyeda, director, technical and solutions marketing, end user computing, VMware. “With VMware’s latest branch office solution and Pivot3’s vSTAC VDI appliances, customers are able to have a compelling, high-performance branch office solution that is simple, scalable and affordable.”

The Pivot3 vSTAC VDI appliance is a purpose-built and tuned enterprise-ready VDI “building block”. Pivot3 vSTAC VDI appliances unify storage and servers. Remote or branch office IT administrators familiar with standard servers and Ethernet are able to deploy Pivot3 vSTAC VDI appliances, simply and quickly (within minutes not hours or days). The VMware Branch Office Desktop validation by Pivot3 includes architecture support for the latest version of VMware View®, VMware vCenter™ Operations Manager for View, and for enhanced endpoint security working with VMware vShield™, and VMware Mirage.

“The ability to centrally manage desktops yet provide for local performance is a huge breakthrough opportunity for any branch office operation,” said Olivier Thierry, chief marketing officer of Pivot3. “Pivot3’s ability to support the latest VMware Mirage™ technology with our Pivot3 vSTAC VDI appliance delivers the best of both worlds to customers in need of a robust branch office VDI solution, namely centralized image management of simple-to-deploy localized appliances.”

Solution Availability and Pricing

The Pivot3 vSTAC VDI solution for VMware Branch Office Desktop is available immediately.

Supporting Resources

For a test-drive of the Pivot3 vSTAC VDI Mobile Secure Desktop solution, visit http://pivot3.com/test-drive/ 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.

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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. Today Pivot3 has over 600 customers with over 7,000 Pivot3 vSTAC™ appliances deployed across the globe. Pivot3 products are purpose-built and 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.

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