Users can run over 100 virtual desktops on each vSTAC VDI Appliance
Unified storage and compute appliance provider Pivot3 has introduced the Pivot3 vSTAC VDI, a stackable virtual desktop infrastructure appliance which delivers a unified high-performance computer and storage platform for VMware View environments.
With Pivot3 vSTAC VDI, customers are provided with a low cost production starter kit and complete VDI out-of-the-box experience for environments of 50 to 1000 virtual desktops.
Users can run over 100 virtual desktops on each vSTAC VDI Appliance and scale VDI compute, storage and network resources linearly by adding appliances and with the Pivot3 Configuration Tool users can configure a VDI deployment in minutes, said the company.
In Pivot3 vSTAC VDI appliance there is no discontinuity in architecture from pilot to production and a predictable ROI and the vSTAC VDI appliance is a "Scale-as-you-grow" low entry cost appliance model that allows simple future planning with the same cost basis at one hundred virtual desktops or ten thousand virtual desktops.
The vSTAC VDI appliance approach allows administrators to respond quickly to changing desktop demands in the field and the appliance provides linear scalability and maximum capacity and performance throughput by eliminating the use of unnecessary meta-virtualisation layers and data movement, as well as capacity draining file replication.
Pivot3 CMO Olivier Thierry said each vSTAC VDI appliance is tuned to deliver a high-performance VDI experience combining 20 threads of compute power, 96G of RAM, 3TBs of storage, along with a 200G Solid State storage tier.
"Our simple appliance model enables us to speed VDI trials and simplify designs, while reducing CAPEX and OPEX by up to 40 percent, while eliminating storage as a barrier to VDI deployments," said Thierry.