|[March 25, 2014]
Pivot3 Announces Graphics Acceleration Options for VDI Environments
AUSTIN, Texas --(Business Wire)--
a leading supplier of video surveillance and virtual desktop (VDI)
converged storage appliances, announced a set of graphics acceleration
offerings for its vSTAC R2S desktop virtualization (VDI) solutions
suite. The three-tier offerings, designed for the complexities of
virtualized environments, deliver a richer graphics experience for
desktops running on vSTAC R2S and vSTAC R2S P Cubed appliances.
These partner-certified and tested graphics acceleration offerings
deliver a streamlined user experience by maximizing graphics operations
and display times. By incorporating powerful performance and graphics
processing offload cards, users with advanced multimedia, workstation,
or graphics-intensive application needs are assured maximum desktop
"Desktop administrators need to provide a PC-equivalent or better
desktop experience to users, especially Power Users, to gain the most
benefit from VDI environments," said Olivier Thierry, CMO, Pivot3. "With
additional offload graphics computing power and performance, Pivot3
vSTAC R2S appliances can now support users in need of graphics intensive
application support. In addition, the ability for us to offer this
feature set on the same appliance allows customers maximum flexibility
and affordability, allowing users to add what they need to their
existing configurations without moving to a different family of
NVIDIA (News - Alert) GRID technology delivers the ability to offload graphics
processing from the central processing unit (CPU) to the graphics
processing unit (GPU) in virtualized environments, allowing the data
center manager to deliver graphics-rich experiences to users.
"NVIDIA GRID enables graphics-rich applications to have
workstation-class performance and reliability from any location on
almost any device," said Justin Boitano, GM NVIDIA GRID Business. "When
combined with our GRID solution, the VDI infrastructure delivered by
Pivot3 allows organizations to take their VDI deployments to an entirely
new level, and deliver rich media and graphic applications with
The Teradici® PCoIP®
Hardware Accelerator (APEX 2800) reduces CPU overhead by offloading
the most active 100 virtual displays to ensure its capabilities are used
where most needed. In the process, the server consolidation ratio
increases up to 2x.
"One of our primary goals is to deliver the same rich graphics
experience in virtualized environments that today's users are accustomed
to with physical workstations," said Olivier Favre, Director of Product
Management, Teradici. "When paired with a GPU in VMware® Horizon View™
environments, the Teradici PCoIP Hardware Accelerator offloads screen
compression cycles from the CPU to ensure uncompromised visual computing
performance, dynamically across all users. We're excited to extend our
partnrship with Pivot3, to improve scalability and drive more benefits
to customers around the globe."
Pivot3 currently offers three graphics acceleration options:
Tera: Software-based graphics rendering with a Teradici PCoIP
Hardware Accelerator to enhance VMware Horizon View performance by
ensuring a consistent remote user experience.
K1: Hardware GPU virtualization to provide Power User PC-like
performance and graphics experience for the maximum number of
concurrent users. This option includes a passively cooled NVIDIA GRID
K1 with four NVIDIA Kepler architecture-based GPUs and 16GB of memory.
Add a Teradici PCoIP Hardware Accelerator to extend the full GPU
experience to remote users.
K2: Hardware GPU virtualization to deliver maximum performance
for users of graphics-intensive applications. This version includes an
active-cooled NVIDIA GRID K2 with two higher-end Kepler GPUs and 8GB
of memory and an upgraded 1100W power supply. Add a Teradici PCoIP
Hardware Accelerator to increase up to 80% frames per seconds
delivered to the endpoint for best remote user experience.
Pivot3 also offers a variety of professional services options to assist
customers with these options including:
Onsite: Offers access to senior level Pivot3 engineers to
perform onsite advanced installation services of the vSTAC R2S and P
Cubed Appliance(s) and graphic acceleration options as laid out in the
design at the time of the sale. The duration is determined through
pre-sales engagement to ensure that sufficient resources are allocated
to the project.
Remote: In situations where the size of the deployment is
appropriate, Pivot3 offers remote advanced installation services of
the vSTAC R2S and P Cubed Appliance(s) and graphic acceleration
options as laid out in the design at the time of the solution sale.
The duration of installation is determined through pre-sales
engagement ensuring that sufficient resources are allocated to the
vSTAC® products are purpose-built converged storage appliances that
deliver simplicity, scalability and savings to VMware Horizon Suite
deployments. The appliances simplify system operation and management by
eliminating any need for SAN expertise. Today, the Pivot3 vSTAC R2S is
the only converged storage appliance
purpose-built for Horizon Suite that ships from the factory
pre-configured and ready-to-deploy.
To learn more about Pivot3 solutions for VDI environments, take a test
drive of the Pivot3 VDI solution and discover how easy it is to
deploy the infrastructure needed for desktop virtualization.
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 Forbes
Magazine in 2013 as "One of America's Most Promising Companies", and by
CRN in their top 50 Virtualization list for 2013. To learn more about
Solution Brief: Pivot3
Graphics Acceleration Solution
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Graphics Acceleration Solutions to improve desktop virtualization
to Improve VDI User Experience? Try Graphics Acceleration
Product Spec Sheet: Pivot3
R2S P Cubed
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