Samsung-Backed Pivot3 Is Now Powering Samsung’s Push Into Small Business Cloud Serivces

Pivot3, the Texas-based data storage company, and Samsung Electronics are entering a new partnership aimed at broadening the pair’s appeal to small and medium-sized enterprises wanting to deploy virtualized desktop infrastructure. Channel partners of the two companies can now offer a starter bundle to SMEs consisting of a Pivot3 vSTAC VDI P Cubed starter appliance (with pre-configured trial licenses) — capable of supporting more than 100 virtual desktops — and 10 Samsung thin-client Cloud Displays.

“We’re delighted to partner with Samsung Electronics,” said Mike Holt, Director of Business Development at Pivot3 in a statement. “The combined offer is exactly what our joint EMEA distribution and channel partners have been asking for. This offer should really accelerate view deployments throughout our region.”

Back in February, Samsung Ventures led a new $23 million funding round in Pivot3 aimed at funding expansion of its product development, sales and marketing activities — and bringing the total funding in the company to nearly $100 million. At the time, Pivot3 also announced it was entering into a commercial partnership with Samsung Techwin, the video surveillance and defense subsidiary of Samsung. Brian Kang, managing director of Samsung Ventures America said of the investment: “We chose to invest in Pivot3 because we see them as a leading player in a large and rapidly growing space of strategic importance to our business.”

Commenting on the latest partnership, Andrew Gee, Business Development Director at Samsung Electronics, noted in a statement: “It extends our ability to support our customers, whether they are large enterprises or small and medium-sized Businesses.”