Customers

Happy, referenceable customers are the lifeblood of successful companies, and Atlantis has many of them across a wide number of vertical markets. We have these customer references in a variety of different formats, including written case studies, on-demand videos and webinars, and more technical reference architecture white papers.

The Atlantis USX platform provides the same risk reduction, compelling economics, and maximum flexibility benefits across industry segments with high investments in virtualized infrastructures.

Select your vertical below to view the available case study materials.

Overview

The US Army Medical Command (Medcom) has slashed user login times from five minutes to 30 seconds in an 11,000-user virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) project with the help of Atlantis ILIO flash caching software from Atlantis Computing.

Atlantis Computing offloaded in excess of 80% of virtual desktop IOPS… Similarly, the Atlantis ILIO appliance reduced the storage capacity when provisioning virtual desktops by over 85%.

U.S. Army Chess Contract

We are able to run more than 200 desktops on a SAN that without ILIO would only be able to run 50... Even when you take into account the cost of the Atlantis ILIO software, we saved 50% on the capital expense of our SAN.

Jonathan Travers
Head of European IT
Fellowes

Overview

The cost and operational complexity of maintaining and refreshing thousands of physical PCs drove HMSA to rethink its desktop computing strategy and initiate a switch to virtual desktops. HMSA chose Atlantis ILIO to provide a better-than-PC user experience, while increasing the number of virtual desktops per server from 30 to 200.

The combination of Atlantis ILIO and Fusion-io enables us to guarantee 1000 IOPS per desktop. In some cases, I have seen as much as 20,000 IOPS per desktop.

Mark Choi
Infrastructure Engineer
HMSA

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Business Drivers

  • Employee mobility and enable work from home offices
  • Go live before London Olympics 2012

Challenges

  • IO performance with shared storages
  • End-user acceptance issues

Within two weeks of contacting Atlantis Computing, we deployed 1,400 virtual desktops using Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI to significantly accelerate desktop performance for our users and ensure the continued success of the project.

Andrew Rice
Global Head of IT
BLP (Berwin Leighton Paisner)

Overview

Mid Coast Hospital, Maine's most modern hospital, has deployed Atlantis ILIO storage optimization software on the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) as part of its VMware View deployment to help streamline IT operations while providing reliable and high performance virtual desktops for physicians, nurses and staff.

The latest version of Atlantis ILIO is incredibly fast. We are able to deploy 70 linked clones per server in 12 minutes, and we can do that on all servers at the same time to scale to an unlimited number of users with no performance impact.

Michael Poulin
Manager, Network Services
Mid Coast Hospital

Overview

In addition to significantly cutting our operational costs, the improved security and centralized control of our desktop transformation allows us to more easily prove compliance with National Health Service governance directives....the improved performance realized with our new desktop virtualization implementation is allowing our doctors to spend less time waiting to access their devices and more time with their patients, thus improving the care we provide,

Dave Rose
Head of Design Authority
University Hospitals of Leicester

Overview

Washington Trust Bank, the largest independently owned full-service commercial bank in the Northwest, has deployed Atlantis ILIO as part of its VMware View desktop virtualization deployment to enable employees to access their virtual desktop from anywhere using Wyse thin clients and zero clients, iPads, personal computers or repurposed corporate PCs.

If adding more storage was the only solution, we were going to kill the VDI project... We had a sizable user base that experienced the pre-ILIO virtual desktop performance issues and once we migrated all the users to Atlantis ILIO, it was completely positive and the issues users were having evaporated.

Christopher Green
Vice President IT Infrastructure Systems
Washington Trust Bank

The Colt office of the future program has created a flexible working environment and helped to increase productivity. Using traditional disk-based storage architectures for VDI proved to be costly and complex. We therefore decided to take a new approach, running VMware View desktops with Atlantis ILIO on Cisco UCS servers without storage—Using Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI simplifies our VMware View deployment, reduces operational complexity and delivers both a vastly improved user experience and a much lower cost per desktop.

Chris Hewertson
CIO
Colt Technology Services

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Atlantis Computing Inducted into the JP Morgan Chase Hall of Innovation

The deployment of virtual desktops is strategic to JPMorgan Chase. Virtual desktops increase user productivity, lower costs and will ultimately become a competitive advantage for us.

Paul McEwen
Managing Director
JPMorgan Chase

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Atlantis ILIO Solves the Virtual Desktop Storage Challenge for Swiss Bank

Atlantis ILIO is an enabler for VDI. If you don’t solve the storage IO problem, the cost per desktop is extremely high. For Frankfurter Bank, the cost per desktop was 2,000 CHF [$2,223 USD] using our SAN. If you don’t solve this intelligently, management won’t accept the cost of VDI and it will lead to project cancellation. Atlantis ILIO enabled us to implement VDI for a lower cost than a physical PC by reusing our existing SAN more efficiently and reducing our storage costs by 93% in the process.

Zdravko Ruzicic
Head of Systems- & Networkengineering
Frankfurter Bankgesellschaft (Schweiz) AG

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The idea was that if we attack this intelligently by using Atlantis ILIO, we can offload 80–90% of the storage I/O demand and keep the cost of vLab down for customers.

Rob Daly
Sr. Consultant
GlassHouse Technologies

We have been using Atlantis ILIO in our vLab to reduce storage by up to 90%, offload IOPS on our storage system by up to 80% and instantly provision VDI image components including as VMware View, VMware ThinApp, Citrix XenDesktop, Microsoft App-V and AppSense for enterprise customer proof of concepts (POCs)

John Premus
Service Director for Virtualization
GlassHouse Technologies

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It’s a pull rather than push effect. Early adopters like the new service because booting up, logging in and launching applications is much faster. Hearing this from colleagues rather than IT makes others ask if they can have it too. People want it as quickly as we can get it out to them. The cost per seat is between 20 and 25 percent lower than before.

Howell Huws
Sr. Consultant
head of business technology at H&F

Business Challenges

  • Business continuity and strong security are important competitive differentiators
  • Slow bandwidth delivery hampered employee productivity and affected customer service
  • Different WAN configurations and server setups among branch offices create IT support challenges

Solution

  • Cisco ISR G2 Routers with UCS E-Series Servers
  • VMware Horizon View
  • Atlantis ILIO storage optimization software

The beauty of the Cisco, VMware and Atlantis Computing solution is that it gives us the flexibility to run centralized or distributed applications at each branch, so we can apply whatever works best for a particular situation.

Erick Stoeckle
Network System Manager and IT Architect
Northrim Bank

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Atlantis ILIO improved user productivity significantly, allowing us to grow our XenApp estate by 20% with NO storage and decreased our helpdesk call volume by 70%

Jonathan Eyton-Williams
Practice Lead—End User Computing at Kelway

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Overview

Franciscus Hospital is a NIAZ (Netherlands Institute for Accreditation of Hospitals) quality certified hospital that provides all hospital services for the West Brabant region in the Netherlands.

The fact that we did not need to purchase any extra hardware, which comes with extra management and maintenance costs, was the most important factor in deciding to purchase Atlantis ILIO. The ILIO Software works on our standard hardware, so we did not have to make exceptions in our purchasing decisions.

Jan van Tillo
IT Manager—Franciscus Hospital

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Overview

The Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is a large multi-specialty clinic system located in Greater Houston with its administrative headquarters in Shadow Creek Ranch, Pearland. The clinic system is a major provider of healthcare for NASA and a center for healthcare research.

So far our “desktop” speeds have increased and our management capabilities—which are now centralized—have streamlined.

Martin Littmann
Chief Technology Officer & CISO—Kelsey-Seybold Clinic