Fast and scalable single platform storage delivers high performance and lowers costs
London, U.K. July 30, 2015- Atlantis Computing, the leading provider of Software-Defined Storage, today announced that the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, one of the largest orthopaedic units in Europe, is using the Atlantis VDI solution to support its data storage infrastructure. The software-defined solution now supports 700 new thin clients, 100 laptops and 70 tablets, creating a 92% reduction in desktop login times and freeing up 30 minutes a day for clinicians.
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital (ROH) NHS trust is a specialist teaching hospital in the U.K. The ROH has a high demand level for its services, meaning its surgeons, doctors and nurses need to be able to work quickly and efficiently. The hospital has a growing number of patients who require specialist and compassionate care. With over 1,000 clinical and administrative employees, access to its numerous medical applications is key.
Previously, the ROH had three separate storage devices, which offered a total of 10 terabytes of storage. However, the hospital was facing a looming crisis as the storage was incredibly time consuming to manage and was quickly running out of capacity, resulting in the decision to adopt a VDI solution.
The ROH purchased Atlantis Software Defined Storage with support from IT partner Illumit to provide ample desktop storage with the ability to easily expand capacity in the future. The Atlantis solution now underpins all of the hospitals virtualised desktops whilst also supporting the ROH’s new remote access and BYOD strategies. Employees can now access medical applications and files from personal mobile devices in minutes as the Atlantis software operates in RAM, rapidly improving productivity.
Mark Bemrose, network manager at ROH, said: “Previously, it used to take employees 15-20 minutes to boot up their computers and log in. With the Atlantis software, this process now only takes 90 seconds. This time saving is hugely beneficial for the hospital’s clinicians who log in and out several times a day from different locations as they move between operating theatres, wards and offices. This time-saving enables our staff to work far more effectively and spend more time with their patients.”
David Cumberworth, VP EMEA, Atlantis, said: “The ROH is a well known and respected hospital for the high level of care it gives to all its patients. It is vital in an organisation like the ROH that employees are able to access important files and documents quickly. Our software delivers this and much more. The Atlantis solution has supported IT staff through simple management and has ultimately saved the hospital time and money which can be put into treating and caring for more patients across the country.
Atlantis, winner of the Best of VMworld and Best of Citrix Synergy awards, offers the industry’s most flexible and powerful Software-Defined Storage (SDS) platform. Atlantis delivers better performance than the fastest all-flash array, at half the cost of traditional storage. Atlantis HyperScale leverages the Atlantis patented SDS platform to deliver all-flash hyper-converged appliances that are 50 to 90 percent lower cost than traditional storage or other hyper-converged appliances. To date, Atlantis has deployed over 52 Petabytes of storage for more than 1,000 mission critical deployments, including some of the largest virtualization deployments in the world. Atlantis is privately held and funded by Adams Street Partners, Cisco Systems, El Dorado Ventures and Partech Ventures, with headquarters in Mountain View, California and offices in Europe.
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