Software-defined storage solution eliminates the need to purchase more storage for up to five years by freeing up 85% of capacity
London, U.K. 30 September 2015 — Atlantis Computing, the leading provider of Software-Defined Storage (SDS), has delivered a 10x desktop performance improvement for over 600 users at Catalyst Housing, one of the UK’s leading housing associations. The Atlantis SDS solution was 20% more cost effective to purchase than any other storage solution evaluated by Catalyst.
Catalyst had serious performance issues with its previous storage hardware that underpinned its desktop environment. The Atlantis solution integrated easily with the storage hardware that Catalyst already had in its network and only required the purchase of some extra RAM to accommodate the anticipated future growth in user numbers. Atlantis was also selected due to its ability to scale out to accommodate growth in user numbers.
Catalyst is one of the UK’s leading housing associations with 21,000 homes across London and the South East of England. The organisation wanted to migrate to Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2013 to offer improved IT capabilities for its staff. It carried out a comprehensive evaluation of three potential options from Nimble, Nexsan and software-defined storage from Atlantis. The Atlantis solution was installed in just one day, and currently supports a VDI environment used by 95% of Catalyst’s 650 employees. “Atlantis was absolutely the fastest; the other two products tested simply couldn’t compare,” said Konrad Kowal, Technical Architect, Catalyst.
“Our performance tests show that the Atlantis software-defined storage solution is 10 times faster than our previous hardware-based storage platform. We have freed up 85% of the storage on our shared storage platform, thanks to the Atlantis compression capabilities,” says Kowal. This means the association won’t have to purchase additional storage hardware for more users over the next three to five years enabling them to gain a far better return on prior IT investments.
David Cumberworth, Vice President of EMEA, Atlantis Computing, concluded: “Catalyst has not only saved itself money in the short term by implementing Atlantis software but it won’t have to worry about buying additional hardware for almost five years. The organisation currently enjoys a consistently high performing desktop environment, across all of its sites, enabling its employees to work productively from any office, from home and out in the field.”
Atlantis will be exhibiting at IP Expo London on 7th-8th October 2015 at stand number KK16. Working with hardware vendors including Lenovo, HP, Cisco and SuperMicro and its resellers across EMEA, Atlantis is able to offer medium sized organisations a software-defined storage appliance to optimise their data centre storage. Atlantis will be available to talk about storage trends, market take up and all things hyper-converged. Join Atlantis for a drinks reception on Wednesday 7th October at the Sunborn London hotel near the ExCel from 5-7pm following IP Expo.
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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