Partners with Rancher Labs to Preview Single Platform for Orchestrating Storage and Delivering Containerized Applications
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Oct. 25, 2016 -Atlantis Computing® is helping eliminate IT operational complexity, one of the main barriers to virtual workspace adoption, by launching the integration of workspace infrastructure into the Citrix management suite. By combining applications, management and infrastructure into a single workspace platform-as-a-service (PaaS) solution, Atlantis makes it easier for any-sized enterprise to deploy and manage virtual workspaces at a lower cost.
Bringing Enterprise Data Services to Containers
Additionally, the company identified similar challenges between managing workspaces and containers based on customer feedback. With this in mind, Atlantis is teaming with Rancher Labs to deliver a fully-automated, software-based solution: a single platform that provides a rich set of data services, provisioning and management of compute, storage and containers.
The convenience of containers for rapid creation of web applications and microservices are offset by the need for storage that lasts beyond the typical container lifespan. Persistent storage and data management tools are critical for enterprise applications. Atlantis is addressing this with plans to extend its unified software-defined storage platform to deploy and manage containerized applications and microservices together with enterprise-class data services for any on-premises or cloud-based environment.
"Businesses require software-driven infrastructure that automatically tailors itself to the application to compete and thrive," said Chetan Venkatesh, CEO and president of Atlantis. "The workspace today is too much of a jigsaw puzzle of multiple tools and processes in separate IT silos. By folding Atlantis into the Citrix platform and delivering a vision for workspace PaaS, we're simplifying adoption of virtual desktops and providing cloud-based deployment management and operations that behaves more like a Docker container than a virtual machine."
Delivering the Best User Experience with New Workspace Capabilities
By integrating Citrix management and automation capabilities with its platform, Atlantis will improve the end-user experience with new workspace capabilities including single-pane management that provides automated, dynamic workspace provisioning, monitoring and analytics-based reporting. Customers can seamlessly extend workspace management to public clouds with integration of Microsoft Azure. They also have the flexibility of deploying the new workspace infrastructure platform in either Atlantis USX SDS or HyperScale appliance configurations to match their business requirements.
"Midsized and large enterprises often have complex infrastructure deployments that can be challenging to protect and manage from end-to-end," said Calvin Hsu, vice president of product marketing, workspace services at Citrix. "The integration that Atlantis has done with Citrix provides on-demand delivery of virtual workspaces that will be easy to adopt and deploy anywhere, even in public clouds."
"Atlantis and Rancher share the belief that applications should be truly portable between multiple clouds, without sacrificing performance or overwhelming users with point products," said Shannon Williams, co-founder and vice president of sales and marketing for Rancher Labs. "By building a single platform to manage infrastructure and containers, together we're able to offer a fully-automated platform to support containers-as-a-service for enterprises embracing DevOps and faster software development."
"The power of workspace data services with a container strategy is very powerful - I can't believe I didn't think of it myself," said Scott D. Lowe, co-founder and principal analyst at ActualTech Media. "By integrating storage services into one tool that's used to manage data and applications within containers, enterprises can easily transition to hybrid or public clouds and combine VDI and container management."
Availability and Additional Resources
- The new Atlantis workspace solutions integrated with Citrix Desktop Director will be available worldwide from Atlantis resellers in November 2016, with support for Citrix Lifecycle Manager and Studio available in subsequent releases.
- Customers can preview the Atlantis container storage features by downloading the Atlantis USX Community Edition, also available in November, from the Atlantis Community site at http://community.atlantiscomputing.com/community-edition.
- More information on the new Atlantis workspace software is available at http://www.atlantiscomputing.com/solutions/virtual-workspace.
- Updates will be provided on the Atlantis blog at https://community.atlantiscomputing.com/blog.aspx.
About Atlantis Computing
Atlantis Computing, winner of the Best of VMworld and Best of Citrix Synergy awards, offers the industry's most simple and agile virtual workspace platform. Atlantis delivers high performance, a dynamic user experience and low costs that are missing from traditional infrastructures. Atlantis provides the flexibility to optimize and extend the existing capacity of any mix of hardware, local and shared storage, or to transition to more efficient hyperconverged and public cloud storage. The Atlantis solutions effectively reduce costs by lowering data center infrastructure requirements, simplifying management, and eliminating the need to buy shared storage again. To date, Atlantis has deployed over 160 petabytes of storage for more than 800 customers, servicing 7 of the top 10 global banks, and over 1 million virtual workspaces including 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 Sunnyvale, California and offices in Europe.
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