Partech International, El Dorado Ventures & Cisco Systems Invest to Change the Economics of VDI
Mountain View, CA August 25th, 2010 — Atlantis Computing, a leading provider of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) storage and performance optimization solutions, today announced that it has closed a $10 million Series C investment co-led by Partech International, El Dorado Ventures and Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO). Atlantis intends to use the capital to fund sales growth, marketing activities and international expansion.
“Desktop virtualization is one of the fastest growing technology sectors and has the potential to be even larger than server virtualization,” said Nicolas El Baze, General Partner, Partech International. “We think that Atlantis Computing is going to play a key role in the growth of this market and be an essential part of every VDI deployment.”
“While the potential of desktop virtualization is understood, the reality is that large-scale adoption has been slow in coming. IT organizations are struggling with two key barriers to server-hosted virtual desktops (VDI): storage CAPEX costs and user acceptance. If these challenges are overcome, organizations will be able to demonstrate the real ROI of desktop virtualization and the floodgates will open,” said Rachel Chalmers, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Software with The 451 Group. “Atlantis ILIO has had early success at large VDI customer deployments in reducing desktop virtualization CAPEX costs and improving the user experience by increasing virtual desktop performance. It’s not surprising that Atlantis Computing has caught so much attention so early.”
Atlantis ILIO is a VDI storage and performance optimization solution that integrates with Citrix, VMware, Quest and other VDI offerings to cut storage costs, provide IT teams with more storage options and boost desktop performance. Atlantis ILIO is a unique and innovative IO virtualization technology that fundamentally changes the economics and performance characteristics of VDI by intelligently optimizing how the Microsoft Windows operating system interacts with VDI storage.
“We are delighted to invest in Atlantis Computing and see a bright future for the company in bridging the gap between desktop virtualization solutions and storage systems,” said Charles Beeler, General Partner at El Dorado Ventures. “Atlantis has the ability to be vendor neutral when it comes to a customer’s choice for virtualization, servers and storage in their environment. This ability to work effectively across a broad range of vendor solutions was a key part of our interest in Atlantis.”
“We are seeing a tremendous amount of demand from customers that have launched VDI pilots but have not been able to overcome the high upfront cost of VDI storage required to achieve the equivalent performance of a physical PC,” said Bernard Harguindeguy, President & CEO of Atlantis Computing. “We have solved that problem in an innovative way that doesn’t require changes to desktop images while giving customers more options in the selection of storage solutions.”
About Atlantis Computing
Atlantis Computing is transforming enterprise desktop computing by solving the challenges of desktop virtualization: storage costs and user acceptance. Atlantis ILIO reduces VDI storage costs and complexity, boosts desktop performance and streamlines image management. Atlantis ILIO’s patent-pending IO virtualization technology is delivered as an appliance that transparently consolidates desktop images and offloads IO intensive Windows operations from VDI storage. Atlantis Computing is privately held and funded by El Dorado Ventures, Partech International and Cisco Systems with headquarters in Mountain View California and a research and development center in Bangalore India.
To learn more about Atlantis ILIO, visit www.atlantiscomputing.com/solutions/