VDI Solution Partners Eager to Deliver Atlantis ILIO to Cut VDI CAPEX Costs and Boost Performance
Mountain View, CA August 30th, 2010—Atlantis Computing, a leading provider of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) storage and performance optimization solutions, today announced that it has launched its VDI Solution Partner Program and is partnering with leading VMware Premier and Citrix Platinum Solution Partners to deliver solutions that reduce VDI CAPEX for enterprise customers, simplify the deployment of VDI and facilitate large scale adoption of desktop virtualization.
“We are working with a lot of customers that are in the process of planning VDI deployments and see that IT organizations are finding it challenging to build a compelling business case for VDI compared to physical PCs,” said Peter Castaldi, Principal and Co-Founder of Kovarus Technology Solutions. “If we can lower the cost per VDI desktop with Atlantis ILIO, we can expand both the number of VDI desktops per customer and the total number of customers that will deploy VDI.”
“There is a tremendous amount of VDI deployments that have stalled because either the cost of storage was too high or users were disappointed with desktop performance,” said Ron Lisch, President of CoreTek Services. “We are excited to deliver Atlantis ILIO to our customers, solve their VDI storage problems and get VDI deployments back on track.”
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.
“After testing Atlantis ILIO in our labs, we are excited to bring Atlantis ILIO into our large VDI deployments to offload IOPS from expensive SAN or NAS storage platforms,” said Chris Ward, Director of Solutions Architecture, GreenPages Technology Solutions. “We are confident that Atlantis will enable us to convince more customers to choose VDI over physical PCs, scale small VDI pilots to large production deployments and reduce the cost of VDI per desktop dramatically.”
“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),” said John Premus, Service Director for Virtualization, GlassHouse Technologies. “We have also designed Atlantis ILIO into customer VDI architectures that support up to 30,000 desktops.”
Atlantis Computing is committed to delivering products that simplify the deployment of VDI and facilitate large scale adoption of desktop virtualization.
“Atlantis ILIO is fundamentally changing the economics of VDI for our partners and customers,” said Bernard Harguindeguy, President & CEO of Atlantis Computing. “We are thrilled to be working with so many partners that are VDI experts and look forward to growing the market together.”
Atlantis Computing will be exhibiting at the VMworld 2010 conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco from August 30th to September 2nd at booth #1140 and demonstrating a live VDI deployment with Atlantis ILIO, Cisco UCS, Compellent Storage, IBM, Dell and Microsoft Windows 7.
Atlantis Computing will be holding an event at VMworld 2010 in San Francisco titled “Stalled VDI Project? Storage Too Expensive?” featuring Daniel Beveridge, Office of the CTO, VMware and John Premus, Service Director for Virtualization, GlassHouse Technologies who will discuss storage optimization for VDI deployments.
For more information and to register, visit www.atlantiscomputing.com/VDIStorageDesign
Atlantis Computing VDI Solutions Partners
CoreTek Services – www.coretekservices.com
GlassHouse Technologies – www.glasshouse.com
GreenPages Technology Solutions – www.greenpages.com
Kovarus Technology Solutions – www.kovarus.com
Systems Management Planning, Inc. (SMP) – www.smp-corp.com
Thin Client Computing – www.thinclient.net
To learn more or apply to become an Atlantis VDI Solution Partner, visit
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.