Mountain View, CA, April 21, 2011 – Atlantis Computing, the leader in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) storage and performance optimization solutions, today announced that Harry Labana, vice president and chief technology officer for Citrix desktop and application virtualization, has joined the Atlantis Computing Advisory Board.
"With the Atlantis ILIO software, Atlantis Computing has delivered an elegant solution that makes the virtual desktop experience better than a PC," said Harry Labana, vice president and chief technology officer for Citrix desktop and application virtualization. "Atlantis Computing has already gained widespread acclaim by helping accelerate one of their customer’s VDI deployments to tens of thousands of desktops while slashing the amount and cost of storage normally required. Atlantis Computing has the potential to truly expand the VDI market."
Labana, who joined Citrix in July 2009, is a member of the leadership team that charts the technological direction and product roadmap of Citrix's $1 billion flagship product line. As CTO, he is also responsible for helping to communicate the strategic direction of the company’s desktop virtualization solutions to internal and external audiences. As part of the Citrix Office of the CTO, Harry collaborates with other Citrix CTOs to drive the company's overall technology direction and product strategy and advises the executive management team.
Prior to joining Citrix, Labana was at Goldman Sachs for nine years, most recently as a vice president in the Technology division, leading the global engineering and architecture efforts for desktop and application virtualization. While at Goldman Sachs, Labana also worked closely with the Office of the CIO to advise clients, internal bankers and research analysts on trends and investment opportunities. He also advised leading software entrepreneurs and established leaders on strategy, and influenced their roadmaps.
In addition, Labana has 15 years of experience in numerous infrastructure, architecture, project management and software development roles in financial services firms such as Deutsche Bank, Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers, and was a Citrix customer for many years as well as a customer council member. He holds a bachelor's degree in Electronic Systems Engineering with honors from the University of Manchester (UK).
“I am thrilled to welcome Harry to our advisory board,” said Bernard Harguindeguy, CEO, Atlantis Computing. “Harry's perspective as both a leader in the desktop virtualization market and as a technologist who has architected many solutions in that space will be a strong asset to us as we continue delivering solutions that help accelerate the adoption of virtual desktops in small and large enterprises.”
About Atlantis Computing
Atlantis Computing is transforming enterprise desktop computing by solving the challenges of desktop virtualization: storage costs, performance and the impact of security on server density. With Atlantis software, the virtual desktop user experience is better than a physical PC, while at the same time making virtual desktop deployments more affordable to IT organizations by cutting the amount of storage needed, permitting the use of less expensive storage, and increasing performance and densities. Atlantis Computing is privately held and funded by El Dorado Ventures, Partech International and Cisco Systems with U.S. headquarters in Mountain View, California, European headquarters in London, England and a research & development center in Bangalore, India.
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