VMware Partner Exchange - Las Vegas, NV – February 14, 2012 – Atlantis Computing™, the leader in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) storage and performance optimization solutions has become the VDI storage optimization technology of choice for a growing number of customers ranging in size from 25 to 100,000 users across vertical markets that include financial services, insurance, government, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, retail, real estate, manufacturing, construction, energy, education, legal and telecommunications. Atlantis Computing customer base growth was driven entirely by partners on three continents; including deployments in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany and Japan. Atlantis Computing also increased its channel to 64 partners including value added resellers, system integrators and distributors.
“Desktop Virtualization holds the promise of many benefits but had yet to receive a warm welcome from the market as initial VDI technologies were too expensive to deploy, speeds were slow, and users could easily tell the difference between virtual desktops and physical PCs,” said Bernard Harguindeguy, CEO of Atlantis Computing. “Atlantis ILIO is leading the new generation of VDI technologies and enabling our customer and partners to unlock the full potential of VDI by driving down the cost per desktop and delivering an experience that makes users want to switch to virtual desktops.”
Customers and Partners Highlight Benefits of Atlantis ILIO
JP Morgan Chase is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.0 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries.
“The deployment of virtual desktops is strategic to JPMorgan Chase,” said Paul McEwen, managing director, JPMorgan Chase. “Virtual desktops increase user productivity, lower costs and will ultimately become a competitive advantage for us.”
Frankfurter Bankgesellschaft a Swiss bank that specializes in international private banking and wealth management services.
“Atlantis ILIO was the enabler for our VDI project,” said Zdravko Ruzicic, Head of Systems and Networking Engineering at Frankfurter Bankgesellschaft. “Deploying Atlantis ILIO reduced the cost of storage from $2,223 per desktop to $150 including the cost of the Atlantis ILIO software – a 93 percent savings without compromising our user’s experience.”
World Wide Technologies is a leading VMware View Systems Integrator providing technology products, services, and supply chain solutions to customers around the globe.
“Atlantis ILIO enables WWT to deliver lower cost and better performing VDI solutions to our customers,” said Scott Miller, director of cloud and virtualization at World Wide Technologies. “Integrating Atlantis ILIO into our VDI stack is accelerating our customers VDI purchases and we have large federal government customers adopting Atlantis ILIO to optimize their VDI deployments.”
Presidio (formerly INX) is a leading VMware View partner focused on data center virtualization, collaboration, security, mobility, contact centers and network infrastructure.
“Designing storage for VDI is critical to the success and significant cost for all VDI projects,” said Steven Kaplan, vice president of virtualization, Presidio (formerly INX). “We are recommending that our customers use Atlantis ILIO to make VDI storage more efficient, lower the cost per desktop and ensure the success of their VDI deployments by providing users with a much better desktop experience.”
Foundation IT is a UK based VMware partner focused on delivering virtual desktop based solutions.
“To deliver successful VDI implementations on VMware View, we need performance, scalability, and significant cost savings. Not two out of three, but three out of three,” said Andrew Sellers, director at Foundation IT. “We chose Atlantis ILIO because it delivers significant CAPEX savings whilst providing ‘better than PC’ user experience. We have brought VMware View and Atlantis ILIO together to deliver our WorkSpace end-to-end VDI solution that achieves the operational simplicity and scalability that desktop virtualization always promised at the same cost of a traditional PC. Every WorkSpace desktop virtualization solution we sell now includes Atlantis ILIO as the storage layer.”
Networld is the leading Value Added Distributor in Japan for both VMware and Citrix products.
“As the leading distributor in Japan for both VMware and Citrix, we have seen customers in the Japanese market be limited to smaller VDI deployments because of the storage costs and performance challenges related to storage,” said Shoichi Morita, president and CEO of Networld. “In the few months that we have been the distributor for Atlantis ILIO in Japan, we have over 30 new VDI opportunities planned with Atlantis ILIO. Now, we are excited to bring Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI to the Japanese market to further accelerate VDI adoption.”
About Atlantis Computing
Atlantis Computing is transforming enterprise desktop computing by making virtual desktops more affordable, reducing implementation risks and addressing key barriers to market adoption: storage costs and user acceptance. Atlantis Computing software complements Citrix and VMware solutions by reducing the amount of storage needed, enabling the use of less expensive storage, and boosting performances of desktop and mobile devices. Atlantis Computing is headquartered in Mountain View, California.
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