Atlantis Computing and Devon IT Partner to Deliver High Performance Lower Cost Desktop Virtualization

Mountain View, CA and King of Prussia, PA – May 22, 2013 - Today Atlantis Computing™ and Devon IT announced a partnership and joint solution to further decrease the cost of virtual desktops deployments, while delivering better than PC performance. The solution enables IT teams to immediately deploy virtual desktops at scale with their existing images and lowers the cost of Citrix XenApp virtualization migrations. The solution supports enterprise class high-availability (HA) and disaster recovery, automates deployments, and simplifies the management of virtual desktops and thin client devices at scales reaching tens of thousands of users.

According to Gartner, "storage is the No. 1 challenge most IT organizations face when considering virtual desktop (server-hosted virtual desktop or virtual desktop infrastructure) projects. Persistent storage is the easiest solution to deploy, but can result in significantly higher back-end storage costs because every user is assigned a dedicated virtual desktop image."1 Moreover, "with an average cost per virtual desktop of over $1,000, the typical cost of storage is $400 to $600 per desktop."2

With traditional SAN/NAS storage and thin client devices, customers cannot achieve the same level of performance as a PC without spending $1,000-$2,000 per user. Standard thin client acquisition and management costs drive up the total cost of ownership further to put virtual desktops out of the reach of most organizations.

Atlantis ILIO award-winning software optimizes how storage-intensive applications use data center storage when virtualized. The software reduces the amount of storage needed for each user, boosts the desktop performance, and reduces operationalization risks. It is the only solution on the market to run the VMs directly in RAM using its “ILIO In-Memory” technology delivering amazing performance levels, and enabling deployments with a fraction of the storage normally needed – and depending on the implementation use case, with no storage at all.

“Together, Atlantis ILIO software and Devon IT thin clients make it possible to deploy virtual desktops that are not only cheaper and faster than PCs, but also easier to manage at scale,” said Bernard Harguindeguy, President and CEO of Atlantis Computing. “The joint solution with Devon IT is proven in some of the largest VDI deployments out there to scale well beyond 10,000 users with fully automated disaster recovery.”

Devon IT software embedded on thin clients offers significant benefits to information technology (IT) departments. In addition to delivering security and control, IT teams are able to support more users with fewer resources, while offering the best possible user experience from virtually anywhere, and on virtually any device. Devon IT and Atlantis Computing have proven the benefits of scalability, management and cost savings in one of the largest VDI deployments in the world.

Also according to Gartner, “a thin client is often the device of choice for SBC or HVD environments. Thin clients decrease the cost of field operations associated with a device, last longer, offer better security, and consume less power than comparable desktop PCs. Thin clients typically cost less than desktops on a per-unit basis; however, these cost savings are often offset by the required back-end infrastructures necessary for SBC or HVDs.”3

“It is no secret that thin client technology is now capable of replacing desktop PCs, even in large-scale environments,” said Joe Makoid, President of Devon IT. “Both hardware and software used in creating a successful VDI deployment have advanced by leaps and bounds over the past two years. Utilizing VDI has never been more cost effective, and the user experience just keeps getting better and better. We're proud to be working with Atlantis Computing to find more ways to improve the capabilities of VDI while keeping costs down. Atlantis ILIO storage optimization software and thin clients running Devon IT software turn the vision of VDI into reality.”

About Atlantis Computing

Atlantis Computing, winner of the prestigious Best of VMworld and Best of Citrix Synergy awards, addresses the challenges of storage-intensive applications in private and public clouds: performance, cost, disaster recovery, and the ability to scale-out on demand. Atlantis ILIO software complements virtualization solutions from Citrix, Microsoft and VMware to optimize the use of data center storage by virtualized desktops and servers, automate large scale deployment and management, and lower implementation risks. Atlantis Computing is privately held and funded by Cisco Systems, El Dorado Ventures and Partech International, with headquarters in Mountain View, California and offices in Europe. For more information, visit: www.atlantiscomputing.com or follow us on Twitter @AtlantisSDS.

About Devon IT

Devon IT, Inc., (www.devonit.com) is a leading information technology company that offers thin client software, hardware, and virtual desktop solutions. Devon IT's products offer users in various industries and environments greater IT security, enhanced manageability, improved reliability, and lower costs. Devon IT is also the creator of patent pending VDI Blaster™ (www.vdiblaster.com), a software suite that transforms PCs with hard drives into virtual desktops and the innovators of the SafeBook® thin client notebook. The company is headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania with offices in London, Shanghai and Bangalore. Read Devon IT's technical blog, "Thin Tank," at http://www.devonit.com/blog.

1 Gartner "Storage Design Alternatives for Virtual Desktop Deployments" report published 30 January 2013
2 Gartner "How to Implement Storage for Virtual Desktop Deployments" report published 14 January 2013
3 Gartner "Zero Clients, Workstations, Thin Clients, Nettops or Desktops: The Answer is Yes" report published 16 September 2010

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