Atlantis ILIO

Atlantis ILIO™ lets you deploy faster and more cost effective virtual desktops and applications.

Atlantis ILIO is a 100% software solution that changes the way Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp and VMware Horizon (with View) consume storage, reducing storage requirements by up to 90% and delivering virtual desktops and applications that are faster and cheaper. Atlantis HyperDup™ Content-Aware Data Services processes all IO on server RAM before it hits primary storage to minimize IO by up to 95% and reduce runtime storage footprint by up to 90%.

“This is absolutely the fastest desktop I’ve ever used in my life.”

— Brian Madden, Independent Industry VDI Guru

Atlantis ILIO Persistent VDI lets you deploy persistent virtual desktops that are cheaper and faster than a physical PC.
  • Common desktop operations like boot, logon, application launch, anti-virus scans, Windows desktop and e-mail searches, and logoff literally take just a few seconds. Atlantis ILIO enables these environments to be scaled linearly and predictably, while maintaining blazing desktop performance—without requiring additional disk spindles or SSD.
  • Atlantis ILIO Persistent VDI In-Memory mode is a great fit for new virtual desktop installations that may not have already purchased infrastructure. Server RAM is used as primary storage to deliver an incredible end user experience while a small amount of external SAN/NAS storage is used to maintain a real-time optimized backup and ensure complete data protection and availability.
  • Atlantis ILIO Persistent VDI Disk-Backed is a great option to use traditional storage technologies optimized by Atlantis ILIO along with server RAM. In this scenario, Atlantis ILIO employs memory as a tier, using a small amount of server RAM for all IO processing while using the existing SAN/NAS storage or all-flash arrays as primary storage. Its storage optimizations increase the number of desktops that storage can support by up to ten times while, at the same time, improving performance. Disk-Backed configurations can use a variety of different storage types including SAN, NAS, all-flash and hybrid storage array.

Benefits

  • Reduces VDI CAPEX and OPEX by up to 80% and reduces storage requirements by up to 90%.
  • Delivers better than physical PC performance.
  • Provides predictable, linear scalability.

“[Atlantis ILIO] seems within reach of the Holy Grail of VDI: the elimination of all storage-related CAPEX and OPEX, and a further decrease in desktop boot times to 12 seconds.”

— Bruce Hoard
VDI’s Holy Grail, Virtualization Review

Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI lets enterprises deploy stateless virtual desktops with no storage or SSDs
  • Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI software can eliminate storage from stateless VDI deployments by leveraging local server RAM and Atlantis HyperDup Content-Aware Data Services. The solution delivers a user experience that is cheaper and faster than a PC—with near-instant app launches and searches and fast boot times—at a cost below that of a PC. Atlantis ILIO simplifies and automates the deployment of infrastructure to support thousands of virtual desktops in a matter of a few hours without the cost, complexity and risks of sizing, installing and managing storage. At the same time, it delivers 6 times faster disk performance than MacBook Air for a cost per desktop under $200.
  • Using a combination of storage optimization technologies that deploy transparently, Atlantis HyperDup technology processes all IO, bypassing traditional storage to minimize IO by up to 95% and reduce the runtime storage footprint of desktops by up to 90%. This allows server RAM to be used as primary storage for pooled virtual desktops, ensuring that read and write IO happen at memory speeds and eliminating network traffic.
  • Common desktop operations like boot, logon, application launch, anti-virus scans, Windows desktop and e-mail searches, and logoff literally take just a few seconds. Atlantis ILIO enables these environments to be scaled linearly and predictably, while maintaining blazing desktop performance—without requiring additional disk spindles or SSD.

Benefits

  • Eliminates the risks of storage and network bottlenecks.
  • Provides predictable, linear scalability.
  • Reduces VDI CAPEX and OPEX by up to 80% and reduces storage requirements by up to 90%.
  • Delivers better than physical PC performance.

“The deployment of virtual desktops is strategic to JPMorgan Chase. Virtual desktops increase user productivity, lower costs and will ultimately become a competitive advantage for us.”

Paul McEwen
Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase

Atlantis ILIO for XenApp lets enterprises virtualize XenApp with no storage or SSDs.

Atlantis ILIO for Citrix XenApp is a 100% software solution that reduces the risks of cost overruns and project delays in virtualized XenApp projects. By changing how VMs consume storage, Atlantis ILIO allows XenApp instances to be run directly from server RAM. This simplified storage architecture is much easier and less expensive to scale, ensuring consistently high performance as deployments grow over time. Atlantis ILIO handles all read and write IO at memory speed and eliminates network traffic.

“After deploying Atlantis ILIO in our virtualized XenApp environment, we reduced our logon times by 40% relative to well-performing SSDs, decreased application launch times by 30-40%, increased our user density per instance by 20%, and reduced our help desk call volume by 70%.”

Jonathan Eyton-Williams
Practice Lead, End User Computing, Kelway International

  • Atlantis ILIO for XenApp Disk-Backed mode is a great option for XenApp deployments that do not leverage single image management techniques (PVS, MCS). In this scenario, Atlantis ILIO employs memory as a tier, using a small amount of server RAM for all IO processing while using the existing SAN/NAS storage or all-flash arrays as primary storage. It increases the user density that the existing storage can support by up to ten times, significantly lowering the cost per user. It also reduces the amount of IO that storage must handle by up to 95%, effectively increasing the amount of IOPS available to drive application performance. Disk-Backed configurations can use a variety of different storage types including SAN, NAS, all-flash and hybrid storage arrays.
  • Atlantis ILIO for XenApp In-Memory mode is a great fit for XenApp installations that leverage single image management techniques (PVS, MCS). Server RAM is used as primary storage to deliver an incredible end user experience. It is fully compatible with desktop provisioning services based around Citrix PVS, integrating transparently with automated deployment services and other processes that may already be in place.

Benefits

  • Common desktop operations like logon, application launch and logoff literally take just a few seconds. Atlantis ILIO enables these environments to be scaled linearly and predictably, while maintaining blazing desktop performance—without requiring additional disk spindles or SSD.
  • Neutralizes PVS Write Cache growth risks and reduces risk of cost overruns and project delays.
  • Reduces VDI CAPEX and OPEX by up to 80% and reduces storage requirements by up to 90%.
  • Eliminates storage-related performance problems.
  • Eliminates the risks of storage and network bottlenecks.
  • Provides predictable, linear scalability.
  • Works with any type of storage—server RAM, DAS, SAN or NAS.
  • Supports Citrix XenDesktop and VMware Horizon on any hypervisor (VMware, Microsoft and Citrix).

“[Atlantis ILIO] seems within reach of the Holy Grail of VDI: the elimination of all storage-related CAPEX and OPEX, and a further decrease in desktop boot times to 12 seconds. ”

Bruce Hoard
VDI’s Holy Grail, Virtualization Review