Atlantis, winner of the Best of Citrix Synergy awards, offers the industry’s most flexible and powerful Software-Defined Storage (SDS) platform. Atlantis delivers the performance of an all-flash array at half the cost of traditional storage. Atlantis HyperScale leverages the Atlantis patented SDS platform to deliver all-flash hyper-converged appliances that are 50 to 90 percent lower cost than traditional storage or other hyper-converged appliances. To date, Atlantis has deployed over 120 petabytes of storage for more than 800 customers and 1 million virtual workspaces, including the largest virtualization deployments in the world. Atlantis is privately held and funded by Adams Street Partners, Cisco Systems, El Dorado Ventures and Partech Ventures, with headquarters in Mountain View, CA and offices in Europe.
We are able to run more than 200 desktops on a SAN that without ILIO would only be able to run 50... Even when you take into account the cost of the Atlantis ILIO software, we saved 50% on the capital expense of our SAN.
We are excited to put the Atlantis HyperScale appliances to work in our environment. Their cost-effective flash storage solution will enable us to offer more services with better performance than we would otherwise be able to implement," said Dr. Ryan Schwiebert, Vice President for Information Technology Services and CIO for Wake Technical Community College. "Our partnership with Atlantis will enable us to improve the services we currently provide for our students, faculty and staff.
Technology is absolutely essential for both attracting students and ensuring they have the best academic experience. We strongly believe that universities have to constantly evolve their entire technology offering - from infrastructure and networking, to the applications they make available and how they are accessed - if they are going to remain competitive and meet the expectations of new and prospective students. VMware Horizon 6 allows us to give students the freedom to work from any location – whether that is on campus or at home – while still being able to access their university desktop, complete with all the applications they need for their course. With VMware Horizon, I believe Kingston University offers one of the country’s most complete and compelling access to learning environments in the UK.
Technical ArchitectVERIFIED REVIEWVERIFIED CURRENT USER
Atlantis has kept the cost down and is easy to use, but in terms of performance, we can run all the virtual desktops flat out and still get 500 IOPS each, which is better than with physical desktops. We get latency of about 0.8 milliseconds via SVC and 0.3 or 0.4 milliseconds via Atlantis.
The most important detail of user experience for the medical staff at Franciscus, which also is the hot button of any VDI deployment, is fast logon times into the desktop sessions. The hospital personnel change access points frequently throughout the day, and the ability to logon to the desktop session without wait times allows the personnel to be efficient in their jobs.
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)
In addition to significantly cutting our operational costs, the improved security and centralized control of our desktop transformation allows us to more easily prove compliance with National Health Service governance directives....the improved performance realized with our new desktop virtualization implementation is allowing our doctors to spend less time waiting to access their devices and more time with their patients, thus improving the care we provide.
That’s amazing, since we had three HP servers in there struggling under the same workloads; whereas the HyperScale solution isn’t even batting an eye. That’s in large part thanks to the Atlantis in-memory optimization technology in HyperScale that serves IO right out of RAM, almost completely eradicating wait times.
By deploying Atlantis, we were able to not only have a cost avoidance of approximately $1,000,000, but we were also to reuse existing resources on the traditional storage solution which had an additional value of $200,000 - $300,000.
Our employees needed to have performance on par with a physical desktop. If adding more storage was the only solution, we were going to kill the VDI project... We had a sizable user base that experienced the pre-ILIO virtual desktop performance issues and once we migrated all the users to Atlantis ILIO, it was completely positive and the issues users were having evaporated.
In the future, I am interested in exploring Atlantis USX to help our other virtualized environments. Instead of buying more storage arrays, we would look at refreshing servers with USX in mind and use direct attached storage.
Today, creating a 3D proofof-concept is essential for us to effectively showcase our designs to prospective clients in order to win bids. Furthermore, the ability to scale up or down across locations allows us to be much more agile and deliver ideas faster and on any device. For projects like the Olympic Stadium Transformation, this speed and flexibility can be the deciding factor between winning and losing the bid
We take pride in equipping all staff with the latest and best technology to do their jobs in the most effective way possible. VMware Horizon View has enabled us to deliver flexible working and mobility for all staff, giving them access to the same applications and information as they have in the office, but from anywhere, on any device, as and when they may need to use them.
Atlantis is an enabler for VDI. If you don’t solve the storage IO problem, the cost per desktop is extremely high. For Frankfurter Bank, the cost per desktop was 2,000 CHF [$2,223 USD] using our SAN. Atlantis enabled us to implement VDI for a lower cost than a physical PC by reusing our existing SAN more efficiently and reducing our storage costs by 93% in the process.
Not only does our VDI solution on the Cisco UCS E-Series improve the employee-customer experience today, but because of the capacity of the UCSE platform, we expect to sustain an additional two to three times the current load moving forward.
In our proof of concept testing, Atlantis Computing offloaded in excess of 80% of virtual desktop IOPS... Similarly, the Atlantis ILIO appliance reduced the storage capacity when provisioning virtual desktops by over 85%..
We monitor all 38 testimonials to prevent fraudulent testimonials and keep all our testimonials quality high. We only post testimonials verified by the vendor. Verified testimonials require that customer is an actual user of the product.