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Atlantis Computing

July 18, 2011 09:00 ET

Atlantis Computing CTO Chetan Venkatesh and Expert Jim Moyle Debate the Future of VDI With Brian Madden and Gabe Knuth at BriForum 2011 Chicago

Can VDI Replace 90 Percent of PCs? Will Windows 7 IOPS Stall Your VDI Deployment? Should You Start Deploying VDI by P2Ving Existing Systems? Could a Single Handheld Nirvana Phone Replace Your PC?

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2011) - Atlantis Computing™, the leader in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) storage and performance optimization solutions, today announced that Chetan Venkatesh, CTO and founder of Atlantis Computing and Jim Moyle, Lead Northern Europe Solutions Consultant for Atlantis Computing, will deliver four sessions at BriForum Chicago.

The Atlantis ILIO software virtual appliance allows organizations to slash the amount and cost of storage for VDI deployments, boosts desktop performance to ensure user acceptance and allows security to be deployed without impacting server density. The solution is easily deployed by Citrix, VMware, and Quest channel partners into existing Citrix XenDesktop, VMware View, and Quest vWorkspace deployments to either support more users on the same infrastructure, or address current scalability and performance issues. To learn more about Atlantis Computing solutions visit us at booth #6.

Atlantis Computing Experts to Address the Obstacles and Solutions to Overcoming VDI Challenges

  • Brian & Chetan's VDI-in-the-Cloud Argument (One Year Later)
    Chetan Venkatesh and Brian Madden debate the future and adoption of VDI vs. client-based desktop virtualization and what percentage of desktops will ultimately run on VDI and client devices.

  • Windows IOPS Deep Dive: What IOPS Means to You and Why You Can't do VDI Without Knowing About Them
    Jim Moyle presents new test data establishing how critical IOPS are to Windows 7 virtual desktops' performance to dispel some of the myths behind sizing VDI storage.

  • Does It Make Sense and Save Time Migrating to VDI by P2Ving Your Existing Systems?
    Jim Moyle and Gabe Knuth discuss the idea of converting existing PCs to virtual PCs as a first step to VDI migration before tackling all the required components of the stateless desktop.

  • A Single Handheld Device for Everything: The Nirvana Phone... Heaven or Hell?
    Jim Moyle and Steve Greenberg will discuss the convergence of devices, the Citrix Receiver and whether users will adopt a single mobile device connected to VDI as their desktop.

BriForum is the only technical event that is 100 percent dedicated to desktop virtualization and VDI. The event is a unique opportunity for Atlantis Computing experts, top-notch industry analysts, bloggers and best-selling authors to talk honestly and openly about the future of desktop virtualization, the technical challenges they faced in real-world deployments, how they addressed them, and what worked or did not work.

"Last year Brian and I had a great debate with the BriForum audience about the future of desktop virtualization and whether the majority of desktops would end up running on VDI or client devices," said Chetan Venkatesh, CTO and founder, Atlantis Computing. "A year later, and with more data points, I look forward to discussing the direction that desktop virtualization is taking."

To watch last year's VDI-In-The-Cloud debate at BriForum 2010, visit http://tinyurl.com/vdidebate.

"Even though Windows 7 migration projects drive many VDI deployments, many customers are still unaware of the incredible amounts of storage needed to achieve the equivalent desktop performance of a physical PC," said Jim Moyle, Lead Northern Europe Solutions Consultant, Atlantis Computing. "At BriForum, I will be presenting new test data that illustrates the relationship between storage throughput and desktop performance and I will explain how to size VDI storage to achieve optimum desktop performance."

To download Jim Moyle's Windows 7 IOPS Deep Dive whitepaper, visit www.atlantiscomputing.com/win7iops.

"The Nirvana phone concept leverages the combination of a smartphone that docks with a full size keyboard and display to access a Windows 7 desktop and applications running in a datacenter on a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure," said Jim Moyle, Lead Northern Europe Solutions Consultant, Atlantis Computing. "With VDI, the performance and user experience is not limited by the phone's CPU, memory and local storage."

BriForum 2011 Chicago Featured Sessions and Times:

VDI-in-the-Cloud Argument (One Year Later)
Speakers: Chetan Venkatesh and Brian Madden
Date: July 20th, 2011
Time: 1:25PM-2:40PM
Session Location: Breakout #4
Demonstration Location: Atlantis Computing Booth #6

Windows IOPS Deep Dive: What IOPS Means to You and Why You Can't do VDI Without Knowing About Them
Speakers: Jim Moyle
Date: July 20, 2011
Time: 12:40PM-1:55PM
Session Location: Breakout #2
Demonstration Location: Atlantis Computing Booth #6

Does It Make Sense and Save Time Migrating to VDI by P2Ving Your Existing Systems?
Speakers: Jim Moyle and Gabe Knuth
Date: July 19, 2011
Time: 4:20PM-5:35PM
Session Location: Breakout #3

A Single Handheld Device for Everything: The Nirvana Phone... Heaven or Hell?
Speakers: Jim Moyle, Atlantis Computing and Steve Greenberg
Date: July 19, 2011
Time: 12:40PM-1:55PM
Session Location: Breakout #1
Demonstration Location: Atlantis Computing Booth #6

The Future of the Desktop
Presenter: Harry Labana and Brian Madden
Date: July 20, 2011
Time: 9:45AM-11:00AM
Session Location: Breakout #1

Applied Math for VDI Design: A Statistical Approach to Designing VDI Environments
Presenter: Daniel Beveridge
Date: July 21, 2011
Time: 2:25PM-3:40PM
Session Location: Breakout #1

Antivirus Strategy and VDI
Presenter: Vincent Branger
Date: July 19, 2011
Time: 2:55PM-4:10PM
Session Location: Breakout #1

For more information on Chetan Venkatesh, Jim Moyle and Atlantis Computing, visit Atlantis Computing at BriForum booth # 6 or www.atlantiscomputing.com.

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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 ILIO™ 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 and a development center in Bangalore, India.

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