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Atlantis Computing

October 13, 2015 09:00 ET

Atlantis Computing Cuts Business Continuity Costs in Half with New 'Stretched Cluster'

Extends High Availability and Disaster Recovery Capabilities Across Multi-Site Data Centers With Dynamic Resilience

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - October 13, 2015) - Atlantis Computing®, the leading provider of Software-Defined Storage (SDS), today announced the new Atlantis USX™ 3.1 platform that can reduce business continuity costs by 50 percent or more across the entire enterprise. The new Stretched Cluster feature provides organizations with a highly efficient hyper-converged solution enabling zero recovery point objective (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO) between multiple data centers.

With Atlantis USX Stretched Cluster, businesses can now tolerate failure of an entire data center without experiencing any disruption in application availability and or loss of data. The USX cluster spans multiple data centers that can be located more than 100 miles apart (up to 8 ms latency) to add a layer of high availability on top of the native data protection. In addition to automated and transparent failover of servers and virtual machines, USX Stretched Cluster manages network failure between data centers to provide complete site failure protection.

"Many of our customers want to provide their businesses with the assurance that all of their critical systems will remain available regardless of power failures or even natural disasters. However, the cost of providing complete resilience with traditional storage puts business continuity out of reach for many organizations," said Chetan Venkatesh, CEO of Atlantis. "With Atlantis USX Stretched Cluster, we have integrated a complete multi-site high availability solution into our SDS platform that can be deployed as part of a hyper-converged architecture at no additional cost."

"Our customers need to build IT infrastructure that can cost-effectively provide high availability and disaster recovery, while enabling them to move data, virtual machines and application workloads between multiple sites that are often 40 to 160 kilometers apart," said Sebastiaan Smit, business development director of TenICT. "They can now replace expensive traditional SAN array replication with an Atlantis USX Stretched Cluster using hyper-converged architectures with direct-attached storage in rack or blade servers, cutting cost and data center space by at least half."

Atlantis USX: Multi-site High Availability and Disaster Recovery without the High Cost

A Stretched Cluster solution typically requires two sites that are identical to each other using synchronous mirroring of expensive SAN storage arrays to prevent data loss. Until now, that mirroring required massive amounts of bandwidth, with businesses typically dedicating leased high-speed communications lines between sites at significant cost. Atlantis USX Stretched Cluster makes synchronous mirroring deduplication-aware, which can dramatically cut the bandwidth requirements. Not only does this cut costs, but also speeds recovery and improves availability because Atlantis re-syncs only the incremental unique data blocks between locations. The Atlantis Stretched Cluster feature allows businesses to dynamically move volumes, data and VMs between sites up to 100 miles apart with up to 8 ms of round trip latency.

VMworld 2015 Europe -- Oct. 12 to Oct. 15, 2015

At VMworld 2015 Europe booth number s124, Atlantis product experts will be on hand to demonstrate Atlantis USX 3.1 and Atlantis HyperScale™ appliances, including the new Stretched Cluster capabilities and other key features:

  • VMware Virtual Volume (VVOL) integration
  • Deduplication-aware Snapshots
  • Remote Replication
  • Atlantis Desktop Workspace, the next-generation desktop virtualization solution for VMware Horizon Workspace Suite.


Atlantis USX 3.1 with Stretched Cluster will be generally available worldwide on Oct. 15, 2015 at no charge to customers with current support plans.

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About Atlantis

Atlantis, winner of the Best of VMworld and 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 52 Petabytes of storage for more than 1,000 mission critical deployments, including some of 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, California and offices in Europe.

Atlantis Computing, Atlantis HyperScale and Atlantis USX are trademarks of Atlantis Computing. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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