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May 09, 2011 06:00 ET

Atlantis Computing Expert Jim Moyle Exposes the Windows IOPS Problem With VDI and Debates the Merits of the Nirvana Phone at BriForum Europe and PubForum

Can a Nirvana Phone With VDI and Atlantis ILIO Replace Your PC?

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - May 9, 2011) - Atlantis Computing, the leader in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) storage and performance optimization solutions, today announced that Jim Moyle, Lead Northern Europe Solutions Consultant for Atlantis Computing, will be delivering a session at BriForum Europe to present test data establishing how critical IOPS are to Windows 7 virtual desktops' performance and to show how to dispel some of the myths behind sizing VDI storage in order to deliver a better user experience than a physical PC.

On May 13th, Jim Moyle will also be delivering the keynote at PubForum where he plans to demonstrate the user experience of a "Nirvana Phone" accessing a Windows 7 desktop via VDI software from Citrix together with the Atlantis ILIO optimization software to boost its performance.

BriForum Europe 2011

"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 test data that illustrate the relationship between storage throughput and desktop performance and I will explain how to size VDI storage to achieve optimum desktop performance."

Windows IOPS Deep Dive: What IOPS Means to You and Why You Can't do VDI Without Knowing About Them?

Date: May 11, 2011
Time: 3:20 PM-4:35 PM
Session Location: BriForum Europe Breakout #1
Demonstration Location: Atlantis Computing Booth #19

In this extremely technical session, we'll dive deep into the guts of the Windows 7 disk system:

  • What are IOPS? How do you measure them, and why does Windows 7 need so many?
  • What aspects of Windows 7 are the main culprits?
  • What tools will help you see inside the disk subsystem? What happens when you share these resources?
  • Advantages and disadvantages of various storage solutions: SSD, SATA ,SAN, PCI-E cards, software
  • What happens when you add antivirus into the mix, as well as backup and inventory agents?
  • How to solve the problem of sizing for IOPS mathematically

For more information on Jim Moyle and Atlantis Computing at BriForum, and to view recordings of the sessions visit

BriForum Europe Featured Sessions:

The Future Desktop: What Should it Do and What Should it Look Like?

Presenters: Harry Labana, VP and CTO Citrix, Desktop Division, Atlantis Computing Advisory Board Member; and Brian Madden, Independent Industry Analyst & Blogger
Date: May 10, 2011
Time: 4:20 PM-5:35 PM

Antivirus Strategy and VDI

Presenter: Vincent Branger, Infralys
Date: May 11, 2011
Time: 8:40 AM-9:55 AM

PubForum 2011

"The Nirvana phone concept leverages the combination of a smartphone that docks with a full size keyboard and display that can access a Windows 7 desktop and applications running in the datacenter on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)," said Jim Moyle, Lead Northern Europe Solutions Consultant, Atlantis Computing. "With a Nirvana phone on VDI, the performance and user experience is not limited by the phone's CPU, memory and local storage because the desktop is actually running in the datacenter on a server. At PubForum, I will demonstrate how a Motorola Atrix can be used to access Windows 7 applications via a Citrix virtual desktop running on a server together with Atlantis ILIO to optimize storage access."

A Single Handheld Device for Everything: The Nirvana Phone, Heaven or Hell?
Jim Moyle, Lead Northern Europe Solutions Consultant, Atlantis Computing
Andrew Wood, Director, Gilwood CS Ltd.

Date: May 11, 2011
Time: 10:30 AM-11:15 AM

With the convergence of devices and the availability of Citrix Receiver, and other remote protocol clients, for a range of handheld devices it is now possible to access all of your applications and desktops from a smartphone. How does this work? How good is the experience? Is it worth doing? Who would use this? This session provides a deep dive into the technology and the products along with a no holds barred commentary and debate.

For more information about Pub Forum, visit

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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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