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August 29, 2012 14:58 ET

Atlantis Computing Wins "Best of VMworld 2012" Award for Desktop Virtualization

Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI Revolutionizes Desktop Virtualization by Using Server RAM as Primary Storage

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 29, 2012) - VMworld -- Atlantis Computing™, the leader in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) storage and performance optimization solutions, announced that it has won the "Best of VMworld 2012" award in the desktop virtualization category. A panel of more than 10 independent industry experts selected the Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI solution from a pool of over 200 companies for its ability to use local server RAM as primary storage for virtual desktops. This revolutionary approach delivers a desktop that runs faster than a physical PC with a cost per desktop below $200 and no storage-related OPEX expenses. In addition, Atlantis ILIO deployment automation enables the delivery of high-performance VMware View desktops to thousands of users in record time.

According to TechTarget, "The Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI solution is one of the truly revolutionary technologies in a world full of vendors who all claim their products are revolutionary." Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI makes deploying and scaling VMware View stateless desktops simpler, cheaper, and faster with just servers and software -- since deployment is automated with no storage to size, install, or manage.

Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI is the only solution in the industry to enable stateless VDI deployments without the need for virtual desktop storage -- which traditionally represents 40% to 60% of the total cost of a VDI deployments. SSDs, SAS and SATA drives are completely eliminated from any deployment, greatly reducing CAPEX and all storage-related OPEX including power, cooling and the cost of maintaining and repairing failed devices. In addition, without storage sizing, deploying stateless desktops has never been so simple. ILIO just uses local server memory as storage for VMware View desktops, delivering a better than PC user experience. VMware View Persona Management is used to redirect user data such as My Document files, desktop settings and application-specific data onto traditional shared storage.

"We are honored to be selected for this prestigious Best of VMworld award," said Bernard Harguindeguy, president and CEO of Atlantis Computing. "Being chosen as the winner in the desktop virtualization category is further validation that our solution addresses the cost and user acceptance barriers that are preventing wide-spread adoption of VDI."

VMworld attendees are invited to see a demonstration of the Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI solution at booth #423.

Atlantis ILIO has been tested with VMware View, VMware ThinApp® Linked-Clones and Persona as part of the "VMware View 5.1 Stateless Reference Architecture with Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI and Cisco UCS."
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Atlantis ILIO is certified as VMware Ready and VCE vBlock ready and can be found within the VMware Solution Exchange at

Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI is available immediately through Atlantis Computing and its solution partners. To find an Atlantis Computing solution partner in your area, contact or visit:

About Atlantis Computing
Atlantis Computing is transforming enterprise desktop computing by solving the challenges of virtual desktop deployments: storage costs, performance and deployment risks. The Atlantis ILIO software complements VDI solutions to cut VDI costs and deliver a desktop that is faster and cheaper than a PC. With Atlantis ILIO, IT organizations can deploy 4-7 times more desktops on the same storage footprint, making VDI more affordable by both cutting the amount of storage needed per desktop and enabling the use of less expensive storage options. Atlantis Computing is privately held and funded by El Dorado Ventures, Partech International and Cisco Systems with headquarters in Mountain View, California, and offices in London, England. For more information, visit:

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