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Atlantis Computing

October 17, 2012 11:26 ET

Atlantis Computing Wins the Citrix Ready Best of Synergy Award in the Desktop Category

Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI Cuts Citrix XenDesktop CAPEX Cost per Desktop to $195 With Better-Than-PC Performance

BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwire - Oct 17, 2012) - (Citrix Synergy) -- Atlantis Computing, the leader in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) storage and performance optimization solutions, today announced it has won the Citrix Ready® Best of Synergy Award in the desktop category. The winners were announced at Citrix Synergy in Barcelona on, Tuesday, October 16 at the Welcome Reception. 

Winners were selected by a panel of judges consisting of Citrix executives and product leaders. Finalists for the award were chosen based on technology innovation, customer need and alignment with technical and business initiatives. The Citrix Ready program makes it easy for customers to identify complementary products and solutions that can enhance Citrix environments so that customers can be confident that partner products have successfully passed a series of tests established by Citrix, and can be trusted to work effectively with Citrix products.

"We are delighted to have Atlantis Computing selected as a winner of the Citrix Ready Best of Synergy award," said Ranjit Castelino, director, Citrix Ready at Citrix. "We look forward to collaborating with Atlantis Computing to accelerate the adoption of desktop virtualization with affordable deployments and a great user experience."

Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI is the only solution in the industry to enable stateless VDI deployments without the need for traditional virtual desktop storage, which normally represents 40% to 60% of the total cost of a deployment. SSDs, SSD-based storage arrays, SAS and SATA drives are completely eliminated from Citrix XenDesktop® deployments. Atlantis ILIO uses only the local server RAM as storage for the virtual desktop images -- delivering a better than PC user experience and greatly decreasing CAPEX and all storage-related OPEX, including power, cooling and the cost of maintaining and repairing storage devices. In addition, Atlantis ILIO provides fully automated installation, storage sizing, configuration and datastore creation. Deploying stateless desktops has never been so simple or so economical.

"Our customers have found tremendous value in the Citrix Ready program," said Bernard Harguindeguy, CEO, Atlantis Computing. "We are thrilled to be selected as a Best of Synergy winner based on our contribution to the Citrix ecosystem. We have been working closely with Citrix and their customers for years and recently published the Citrix XenDesktop Modular Reference Architecture with Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI to provide a simple blueprint for deployments."

To Learn More About Atlantis ILIO Storage Optimization Software, see:Booth #511 at Citrix Synergy in Barcelona October 17-19

"Citrix XenDesktop Modular Reference Architecture: Citrix XenDesktop 5.6, Microsoft Hyper-V & Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI" at

The recently released video of joint Citrix, IBM and Atlantis Computing customer Fellowes: "Fellowes Desktop Virtualization Case Study" at 

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:

About the Citrix Ready Program

The Citrix Ready program identifies verified solutions that are trusted to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix, including Citrix® XenDesktop®, XenApp®, XenServer®, NetScaler® and GoToMeeting®. The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to third party products that have successfully met verification criteria set by Citrix, and gives customers an added confidence in the compatibility of the joint solution offering. The Citrix Ready program leverages industry-leading alliances across the Citrix partner ecosystem to meet a wide variety of customer needs from partners who have demonstrated more than 20,000 product verifications showcasing Citrix compatibility. It also includes Citrix Ready Community Verified which allows customers to see thousands of products that have been verified by Citrix users, partners, and customers globally. More information about the Citrix Ready program can be found at

Atlantis Computing, Atlantis ILIO and Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI are trademarks of Atlantis Computing, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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