SOURCE: Atlantis Computing

Atlantis Computing

August 28, 2012 09:45 ET

Atlantis ILIO Center 3.4 Automates ILIO Deployments for VMware View Customers

Colt to Automate Deployment of Diskless VDI Desktops, Berwin, Leighton Paisner (BLP) Law Firm Completes 1,400 Desktop Deployment in 2 Weeks

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 28, 2012) - VMworld - Atlantis Computing™, the leader in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) storage and performance optimization solutions, today at VMworld 2012 announced the release of Atlantis ILIO Center 3.4™, a solution that enables VMware View™ customers to fully automate the deployment and configuration of Atlantis ILIO across any number of servers and racks. Deploying servers, networking and storage infrastructure for VDI is time consuming, costly and introduces operational risks that often derail VDI projects. Atlantis ILIO Center provides push-button, fully automated, deployment of Atlantis ILIO to operationalize multiple racks of servers for thousands of users in less than one hour.

Deploying VDI with traditional storage or SSDs makes sizing, scaling, and management complex -- and introduces significant risks to any project. When used in combination with Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI™, Atlantis ILIO Center 3.4 automation makes deploying and scaling VMware View stateless desktops simpler, cheaper, and faster -- since deployment is automated with no storage to size, install or manage. Customers can achieve CAPEX cost below $200 per desktop with better-than-PC user experience.

Atlantis ILIO Center is integrated with VMware Virtual Center to automatically install and configure ILIO for thousands of users. In addition, during the deployment process Atlantis ILIO virtual machines are automatically created and registered as NFS data stores that are ready to use by VMware View Composer to complete the desktop provisioning process. Atlantis ILIO Center is designed to integrate with VMware View Composer Array Integration (VCAI), which will enable customers to seamlessly offload desktop creation to Atlantis ILIO for an entirely automated desktop deployment experience.

What's New in Atlantis ILIO Center 3.4?

  • Automated Multi-Rack Deployment - Deploys Atlantis ILIO on hundreds of servers across dozens of racks, providing Diskless VDI data stores for thousands of virtual desktops within 20 minutes. 
  • Automated Diskless VDI Sizing - Automatically calculates the optimal density based on available server CPU and RAM to configure Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI with no human intervention.
  • VMware Virtual Center Integrated Deployment - VMware Virtual Center plug-in for a single point of management and deployment.

Supporting Quotes

"We selected VMware View to provide a virtual desktop environment for our rollout of Windows 7 and Office 2010. This was to provide access for users in our UK and international office sites, as well as to provide remote access for mobile and home working," said Andrew Rice, Global Head of IT, BLP (Berwin Leighton Paisner). "During our migration and scaling out the environment in advance of peak remote working use over the London Olympic Games, we identified the need for more IO performance than we were getting from our shared storage infrastructure. Within two weeks of contacting Atlantis Computing, we deployed 1,400 virtual desktops using Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI for stateless desktops combined with BLP's user and application virtualization to deliver a significantly faster desktop experience with VMware View, while at the same time freeing up our shared storage for redeployment. With Atlantis ILIO, we were able to significantly accelerate desktop performance for our users and ensure the continued success of the project."

"The Colt office of the future program has created a flexible working environment and helped to increase productivity. Using traditional disk-based storage architectures for VDI proved to be costly and complex to deploy," said Chris Hewertson, CIO, Colt Technology Services. "In collaboration with VMware's professional services and Atlantis Computing, we were able to use Atlantis ILIO Center to automate the deployment of Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI virtual machines that turn Cisco UCS Extended Memory Technology into storage for virtual desktops." 

"The combination of VMware View and Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI is the ultimate answer to requests for simpler and faster deployments," said Bernard Harguindeguy, president and CEO, Atlantis Computing. "VMware View can be deployed to thousands of desktops in a matter of a few hours without the cost, complexity and risks of installing and managing storage. We look forward to continuing our integration efforts with VMware View and to using the new VCAI capabilities to further automate any deployment."

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 Center 3.4 will be generally available by the end of September 2012 through Atlantis Computing and its solution partners. To find an Atlantis Computing solution partner in your area, contact or visit:

About Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI
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 deployment. 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. Atlantis 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.

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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