SOURCE: Atlantis Computing

Atlantis Computing

July 23, 2012 09:27 ET

Mid Coast Hospital Streamlines Urgent Care Desktops Using VMware View™, Cisco UCS, and Atlantis ILIO

Hospital Delivers Reliable and High Performance Desktops for Doctors, Nurses and Staff

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 23, 2012) -  Atlantis Computing™ and GreenPages Technology Solutions, today announced that Mid Coast Hospital, Maine's most modern hospital, has deployed Atlantis ILIO™ storage optimization software on the Cisco Unified Computing System™ (UCS) as part of its VMware View™ deployment to help streamline IT operations while providing reliable and high performance virtual desktops for physicians, nurses and staff.

"With virtual desktops, it is much easier for us to deploy new applications, to make changes on the fly and get desktops out to our physicians, nurses, and staff very rapidly," said Michael Poulin, Manager of Network Services at Mid Coast Hospital. "The new system allows us to manage PCs more efficiently and effectively while reducing overall operational costs and increasing reliability for providers and staff."

Mid Coast Hospital initially selected VMware View to deliver virtual desktops as a service for a newly built strategic urgent care center. The aggressive project timeline called for the VDI infrastructure to be up and running within 90 days. To help accelerate the project, Mid Coast Hospital turned to GreenPages Technology Solutions to design and deliver a virtual desktop infrastructure that could meet deadlines and lower deployment risks. 

"Mid Coast's IT team manages a lot of desktops throughout its healthcare system. In efforts to get the new walk-in facility up and running, they were looking for ways to increase the number of computer systems while optimizing storage capacity," said Francis Czekalski, senior enterprise consultant, GreenPages Technology Solutions. "In order to get the new facility online in three months we enlisted Atlantis ILIO in order to avoid complex storage sizing and deliver a working environment faster. It solved a key challenge with VDI: storage."

GreenPages designed a virtual desktop infrastructure using VMware View with Atlantis ILIO storage optimization software running on Cisco UCS servers using local storage. The storage optimization provided by Atlantis ILIO allows the infrastructure to handle boot storms, re-compositions, and patching without impacting the user experience. 

"The latest version of Atlantis ILIO is incredibly fast," continued Poulin. "We are able to deploy 70 linked clones per server in 12 minutes, and we can do that on all servers at the same time to scale to an unlimited number of users with no performance impact."

"The clinical applications using Atlantis ILIO perform faster in virtual desktops than on a physical PC," continued Czekalski.

Mid Coast Hospital deployed VMware View with Atlantis ILIO on the Cisco UCS C250 servers. The Cisco Extended Memory Technology (EMT) allowed them to support 192GB of RAM per server, increasing the number of virtual desktops per server. With Atlantis ILIO, Mid Coast runs between 70 and 150 VMware View linked-clones per server on inexpensive local disks.

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"Mid Coast Hospital was able to transform their physical PCs to virtual desktop infrastructure using VMware View™ in three months for critical patient care systems," said Raj Mallempati, director of product marketing, End-User Computing, VMware. "We are pleased to see customers of all sizes accelerate their journey to the cloud."

"The combination of VMware View, Cisco UCS servers and Atlantis ILIO has been a terrific platform for our customers," said Bernard Harguindeguy, CEO of Atlantis Computing. "Mid Coast picked a great partner in GreenPages to drive the implementation of the joint solution to accelerate their virtual desktop infrastructure deployment."

Atlantis ILIO is a VDI storage and performance optimization software solution that complements VMware View to optimize storage and boost desktop performance. Atlantis ILIO fundamentally changes the economics and performance characteristics of VDI, reducing the amount of storage needed and enabling the use of less expensive storage.

About Mid Coast Hospital
Mid Coast Hospital is located at 123 Medical Center Drive in Brunswick, Maine. Mid Coast Hospital is a full service, 92-bed, independent, not-for-profit hospital governed by a community Board of Directors. The active medical staff includes more than 160 physicians in over 32 primary care and specialty areas. Mid Coast Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, and is recognized as a Magnet™ facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for exceptional nursing and patient care.

About GreenPages Technology Solutions
GreenPages is a leading cloud management consulting and integration firm that helps clients fully virtualize their environments and transform their datacenter and IT operations to effectively leverage the power of cloud computing. The company's deep technology expertise, broad engineering certifications, and vendor agnostic business model offer clients a strategic, cross-platform, proactive approach to designing, deploying, and supporting modern IT environments.

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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