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Atlantis Computing

March 10, 2015 08:00 ET

New Jersey High School Selects VMware Horizon With Atlantis USX to Deliver Computer Based Testing to Any Device

High-Speed Desktops Now Available for 2,350 Students and Staff

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA and WARREN TOWNSHIP, NJ--(Marketwired - March 10, 2015) - Atlantis Computing®, the leading provider of Software-Defined Storage, today announced that Watchung Hills Regional High School has implemented VMware Horizon with Atlantis USX™ VDI storage solution to enable computer-based testing and deliver high-speed desktops to any device. Watchung Hills Regional High School selected Atlantis for its scalability, performance and management capabilities.

Watchung Hills Regional High School (WHRHS) has fostered student-owned devices and high-quality WiFi connections for years. When selected as a beta site for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) online testing regimen, the school needed a VDI deployment to preserve device independence and support PARCC's security requirements. WHRHS started with 10 users in 2012, but experienced significant storage IO bottlenecks within 6 months due to expansion -- halting VDI expansion. They needed an innovative way to grow storage capacity without budget increases and respond quickly and effectively to configuration changes.

With its Atlantis software-defined storage implementation, WHRHS is performing standardized PARCC testing without a hitch while enabling secure, fast Windows desktop access from home or public WiFi. No further storage hardware is required and software delivery and migration is instantaneous. WHRHS credits the Atlantis 100% software solution for providing:

  • Scalability -- 1,000 concurrent virtual desktops using existing attached storage, avoiding the purchase and deployment of additional storage while minimizing the capacity required to sustain and deploy desktop images
  • Performance -- faster-than-PC performance, near-instant application launch, fast login times significantly improving end user experience over existing PCs; with the Atlantis solution, a standard, high performance desktop is now available to students and staff, on any device from any location
  • Management -- Atlantis USX with VMware Horizon enables rapid, low-cost deployment of new Windows 7 desktops to support the school's standardized testing environment and provide instant, automated response to configuration changes

"We compared Atlantis with traditional storage vendors, but they would not scale as easily," said Andy Bohl, IT Manager at WHRHS. "With Atlantis, we were able to expand from 10 to thousands of desktops without any additional hardware."

Atlantis USX

Atlantis USX is a Software-Defined Storage solution that delivers the performance of an all-flash array at half the cost of traditional SAN or NAS. Atlantis drives down costs through intelligent, non-disruptive data optimization software that pools and virtualizes any storage. Customers are able to address increasing capacity demands and provide flash-like performance across the datacenter leveraging their current storage investments or adding new hyper-converged storage architectures that migrate customers to the datacenter of the future. The company's patented data mobility services reduce latency, moving virtual workloads between storage systems, datacenters and the cloud in seconds.

Atlantis USX features its unique HyperDup™ Content-Aware Data Services that leverage Atlantis real-time deduplication technology to provide data reduction, IO acceleration, data management, data mobility, security and Unified Storage across all datacenter storage.

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About Atlantis Computing

Atlantis Computing, winner of the Best of VMworld and Best of Citrix Synergy awards, offers the industry's most flexible and powerful software defined storage platform. Atlantis USX delivers better performance than the fastest all-flash array, at half the cost of traditional SAN, on any class of enterprise storage. Atlantis USX is a 100% software-only solution purpose-built to boost any virtualized workload's performance by up to 10x, while also increasing effective storage capacity by up to 10x. To date, Atlantis has deployed software to manage and optimize tens of Petabytes of software defined storage for more than 850,000 VMs globally across hundreds of mission critical deployments, including some of the largest successful virtualization deployments in the world. Atlantis Computing is privately held and funded by Adams Street Partners, Cisco Systems, El Dorado Ventures and Partech Ventures, with headquarters in Mountain View, California and offices in Europe.

Atlantis Computing, Atlantis ILIO, Atlantis HyperDup, Teleport and Atlantis USX are trademarks of Atlantis Computing. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About Watchung Hills Regional High School

Watchung Hills Regional High School is a regional public high school and school district serving students in portions of Somerset and Morris Counties in New Jersey. The district is located about 30 miles west of Manhattan. As of the 2014-2015 school year, the school had an enrollment of 2,200 students and 150 teachers.

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