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June 07, 2016

US Army Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) renewal achieved by Atlantis Computing’s award winning USX software

Mike Kuhn - 

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Atlantis Computing®, the leading provider of Software-Defined Storage (SDS), has been granted a renewal of Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) from the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) for the Atlantis Computing solution, USX 3.x. This certification enables the U.S. Army to utilize Atlantis USX 3.x throughout its enterprise IT infrastructure.  This certification adds to the exiting US Air Force - Authority to Operate (ATO) within EITDR and identification within DISA eMASS.
Obtaining a Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) is required in order to assure that all outside software, tools, or systems are compliant and meet or exceed the U.S. Army’s requirements for reliability, security, architecture, and integration, when deployed within the Army’s existing IT infrastructure.
Per our Certificate of Networthiness (CoN), Atlantis Computing’s USX 3.x software includes the following capabilities: 
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  • Data Services
  • Management
  • Automation
  • Storage Consolidation
  • Performance Acceleration (storage)
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)
  • Server-Based Computing (SBC)
  • Cost Reduction
  • Performance
  • Data Mobility
The US Army defines Networthiness as the result of an operational assessment of IT to verify compliance with security, interoperability, supportability, sustainability, and usability regulations, guidelines, and policies as issued by Federal, DoD, and Combatant Command/ Service/Agency Components.  A consistent Networthiness assessment of IT connecting to DoD networks across DoD Components improves security and interoperability, facilitates reciprocity, and reduces the time needed for the cross-component fielding of IT.
According to the US Army, Atlantis USX 3.x is a software-defined storage solution that delivers the performance of an all-flash storage array of traditional SAN or NAS.  Atlantis USX software integrates with Citrix and VMware to optimize storage, boost desktop performance and streamline VDI security.  Atlantis USX software enables large enterprises to pool and abstract all storage devices (SAN, NAS, Flash, RAM, DAS, Hybrid Arrays, and Public Cloud), and deliver virtual storage volumes to any application.  By pooling storage, both storage capacity and performance are used more efficiently in the datacenter.  As a result, lowering costs to programs, increasing performance to mission critical applications, and consolidating storage is making datacenters more agile.
According to the US Air Force, Atlantis USX enables local servers with RAM, SAS, Flash, or memory-channel storage to create highly scalable, hyper-converged platform using existing servers. Atlantis USX provides the flexibility to pool commodity local storage with RAM and/or flash across multiple server farms. By doing so, customers can seamlessly scale out their architecture to create a hyper-converged infrastructure and manage their applications without having to rip out their existing infrastructure. Scalability with Atlantis allows the user to scale out linearly to an unlimited number of servers and petabytes of integrated storage and add storage capacity or performance dynamically through software.  Atlantis USX has been proven by USAF to be the only solution that can provide 3-site stretched clustering.
Make no mistake, the commodity hardware agnostic approach of Atlantis USX software will deliver all-flash performance across the entire datacenter to all applications, increasing transactions per second for databases, reducing mailbox response time, accelerating virtual desktop (VDI) performance, and cutting data processing time.
Atlantis Computing’s CEO Chetan Venkatesh said:"We are honored that the U.S. Government has renewed our certification and continues to validate that our software meets military standards.” “At Atlantis Computing, we’re dedicated to providing the industry’s most flexible and powerful Software-Defined-Storage (SDS) platform, and the CoN provides assurances that we continue to maintain high standards and compliance requirements.”
To learn more about Atlantis Computing please go to www.atlantiscomputing.com
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