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August 09, 2016

Fujitsu launches new hyperconverged appliance managed service built around Atlantis USX

Max Gill - 

Previewed on the Atlantis Community blog in May, Fujitsu has now launched its new Virtual Client Services (VCS) Hyperscale Appliance as a managed service, opening up the benefits of desktop and application virtualization to companies of all sizes.  
Created to work in a more cost effective way than traditional approaches to VCS, Fujitsu has integrated Atlantis USX software into the solution to reduce hardware costs and provide a more extensible and resilient software-defined storage platform. 
238509-fujitsu.jpgIn using the Fujitsu VCS, organizations gain access to a simple, scalable and agile method of delivering desktop and application services to employees, who enjoy the flexibility and convenience of securely accessing their personalized desktop, applications and data files from any computing or mobile device, at any location around the world. Meanwhile, IT managers gain the peace of mind that all their corporate data remains secure in the data center and is not copied to notebooks, PCs and mobile devices. 
System usage is optimized by creating pools of storage that are available to any application as virtual storage volumes. By standardizing on Citrix XenServer hypervisor software, included with XenApp and XenDesktop, Fujitsu also enables tighter integration into Microsoft environments creating a highly scalable, manageable and agile virtualization infrastructure.
Although the benefits of VCS have long been recognized by large enterprises, many small and mid-sized businesses have been reluctant to take advantage of traditional VCS solutions, since they are perceived to be costly and complex to deploy. Fujitsu is addressing this with its new managed service, designed for easy entry and a fast start with VCS. The service is rapidly deployed, thanks to automated scripting which simplifies system set-up by avoiding the need to write code.
Fujitsu and Atlantis are providing the balance IT organizations need for greater user experience, flexibility and security.  This new solution leverages Atlantis’ software know-how in optimizing storage to enable virtual desktops and applications to be faster and more cost-effective than physical PCs and to deliver a great user experience. The unique integration of Atlantis Computing with Citrix XenServer and XenDesktop is quickly becoming accepted as the core platform for Citrix deployments, and is helping to drive down overall costs.
The VCS Hyperscale Appliance is immediately available as a managed service from Fujitsu. Pricing varies according to country and configuration.  
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