Blog Posts by Category - ILIO Persistent

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Mark Nijmeijer

May 20, 2014

Atlantis ILIO, Stateless VDI with No Storage, Now for Free!

Free ILIO Download

Today, I am very happy to announce the release of the Atlantis ILIO Free Trial!  Starting today, you can download a free copy of the Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI software for you to validate and test the fastest VDI storage optimization solution in the market – the same software that powers some of the largest desktop virtualization deployments in the world!

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Seth Knox

April 16, 2014

VMware Horizon 6, VSAN and Atlantis ILIO: The Convergence of Desktop Virtualization and Software-Defined Storage

With the release of VMware Horizon View 6, VMware is delivering a unified platform for desktop and application virtualization that leverages the power and flexibility of the software-defined data center. By using VSAN and Atlantis ILIO software-defined storage solutions, Horizon 6 drives down the cost per desktop, while delivering an amazing user experience.

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Jeff Keyes

April 03, 2014

XenDesktop at the speed of RAM: Citrix Synergy Learning Lab (SYN613)

Have you heard? This is the year of VDI. Yes, If you’re like me, and work in the virtual desktop infrastructure industry, you have heard and/or uttered these words just about every year since 2008 or even earlier. This time I really mean it and here’s why.

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Paul Martin

March 18, 2014

Best Practice for configuring VMware VMkernel ports for NFS traffic

The importance of VMkernel port groups when presenting NFS data stores is key in getting great performance for NFS traffic. In this article, I’ll be talking specifically about VMware ESX as that’s the hypervisor we see most of you using in production today and why we recommend reducing the hops for vmkernel port  when deploying Atlantis ILIO.

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Andrew Wood

March 10, 2014

Best Practices: Atlantis ILIO and Citrix MCS (Machine Creation Services)

Citrix Machine Creation Services (MCS) is one of several options open to Citrix XenDesktop admins for image delivery of virtual desktops and application services. It uses the hypervisor APIs (XenServer, Hyper-V, and vSphere) to create, start, stop, and delete virtual machines. While Citrix Provisioning Services (PVS) continues to be a popular choice for image deployment, it is considered a complex solution so many organisations may look to simplify their virtual desktop architecture and implement MCS instead. This is especially true of smaller organisations or environments. Citrix designed MCS to provide many of the benefits of PVS at a lower management cost.

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Jim Moyle

February 06, 2014

Best Practices: Configuration of VMware vSphere DRS with VDI

VMware vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) is commonly used in todays virtualized infrastructures.  It is considered to be best practice in server virtualization to enable DRS. I commonly face the question whether this best practice applies to a VDI cluster.

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Aaron Parker

January 28, 2014

XenApp and XenDesktop 7.5 with Atlantis ILIO

Reduces storage costs and boosts user experience

I’ve spent many years designing and delivering desktop and application virtualization solutions for customers of all sizes. I’ve just started my journey with Atlantis Computing as a Solutions Architect based out of sunny Melbourne, Australia. Most recently I was living and working in the UK for a number of years, so I’m getting back into the antipodean way of life.

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Andrew Wood

January 23, 2014

Atlantis ILIO for Persistent VDI – how safe is my data?

Common concerns from those seeing Atlantis ILIO for persistent desktops for the first time is “how quickly do unique changes get saved to the optimised disk?” as well as “could my desktop data get corrupted?“

To address these concerns, it is useful to understand how the Microsoft Windows OS commits data, and then we can discuss how Atlantis ILIO ensures data integrity.

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Seth Knox

January 10, 2014

NetApp and Atlantis Computing Partner to Deliver More High Performance VDI

Today, NetApp and Atlantis Computing are excited to announce the second of two reference architectures featuring the NetApp FAS2240-2 with Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 and Atlantis ILIO Persistent VDI 4.1 software not just because of the superb test results we have achieved, but because it means that through the NetApp-Atlantis partnership we are able to provide our customers with cost-effective solution for high-performance desktops that is proven at scale in some of the largest desktop virtualization deployments in the world.

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Seth Knox

December 20, 2013

IBM and Atlantis Deliver with Persistent VDI in a Flash – 13x Faster Desktop Performance than a PC and 6x Faster than a MacBook Air

Since August of 2013, IBM and Atlantis Computing have teamed up to deliver several integrated desktop virtualization solutions for Persistent VDI, Stateless VDI and Citrix XenApp deployments based on the IBM PureFlex, IBM Flex System, and IBM FlashSystem platforms optimized with Atlantis ILIO software. In our initial persistent VDI solution, we highlighted test results of our Persistent VDI In-Memory architecture with IBM v7000 storage for backup and recovery.

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Dan Senior

November 03, 2013

Best Practices: Atlantis ILIO Monitoring and Alerting

Atlantis ILIO optimises your storage using a unique, software-only approach, which is both hardware and storage agnostic. As such, it is a key virtual resource in your environment that need to be monitored as you would any component within your infrastructure.

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Bharath Nagaraj

October 07, 2013

Part 1: NetApp and Atlantis Computing Partner to Deliver High Performance VDI

We are excited to announce that NetApp and Atlantis Computing™ are partnering to deliver a set of cost efficient VDI architectures for power users (e.g. software developers, healthcare PACS imagery, CAD/CAM users, etc.) that are simple to deploy and manage, provides high IOPS with better-than-PC performance, and supports high availability and disaster recovery – with CAPEX and OPEX costs that are lower than a physical PC.

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Seth Knox

September 16, 2013

IBM and Atlantis Computing Join Forces to Deliver Cost-Effective, High-Performance and Scalable Persistent and Stateless Desktop Virtualization Solutions for Citrix XenDesktop and Citrix XenApp

We are excited to announce that IBM and Atlantis Computing have teamed up to deliver integrated desktop virtualization solutions for Citrix XenDesktop Persistent VDI (Dedicated), Stateless VDI (Pooled) and Citrix XenApp (Hosted Shared) deployments based on the IBM PureFlex, IBM Flex System, and IBM FlashSystems platforms optimized with Atlantis ILIO software.

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Andrew Wood

August 30, 2013

Best Practices: Powering VDI Performance for optimal virtual desktop performance

A key factor in a successful virtual desktop deployment is a great user experience. To ensure this is delivered, all components of your architecture need to optimally configured. The memory, the storage, the network and the compute performance.

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Gregg Holzrichter

August 26, 2013

IBM and Atlantis Computing Join Forces to Deliver Cost-Effective, High-Performance and Scalable Persistent and Stateless VDI Solutions for VMware View

We are excited to announce that IBM and Atlantis Computing have partnered to deliver integrated desktop virtualization solutions for VMware Horizon View Persistent and Stateless VDI deployments based on the IBM PureFlex, IBM FlashSystems and Flex Systems platforms optimized with Atlantis ILIO software. Customers will be able to see demonstrations of the joint solution at VMworld 2013 in the IBM Booth #1545 and Atlantis Computing Booth # 941.

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Gregg Holzrichter

August 12, 2013

Atlantis Computing and VMware announce Secure and High Performance End-User Computing for Financial Services solution

Atlantis Computing and VMware have partnered to offer a best-in-class VDI solution, combining Atlantis ILIO and VMware Horizon View. This joint solution allows IT teams to provide around-the-clock access to digitized information and applications—anytime, anywhere, and more important than ever, from any device. The solution not only gives employees more freedom, but it also keeps IT in control while lowering TCO, improving user experience and delivering Virtual Desktop performance that is better than a PC.

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Andrew Wood

August 08, 2013

Is there a benefit using vSphere’s Storage Control with Atlantis ILIO?

Had an interesting question from a customer today where they asked – is it recommended to enable Storage I/O control for an Atlantis ILIO NFS datastore?

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Seth Knox

February 26, 2013

Atlantis ILIO Persistent VDI and Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI complement the Cisco UCS SmartPlay Bundle with VMware Horizon View

The team at Atlantis Computing is very excited today for two reasons, one is the announcement of Atlantis ILIO Persistent VDI 4.0, the first solution that enables VMware View customers to run persistent virtual desktops In-Memory using RAM as primary storage, making persistent virtual desktops cheaper and faster than physical PCs.

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Jim Moyle

February 15, 2013

Desktop Virtualization Best Practices with VMware HA Admission Control & Atlantis ILIO

In recent months, customers have asked me a lot of questions about how to configure resilience for virtualized desktops. If you want to just jump straight to the conclusion, click here. For the full explanation then please carry on.

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Seth Knox

August 08, 2012

Atlantis Computing Complements VMware View

Atlantis ILIO and Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI products complement the VMware View solution to boost desktop performance. We do it by offloading both the write-heavy and read storage IO traffic in conjunction with content-aware processing and inline de-duplication

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Seth Knox

May 02, 2012

Does View Storage Accelerator diminish the value of Atlantis ILIO?

The short answer is NOT really, quite on the contrary, Atlantis ILIO complements View storage accelerator with the same storage optimization technology used by the largest VDI deployments in the world today.  So, why does this question comes up now?