Atlantis Computing’s Diskless VDI Solution Eliminates Storage Requirements For Virtual Desktops

Atlantis ILIO for Diskless VDI solution cuts CAPEX to under $200 per desktop; PCs can boot up in 12 seconds.

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Atlantis Computing, a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) storage and performance optimization solutions provider, has released Atlantis ILIO for Diskless VDI that eliminates all storage requirements for virtual desktops. Diskless VDI enables customers to reduce CAPEX to $197 per desktop and cuts 100 percent of the storage related CAPEX and OPEX while reducing desktop boot times of just 12 seconds.

Atlantis ILIO software complements all virtual desktop solutions to eliminate the use of storage for non-persistent virtual desktop deployments. With existing VDI solutions, virtual desktop images are stored on either shared SAN/NAS storage or local SAS/SSD disks that are costly, have limited IOPS for the typical VDI workloads, and can have short lifespans. Atlantis ILIO for Diskless VDI is software that performs NTFS traffic processing and inline deduplication of images to run all desktops from local server memory. There are no more disks to fail and no rack space, power, and cooling required for storage. Diskless VDI results in response times that are faster than even the most expensive local SSD drives (MLC or SLC) and reduces the cost of a virtual desktop below that of a physical PC, while increasing reliability at the same time.

Other benefits Include:

  • Strong performance: Improves all aspects of desktop performance including boot, login, application launches, patching, and anti-virus scanning

  • Lower cost: Using Atlantis ILIO and Cisco UCS Extended Memory, enterprises can drive down the CAPEX and OPEN costs per desktop

  • CAPEX: The upfront cost per desktop can be decreased to $197 per desktop including the server hardware, Atlantis ILIO license, and storage

  • OPEX: With the Diskless VDI architectures, IT organizations can lower operating expenses by eliminating rack space for SAN/NAS storage, lower power consumption and cooling costs, and eliminate the operational expenses of maintaining disk-based storage including replacing failed disks

  • Increased lifespan and reliability: Memory does not suffer from the lifespan issues SSDs have when dealing with write-intensive VDI workloads; Diskless VDI architectures are more reliable and have lower operational costs as disk failure and replacement are eliminated

Atlantis ILIO for Diskless VDI is generally available today. More information is available at

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