Atlantis ILIO for VDI
Optimize Storage, Boost Desktop Performance & Make VDI Security Possible
The VDI Performance & Storage Problem
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) revolutionizes enterprise desktop computing by lowering the total cost of desktop computing, increasing security and making desktop computing more agile. Many companies have deployed VDI only to realize that their VDI architecture could not scale without requiring additional, massive investments in storage infrastructure. The root cause of VDI storage problems is that Windows XP and Windows 7 were designed to work with a dedicated local hard drive. When the Windows operating system is deployed with VDI, thousands of virtual desktops generate tremendous IO traffic that requires significant increases in the number of storage disks and controllers. In order for VDI to achieve broad adoption, it must deliver a better user experience than a physical PC with an equivalent or lower cost per desktop. Achieving that goal simply isn’t possible without taking an intelligent approach to solving the VDI storage problem.
Atlantis ILIO™ Software Solution
Atlantis ILIO is a VDI storage and performance optimization software solution that complements Citrix XenDesktop and VMware View to optimize storage, boost desktop performance and make VDI security economically feasible. Atlantis ILIO fundamentally changes the economics and performance characteristics of VDI by intelligently optimizing how the Windows operating system interacts with storage.
Scaling and Optimizing Storage for VDI
Atlantis ILIO processes up to 90% of the virtual desktop storage traffic locally, offloading the shared storage infrastructure and therefore reducing the amount of storage needed for each desktop. This enables customers to scale their VDI deployment to 4-7 times more users with their existing storage system. In addition, Atlantis ILIO inline deduplication eliminates storage of duplicate Windows image components, which reduces the amount of storage capacity required for each additional desktop by up to 99%.
Boosting Desktop Performance
Atlantis ILIO addresses the virtual desktop performance problem without requiring additional storage infrastructure. It eliminates the storage bottleneck by effectively delivering a massive amount of IOPS to boost all aspects of virtual desktop performance including boot time, logons, profile loading, applications, productivity tasks, and applications that are virtualized using Citrix XenApp, Microsoft App-V, VMware ThinApp and Symantec SVS.
Making VDI Security Possible
Anti-virus protection and endpoint security are a requirement for enterprise VDI deployments. However, traditional Anti-virus can cut density per server up to 50%, degrade performance and ultimately increases the network, storage and server infrastructure costs of VDI. Atlantis ILIO integrates with leading Anti-virus solutions to dramatically accelerate
Anti-virus scanning, and eliminate redundant Anti-virus scanning operations. With traditional Anti-virus, Atlantis ILIO can eliminate the additional storage required to service IO traffic generated by Anti-virus, which increases density and accelerates Anti-virus scanning