On May 7 Atlantis Computing announced the general availability of its Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI 3.2, this product, tailored in particular for VMware View 5.1, enables virtual desktops deployment with no storage.
Atlantis claims to lower the cost of virtual desktops below $200 per desktop with its product that performs IO traffic processing and inline duplication of images to run all desktops from local server memory.
In particular release 3.2 includes advanced compression and Fast Cloning technologies for VMware View 5.1 and seems to be able to reduce the size of VMware View linked-clones to around 500MB per desktop using a combination of inline reduplication and compression technologies.
Atlantis Computing says that its Fast Cloning technology, integrated with Diskless VDI, is able to clone virtual desktop images in five seconds per desktop enabling the deployment of 100 VMware View 5.1 virtual desktops per server in 8.5 minutes.
Atlantis ILIO has been tested with VMware View, VMware ThinApp® Linked-Clones and Persona as part of the “VMware View, Atlantis ILIO and Trend Micro Reference Architecture”. To read the document, visit
Atlantis ILIO is certified as VMware Ready and can be found within the VMware Solution Exchange at
What’s New in Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI 3.2?
- Advanced Image Compression – Reduces the amount of memory needed per virtual desktop image.
- Fast Cloning for Diskless VDI – Atlantis ILIO Fast Cloning can clone virtual desktop images in 5 seconds, making it possible to deploy 100 VMware View 5.1 virtual desktops in less than 8 1/2 minutes.
Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI Benefits Include:
- Unmatched Performance – Dramatically improves all aspects of desktop performance including boot, login, application launches, patching and anti-virus scanning.
- Lower Cost – Atlantis ILIO reduces the cost per desktop from both a CAPEX and OPEX perspective: – CAPEX – The upfront cost per desktop can be decreased to under $200 per desktop including the server hardware, Atlantis ILIO license and storage. – OPEX – Diskless VDI architectures mean that 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 – Memory does not suffer from the lifespan issues SSDs have when dealing with write-intensive VDI workloads. Diskless VDI architectures have lower operational costs as disk failure and replacement have been completely eliminated.