Atlantis Computing, a leader in virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) storage and performance optimisation solutions, has appointed new partners to its VDI Solution Partner Programme in Europe.
New partners include Kelway, Intercept IT, Centralis and Foundation IT in the UK, along with DataSolutions in Ireland, ActivLan in France, Indra in Italy, and Commaxx in Norway.
By joining the Atlantis Computing VDI Solution Partner Programme, resellers and distributors will benefit from an opportunity to complement their existing VDI offerings with a solution architected to help them grow their businesses around desktop virtualisation.
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The Atlantis ILIO software virtual appliance allows customers to reduce the cost of their VDI implementations by cutting the amount of storage normally required as part of any project. Alongside this immediate opportunity to cut spending, Atlantis ILIO boosts performance to ensure user acceptance of virtual desktops and ensures security measures can be deployed without reducing the number of users per server.
The solution is easily deployed by channel partners into existing VMware View, Citrix XenDesktop or Quest vWorkspace deployments to either support more users on the same storage or address ongoing scalability and performance issues.
“We seem to have been at the tipping point for VDI going mainstream for some time, but there have been two major obstacles to overcome: the potentially high storage costs for a customer during an implementation, and issues around ongoing user acceptance,” said David Cumberworth, vice-president, Sales for Northern Europe, at Atlantis Computing.
“Atlantis ILIO has been designed to solve these problems in a manner that is both simple to implement for partners, and cost-effective for the customer. By taking this approach and complementing the existing VMware, Citrix and Quest VDI solutions that are on the market, we are helping our channel partners to deliver a lower cost per desktop and drive wider adoption of these technologies.”
Atlantis Computing’s new partners
Andrew Sellers, director at Foundation IT, said, “We are one of VMware’s leading partners for delivering virtual desktop solutions to customers based on VMware View. Working with Atlantis Computing allows us to offer our customers a VDI solution that delivers significant CAPEX savings while providing ‘better than PC’ user experience. Bringing VMware View and Atlantis ILIO together means we can deliver solutions that achieve the operational simplicity and scalability that desktop virtualisation always promised at the same cost of a traditional PC.”
“Intercept IT is one of the UK’s leading cloud computing and virtualisation service providers,” Richard Gilder, CEO at Intercept IT said. “The market for virtual desktops has grown exponentially as organisations reduce their spending on IT, and embrace new strategies such as consumerisation, BYOD and cloud-based services. Working with Atlantis will help us to ensure that customers see the results from moving to virtual desktops that they demand, as well as complementing our existing virtualisation partners.”
“Commaxx is one of the biggest virtualisation distributors in Norway, Denmark and Sweden, offering a wide variety of solutions through our channel partners. Atlantis Computing’s ILIO provides a great complementary solution to our existing virtualisation product portfolio, and helps our partners to be successful in delivering desktop virtualisation projects,” said Lau Sørensen, product manager, Commaxx. “Across our region, VDI continues to attract a lot of interest from organisations that want better desktop management, and we see Atlantis fulfilling a lot of the requirements for VDI to meet these expectations.”
Why DataSolutions is working with Atlantis Computing
“DataSolutions is the leading value-add IT distributor of virtualisation solutions in Ireland, covering the desktop, server and storage platforms. We have chosen to work with Atlantis Computing to enhance our overall service offerings and the value that we are able to deliver to our channel partners through centralising their customers’ desktop infrastructure deployments,” said Michael O’Hara, managing director, DataSolutions.
“The market for VDI is continuing to grow as organisations want to reduce their spending on IT and improve desktop management, and we see Atlantis as a key technology partner to deliver significant cost savings through optimising the customers’ chosen storage platform while delivering a rich user experience for VDI desktops.”