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Atlantis Computing delivers 10x faster desktop performance to over 600 users at Catalyst Housing Ltd
Atlantis Computing, the leading provider of Software-Defined Storage (SDS), has delivered a 10x desktop performance improvement for over 600 users at Catalyst Housing, one of the UK's leading housing associations. The Atlantis SDS solution was 20% more cost effective to purchase than any other storage solution evaluated by Catalyst.

Catalyst had serious performance issues with its previous storage hardware that underpinned its desktop environment. The Atlantis solution integrated easily with the storage hardware that Catalyst already had in its network and only required the purchase of some extra RAM to accommodate the anticipated future growth in user numbers. Atlantis was also selected due to its ability to scale out to accommodate growth in user numbers.

Catalyst is one of the UK's leading housing associations with 21,000 homes across London and the South East of England. The organization wanted to migrate to Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2013 to offer improved IT capabilities for its staff. It carried out a comprehensive evaluation of three potential options from Nimble, Nexsan and software-defined storage from Atlantis. The Atlantis solution was installed in just one day, and currently supports a VDI environment used by 95% of Catalyst's 650 employees. "Atlantis was absolutely the fastest; the other two products tested simply couldn't compare," said Konrad Kowal, Technical Architect, Catalyst.

"Our performance tests show that the Atlantis software-defined storage solution is 10 times faster than our previous hardware-based storage platform. We have freed up 85% of the storage on our shared storage platform, thanks to the Atlantis compression capabilities," says Kowal. This means the association won't have to purchase additional storage hardware for more users over the next three to five years enabling them to gain a far better return on prior IT investments.

David Cumberworth, Vice President of EMEA, Atlantis Computing, concluded: "Catalyst has not only saved itself money in the short term by implementing Atlantis software but it won't have to worry about buying additional hardware for almost five years. The organization currently enjoys a consistently high performing desktop environment, across all of its sites, enabling its employees to work productively from any office, from home and out in the field."

Atlantis will be exhibiting at IP Expo London on 7th-8th October 2015 at stand number KK16. Working with hardware vendors including Lenovo, HP, Cisco and SuperMicro and its resellers across EMEA, Atlantis is able to offer medium sized organisations a software-defined storage appliance to optimize their data center storage. Atlantis will be available to talk about storage trends, market take up and all things hyper-converged. Join Atlantis for a drinks reception on Wednesday 7th October at the Sunborn London hotel near the ExCel from 5-7pm following IP Expo.

Published Friday, October 02, 2015 2:30 PM by David Marshall
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