ATScloud Announces High Performance Flash-Array for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Applications

The new high performance flash-array platform for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Applications (VDI) is designed to provide faster business results and more efficient deployment at an affordable per-user price point. ATScloud have deployed the solution at a 600 seat call center and proven a 20X storage performance increase and 10 to 1 data reduction.

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A recent deployment of 600-users at Credit Protection Association (CPA) resulted in an IOPS performance improvement averaging 20X times faster than the customer’s legacy spinning disk

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) March 26, 2014

ATScloud, a leader in secure, hybrid-cloud solutions, announced today that they have released the ATScloud FlashArray VDI Platform, a flash-array solution for cloud-based, large-scale VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure). The new architecture matches the technical and commercial needs of medium and large customers, in terms of high availability, performance, scalability, ease of deployment and operation.

The new ATScloud Desktop Virtualization Environment

Desktop Virtualization allows companies to standardize and centralize desktop management, reduce desktop support costs, and at the same time increase availability of the systems, data security, and workforce mobility. In the past, these significant benefits have come with a number of challenges, which slowed down market adoption of VDI. For example, storage requirements can fluctuate, reaching very high levels of IOPS (input-output transactions per second) during boot-storms or major configuration changes. This requires management and operations teams to have a solid methodological approach and high level of expertise.

The new ATScloud architecture is built upon ten years of deploying large scale VDI environments. This experience has resulted in an environment that is easier to deploy and manage for customers and partners. In addition, the solution is deployed using the latest in flash-array architecture. This superior combination of technologies allows for affordable large-scale deployments, overcoming the performance, scalability and commercial usability issues previously seen with other VDI solutions providers.

Flash-array outperforms the speed of legacy spinning disk by order of magnitude

The new VDI architecture utilizes the Pure Storage FlashArray, an industry leading provider of flash-array solutions. FlashArray was purpose-built to uniquely deliver the benefits of flash together with inline data reduction, to optimize storage utilization, performance and cost-savings for a variety of enterprise workloads, including server virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and cloud computing. When compared to traditional disk-centric arrays, the Pure Storage FlashArray is much faster and more space and power efficient, for less than the cost of mechanical disk per gigabyte stored. A recent deployment of 600-users at Credit Protection Association (CPA), resulted in an IOPS performance improvement averaging 20X times faster than the customer’s legacy spinning disk solution. In addition, storage consumption was dramatically sliced from 20 terabytes in the previous system to less than 2 terabytes in the ATScloud data center.

“The performance of the flash-array platform in our data center is keeping latency under one millisecond, even during boot storms”, said Alex Shapira, Chief Operations Officer at ATScloud. “This has resulted in end customers seeing productivity boosts and more predictive user experiences throughout their day. Customers booting up in the mornings don’t affect users that are already logged in, and administrators are seeing a lower impact on systems during heavy write times, like virus scanning, patching and recomposing. All of these factors have resulted in very positive reviews from customers and partners alike, added Shapira.”

For ATScloud partners, this means they can sell a much faster solution at an affordable price point.

Designed for deployments of 350 up to 5,000 end users, the ATScloud FlashArray VDI Platform is ideal for school districts, city governments, hospitals, universities and companies with a larger, distributed workforce, accommodating employees using multiple types of end-devices.

Solution availability
The ATScloud FlashArray VDI Platform is available now through the company’s partner network. For more information on the platform, please contact us at vdi(at)atscloud(dot)com.

About ATScloud
ATScloud offers a broad range of secure, hybrid-cloud solutions applicable to a wide range of industries, while meeting the specific, unique requirements of vertical markets such as legal, government and healthcare. As a channel-centric company, ATScloud has a flexible partner program enabling partners and their end-customers to have their own cloud environment. This program allows partners to use their own brands, without the capital investment, support costs, and general hassle which are typically involved in supporting a cloud environment. They can provision services ranging anywhere from a single virtual server to a full, private hybrid cloud or disaster recovery platform. Our rapidly growing solution offerings provide multiple options for customers, including high-performance computing and scalable storage, virtual desktop systems, and a vetted portfolio of cloud archival, backup, and disaster recovery architectures. More information is available at http://www.atscloud.com.


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