Atlantis Computing unveils Version 3.2 of diskless VDI software for VMware
Atlantis Computing Inc. launched Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI 3.2, which the company claims lets VMware View 5.1 users run virtual desktops using only server CPU and RAM, with no storage. The software performs I/O traffic processing, compression and inline deduplication of images to run desktops from local server memory.
“[We decided] to take a new approach, running VMware View desktops with Atlantis ILIO on Cisco UCS servers without storage. All user profiles are kept on highly available EMC shared storage,” said Chris Hewertson, CIO of European managed service provider (MSP) Colt Technology Services. He said that Atlantis Computing’s product simplified his company’s VMware View environment by reducing operational complexity and that it reduced the cost per desktop.
Tiger Technology releases storage clustering software
IT software solutions distributor Tiger Technology announced the release of cluStore, its nondisruptive storage clustering software, which bundles multiple HFS+ or NTFS storage volumes into one virtual volume.
The cluStore product’s features include access to the virtual volume from a single mount point, the capability to expand storage while the system is running, and transparent storage tiering and management. The Tiger Technology product supports Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Server 2003/2008 (32- and 64-bit); and Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion. It is available through authorized local and international sales partners.