Atlantis HyperScale – Hyper-converged appliances
Atlantis HyperScale is the world’s first economically viable all flash hyper-converged appliance. Use your favourite hardware platform and scale incrementally. Save up to 90% on your current datacentre architecture and never talk about IOPS again.
Why Atlantis HyperScale is better
Traditional Storage + Compute
With traditional storage and compute, enterprises buy either SAN or NAS storage arrays and servers separately. This approach is both complex and costly as the IT organization is responsible for integrating, managing and maintaining disparate systems to deliver IT services. Atlantis HyperScale integrates servers, storage and virtualisation into a single appliance that delivers orders of magnitude better storage performance at 50-90% lower cost.
With converged systems, enterprises buy SAN or NAS storage arrays and servers that are integrated by a third-party and delivered to the customer in a single rack. Converged systems are simply packaged storage, networking and compute components that add little value over traditional systems. While this approach simplifies integration of the components, it is complex to maintain, provides limited performance with disk based storage and is costly. Atlantis HyperScale integrates servers, storage and virtualisation into a single appliance that delivers orders of magnitude better storage performance at 50–90% lower cost.
With hyper-converged appliances, local storage, servers and virtualsation are integrated into a single system, simplifying deployment and management. However, hybrid hyper-converged appliances remain costly and deliver poor storage performance compared to all-flash storage systems. Atlantis HyperScale is the first economically viable all-flash hyper-converged system that integrates servers, storage and virtualisation into a single appliance that delivers order of magnitude better storage performance at 50–90% lower cost. Unlike other hyper-converged appliances, Atlantis HyperScale avoids vendor lock-in by supporting multiple hypervisors, eliminating dependence on proprietary hardware, and supporting four of the leading server platforms (Cisco, HP, Lenovo, Dell, SuperMicro).
Atlantis HyperScale all-flash hyper-converged appliances provide an ideal infrastructure platform for server virtualisation that provides servers, storage, networking and virtualisation in a single appliance at a cost that is 50-90% lower than traditional datacentres.
According to Gartner, 71% of all servers are now virtualised and 82% will be virtualised by 20181. The rapid growth of virtualised server OS instances and VM sprawl for databases, web servers, application servers and other VMs have outstripped the ability of traditional storage systems to service their storage traffic. Datacentre storage requirements are growing at 40% per year—doubling every two years. Not only is capacity growing out of control, but virtualised servers require high performance storage that delivers the IOPS, throughput and latency required to make applications perform their best. The purchase of traditional SAN and NAS storage to meet this demand is costly and exceeding budgets. All-Flash arrays are costly and create yet another silo in the datacentre. Hybrid hyper-converged systems lack the performance and remain costly.
Atlantis HyperScale hyper-converged appliances deliver all-flash performance at 50-90% lower cost than traditional storage or competitive hyperconverged appliances. Instead of integrating costly and complex SAN, NAS or all-flash array storage with servers, Atlantis HyperScale delivers an all-flash hyper-converged solution that is pre-integrated with compute, enterprise-class all-flash storage and virtualisation. Within 60 minutes, organizations can deploy turnkey appliances that provide up to 96 CPU cores, 2TB of RAM and 24TB of all-flash storage that can support hundreds of server VMs.
Forecast: x86 Server Virtualisation, Worldwide, 2012-2018, 2014 Update 14 November 2014 G00269673
Remote Office/Branch Office
IT organizations are being challenged more than ever to deliver information to the enterprise seamlessly across distributed locations throughout the world. Traditional remote or branch office site infrastructure is expensive, and very difficult to properly manage. With limited power, space, bandwidth, and on-site IT expertise, responding to the needs of the business can seem impossible.
Atlantis enables organizations to simplify their remote and branch office infrastructure with less hardware and at significantly less cost. The Atlantis Hyperscale appliance allows IT to deploy in less than an hour an entire infrastructure that is simple and easy to centrally manage with limited resources. Organizations can be confident delivering mission critical applications with powerful data protection to maintain business continuity.
- Deploy an entire remote or branch office infrastructure in less than an hour
- Deliver and manage your entire remote or branch office infrastructure on one easy platform
- Maintain a powerful infrastructure with limited IT resources
- Significantly reduce cost with converged storage, networking, and compute by up to 50%
- Reduce datacenter footprint by using less power, space, and cooling
- Lower operational costs with simplified infrastructure and centralized management
- Replicate real time data efficiently between sites to extend and protect your data center
- Maintain high availability with redundancy and automated failover
- Perform backup, snapshots, and restores in less time with less required storage
Atlantis HyperScale hyper-converged appliances deliver virtual desktops with the performance of a MacBook Air at up to 75% lower cost when compared with traditional storage or other hyper-converged appliances.
- Makes VDI faster than a PC
- 12 second boot time
- Near-instant app launches
- Near-instant Microsoft Windows and Outlook search
80% Lower CAPEX
- Makes VDI affordable
- Up to 650 users per appliance
- Deploy persistent VDI for under $225 per desktop (storage AND compute)
Simple to deploy and scale
- Makes VDI easy
- Single appliance for all VDI compute and storage needs
- Scale-out performance and capacity by adding units
Cheaper and Faster than a PC and Easy to Deploy
Performance, cost, and complexity issues have derailed many VDI and XenApp projects, depriving IT and end users of the many benefits of virtual desktops. Traditional deployments which required silos containing separate storage and compute made VDI very expensive to deploy, difficult to scale efficiently and challenging to manage and troubleshoot. To keep costs in check, VDI and XenApp performance was often sacrificed, resulting in desktops that were slower than the PCs they were replacing.
Atlantis HyperScale hyper-converged appliances deliver virtual desktops with the performance of a MacBook Air at up to 75% lower cost when compared with traditional storage or other hyper-converged appliances. Instead of piecing together costly and complex SAN, NAS or all-flash array storage with servers, Atlantis HyperScale is a fully integrated compute and storage solution that comes preconfigured with Citrix or VMware hypervisors. Within 60 minutes, an automated configuration process can set up the required infrastructure to deploy up to 600 virtual desktops per appliance. Atlantis HyperScale is easily scalable and runs on your preferred hardware platform, minimizing data centre complexity. Also, the appliances come with a single point of support and maintenance with 3 year, 24x7x365 coverage and 4 hours parts replacement.
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HyperScale is built on Atlantis software which has powered desktop virtualisation deployments in 100’s of companies worldwide scaling from a few hundred up to 100,000 users.
Atlantis HyperScale all-flash hyper-converged appliances deliver outstanding storage and compute performance for all types of databases at a 50-90% lower cost.
The chart above shows a HammerDB database benchmark (creation phase) doing 3.9 million transactions per minute on an Atlantis HyperScale CX-24 appliance. Databases are the foundation of many mission-critical business functions and rely on storage performance to process stock trades, execute a web search or support ERP applications. For on-line transaction processing (OLTP) databases, storage systems are measured by the number of transactions that can be achieved per minute and the cost per transaction per minute. Due to the size, performance and reliability requirements of databases, customer are force to purchase expensive all-flash or tier-1 SAN arrays for millions of dollars to support their databases.
Atlantis HyperScale hyper-converged appliances deliver all-flash performance that accelerated databases at 50-90% lower cost per transaction than SAN or All-flash arrays. Instead of integrating costly and complex SAN, NAS or all-flash array storage with servers, Atlantis HyperScale delivers an all-flash hyper-converged solution that is pre-integrated with compute, enterprise-class all-flash storage and virtualisation. Within 60 minutes, organizations can deploy turnkey appliances that provide up to 96 CPU cores, 2TB of RAM and 24TB of all-flash storage to support to most intense database workloads.