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Atlantis Computing and Colt Are the First to Sweep "BEST OF VMWORLD 2012" Awards for Desktop Virtualization in Both the United States and Europe

Colt Wins With Cloud-Hosted Desktop Virtualization Using "Revolutionary" Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI Software Product

BARCELONA, SPAIN -- (Marketwire) -- 10/17/12 -- VMworld 2012 - Atlantis Computing™, the leader in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) storage and performance optimization solutions, today announced that Colt Technology Services won the "Best of VMworld 2012" Europe award for its Agilisys Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) project deployed with Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI. At VMworld 2012 U.S., Atlantis Computing had previously won the "Best of VMworld 2012" award for its Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI software product. This marks the first time that a product and a customer solution using the same technology have won both "Best of VMworld" awards for desktop virtualization the same year.

In the "Best of VMworld" Europe competition, a panel of expert judges from the fields of cloud and virtualization selected the Colt deployment with Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI as the winner based on their architecture and implementation of an innovative cloud-hosted desktop service. The Colt solution has the ability to scale up to 20,000 virtual desktops.

"The Colt virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) for Agilisys is the first cloud desktop of its kind that outperforms, costs less, is more secure and provides better resiliency than a physical PC," said Chris Hewertson, CIO, Colt Technology Services. "Colt's unique pan-European last-mile fiber network combined with the intelligent integration of Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI makes the Colt project the first of its kind."

In order to reduce overall CAPEX and OPEX costs (rack space, cooling, maintenance, and disk repair), while at the same time dramatically improving user experience, Colt moved to a VDI infrastructure with Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI software that uses server RAM as primary storage for all virtual desktop images. Atlantis Computing has integrated this solution with VCE Vblock Systems which bring together leading edge technologies from VMware, Cisco and EMC into a single, intelligent converged infrastructure system.

As a multi-tenant VDI implementation, Colt has fully automated the deployment, configuration, datastore creation, and provisioning of virtual desktops using technologies such as VMware View and VMware vSphere in combination with Atlantis ILIO Center Deployment Services. Using the automation services available with Atlantis ILIO Center, Colt's solution can provision and operationalize hundreds of servers for thousands of users in under an hour.

In August 2012 at the "Best of VMworld" U.S. competition, a panel of more than 10 independent industry experts selected the Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI solution from a pool of over 200 companies for its innovative ability to use local server RAM as primary storage for virtual desktops, instead of SSDs or traditional storage.

According to TechTarget, "The Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI solution is one of the truly revolutionary technologies in a world full of vendors who all claim their products are revolutionary." Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI makes deploying and scaling VMware View stateless desktops simpler, cheaper, and faster with just servers and software -- since deployments are automated with no storage to size, install, maintain, or manage.

"We are honored to win back to back Best of VMworld awards," said Bernard Harguindeguy, president and CEO of Atlantis Computing. "Having our customer Colt win with their desktop virtualization project based on a deployment with Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI is even more special. This is a state-of-the-art real-world implementation that is the result of a true team effort between Colt, Atlantis Computing, VCE, Cisco and VMware."

Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI is the only solution in the industry to enable stateless VDI deployments without the need for virtual desktop storage -- which traditionally represents 40% to 60% of the total cost of a VDI deployment. SSDs, SAS and SATA drives are completely eliminated from any deployment, greatly reducing CAPEX and all storage-related OPEX including power, cooling and the cost of maintaining and repairing failed devices. In addition, without storage sizing, deploying stateless desktops has never been so simple. ILIO just uses local server RAM as storage for VMware View desktops, delivering a better than PC user experience. VMware View Persona Management is used to redirect user data such as My Document files, desktop settings and application-specific data onto traditional shared storage.

For more information on the "Best of VMworld" Europe winners visit, bit.ly/coltbestofvmworld.

For more information on the "Best of VMworld" U.S. winners visit, bit.ly/bestofvmworld2012.

Atlantis ILIO has been tested with VMware View, VMware ThinApp® Linked-Clones and Persona as part of the "VMware View 5.1 Stateless Reference Architecture with Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI and Cisco UCS." To read the document, visit bit.ly/viewdiskless

Atlantis ILIO is certified as VMware Ready and VCE vBlock ready and can be found within the VMware Solution Exchange at https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/products/7611

Availability
Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI is available immediately through Atlantis Computing and its solution partners. To find an Atlantis Computing solution partner in your area, contact [email protected] or visit: www.atlantiscomputing.com/partners/solutions/

About Colt
Colt is the information delivery platform for European business, enabling its customers to deliver, share, process and store their vital business information. An established leader in delivering integrated computing and network services to major organisations, midsized businesses and wholesale customers, Colt operates a 22-country, 43,000km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 39 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 18,000 buildings and 20 carrier neutral Colt data centres. In 2010, the Colt Data Centre Services business was launched to deliver innovative high quality data centre solutions at a Colt or customer site. Our innovative data centres are rapid to deploy, flexible and highly efficient. In addition to its direct sales capability, Colt has four indirect channels to market; Agent, Franchise, Distributor and Wholesale which includes Carriers, Service Providers, VARs and Voice Resellers. Colt is listed on the London Stock Exchange (COLT). Information about Colt and its services can be found at www.colt.net

About Atlantis Computing
Atlantis Computing is transforming enterprise desktop computing by solving the challenges of virtual desktop deployments: storage costs, performance and deployment risks. The Atlantis ILIO software complements VDI solutions to cut VDI costs and deliver a desktop that is faster and cheaper than a PC. With Atlantis ILIO, IT organizations can deploy 4-7 times more desktops on the same storage footprint, making VDI more affordable by both cutting the amount of storage needed per desktop and enabling the use of less expensive storage options. Atlantis Computing is privately held and funded by El Dorado Ventures, Partech International and Cisco Systems with headquarters in Mountain View, California, and offices in London, England. For more information, visit: www.atlantiscomputing.com.

Atlantis Computing, Atlantis ILIO and Atlantis ILIO Diskless VDI are trademarks of Atlantis Computing, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. VMware and VMware Ready are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

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