Atlantis HyperScale: All-Flash Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, No Hardware Lock-In


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Atlantis Computing has leveraged its software-defined storage expertise to develop what it calls the first all-flash hyper-converged infrastructure appliance as well as the software that channel partners can use to build their own versions.

The new Atlantis HyperScale appliance will be available as a high-performance part of solutions developed with such partners as Citrix and VMware, said Chetan Venkatesh, founder, president and CEO of the Mountain View, Calif.-based vendor, which counts Cisco as one of its investors.

There have been attempts to develop effective all-flash hyper-converged infrastructure solutions, but the economics of such solutions seldom work out, Venkatesh told CRN.

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"We've created an all-flash storage solution to attack the mainstream market," he said. "We're doing it at half the price of Nutanix or SimpliVity and their spinning disk and flash solutions."

The Atlantis HyperScale appliance is based on the vendor's own software-defined storage intellectual property, which applies such capabilities as deduplication and compression to increase the efficiency of flash storage, Venkatesh said.

The new Atlantis HyperScale integrates compute, storage and networking capabilities as a single software stack that channel partners can integrate on their choice of server hardware from Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, Lenovo or Supermicro, Venkatesh said. It works with both VMware and Citrix hypervisors.

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