Today Atlantis Computing announces its hyper-converged solution called HyperScale. With HyperScale, Atlantis joins the hyper-converged market next to Nutanix, Simplicity and VMware EVO:RAIL.
Existing Atlantis solutions include ILIO, software defined storage for desktop virtualization, and USX, the software defined storage solution for server virtualization. The new HyperScale solution is built on top of the USX platform.
The HyperScale offering is available on Cisco, HP, Lenovo and SuperMicro hardware. The HyperScale CX-12 offers 12 TB of storage, while the CX-24 offers 24 TB storage. This is after Atlantis is doing its optimizations, and assuming a 70% data reduction is achieved. Notice that the HyperScale is an all-flash hyper-converged solution. The CX-12 comes in a 256-512GB memory configuration, the CX-24 in a 384-512GB configuration. Both options are available as four node appliances. Intel E5-2680v3 CPUs are used.
It’s remarkable that the configurations delivered by Cisco, HP and Lenovo are based on normal 1U rack servers. The SuperMicro platform is Atlantis branded and uses the same kind of four-node-in-a-two-u configuration as Nutanix. Connectivity is based on 2x 1Gbit and 2x 10 Gbit. You can use VMware vSphere 5.5 or Citrix XenServer 6.5 as a hypervisor.
One of the USPs of the proposition is that HyperScale is doing a lot of stuff in-memory: inline deduplication, compression and caching. The technology is taken from USX platform. On top of this Atlantis promises a competitive price point.
More information on Atlantis HyperScale is at www.atlantiscomputing.com.