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Franciscus Hospital Achieves Unprecedented VDI Performance and Saves Over $275,000 With Atlantis ILIO(R)

Successful Transition to VDI Significantly Decreases Logon Times, Improves Patient Care and Increases Staff Efficiency

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/18/14 -- Atlantis Computing®, a leader in software-defined storage, today announced that it continues its momentum in the Dutch healthcare sector with significant customer success at Franciscus Hospital, the public hospital for the West Brabant region in the Netherlands. The hospital has saved $275,000 in CAPEX and is estimated to save an additional $125,000 in OPEX costs each year by using Atlantis ILIO in its Citrix XenDesktop VDI deployment.

Franciscus Hospital initiated a desktop virtualization (VDI) project to make electronic patient records readily available to doctors and nurses from any device, while maintaining the privacy and security of its patients' medical data. During its transition to VDI, the hospital's IT team faced several challenges including budget restrictions, poor end user experience affecting patient care and staff efficiency, a Windows 7 migration, and shortcomings in its disaster recovery strategy.

"Initially, the Electronic Patient Record System users were somewhat concerned about the adoption of the VDI deployment," said Jan van Tillo, IT Manager, Franciscus Hospital. "For the medical staff at Franciscus the most important factor, which is also the hot button of any VDI deployment, is fast logon times into the desktop sessions. Atlantis ILIO is the fastest solution on the market we have found -- starting applications in the VDI environment is faster than dedicated PCs, and the VDI sessions automatically get 'refreshed' after four hours so we never use unneeded capacity. Atlantis ILIO allowed us to migrate to Windows 7 as the desktop platform, provided super-fast logon times, and a very smooth roll-out of the desktops to our employees."

"Poor IT performance and mobility issues have a severely detrimental effect on staff efficiency in hospitals," said David Cumberworth, VP of Sales, EMEA, Atlantis Computing. "Medical staff end up wasting precious time that could be spent with patients. Our Atlantis ILIO solution perfectly addressed these challenges for Franciscus Hospital by optimizing its existing storage and boosting performance while reducing its overall deployment risks. Helping the hospital get back lost staff time while staying within budget was very rewarding."

With Atlantis ILIO, Franciscus Hospital was able to address all of these issues and increase the return on investment of its existing EMC storage. In fact, user feedback was so positive that the entire hospital was migrated to Citrix XenDesktop after just 12 weeks by Insight.it, an Atlantis Computing partner. The final solution includes more than 300 applications and enables the hospital to run 800 concurrent sessions for 1,600 desktops in total.

"It's common for us to see end user performance issues such as logon times taking more than ten minutes in standard Windows 7 migrations and VDI projects," said Leon Wijnhoven, CTO, Insign.it. "At Insight.it we've developed best practice reference architectures that include Atlantis ILIO, which we implemented with Franciscus Hospital. We've found that the solution provides the highest IOPS per desktop, reducing logon times to seconds instead of minutes, and reduces overall costs, which we saw at Franciscus Hospital."

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About Franciscus Hospital

Franciscus Hospital is a NIAZ (Netherlands Institute for Accreditation of Hospitals) quality certified hospital that provides all hospital services for the West Brabant region in the Netherlands. The hospital hosts 472 licensed beds and employs over 130 doctors, 1500 staff members, and 150 volunteers. To learn more, visit: http://www.franciscusziekenhuis.nl/

About Insign.it

Insign.it specializes in designing, supplying, implementing, and managing highly available IT infrastructures. Insign.it delivers IT services in the fields of Application and Desktop Delivery, Server Virtualization, Storage, Networking & Security, Managed Services and Software Development.

About Atlantis Computing

Atlantis Computing, winner of the prestigious Best of VMworld and Best of Citrix Synergy awards, addresses the challenges of storage-intensive applications in private and public clouds: performance, cost, and the ability to scale-out on demand. Atlantis ILIO is purpose-built software-defined storage that complements virtualization solutions from Citrix, Microsoft and VMware to optimize the use of data center storage by virtualized desktops and servers, automate large scale deployment and management, and lower implementation risks. Atlantis Computing is privately held and funded by Adams Street Partners, Cisco Systems, El Dorado Ventures and Partech International, with headquarters in Mountain View, California and offices in Europe. For more information, visit: www.atlantiscomputing.com or follow us on Twitter @AtlantisILIO

Atlantis Computing, Atlantis ILIO and Atlantis ILIO USX are trademarks of Atlantis Computing. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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