I haven’t previously talked a lot about Atlantis Computing but I have a friend who joined the company a while ago and he’s been quite enthusiastic about what they’re doing in the SDS / hyperwhat space, so I figured it was worth checking out.
You may have heard that Atlantis Computing recently announced the availability of Atlantis HyperScale appliances. In a nutshell, this is a software-defined storage solution on a choice of server hardware from HP, Cisco, Lenovo or SuperMicro using a hypervisor from VMware or Citrix. It sure does look pretty.
Atlantis says it’s an all-flash, hyper-converged, turnkey hardware appliance. If that seems like a mouthful, it is. It’s also built on the Atlantis USX platform with end-to-end support provided by Atlantis. If you’re not familiar with USX, I encourage you to check out some details on it here. In short, it:
- Is a 100% Software-Defined Storage;
- Is an enterprise-class storage platform;
- Pools SAN, NAS, DAS, Flash; and
- Runs on any server, any storage (within some very specific limits).
HyperScale and Hardware-defined Software
Here’s a pretty snazzy shot of the features in HyperScale. There’s a nice overview of the available data services and REST capability.
The cool thing is you can run this on a mix of hardware vendors as well, including Cisco, HP, Lenovo and SuperMicro.
- Fixed configurations and specifications of 12TB and 24TB;
- Turnkey 4-node appliances; and
- Supported by Atlantis (24x7x365 with 4 hour response).
The CX-12 and CX-24 have the following specs (depending on the vendor you choose):
Some of the models of servers cited in the briefing included (everything is 4 nodes):
- Cisco USC C220 M4;
- Lenovo x3550 M5;
- SuperMicro TwinPro; and
- HP DL360 Gen9.
This is not an exhaustive list, but gives you an idea of the type of appliance hardware in play.
Atlantis are very excited about some of the potential TCO benefits to be had in comparison with Nutanix, Simplivity and VMware’s EVO:RAIL. I’m not going to go into numbers here, but I think it would be worth your while, if you’re in the market for a Hyper solution, to have a conversation with these guys.