Hive-IO, a fast-emerging provider of software-defined infrastructure, has acquired certain assets of Atlantis Computing – a provider of software-defined storage. The acquired Atlantis Computing technology will expand Hive-IO‘s storage offering to include an “intelligent” software-defined solution that would increase performance and capacity.
By combining the power of faster and cheaper processing in the software layer with software-defined storage from Atlantis, Hive-IO would eliminate the inefficiencies of SAN and NAS hardware while providing “superior” storage performance at a fraction of the cost of current solutions.
“The move to acquire Atlantis Computing assets is crucial to Hive-IO for a number of reasons,” said Joe Makoid, CEO, Hive-IO. “Atlantis – a pioneer in hyperconverged infrastructure and VDI – brings Hive-IO cutting-edge technology, experienced people, many of the world’s largest enterprise customers, a tremendous market channel, and strong strategic alliances. This will be a powerful solution right out of the gate and will be enhanced as we combine the technologies into a cohesive platform.”
The addition of Atlantis Computing’s technology would help lower the cost of VDI deployments by enhancing Hive-IO’s solution and giving IT organizations optimal agility in maximizing the application of IT resources.
Following the addition of the Atlantis assets, Hive-IO will continue to be led by CEO Joe Makoid and CTO Kevin McNamara, both founders of Hive-IO.
“With Atlantis products in our portfolio customers will have the tools necessary to create a true software defined data center,” said Kevin McNamara, CTO, Hive-IO. “Managing a storage environment in a VDI environment can be expensive and complex. By integrating the Hive-IO Utility Fabric with Atlantis products, we can offer our customers a software solution that has always been addressed by adding more hardware. Hyperconvergence and VDI create the ideal combination for our customers.”