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Atlantis USX (Unified Software-defined Storage) is a software-defined storage solution (100% software) that delivers the performance of an all-flash storage array at half the cost of traditional SAN or NAS.

First version was announced more than one year ago (February 2014) and actually there is the version 2.0 (announced on August 2014) with several interesting features.

But now Atlantis Computing has announce a new product, based on Atlantis USX: the Atlantis HyperScale appliance. Atlantis-Products

Atlantis USX remain a 100% Software-Defined Storage that can pool SAN, NAS, DAS, Flash in a single Enterprise-class storage platform. Atlantis HyperScale is a new turnkey hardware appliance, all-flash hyper-converged, built on Atlantis USX platform with a end-to-end support by Atlantis.

So the core is the same: the Atlantis USX platform with all the capabilities and functions provided but it. Atlantis-USX-PlatformBut instead of build your hyper-converged system, using Atlantis HyperScale you can buy a building block fully supported, ready to go and designed for specific workloads (included tier1 database).

Note that Atlantis remain a software company: you can choose your appliance from different servers vendors: Cisco, HP, Lenovo, SuperMicro. Atlantis-Appliances

All are 1U nodes with fixed configurations and specifications of 12TB and 24TB, except the SuperMicro model that it’s more similar to other competitors with a rack that include more miniserver (nodes), but each node has still a fixed configuration like the others.

Kits start from 4 nodes appliances and of course can grow using a scale out model.

All configurations are based on Dual Intel E5-2680 v3 server, with different RAM and SSD capacity depending by the models:


Remember that part of the RAM will be used for the In-Memory data reduction, so you will have less usable memory for the VMs (USX installation require some local resources, but I don’t know how much are consumed on the HyperScale appliances).

you can buy a building block fully supported, ready to go and designed for specific workloads (included tier1 database).

Actually the supported hypervisors are the same of current version of USX, so only a few (of course VMware vSphere), but others may join in the future (like Hyper-V).

For more information about USX see also:

Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (2312 Posts)

Virtualization & Cloud Architect. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015). PernixPro 2014. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014. MVP 2014. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.