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Colt Technology Services Honors Atlantis Computing With Top Supplier Award for VDI Innovation

Atlantis ILIO Wins Innovation Prize for Its Software-Only Approach to Solving Storage Performance, Capacity, and Deployment Challenges in Virtualized Datacenters

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/29/13 -- Atlantis Computing, the leader in software-defined storage for desktop and server virtualization, today announced that it is the recipient of the prestigious Colt Technology Services 2013 Supplier Award in the 'Innovation' category. The annual Colt Supplier Awards recognize the company's suppliers for their commitment and contribution to the organization's business objectives.

Atlantis Computing is an award-winning, fast growing company with hundreds of mission critical implementations in banking, healthcare, insurance, retail, energy, service, education, Telco and government sectors throughout the globe. Atlantis Computing provides software-only solutions supporting any server or storage environment, purpose-built to solve the performance, cost, and deployment risks inherent in virtualized datacenters.

Atlantis Computing award winning solutions also simplify the deployment and operationalization of any project at any scale. Atlantis ILIO software delivers sophisticated, high performance, large scale provisioning technology that can be integrated with existing systems. The solution also offers automation to deliver deployments quickly, and simplifies the implementation and management of projects. Deployments are simplified with less storage to install and manage, less network storage traffic to handle, less servers to deploy and fewer racks to install. Deployments are further de-risked with high-availability and disaster recovery solutions. Atlantis ILIO reduces operational expenses while significantly reducing storage capital expenses, delivering the lowest cost virtual desktops with better than PC performance.

"We are proud to receive this prestigious award and look forward to continuing to support Colt's expansion of its VDI cloud implementation for its direct customers with the critical software optimization layer that Atlantis ILIO provides," stated Bernard Harguindeguy, CEO of Atlantis Computing. "Service providers and internal IT departments alike are looking for proven solutions to solve the challenges of storage in virtualized environments. Solving this problem at the source, in the hypervisor, with purpose-built software, is an approach that fundamentally changes the economics of storage in virtualized environments while reducing the risks of deployment at scale."

"What started out as part of an internal VDI project to deliver the performance and user experience the business demanded, but at a commercially viable cost, has evolved into what is generally regarded as one of the very best VDI services available today," said Gideon Wilkins, Director Partner Management, Colt Technology Services. "Atlantis Computing works hand in hand with Colt to identify and jointly engage on end user sales opportunities and is now about to revolutionise server based performance in 2014."

About the Colt 2013 Supplier Awards

Colt has recognized three suppliers/vendors amongst over 70 third party companies the company collaborates with to deliver best-in-class customer experience.

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 software 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.

About Colt

Colt is the information delivery platform, enabling its customers to deliver, share, process and store their vital business information. An established leader in delivering integrated computing and network services to major organisations, midsized businesses and wholesale customers, Colt operates a 22-country, 43,000km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 39 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 18,000 buildings and 20 carrier neutral Colt data centres.

In 2010, the Colt Data Centre Services business was launched to deliver innovative high quality data centre solutions at a Colt or customer site. Our Innovative data centres are rapid to deploy, flexible and highly efficient.

In addition to its direct sales capability, Colt has four indirect channels to market; Agent, Franchise, Distributor and Wholesale which includes Carriers, Service Providers, VARs and Voice Resellers.

Colt is listed on the London Stock Exchange (COLT). Information about Colt and its services can be found at www.colt.net

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