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May 16 2013   2:38PM GMT

Atlantis gains $20 million to spread more ILIO

Dave Raffo Dave Raffo Profile: Dave Raffo

Atlantis Computing closed a $20 million funding round this week, and will put a chunk of that money into bringing out a new storage management application for virtual infrastructures.

Atlantis’ previous funding round was $10 million in 2010. In the three years since, the company has had enough profitable quarters and made enough revenue from its Atlantis ILIO applications to survive, CEO Bernard Harguindeguy said.

“This round is about building up our cash reserves to build out our product line,” he said.

Atlantis claims it has more than 250 customers and more than 300,000 licenses sold for its software, which includes ILIO Diskless VDI, ILIO Persistent VDI and ILIO XenApp. The VDI products enable virtual desktops to run in-memory without storage, and the XenApp product does the same for virtual servers.

Atlantis has already announced but not yet delivered ILIO FlexCloud designed to enable applications to run in the cloud with little or no storage.

Harguindeguy said the next Atlantis application will do similar things for virtualized databases such as SQL Server and SharePoint. “They consume enormous amounts of storage,” he said. “We’re using the same foundation we have out there already.”

That product is expected in the fourth quarter of 2013.

New investor Adams Street Partners led Atlantis’ new funding round, with previous investors Cisco Systems, El Dorado Ventures and Partech International participating.

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