Atlantis Computing thinks that as cheap as storage has become, it’s still too expensive. Its goal is to suck as much of that cost out of your IT infrastructure as possible. First it offered  software that CEO Bernard Harguindeguy says cuts the storage requirement for desktop virtualization implementations by up to 90 percent. The ILIO Diskless VDI software does so by compressing the data and using local desktop storage to shoulder the burden.

Now, this GigaOM Launchpad finalist is applying its software smarts to storage-intensive server applications such as Hadoop and Microsoft (s msft) SQL Server as well with ILIO Flexcloud.

“Hadoop requires a lot of storage very close to the compute resource, we think we solve that problem,” he said. Running it on server RAM lets you virtualize Hadoop and run multiple copies on the same server sharing RAM as the primary storage, Atlantis CEO Bernard Harquindeguy told me…

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