NAB Show Las Vegas, NV (April 14, 2008) — ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, today announced that Facilis Technology, a leader in shared media storage technology for post-production and content creation, will integrate the ATTO Celerity FC-82EN 8-Gigabit Fibre Channel Host Adapter into a live demonstration with TerraBlock, its post production and digital intermediate (DI) shared storage system, during NAB 2008. ATTO's FC-82EN will be utilized to demonstrate a high-bandwidth shared storage solution for 2K film digital intermediate workflow.
The Celerity FC-82EN optimizes the latest in host interconnect technology with PCIe 2.0, a serial, high-speed connection that supports aggregate throughput up to 3200 MB/sec. in full duplex mode. Since PCIe 2.0 host adapters move data more efficiently than others, the FC-82EN provides a valuable advantage in data-intensive environments, such as HD and 2K/4K editing applications. The FC-82EN also features ATTO's exclusive Advanced Data Streaming (ADS™) Technology for controlled acceleration of data transfers. With a combination of features that provide controlled acceleration of large and small blocks of data, ADS Technology enables users to achieve the ultimate in I/O performance.
TerraBlock is a leader in DI and HD shared storage solutions. Through the use of OS-native file systems within a Virtual Volume workflow, the TerraBlock system outperforms many SAN solutions at twice the price, while maintaining compatibility with virtually every software application used today.
“By bundling the ATTO Celerity 8-Gigabit host adapter with the Facilis Technology TerraBlock SAN, users will not only get a more user-friendly interface but also enhanced data throughput, which is critical for digital content creation applications," noted Ed Tierney, Director of Marketing for ATTO. "Being the first to market with the 8-Gb Celerity FC-82EN Fibre Channel host adapter allows Facilis Technology to bring an 8-Gb solution to post-production environments.”
“Our partnership with ATTO has enabled Facilis Technology to show first-to-market technology once again.” added James McKenna VP of Sales and Marketing for Facilis. “ATTO's experience as the market leader for shipping 4-Gb Fibre Channel host adapters and Facilis Technology's proven leadership in high-bandwidth shared storage combined provides an impressive 8-Gb Fibre Channel storage network.”
For a live demonstration, visit Facilis Technology at NAB 2008 at Booth SL12111
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For nearly 30 years, ATTO Technology, Inc., has been a global leader across the IT and media and entertainment markets, specializing in storage and network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for the most data-intensive computing environments. ATTO works collaboratively with partners to deliver a wide range of end-to-end, customized solutions to better store, manage and deliver big data. With a focus toward markets that require higher performance and with a dedication to working as an extension of customer’s design teams, ATTO manufactures host and RAID adapters, network adapters, storage controllers, Thunderbolt-enabled devices, switches and software. ATTO solutions provide a high level of connectivity to all storage interfaces, including Fibre Channel, SAS, SATA, iSCSI, 40/10GbE, FCoE and Thunderbolt. Distributing its cutting-edge products worldwide through Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), systems integrators, value added resellers (VARs) and authorized resellers, ATTO is the Power Behind the Storage.
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