Hollywood, CA (October 26, 2011) — ATTO Technology, Inc. and NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today announced their latest collaboration. This new solution provides extreme media file ingest and playback performance. It combines the new NetApp Media Content Management solution and ATTO Celerity Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters(HBAs) with Multipath Director™ technology and is available for Mac OS® X, Windows® and Linux operating systems.
The Media Content Management solution provides a highly scalable digital repository enabling media operations to consolidate collaborative production and multi-format distribution workflows for greater efficiency. When paired with ATTO HBAs, high-bitrate uncompressed editing workgroups can be fully integrated into general facility workflows. This connectivity solution is certified by NetApp and featured in the online NetApp Interoperability Matrix.
In recent ATTO Celerity testing, the NetApp Media Content Management solution outperformed all previously tested storage subsystems. New benchmarks were set across several media industry test regimens including the number of uncompressed HD video streams simultaneously supported for Final Cut Pro® editors. With four Macintosh® clients running Final Cut Pro 7, the NetApp Media Content Management solution played back 22 uncompressed HD (1920 x 1080, 10-bit YUV) video streams overnight without dropping any frames.
Media and entertainment professionals demand high-performance, highly-available storage to maximize their collaborative workflows. The combination of ATTO Fibre Channel HBAs and NetApp's E5460 storage system provides the infrastructure needed for content developers and video professionals to ingest, produce, process, archive and deliver data with the flexibility to scale performance and capacity. It will be highlighted at the NetApp New York media launch event at the MPE Penthouse, 432 West 45th Street, New York, NY on November 16th and at future NetApp Insight tradeshows in Las Vegas, Nevada, Rome, Italy and Macau, China.
“ATTO has been the leader in powering high-performance audio and video workflows for over 20 years,” said Wayne Arvidson, vice president of marketing at ATTO Technology, Inc. “This new NetApp based solution is a great example of how ATTO gives end users access to the newest storage developments for the demanding media and entertainment industry. It is through partnerships like this that demonstrate our commitment to bringing the latest connectivity innovations to the market.”
The Media Content Management solution from NetApp is designed to provide a central active repository for media production and distribution workflows. The high bandwidth and capacity density of the solution allows facilities to improve their media workflows to better monetize their content. When combined with ATTO's Celerity Fibre Channel HBAs, including single-, dual- and quad-channel configurations, they provide customers with reliable, high performance Fibre Channel connectivity.
To learn more, please stop by the NetApp booth at SMPTE October 25-27 at the Renaissance Hotel Hollywood, California or the ATTO booth at NetApp Insight, November 1-4, in the MGM Grand Las Vegas, Nevada or visit /solutions/netapp.
To learn more about ATTO, please visit: http://www.attotech.com.
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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