ATTO Technology to OEM SAS/SATA RAID technology for Sonnet Desktop RAID Storage System productsATTO Technology to OEM SAS/SATA RAID technology for Sonnet Desktop RAID Storage System products

OEM Agreement to Integrate ATTO ExpressSAS® RAID Adapters with Sonnet Fusion RAID Solutions for High-Performance Video Editing

NAB, Las Vegas, NV (April 16, 2007) — ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, announced today that its ExpressSAS® RAID adapters will be integrated into the Sonnet Fusion™ RAID product line. Sonnet is a leading supplier of upgrade cards, high-performance disk solutions and other accessories for Apple Macintosh computers.  The integration of these products from ATTO Technology enables RAID protection for the high-bandwidth applications that Fusion RAID storage systems are designed for – video editing work environments where performance and fault tolerance are critical.

The ATTO ExpressSAS® RAID Adapter family provides SAS/SATA II connectivity and delivers blazing-fast performance with transfer rates of up to 3-Gb/sec.  It is the industry's only low-profile line of adapters offering user-selectable port configuration options.  Featuring advanced fault-tolerant features that include hot swap, hot spares, online capacity expansion, battery back-up, and optimized disk utilization for SAS drives, SATA II drives, or any combination of the two, the ATTO ExpressSAS® R348 and R380 adapters deliver an intelligent and robust RAID solution. These adapters will support standard RAID levels 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60 and features ATTO's exclusive Advanced Data Streaming (ADS™) Technology, making them capable of handling the most demanding applications such as 2K and 4K film, multiple layers of complex, uncompressed real-time effects, and high-definition video editing.

Sonnet Fusion RAID storage systems are designed for work environments where performance and fault tolerance are critical. A Fusion D800RAID system can achieve 340 MB/sec., enough performance to handle uncompressed 10-bit 1080 4:4:4 HD, or multiple streams of DV, HDV, DVCPRO, and uncompressed SD video.  A similarly configured Fusion D400RAID features enough performance to support 10-bit 720HD and 8-bit 1080HD, as well as multiple streams of DV, HDV, DVCPRO, and uncompressed SD video. Fusion RAID systems offer fail-safe protection in the event of a drive failure—a drive can be swapped out and the RAID rebuilt in 2 or 3 hours (4 or 6 TB configurations, respectively), or the user can choose to continue to work at reduced bandwidth while the RAID rebuilds in the background.

“Both ATTO Technology and Sonnet have longstanding experience developing high-performance solutions for the digital video, audio and broadcast markets.  The integration of ATTO ExpressSAS® RAID technology with Sonnet Fusion RAID products provides customers with an ideal solution for the high-bandwidth storage applications required by DV and HDV editing environments," said Timothy Klein, president and CEO at ATTO Technology. "Together, Sonnet and ATTO are delivering solutions that our customers require to meet their demanding schedules while protecting one of their most critical assets, their data.”

"Sonnet has been a successful innovator in the computer market for 20 years. We sought a partner for our SATA RAID video editing solutions who is also a technology leader. Sonnet evaluated a dozen prospective partners for our Fusion video editing RAID storage solutions and chose ATTO Technologies. ATTO's RAID 4 Advanced Data Streaming was clearly superior in maximizing HD video streams. Sonnet is thrilled to have ATTO as a partner", Robert Farnsworth, CEO, Sonnet Technologies.
For more information on these and other products announced at NAB 2007, stop by ATTO Technology Booth# SL4326 or visit Sonnet at Booth# SU15816.

About Sonnet Technologies, Inc.


Sonnet Technologies is a leading supplier of upgrade cards, high-performance disk solutions and other accessories for Apple Macintosh computers. Founded in 1986, Sonnet commemorates twenty years making Macintosh upgrades. To locate an authorized reseller or purchase product, visit the Sonnet Technologies web site at sonnettech.com.


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ABOUT ATTO

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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