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ATTO Technology and Facilis Technology Team Up to Provide 8-Gigabit Storage Solution Demonstration at NAB


ATTO Celerity FC-82EN Host Adapter Facilis’ Booth SL12111

NAB Show Las Vegas, NV .– 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.”


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