Atto Showcases Storage Solutions
September 9, 2014

Atto Showcases Storage Solutions

AMHERST, NY — Atto Technology, Inc. is showcasing its extensive line of storage and network connectivity products at this year’s IBC show in Amsterdam.

 In addition to the offerings at its stand, the company also has solutions in over 50 workflow demonstrations throughout the show floor.

To address the needs of industry professionals where workstation-based applications are evolving and demanding more sophisticated, feature-rich storage solutions, Atto is demonstration its MultiPath Director, a feature rich driver found in Celerity Fibre Channel host bus adaptors (HBAs) that, when paired with enterprise-class storage systems, provides a completely redundant, high performance storage solution for workstation applications in digital video, audio and content-creation environments. MultiPath Director allows users to manage multiple paths between Linux, Mac and Windows workstations and servers to connect directly and perform realtime editing on enterprise-class storage. This high-performance collaborative workflow solution keeps digital media content available in realtime for multiple users and allows for significant gains in productivity, minimal downtime and uninterrupted access to enterprise-class storage.

Atto’s Celerity Fibre Channel 16Gb Gen 5-powered HBAs, a quad channel card that delivers high bandwidth and low latency, offers reliable and scalable connectivity with twice the maximum throughput of previous solutions. These cards address the needs of workflows that require capture, edit, content management and distribution with extremely fast, efficient and reliable data transfers. In addition to MultiPath Director, Celerity HBAs include Atto’s Advanced Data Streaming (ADS) technology, which manages latency in realtime environments for smooth data streaming and data transfers, eliminating dropped frames and the need for re-rendering. When combined with Atto’s FibreConnect 1600 series, which includes 16Gb Fibre Channel switches, it creates a complete SAN connectivity solution with high bandwidth, low latency and the low power consumption. 

FibreConnect switches are engineered to deliver smooth and reliable data transfer over a SAN for mission-critical applications, such as video streaming and virtualized environments.

Another live demo at the IBC show will stream 4K through the new Atto ThunderLink FC2162, a Thunderbolt2 desktop device that connects Thunderbolt-enabled workbooks and workstations to a Fibre Channel SAN. This newest extension of the Desklink Device family features the latest I/O technology from Intel. With transfer speeds of 20Gb/s, ThunderLink Desklink Devices are intended for the creative professional who needs access to external storage and networks for I/O demanding applications, including 2K, 4K, 3D and ultra-high-definition video post production workflows. 

To ensure cross-compatibility, Atto’s Thunderbolt 2 products have multiple operating system, port and driver options. This enables users to preserve their existing Thunderbolt investments and maintain compatibility with multiple platforms.