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ATTO Unveils Systems Enabling Users to Access Mobile Storage

ThunderLink and ThunderStream systems enable high-end, data-intensive applications in highly-mobile environments

ATTO Technology Inc., a producer of network and storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions, unveils its ThunderLink and ThunderStream systems which enable users to access high-end, data-intensive applications on Thunderbolt-enabled portable computers in highly-mobile environments.

The ThunderLink and ThunderStream systemsrepresent the next generation of high-performance storage and network connectivity products for mobile devices, laptops and Ultrabooks, ATTO says.

The ThunderLink and ThunderStream products allow portable devices that have incorporated interfaces such as FireWire and USB connections, access to external 6Gb SAS/SATA storage, 8Gb Fibre Channel and 10Gb Ethernet networks via Thunderbolt at performance levels not previously attainable, according to ATTO. Those systems are the only Thunderbolt-enabled connectivity products on the market that incorporate the versatility to handle any protocol and any host while addressing the demands of rapidly evolving work environments and allowing access to enterprise data center networks, the company says.

“ThunderLink and ThunderStream represent ATTO’s first offerings in what will be a comprehensive line of Thunderbolt-enabled products,” said Wayne Arvidson, ATTO Technology’s vice president of marketing. “ATTO makes it possible to work with content in a variety of environments anywhere, any time. We are excited to be on the forefront of technology that allows users to access storage on a level never before possible with mobile devices,” he said.

ThunderLink devices provide fast, redundant and highly-available connectivity to enterprise-class storage from EMC, IBM, NetApp and are an ideal solution for environments such as medical imaging and video rendering, the company says. The ThunderStream family adds a storage controller to provide high-performance RAID functionality. They enable users to achieve the highest input, output and data throughput for advanced video applications and in data centers with RAID