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‘Desklink’ Enabling Access to More Data Storage Systems Unveiled

Uses FireWire and USB connections to connect to storage protocols including Fibre Channel, SAS/SATA and Ethernet

ATTO Technology, Inc., a producer of network and storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions, introduces its Desklink products for mobile devices, laptops and ultrabooks.

Similar to host bus adapters and bridges, Desklink enables a variety of portable devices that typically incorporate FireWire and USB connections access to other storage protocols including Fibre Channel, SAS/SATA and Ethernet, ATTO says. The line is being launched with the introduction of ATTO’s new ThunderLink and ThunderStream Desklinks devices, the company adds.

The ThunderLink family allows Thunderbolt-enabled products to leverage ATTO’s latest technology for access to Fibre Channel and SAS/SATA storage as well as Ethernet network connectivity previously unavailable for portable devices, ATTO said. Those solutions are useable for environments such as medical imaging and video rendering, the company says.

The ThunderStream line further enhances such connectivity and consists of embedded or desktop SAS/SATA RAID Storage Controller products. Those systems are designed to optimize unified storage typically found in the media and entertainment market, ATTO says.

“ThunderLink and ThunderStream signifies our initial offerings in what will make up a comprehensive line of Desklink performance devices,” said Timothy Klein, ATTO Technology’s president and CEO.