ATTO Technologys 4-Gigabit Fibre Channel Storage Adapter Powers New Avid Unity MediaNetwork 4.0

ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, announced today that its Celerity FC-41XS, a high-performance 4-Gigabit (4-Gb) Fibre Channel storage adapter, will be incorporated into Avid Technology, Inc.s new Avid Unity MediaNetwork 4.0 shared storage solution to meet the needs of the most demanding postproduction environments.

This expanded collaboration between ATTO Technology and Avid builds on more than a decade of combined success providing productivity-enhancing rich media solutions. In their latest collaboration, ATTO supplies Avid with Celerity FC-41XS, the next-generation of advanced storage connectivity solutions leveraging the latest in storage performance with 4-Gb Fibre Channel. Providing speeds of up to 800 MB/sec., the single-channel Celerity FC-41XS storage adapter provides the highest available throughput for Fibre Channel applications while protecting technology investments via backward compatibility with existing 2-Gb infrastructure. With ATTOs unique Advanced Data Streaming (ADS) Technology, Celerity FC-41XS enables Avid Unity MediaNetwork 4.0 users to achieve the ultimate in I/O performance. With a combination of features that provides controlled acceleration of large and small blocks of data, ADS provides faster, smoother and more efficient transfer of data for streaming applications.

Avid Unity MediaNetwork 4.0 is designed specifically for storing and sharing high-bandwidth, high-resolution media, and we had to select a storage adapter that delivered the high

performance and reliability demanded by our enterprise post customers. We chose the ATTO Celerity 41XS because it delivered the high performance, throughput, and quality we require," said Lesley Glorioso, Avid product marketing manager.

Supporting real-time collaboration of high-bandwidth, high-resolution media down to the frame level, the Avid Unity MediaNetwork 4.0 system combines reliable storage and networking hardware and offers significant performance, workflow, reliability, and administrative advantages over simple Storage Area Networks (SANs). By incorporating the ATTO Celerity 4-Gb Fibre Channel storage adapters, Avid has realized substantial performance gains, allowing multistream editing at higher resolutions.

Our relationship with Avid continues to grow because we continue to develop storage-connectivity solutions with fast and reliable data-transfer rates designed to enhance the productivity and creativity that are required in the demanding broadcast, cable, production and post-production environments, notes Sherri Robinson, director of markets management for ATTO Technology. By utilizing our 4-Gigabit storage connectivity solutions, Avid customers can now take full advantage of the performance gains available from 4-Gigabit Fibre Channel.

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