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Facilis, ATTO partner on 25Gb adapters for new Macs

Facilis, which makes high-performance shared storage solutions, has partnered with ATTO Technology to integrate ATTO’s new Thunderlink NS 3252 Thunderbolt 3 to 25GbE adapter within the Facilis Hub shared storage platform. The solution provides flexible, scalable, high-bandwidth connectivity for Apple’s new Mac Pro, iMac Pro and Mac mini.

At IBC in Amsterdam, Facilis will demonstrate 4K and 8K editing workflows featuring their Hub shared storage platform with ATTO Celerity 32Gb and 16Gb Fibre Channel HBAs and FastFrame 25Gbps Ethernet. In addition, Facilis servers include 10GigE optical and copper ATTO HBAs as well as ATTO 12GB SAS internal and external interface cards. These technologies allow Facilis to create powerful solutions that fulfill a diverse set of customer connectivity needs and workflow demands.

Facilis has been beta testing the soon-to-be released ATTO 360 tuning, monitoring and analytics application, an Ethernet network optimization tool designed for creative professionals looking to unlock the potential of ATTO FastFrame and ThunderLink adapters.

“We’re very happy to expand our longstanding partnership with Facilis” says ATTO CEO Jeff Lowe. “The new Facilis Hub Shared Storage platform is a powerful storage solution for media professionals working in compressed and uncompressed high-resolution video finishing formats utilizing Ethernet, Fibre Channel or both.”

At the IBC show, Facilis will also show the newly shipped Facilis Hub shared storage system, and previews of version 8.0 Hub software management. Built as an entirely new platform, Facilis Hub represents the evolution of the Facilis shared file system with the block-level virtualization and multi-connectivity performance required for demanding media production workflows. Version 7.2 of the Facilis system software and FastTracker 3.0 are available now and included in all Hub systems.


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