ATTO Technology to Provide Expanded Thunderbolt™ Connectivity with Desklink™ Devices

Jun 04, 2012

Amherst, NY (June 4, 2012) — ATTO Technology, Inc., announced today that they will provide connectivity on their Thunderbolt™ technology-enabled Desklink™ devices in conjunction with Intel's showcasing of workstations, servers, Ultrabooks, and All-in-One devices with Thunderbolt ports at Computex 2012, Taipei, China, June 5-9. Desklink devices are ATTO's next-generation, high-performance storage and network connectivity offerings.

“ATTO is excited to be on the forefront of incorporating the ground-breaking Thunderbolt technology in our Desklink family of products,” said Wayne Arvidson, vice president of marketing at ATTO Technology, Inc. “We’ve been pleased to work with Intel through the development of Thunderbolt, and look forward to offering customers the performance and connectivity benefits that this unique technology provides.”

ATTO's Desklink devices are currently comprised of the ThunderLink® and ThunderStream® product lines. They incorporate Thunderbolt technology, which allows the fastest connection to PCs at 10Gb/s in each direction at the same time, and provides flexibility and simplicity by connecting to data and display devices with a single cable up to six devices in a daisy chain.

The ThunderLink® family allows access to Fibre Channel and SAS/SATA storage, as well as Ethernet network connectivity, previously unavailable for many platforms, particularly portable devices. They are an ideal solution for environments such as video rendering and medical imaging, or where people need access to high performance storage or networks in the field, such as live sports, news or film production, medical, scientific, or oil & gas applications.

The ThunderStream® line further enhances this connectivity with configurations including embedded or desktop SAS/SATA RAID Storage Controller products. They are designed to optimize unified storage typically found in the “big data” markets. Both ThunderLink® and ThunderStream® are currently available for preorder at the ATTO webstore or through your local VAR or systems integrator.

“Thunderbolt™ delivers unparalleled performance, flexibility and simplicity to personal computing,” said Jason Ziller, Intel's director of Thunderbolt Marketing. “Products like ATTO's ThunderLink® and ThunderStream® help highlight what Thunderbolt makes possible.”

For more information on ATTO's Intel solutions, please visit: /solutions/Intel.
For more on Desklink™ devices, contact an authorized ATTO representative. To preorder products, visit

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