ATTO Technology Announces Complete Portfolio Support for the New Mac OS X® Yosemite

Amherst, NY (October 19, 2014) - ATTO Technology, Inc., today announced its continued commitment to Apple® and its innovations with Mac OS X Yosemite driver support for its Celerity™ Fibre Channel Host Bust Adapters (HBAs), 6Gb/s ExpressSAS® SAS/SATA HBAs and RAID Adapters, FastFrame™ Network Interface Cards (NICs) and Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) as well as Thunderbolt™ Desklink Devices. Today's announcement makes ATTO the only high-performance connectivity provider with a full portfolio of adapters available on the market that support the latest Apple operating system. Customers can download the latest drivers immediately.

As the recognized leader in powering high-performance workflows for over 25 years, ATTO's portfolio of network and storage connectivity products address all aspects of media production and IT infrastructure with fully integrated solutions that support each step in the process from content creation to monetization. The new OS X Yosemite operating system sets a new standard for Apple OS performance and complements why users rely on ATTO products. Mac® OS X has long been a platform of choice for creative professionals, and applications such as HD and 4K digital production and video editing have expanded file sizes and project complexity, pushing users to grow their storage footprint exponentially. ATTO has continued to innovate and provide the most reliable products powering these high-performance infrastructures, including the most demanding applications in media and entertainment, government and education, scientific, and large data block environments.

"The Apple community has consistently relied on ATTO to power every facet of high-performance infrastructures and together have revolutionized workflows from creation to delivery," said Wayne Arvidson, vice president of marketing and channels at ATTO Technology, Inc. "ATTO's decades long relationship with Apple, and the release of these drivers, demonstrate our continuing commitment to Apple's operating system, further allowing Mac users access to the latest technology needed to meet their increasing demand for faster storage and network connectivity solutions."

Apple's highly anticipated release last year of the redesigned Mac Pro®, coupled with ATTO's release of Thunderbolt enabled Desklink products, sparked the imagination of the high-end creative professional. As a pioneer in Thunderbolt enabled solutions, ATTO has worked closely with Apple to provide connectivity to high performance Fibre Channel and SAS/SATA storage, as well as 10Gb/s Ethernet. Earlier this year, ATTO released its newest extension of the Desklink family, Thunderbolt 2 enabled products with transfer speeds at 20Gb/s, ideal for the creative professional who needs access to external storage and networks for I/O demanding applications, including 2K, 4K, 3D and ultra high-definition video post-production workflows.

ATTO also offers several software-based productivity and performance-enhancing solutions for the Apple market supporting OS X Yosemite. Xtend SAN iSCSI Intiatiator software allows Mac users to garner the benefits of Internet SCSI (iSCSI), one of the fastest growing storage networking protocols today. With iSCSI, users can use key SAN applications such as collaborative digital video/audio workflows, laptop connectivity to SANs, and remote backups. In addition, ATTO's Express Power Center software is a disk storage RAID application that allows users to maximize attached storage when using ATTO Celerity Fibre Channel HBAs, ExpressSAS®/SATA and RAID Adapters and Desklink Devices for everything from digital content creation to large scale databases.

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For over 30 years, ATTO Technology, Inc. has been a global leader across the IT and media & entertainment markets, specializing in network and storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for the most data-intensive computing environments. ATTO works with partners to deliver end-to-end solutions to better store, manage and deliver data. Working as an extension of customer’s design teams, ATTO manufactures host adapters, network adapters, storage controllers, Thunderbolt™ adapters, and software. ATTO solutions provide a high level of connectivity to all storage interfaces, including Fibre Channel, SAS/SATA, iSCSI, Ethernet, NVMe, NVME over Fabrics and Thunderbolt.  ATTO is the Power Behind the Storage.

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