Modern computer networks can
have seemingly countless nodes, not only because an enterprise might have a
large number of hosts and clients, but there are also peripherals and storage
devices, and many (or most) of these connections need to be redundant.
Without network switches,
a modern enterprise network is fundamentally impossible to implement.
Fortunately, there are companies like our partner Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise who
make cutting edge, high-end switches that perfectly complement the ATTO family
of Ethernet connectivity products.
Enterprise, which they shorten to ALE, is headquartered in
Colombes, France with a North American headquarters located in the Greater Los
Angeles Area of California. Their product portfolio covers a range of
communications and enterprise network solutions.
ALE formed as a division
after the 2006 merger of the French Alcatel and Lucent from the USA. Spun off
as an already successful independent enterprise vendor in 2014, ALE’s
innovation goes back 100 years to the beginning of Alcatel as a
telecommunications manufacturer in 1919.
ATTO and ALE have
established a partnership that makes everything connect for businesses via an
easy to configure high-speed Ethernet networks. Cloud, Enterprise IT and the
Media and Entertainment markets will all benefit from the advanced technologies
provided by the partnership between ATTO and ALE.
FastFrame™ NICs, ATTO ThunderLink® Thunderbolt™ to Ethernet
adapters, and ATTO XstreamCORE™ ET 8200 SAS to Ethernet
accelerated protocol converters are all certified
interoperable with the Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch® 6900 product line.
OmniSwitch 6900 is a top-of-rack LAN and data center switch that is compact and
high-density with 10GbE, 25GbE, 40GbE, and 100GbE options.
If you’re at NAB 2019 in
Las Vegas April 8-11, find us at booth SL7624 to see ATTO FastFrame NICs, ATTO
ThunderLinks and an ALE OmniSwitch 6900 connected together for a fantastic
demonstration of storage connectivity speed and stability.