Jun 07, 2019
Partner Spotlight: Apple
Apple® and ATTO share a
similar origin story. For each, the
companies were started by a duo with a vision who took a chance and started
building products in their homes. Both
quickly achieved success with innovations in their respective areas of
Steve Jobs and Steve
Wozniak founded Apple Computers, Inc. in 1976. They built the first Apple computers in
Wozniak’s garage. Approximately 200 of
those were sold before Jobs and Wozniak released the Apple II, which, with its
color graphics, revolutionized the computer industry. The introduction of the Macintosh® in 1984 heralded
the beginning of a new era in digital content creation with its blend of
performance and features. Soon came
third party design and video editing applications and, with those, the
inevitable need for additional, fast storage, which is where ATTO Technology
enters the story.
ATTO has been creating storage
connectivity solutions for the Mac® market for nearly three
decades. Over this time, ATTO has developed products for the Mac that helped to
drive the revolution in digital content creation, which is still happening
today, providing Fibre Channel (FC), Ethernet, RAID and SAS/SATA connectivity solutions
for Mac platforms. Our history of testing and developing for Macs provides a
unique experience that allows us to optimize performance and throughput
specifically for Mac environments.
The developer relationship with Apple enabled
ATTO to be first to market with compatible macOS® drivers for Fibre Channel
HBAs, SAS/SATA HBAs, and Ethernet NICs (our ATTO
ExpressSAS® HBAs and ATTO FastFrame™
NICs respectively). As a pioneer in Thunderbolt™ enabled
solutions, ATTO has worked closely with Apple to provide connectivity to
high-performance FC and SAS/SATA storage, along with Ethernet networks using
the diverse line of ATTO Thunderbolt ThunderLink® products. Additionally, ATTO Xtend SAN iSCSI Initiator for Mac systems enables macOS
users to have a reliable and highly interoperable connection to any iSCSI
Today, Apple continues to lead
the world in innovation with the Mac Pro®, MacBook Pro®, Mac mini®, iMac® and
iMac Pro® lines. Apple’s macOS provides seamless experiences across all Mac platforms
and empower content creators with breakthrough performance, features and
services. The newly revealed Mac Pro pushes
the technology envelope and gives creative professionals a powerful platform
that can help them develop next-generation content.
ATTO has the broadest
portfolio of Mac ready adapters, and supports the new Apple Mac Pro and macOS Catalina
with Thunderbolt™, Ethernet, Fibre Channel and SAS/SATA connectivity. ATTO adapter hardware and drivers offer
future-proof compatibility, being compatible now with the Mac platform as Apple
indicated during WWDC 2019.
ATTO is proud to be a long-standing
member of the Apple developer community.
As such, we have a deep understanding of Apple hardware and a keen
insight into how to design products optimized for Apple hardware as well as macOS. Apple customers have relied upon ATTO to meet
and exceed their needs with our trusted solutions and we look forward to
continuing that standard long into the future!
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