May 07, 2019
Partner Spotlight – Western Digital
Western Digital® has helped to drive the
innovation needed to capture, preserve, access and transform an ever-increasing
diversity of data. From advanced data centers to mobile sensors to personal
devices and virtually anywhere data lives, Western Digital creates environments
in which data thrives.
Digital has been a major figure in the computing industry since founded in
1970. In their early years, they were
the world’s leading supplier of processors used in calculators. As the 1980s dawned, Western Digital
transitioned to hard disk controller chips, eventually becoming prominent in
the architectures of early PCs. Western
Digital used their expertise in storage controllers in the 1990s to embed that
technology into discreet hard disk drives (HDDs), helping to define what has
become the standard technologies built into storage drives.
Western Digital is one of the largest storage manufacturers with several
distinct units focused on HDDs and solid-state drives (SSDs), a variety of
storage platforms, cloud systems, and flash storage solutions for embedded and
removable applications. Their innovation
has led to the Western Digital DC HC500 series, which features the industry’s
only fifth-generation helium platform for high-capacity hard drives.
ATTO has a
strong partnership with Western Digital.
This past year ATTO ExpressSAS®
SAS/SATA HBAsand ATTO ThunderLink®
Thunderbolt™ to SAS/SATA adapters were certified for use with Western Digital DC
HC530 14TB helium hard drives. For over
a decade, ATTO has earned certifications for many Western Digital HDDs and SSDs
and we are continuously testing and adding to the certification list.
example of the partnership between ATTO and Western Digital, they collaborated
on a unique storage solution
that preserves security footage originating from up to 32 cameras. ATTO ExpressSAS HBAs with WriteStop™ensures no frame will be compromised and ATTO FastFrame™ network interface cards
(NICs)provide connectivity to Ethernet networks while using up to 30% less energy. These connect to Western Digital Purple
surveillance-class drives which are designed for 24/7 high-definition
partnership continues to grow. ATTO
hardware has been showcased by Western Digital at several trade shows this year,
most recently at NAB Show 2019 in Las Vegas. We continue to work together on ways to
provide certified, high-performance yet flexible storage solutions for all types
of data-hungry computing environments from content creation to enterprise IT,
to big data and virtual architectures.
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