​ATTO’s 32Gb Tech is Behind Facilis TerraBlock Storage

ATTO Technology and Facilis have announced the inclusion of the new ATTO Celerity 32Gb Gen 6 Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) in the Facilis TerraBlock shared storage system.

Gen 6 Fibre Channel is said to offer twice the speed of previous generations, resulting in even faster access to data for managing uncompressed 4K and compressed 8K workflows. ATTO’s Celerity HBAs also feature Advanced Data Streaming (ADS) technology eliminating dropped frames during real-time editing.

Facilis’ TerraBlock Hybrid 24 has a storage capacity up to 144TB and can use 32Gb Fibre Channel’s speed and low latency.

“ATTO is ahead of the curve when it comes to 4K workflows,” says Jim McKenna, vice president of marketing, Facilis. “When we upgraded to 16Gb Fibre Channel, it allowed us to work with uncompressed 10bit 4K DPX. Now with 32Gb, we’re solidly into the rarified air of several GBs per second to a single desktop. No other technology can do that with our system. It’s amazing that we’re able to increase throughput so much with a simple connectivity upgrade.”

Facilis builds its TerraBlock using both solid-state disks and hard-disk drives, combining the speed of high-performance SSDs with the increased capacity of HDDs. This creates high-availability storage connectivity for servers and workstations, specifically designed for low-latency, real-time streaming applications.

“Facilis has been breaking new ground with its innovative use of hybrid storage solutions and we’re proud to have our HBAs offered in the new TerraBlock Hybrid 24,” says Tim Klein, ATTO’s founder / CEO. “Content creators need higher performance when multiple users are working on the same 4K project and the ability to trust their work will be protected. The combination of ATTO’s HBAs with Facilis’ storage integrity accomplishes both goals.”

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