ATTO – Solution Focus: Bring your own device

Published on Sep 7, 2015 in ATTO

One of the key issues facing the IT industry right now is the need for systems to accommodate collaborators bringing their own devices to complete work tasks, such as video editing, medical imaging and mapping. In response to this challenge, ATTO has developed the connectivity technology to support Thunderbolt™ 2, which is now built into the Mac Pro, Macbook Pro, Mac mini and iMac with 5K retina display.

ATTO developed the Desklink line to provide connectivity from Thunderbolt to Fibre Channel, SAS/SATA, 10GbE storage and network infrastructures. The Desklink family is the only full line of products designed to work with Thunderbolt storage and connectivity, while offering the same features and benefits found in every ATTO product, including Advanced Data Streaming (ADS™), DriveAssure™, ConfigTool™ and an extensive Interoperability offering. Desklink products, when paired with a Thunderbolt host platform, provide easy configuration of mobile work environments not available with previous technology.

Solutions that include a Desklink device allow end users to bring their laptop or other Thunderbolt-enabled device into the field with the confidence that the content created will easily save to their storage. This allows video editors to work on-set, medical imaging results to be readily available to doctors and patients quicker, and allow people working on infrastructure to spend more time in the field and less time travelling and transferring files.


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