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ATTO Technology and LaCie Partner to Deliver High-Performance Storage Solutions for Video and IT Professionals

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Amherst, NY/Paris, France (September 23, 2009) -Today ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, together with LaCie, a leading provider of professional storage solutions, announced an OEM partnership designed to deliver integrated SAS/SATA and Fibre Channel storage solutions for digital video and IT customers.

Pairing enterprise storage systems and high-performance host adapters, the new partnership will deliver two comprehensive product combinations – the ATTO ExpressSAS R380 SAS/SATA host adapter combined with LaCie 12big Rack Serial, as well as the ATTO Celerity FC-42ES Fibre Channel host adapter, and LaCie 12big Rack Fibre storage system. The integrated storage solutions provide users with the ability to edit multiple streams of uncompressed HD video, while delivering a stable and robust RAID-protected storage infrastructure.

“LaCie understands the importance of developing storage solutions that are tailored to the performance demands of video and IT professionals,” says Tim Klein, President and CEO of ATTO Technology. “The combination of ATTO’s host adapters and LaCie’s storage systems delivers a compelling high-performance storage solution.”

Respectively, each company has over twenty years of industry experience providing top tier storage and computing solutions. Today’s partnership merges the best high-performance storage solutions to deliver the highest quality RAID infrastructure for premium performance, reliability and redundancy.

ATTO’s ExpressSAS R380 combines x8 PCIe technology and 3Gb/s SAS speeds to deliver high-performance and RAID-protected connectivity to the 12big Rack Serial. The ATTO Celerity FC-42ES features up to 800MB/s performance, and when combined with the 12big Rack Fibre allows for path failover and high-availability in Mac environments.

“ATTO is recognized for developing host adapters that have become the de facto standard among users in the video market looking for high performance,” said Minh Le, VP for Marketing. “LaCie is excited to combine those products, together with the 12big Rack range, and provide our customers with versatile storage solutions that optimize digital content creation workflows and achieve optimal performance in high-bandwidth environments.”

About ATTO Technology, Inc
ATTO Technology, Inc. is a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments. ATTO provides a wide range of solutions to help customers’ better store, manage and deliver their data. With a focus toward markets that require higher performance, ATTO manufactures host and RAID adapters, bridges, RAID storage controllers, and management software. ATTO solutions provide connectivity to all storage interfaces including SCSI, SATA, iSCSI, SAS, Fibre Channel and FCoE. ATTO distributes its products worldwide directly to Original Equipment Manufacturers, systems integrators, VARs and authorized distributors. Contact ATTO: 155 CrossPoint Parkway, Amherst, NY 14068; Phone: (716)691-1999; Fax: (716)691-9353; website:

About LaCie
Located in the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Europe, Singapore and Hong Kong, LaCie is the leading manufacturer of computer peripherals for Windows, Apple and Linux users. LaCie creates external storage solutions and color monitors that help professionals and everyday people easily manage their digital lives. LaCie has differentiated its products through original designs and leading-edge technology. Established in France in 1989, LaCie is listed on Euronext under FR0000054314 (LAC). For more information, visit

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