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Facilis Technology Introduces T8 Direct Attached Storage Product

Featuring ATTO ExpressSAS R380 Host Bus Adapter for Increased Speed and Performance (April 12, 2011)
DMN Newswire--2011-4-12--
Facilis Technology, a leader in media storage technology for post-production and content creation, today announced the addition of a new SAS-attached storage solution, the Facilis T8.

The T8 features dual-channel 3Gbit connectivity and leverages the blazing fast performance of the ATTO ExpressSAS R380 Host Bus Adapter. As direct-attached storage, the T8 is qualified for multi-stream HD or 2K DPX applications. The T8 will also serve as expansion and supplemental storage for the TerraBlock product line, Facilis' industry-leading turnkey SAN solution.   

Benefits of Facilis' T8 include: 
  • Upwards of 700MB per second throughput
  • Support for multi-stream HD and 2K DI workflow
  • Expansion of TerraBlock capacity through the Facilis Shared File System
  • Plug-and-play operation
  • Self-contained RAID processing and recovery
ATTO's ExpressSAS R380 adapter controls the RAID feature set and provides up to 50 percent faster drive rebuilds than industry standard hardware RAID controllers; the T8 has out-of-the-box support for Windows®, Linux, Mac®.

"ATTO and Facilis Technology have partnered on high-performance storage products for the media and entertainment industry for the past seven years," said Tim Klein, president and CEO of ATTO Technology, Inc. "By combining Facilis' high-performance T8 shared storage with our 3Gb/s ExpressSAS R380 Host Bus Adapters, we have achieved a fast, reliable and flexible storage solution that meets the demands of post-production professionals."

"The market has come to associate Facilis with high-performance storage and the T8, featuring ATTO ExpressSAS R380 adapter, is our latest, turnkey solution," said Francis Albert, founder and president of Facilis Technology. 

T8 is available immediately through Facilis Technology by contacting The T8 expansion package for TerraBlock will be shipping with TerraBlock 5.0, and will be on display at NAB 2011 in booth SL4428. 

About Facilis Technology 
Facilis Technology, Inc. designs and builds high-capacity, turnkey shared storage solutions for television, film and all other aspects of post-production. Facilis Technology delivers cost-effective, high-bandwidth storage solutions that enable a more efficient workflow for content creators. For more information, visit or contact 

About ATTO Technology, Inc.
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for over 20 years, provides a wide range of solutions to help customers store, manage and deliver their data more efficiently. With a focus toward markets that require higher performance, ATTO manufactures host and RAID adapters, converged network adapters, bridges, switches, RAID storage controllers, and management software. ATTO solutions provide connectivity to all storage interfaces including SCSI, SATA, iSCSI, SAS, Fibre Channel, FCoE and 10GbE. ATTO distributes its products worldwide directly to Original Equipment Manufacturers, systems integrators, VARs and authorized distributors. 

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