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Atrato Announces Seagate Partnership

LAS VEGAS -- Atrato, Inc. (, a leading provider of high-volume on-demand storage for the high performance computing, digital entertainment and Web sectors; and Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX), a worldwide leader in hard disk drives and storage solutions, today announced a strategic partnership to deliver new capabilities in the content delivery market.

Solutions arising from this partnership are expected to lead the storage industry into new, innovative advancements in digital content creation and delivery, including:

  • Increased performance for serving non-linear editing, video-on-demand, media streaming, and other content-rich applications
  • Improved security, delivering a higher degree of control for content owners and ease of use for consumers, and
  • Optimized cost-effectiveness for data centers, including significant savings in power consumption and rack space.

Consumers who purchase content from solution providers resulting from this partnership will have instantaneous access to a broader selection of video and music. The solution, based on the superior security, capacity, and performance of the Atrato Velocity1000 (V1000) and Seagate Secure HDDs with full disk encryption, will lift many of the current constraints on digital distribution of high-definition, high-fidelity content.

In addition, Atrato solution providers will be able to address fast-growing markets for digital content delivery. For example, home theater systems that range between $3,500 to $25,000 comprise over 22% of the market according to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). Atrato solution providers will be able to create new offerings in high-definition (and, in some cases, better-than-HD) content, helping to expand the market for theater-quality video and studio-quality audio, allowing a richer set of services to this growing customer base.

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