ATTO Technology Demonstrates Innovative Storage
Connectivity Solutions at NAB

Apr 14, 2009

Amherst, NY (April 14, 2009)ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, is exhibiting several new products, including their FastStream™ SC 8500 RAID Storage Controller with 8Gb/s Fibre Channel connectivity to SAS/SATA storage, Celerity 8Gb/s Fibre Channel and ExpressSAS® 6Gb/s SAS/SATA host bus adapters, at this week's NAB Show. Located in booth SL2205, ATTO will showcase three live demonstrations of the industry's highest-performing storage connectivity solutions for demanding video and audio environments where workflow productivity is critical and performance must be optimal.

High-Performance RAID Solution for Shared Storage Environments
FastStream™ SC 8500 Storage Controller – provides 8Gb/s Fibre Channel host connectivity to multiple tiers of low-cost SAS/SATA disk storage enclosures. FastStream sits between workstations or a SAN and non-RAID disk storage to provide users with industry-leading 1400MB/s performance while providing RAID protection. FastStream Storage Controllers enable small workgroups to implement a shared storage workflow without the need for a Fibre Channel switch. Designed for DVA applications, with for support up to five streams of 10-bit uncompressed HD editing with latency management to support up to 30 streams of DVCPro HD while simultaneously accessing 48 streams of uncompressed audio, the SC 8500 provides users the ability to scale their performance and storage without purchasing a RAID controller every time expansion is needed. ATTO storage controllers provide intelligent solutions offering accelerated performance, simplified management and peace-of-mind RAID protection for stored data.

Next Generation Fibre Channel Solution
Celerity 8Gb/s Fibre Channel Host Adapters – will demonstrate an impressive 3200MB/s data transfer rate – the fastest Fibre Channel performance available. With an 8Gb Celerity Fibre Channel host adapter, an 8Gb/s Fibre Channel switch and 4Gb/s Fibre Channel storage, you can obtain the full 800 MB/s per port performance of an 8Gb/s HBA when aggregating the performance over two 4Gb/s storage devices. ATTO delivers the industry's fastest Fibre Channel connectivity with 8Gb/s Celerity Fibre Channel Host Adapters (available in single-, dual-, and quad-channel) to meet the bandwidth demands for data-intensive applications, such as 2K and 4K film, multiple layers of complex, uncompressed real-time effects, and high-definition (HD) video and audio editing.

RAID Protection for Direct Attached Storage
ExpressSAS® SAS/SATA RAID Adapters – will demonstrate host-level cost-effective, high-performance RAID data protection to direct attached storage. Capable of handling the most demanding video applications relying on large block data transfers, ExpressSAS® RAID outperforms the leading competitor in applications such as 2K and 4K film, multiple layers of complex, uncompressed real-time effects, and high-definition video editing. Using both ATTO and third party test tools, benchmark tests indicate 15-25% higher performance in large-block environments. With advanced fault-tolerant features including support for hot swap, automatic RAID group rebuild, hot spare support, online capacity expansion, and optimized disk utilization for SAS drives, SATA II drives, or any combination of the two, ExpressSAS® RAID Adapters deliver an intelligent, robust low-cost RAID solution. In addition to supporting industry standard RAID levels 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, 10, 40, 50 and 60, ExpressSAS® RAID also features ATTO's exclusive DVRAID™ protection offering advanced RAID for digital video environments. Easy to deploy, manage and scale, ExpressSAS® RAID is the ideal solution for direct attached storage. ExpressSAS® RAID adapters provide support for applications running in Windows®, Mac® and Linux operating systems.

ATTO will also exhibit the complete line of ExpressSAS® 6Gb/s SAS Host Adapters, including two models with 16-ports that deliver the power of two HBAs in one card. ATTO is the only connectivity provider to deliver 6Gb/s SAS HBA technology – meeting tomorrow's computer storage solution needs today. With ATTO's proprietary Advanced Data Streaming (ADS™) Technology to manage latency and to provide fast, efficient data transfer rates, ATTO 6Gb/s SAS HBAs exceed the demands of high-throughput digital media applications in Windows®, Mac® and Linux operating systems.

"This year at NAB we have the opportunity to demonstrate ATTO solutions supporting high-bandwidth applications in multiple environments. We will also showcase how ATTO storage infrastructure solutions simplify and improve digital media workflow," states Tom Kolniak, Director of Products for ATTO Technology, Inc.

ATTO's complete product line will be exhibited, including:

  • 8Gb/s PCIe 2.0 single-, dual-, and quad-channel Fibre Channel Host Adapters
  • 6Gb/s SAS/SATA Host Adapters (5 models)
  • 3Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapters
  • Ultra320 SCSI Host Adapters
  • 4Gb/s Fibre Channel-to-SCSI Bridges
  • iSCSI Bridges
  • RAID Storage Controllers
  • Performance Striping Software

In addition to their live demonstrations, ATTO products will also be a part of demonstrations shown by many of their partners, including: AIC, AJA, Autodesk, Blackmagic, Dulce Systems, Enhance Technology, Facilis, Matrox and Tiger Technology. For a complete list of NAB partners stop by ATTO in booth SL2205.

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