ATTO Expands Support for HP StorageWorks
Enterprise Virtual Arrays

Celerity 8Gb and 4Gb Host Adapters provide Mac Connectivity for EVAs

Jun 15, 2009

Amherst, NY (June 15, 2009) — ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, announced today that its Celerity 8Gb and 4Gb Fibre Channel Host Adapters have been qualified for use with the new HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Arrays (EVA) 6400 and 8400 as a high-availability Enterprise storage solution for the Mac® market. Expanding on ATTO's current support for HP EVAs, this solution is designed to enhance workflows and increase productivity by keeping content available in real time for multiple users.

ATTO, a pioneering developer of storage solutions for the Apple market, has created a specialized Fibre Channel driver to allow path failover capabilities for the HP EVA storage solution. In addition to continuous data protection, the solution is robust enough to support the throughput demands put forth by today's high-end video applications. It is also scalable across multiple workstations in a shared Fibre Channel SAN. ATTO Celerity host adapters provide dual-channel PCI-Express and PCI-X Fibre Channel connectivity to the HP EVA through a Fibre Channel switch. A custom driver, developed by ATTO for use with Celerity host adapters, allows the Apple OS high-availability connections to the EVA, ensuring maximum bandwidth to each controller. ATTO's industry experience with high-bandwidth environments ensures that Celerity host adapters are tuned for optimal performance.

The combination of ATTO's Fibre Channel host adapters and the HP EVA offers a completely redundant video production solution, focused on minimizing down-time. The result is a significant increase in productivity due to uninterrupted access to the storage media. Video production houses that use various tools, running on different operating systems, now have the opportunity to collaborate workflows and connect to the HP EVA in a highly available and redundant SAN.

"The combined capabilities of ATTO's Celerity host adapters and the HP EVA meet customer's demands for high-availability and high-performance requirements," states Timothy Klein, president and CEO of ATTO Technology. "Qualification of our Celerity host adapters with the new HP EVAs reinforces ATTO's role in delivering leading storage infrastructure solutions."

"Organizations need highly-available and reliable storage connectivity when using HP EVAs in a Mac OS environment," said Bob Wilson, vice president, Storage Platforms Group, HP. "The ATTO and HP solution provides customers with redundant, high-performance storage that delivers uninterrupted access in a heterogeneous SAN environment."

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