ATTO Technology to Showcase 8Gb/s Fibre Channel Virtualization Solutions at VMworld

High-Performance Connectivity for VMware® Environments

Aug 31, 2009

VMworld, San Francisco, CA (August 31, 2009) — ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, today announced that it will be featuring 8Gb/s Fibre Channel Host Adapters and 8Gb/s Fibre Channel RAID Storage Controller in a live demonstration of an efficient, secure and robust VMware solution for corporate data centers at VMworld this week. The ATTO Celerity FC-82EN and FastStream™ SC 8500 increase the benefits of server virtualization by providing greater I/O bandwidth and storage capacity for the deployment of multiple virtual machines running various applications.

ATTO's comprehensive 8Gb/s Fibre Channel HBA product line, consisting of single-, dual- and quad-channel PCIe 2.0 solutions, meets the high-performance demands of IT environments, including large server farms and server clusters. Celerity HBAs also feature ATTO's exclusive Advanced Data Streaming (ADS™) Technology that provides controlled acceleration of large and small blocks of data, enabling users to achieve the ultimate in IOPS performance. The 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 JBOD storage to provide users with a compelling ESX cluster solution while providing RAID protection and advanced failover capabilities for maximum data protection and redundancy.

ATTO will also be exhibiting its complete line of HBAs with support for virtualized environments, including 8Gb/s and 4Gb/s Fibre Channel host adapters, 3Gb/s SAS/SATA host and RAID adapters and the industry's only 6Gb/s SAS/SATA host adapters. ATTO also offers a complete line of bridging products that connect disk and tape storage to Fibre Channel and iSCSI SANs.

“ATTO is delivering valuable connectivity solutions to customers looking to seamlessly integrate storage into VMware environments,” said Tom Kolniak, director of products for ATTO Technology. “ATTO's host adapter and bridge products help IT organizations fully realize the cost-saving and efficiency benefits of server virtualization.”

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