ATTO Technology Validates FastFrame FCoE Product Interoperability at FCIA Plugfest

Industry's Leading Quad Port FCoE Converged Network Adapter

Nov 23, 2010

Amherst, NY (November 23, 2010) — ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, is announcing a successful testing of its FastFrame™ Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) at the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA)-sponsored Plugfest, conducted at the University of New Hampshire's Interoperability Lab (UNH-IOL). Testing took place November 1-5, 2010 and ATTO's FastFrame series of CNA's, including the industry's first Quad Channel Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) CNA, tested interoperable with the Fibre Channel and FCoE products provided by other industry-leading Plugfest participants.

The ATTO FastFrame family of 10Gb Ethernet and Converged Network Adapters are designed for the next-generation virtualized and unified data centers which utilize multi-core processors in high-end servers and workstations. The ATTO FastFrame family includes the FastFrame NS11 single port and FastFrame NS12 dual port 10Gb Ethernet Network Adapters, as well as the ATTO FastFrame CS11 single port, FastFrame CS12 dual port and the FastFrame CS14 quad port Converged Network Adapters. “In 2010 we found that new and growing data centers expanded their use of top-of-the-rack deployments and we foresee them moving to core switches in 2011,” said Neelam Dua, SAN Product Manager for ATTO Technology. “The result of the FCIA testing illustrates how ATTO is a global leader in storage connectivity and is the ideal solution for these environments.”

With support from the FCIA, FCoE products are available in the marketplace from all major server, storage and networking companies. FCoE CNAs enable consolidation of data and storage networking traffic onto a single 10GbE link, resulting in significant cost savings for customers while preserving their existing investments in Fibre Channel storage and infrastructure components. “This FCIA Plugfest, attended by the industry's major server, storage and networking vendors, provided a unique forum to perform formal interoperability testing under the FCIA and UNH," said Skip Jones, Chairman FICA. “Their participation demonstrates a strong commitment to the development and release of FCoE products.”

As a leader in storage connectivity solutions, ATTO Technology has been an integral participant in Plugfests and testing with FCIA and other industry organizations. Their patented technology, designed for the demands of high performance environments, has made them an essential component in validating new technologies, and driving new industry standards.

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