ATTO Technology Validates FastFrame FCoE Product Interoperability at FCIA Plugfest

Amherst, NY (May 31, 2011) — ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, announced today the 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 May 16 through May 20, 2011 and ATTO's FastFrame 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 single, dual and quad port CNAs.

"ATTO has been committed to providing a full-range of high-performance I/O connectivity products to the market for over 23 years," said Tom Kolniak, Director of Products at ATTO Technology. "The result of the FCIA testing highlights an ideal solution for data-intensive environments and affirms ATTO's position as an industry leader in high-bandwidth storage connectivity markets."

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 Steve Jones, chairman of FCIA. "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. ATTO's 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.

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 Steve Jones, chairman of FCIA. "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. ATTO's 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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For nearly 30 years, ATTO Technology, Inc., has been a global leader across the IT and media and entertainment markets, specializing in storage and network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for the most data-intensive computing environments. ATTO works collaboratively with partners to deliver a wide range of end-to-end, customized solutions to better store, manage and deliver big data. With a focus toward markets that require higher performance and with a dedication to working as an extension of customer’s design teams, ATTO manufactures host and RAID adapters, network adapters, storage controllers, Thunderbolt-enabled devices, switches and software. ATTO solutions provide a high level of connectivity to all storage interfaces, including Fibre Channel, SAS, SATA, iSCSI, 40/10GbE, FCoE and Thunderbolt. Distributing its cutting-edge products worldwide through Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), systems integrators, value added resellers (VARs) and authorized resellers, ATTO is the Power Behind the Storage.

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