ATTO Technology Announces Support for Mac OS X Lion

Amherst, NY (June 7, 2011) — ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, today announced it has readied driver support for its 8Gb/s and 4Gb/s Celerity Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs), 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s ExpressSAS®/SATA HBAs and RAID Adapters as well as its Ultra320 ExpressPCI SCSI line of HBAs for Mac OS® X Lion. ATTO provides the only full line of adapters available on the market that support the recently announced developer's preview of the latest Apple® operating system.

Mac OS® X has long been the platform choice for creative professionals, and advancements in file sizes and project complexity have pushed users to grow their storage footprint exponentially. ATTO has proven to provide the most reliable products powering high-performance audio and video workflow including 2 and 4K digital production, high-definition video editing and rich-content creation. End users have relied on ATTO's technology to power the most demanding applications in the media and entertainment world and those deploying the developer release can take advantage of the new drivers as early as Friday, June 10.

"The availability of these drivers reinforces ATTO's commitment to the Apple market by delivering support for the newest developer's preview of Apple's operating system, OS X Lion. Mac® users can now choose from a full spectrum of high-performance adapters for SCSI, Fibre Channel and SAS environments," said Wayne Arvidson, vice president of marketing at ATTO.

ATTO offers several software-based productivity and performance-enhancing solutions for the Apple® market also supporting the developer's preview of OS® X Lion. Xtend SAN software allows Mac® users to garner the benefits of Internet SCSI (iSCSI), one of the fastest growing storage networking protocols today. With iSCSI, users can take advantage of existing Ethernet expertise and equipment to benefit from a Storage Area Network (SAN). By installing the Xtend SAN iSCSI initiator on a Mac workstation, users can leverage key SAN applications such as collaborative digital video/audio workflows, laptop connectivity to SANs, and remote backups. In addition, ATTO offers Power Center software, a disk storage RAID application that allows users to maximize attached storage when using ATTO Celerity Fibre Channel, ExpressSAS®/SATA and ExpressPCI SCSI HBAs and RAID Adapters.

"ATTO Technology continues to set the standard for high-performance network and storage connectivity," added Arvidson. "We are committed to delivering industry-leading solutions that meet our customers' performance expectations and aggressive time-to-market requirements," added Arvidson.

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For over 30 years, ATTO Technology, Inc. has been a global leader across the IT and media & entertainment markets, specializing in network and storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for the most data-intensive computing environments. ATTO works with partners to deliver end-to-end solutions to better store, manage and deliver data. Working as an extension of customer’s design teams, ATTO manufactures host adapters, network adapters, storage controllers, Thunderbolt™ adapters, and software. ATTO solutions provide a high level of connectivity to all storage interfaces, including Fibre Channel, SAS/SATA, iSCSI, Ethernet, NVMe, NVME over Fabrics and Thunderbolt.  ATTO is the Power Behind the Storage.

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