ATTO Technology Introduces 16Gb/s Family of Fibre Channel Solutions For Big Data Environments

Leading-edge Technology Provides Increased Performance and Scalability

Sep 06, 2012

Amherst, NY (September 6, 2012) — ATTO Technology Inc. has launched the industry’s broadest portfolio of 16Gb/s Fibre Channel solutions consisting of Celerity Host Bus Adapters (HBAs), FibreConnect™ switches and FastStream™ RAID storage controllers. These new products provide users the ability to create an entire Fibre Channel infrastructure that delivers high-speed, high-capacity storage on multiple platforms.

“For 25 years ATTO has been a leader in providing innovative and ultra high-performance SAN connectivity to big data environments,” said Wayne Arvidson, vice president of marketing at ATTO Technology, Inc. “Our full portfolio of 16Gb/s Fibre Channel offerings are designed to boost performance for applications including content creation and data management by delivering greater bandwidth and low latency to new and existing storage area networks.”

ATTO’s Celerity 16Gb/s Fibre Channel HBAs are based on the latest PCIe 3.0 technology to deliver high-performance as well as reliable and scalable connectivity with twice the maximum throughput of previous solutions. They address the needs of high IOPs applications, virtualized environments and large block content creation with faster and more efficient data transfers with ATTO’s Advanced Data Streaming™ technology for Mac OS® X, Windows® and Linux® operating systems. Celerity HBAs are ideal in media and entertainment, healthcare, oil and gas, CAD/CAE and high-performance computing markets. Available for servers, Celerity is the only line of HBAs that also allow workstations direct connectivity with enterprise class storage. In addition they support target mode and allow OEMs and system integrators to create their own branded 16Gb/s storage solution.

ATTO’s FibreConnect™ 1600 series of 16Gb/s Fibre Channel switches are engineered to deliver smooth and reliable data transfer on a SAN - a critical component for applications such as video streaming and virtualized environments. When combined with Celerity 16Gb/s HBA's, FibreConnect switches provide complete SAN connectivity with high-bandwidth, low latency and the lowest power consumption in the industry.

The ATTO FastStream™ 9000 is a first-to-market 16Gb/s Fibre Channel RAID Controller that allows users to attach to low cost SAS/SATA JBOD storage creating a RAID protected solution without compromising ATTO’s recognized high performance. They support data-intensive IT environments and are available in desktop or embeddable form factors. ATTO FastStream storage controllers are used in tiered storage solutions to backup and house large data files and are an ideal platform for asset management integration. With the addition of Celerity HBAs and FibreConnect switches, users can incorporate a “pay-as-you-grow” approach to scale client connectivity. Additionally, ATTO’s DriveAssure™ technology prevents premature drive failures and slowdowns ensuring uninterrupted access to data. In the event that a drive does fail, DriveAssure allows for 100% performance during rebuilds.

“ATTO’s 16Gb/s next generation Fibre Channel innovations improve user performance and allow for lower overall power consumption, an essential design element for today’s ever-growing enterprises and data centers,” added Arvidson. “We encourage everyone to contact ATTO and see why for 25 years the leading technology providers in the industry have consistently built their solutions around ATTO.”

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