ATTO Technology Receives Brocade Data Center Ready
Status for Storage Networking Compatibility

Celerity FC-42ES Demonstrates Compatability in Heterogeneous Brocade-Based Storage Area Network Environments

Mar 25, 2008

Amherst, NY (March 25, 2008) — ATTO Technology Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, today announced that its Celerity FC-42ES Fibre Channel Host Adapter has been verified by Brocade Communications Systems Inc. as compatible with Brocade-based Storage Area Networking (SAN) infrastructure, according to the testing requirements of the Brocade Data Center Ready Program. The program is an initiative designed to foster interoperability in multi-vendor Brocade-based data center environments.

Testing was conducted at the Brocade Data Center Ready labs, which are state-of-the-art facilities supporting end-to-end interoperability and performance testing of SAN products in multi-vendor and large fabric environments.  The Brocade Data Center Ready Program boasts an impressive group of members joining the program since its launch in 2000.

“Today's announcement reinforces ATTO's commitment to deliver SAN solutions that function in heterogeneous storage environments,” states Ed Tierney, Director of Marketing for ATTO Technology.  “Brocade's Data Center Ready certification is a key component of ATTO's commitment to provide interoperable 4-Gb and 8-Gb Fibre Channel solutions for a variety of vendors. The result is that our customers will experience accelerated SAN implementations and superior interoperability.”

The Celerity FC-42ES is a 4-Gb dual-channel Fibre Channel host adapter. With the highest available Fibre Channel throughput, and backward compatibility, Celerity FC-42ES supports the most intensive data applications, including digital content creation, tape streaming and backup, rich content delivery and complex databases.  With ATTO's unique Advanced Data Streaming (ADS™) Technology, Celerity FC-42ES enables users to achieve enhanced I/O performance.  With a combination of features that provides controlled acceleration of large and small blocks of data, ADS provides faster, smoother and more efficient transfer of data for streaming applications.

 “We are pleased that ATTO Technology has successfully completed the Data Center Ready testing with Brocade fabric switches in multi-vendor SAN environments,” said Tom Buiocchi, Brocade Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. “Storage area networks are being deployed worldwide at a rapid rate as a scalable, high-performance networking foundation for storage environments. The Data Center Ready program is an example of our continued commitment to our customers.”

About the Brocade Data Center Ready Program
The Brocade Data Center Ready program is a comprehensive testing and configuration initiative designed to foster end-to-end SAN interoperability. As part of the program, testing is conducted in configurations that comprise a heterogeneous mix of servers, storage subsystems, Brocade fabric switches, SAN management and enterprise applications, and other SAN technologies. Brocade has created a dedicated lab with heterogeneous fabrics, in which the company tests and validates partner equipment in specific configurations. Vendors receive Brocade Data Center Ready Certification after successfully completing tests to confirm that vendors’ products meet compatibility guidelines. For more information, visit:

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