ATTO Technology Demonstrates Innovative Storage
Infrastructure Solutions at CeBIT

Mar 04, 2008

Amherst, NY (March 4, 2008) — ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, is demonstrating its ExpressSAS® RAID Adapters and FastStream™ Storage Controller Appliances at the CeBIT trade show located in USA Pavilion Hall 2, Booth A11. ATTO will showcase its complete line of storage solution products, along with announcing their intentions on the development of their 8-Gb Celerity Fibre Channel Host Adapter product line.

The ExpressSAS® RAID adapter demonstration features ATTO's exclusive DVRAID™ technology that provides parity protection in high-bandwidth environments. The ExpressSAS® RAID Adapter family provides SAS/SATA II connectivity and delivers blazing-fast 3-Gb/sec. per port performance for users requiring the highest performance SAS/SATA RAID solutions. It is a low-profile line of adapters offering user selectable port configuration options. Providing advanced fault-tolerant features that include hot swap, hot spares, online capacity expansion, battery back-up, and optimized disk utilization for SAS/SATA or SATA II drives or any combination, the ExpressSAS® R348 and R380 adapters deliver an intelligent and robust RAID solution. The adapters support standard RAID levels 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60 and DVRAID™, making them capable of handling the most demanding IT applications.

The FastStream Storage Controller demonstration will show how off-the-shelf SAS/SATA storage can be RAID protected and networked to a SAN environment. The FastStream SC 7500 provides 4-Gb Fibre Channel connectivity to standard SAS and SATA II storage while providing RAID protection to multiple low-cost storage arrays. By aggregating inexpensive SATA disk storage and providing RAID protection from a single appliance, users can have a low-cost of ownership on their storage infrastructure without the need to purchase more expensive RAID arrays. Featuring a one-button setup wizard that dramatically simplifies installation and configuration for database and IT environments, the FastStream SC 7500 is JBOD, DVRAID™ and RAID 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, 10, 40, 50 and 60 configurable. Pools of storage can be managed from a central location providing users the ability to add storage as needed. Existing RAID volumes can be expanded, mirrors added or RAID levels changed dynamically while keeping all data intact.

ATTO is also announcing its intent to progress with the development of their Celerity Fibre Channel Host Adapter line with the introduction of 8-Gigabit single-, dual-, and quad-channel host adapters. This commitment continues ATTO's tradition as a leader in next generation storage-infrastructure solutions.

The new Celerity 8-Gb Fibre Channel Host Adapters will also feature ATTO's exclusive Advanced Data Streaming (ADS™) Technology that provides controlled acceleration of large and small blocks of data, enabling users to achieve the ultimate in I/O performance. Celerity Fibre Channel will have multiple O/S, port and driver options. This ensures backward compatibility, enabling users to preserve their 4-Gb and 2-Gb Fibre Channel investments. ATTO's 8-Gb PCI Express 2.0 platform is also backward compatible with existing PCIe bus platforms. ATTO will begin OEM field trials of the Celerity 8-Gb Fibre Channel host adapters in May.

“This year, CeBIT will provide us with the opportunity to demonstrate how ATTO solutions support high-bandwidth applications in multiple environments. With the new 8-Gb technology, we will also showcase how ATTO storage infrastructure solutions meet the demands of today and tomorrow,” states Edward Tierney, director of marketing for ATTO Technology, Inc.

The complete set of infrastructure solutions at CeBIT include:

  • 4-Gb PCIe and PCI-X Fibre Channel Host Adapters
  • Ultra320 PCIe SCSI Host Adapters
  • 4-Gb Fibre Channel-to-SCSI Bridges
  • iSCSI Bridges
  • RAID Storage Controller Appliances
  • Virtual Tape Appliances
  • Performance Striping Software

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