Aug 12, 2019
ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of network
and storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive
computing environments for over 30 years, announced that ATTO XstreamCORE® ET
8200has been adopted by Spectra Logic as a key component to their
Spectra® Swarm solution.
Spectra Swarm adds Ethernet connectivity
to Spectra LTO tape
libraries. While Fibre Channel continues to be
fully available across all Spectra tape libraries, the new enhancement helps
end users simplify their workflows. Spectra Swarm makes tape connectivity
easier and adds a modern interface to Spectra’s LTO tape libraries by
leveraging all of the same infrastructure and networking capabilities as the
rest of the equipment in a modern data center. Spectra Swarm is tested and
qualified to work with Spectra LTO tape libraries — Spectra
Stack through Spectra T950.
8200 is an accelerated hardware protocol converter that connects Serial Attached
SCSI (SAS) LTO tape drives to Ethernet networks via iSCSI or iSER protocols. It’s
a reliable and cost-effective way to remotely connect SAS tape devices to
Ethernet fabrics and includes advanced monitoring and management tools.
Swarm extends tape libraries beyond single server racks by utilizing a backbone
40GbE RoCE or iSCSI connection that is locally switched to multiple SAS-connected
LTO drives,” said Spectra’s Senior Director of Tape Hardware Engineering Matt
Ninesling. “This Spectra solution, leveraging ATTO’s XstreamCORE 8200, enables
cost savings due to the ability to use lower-cost SAS half-height tape drives,
delivering faster tape library performance with the addition of more tape
drives for the price.”
With ATTO xCORE hardware acceleration and ATTO SpeedWrite™ technologies, XstreamCORE ET
8200 facilitates tape writes that are 20% faster than direct-attached SAS,
allowing data backups at up to 4800 MB/s using iSER and 2500 MB/s using iSCSI
to 16 tape drives.
"XstreamCORE allows organizations
to utilize their iSCSI infrastructure for maximum flexibility while also taking
advantage of the lossless iSER protocol for maximum performance," said Timothy J. Klein,
president and CEO, ATTO Technology. “It’s an ideal match for
the broad portfolio of tape solutions provided by Spectra Logic.”
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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 customers and partners to deliver end-to-end solutions to better store, manage and deliver data, often as an extension of their design teams. ATTO manufactures host and network adapters, storage appliances and controllers, intelligent bridges, Thunderbolt™ adapters, and software. ATTO solutions provide a high level of connectivity to all storage interfaces, including Fibre Channel, SAS, SATA, iSCSI, Ethernet, NVMe and Thunderbolt. ATTO is the Power Behind the Storage.
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