Amherst, NY (September 18, 2007) — ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, announced today that it has released a major upgrade to its Xtend SAN iSCSI Initiator for Mac® OS X, Version 3.0. 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), while avoiding the cost and complexity associated with Fibre Channel. By installing Xtend SAN on an OS X workstation, users can benefit from such key iSCSI applications such as collaborative digital video/audio workflows, laptop connectivity to SANs, and remote backups. Since version 3.0 of Xtend SAN has been tested against products from leading iSCSI manufacturers, users can be assured that Xtend SAN provides a high level of interoperability with various iSCSI products.
Version 3.0 of Xtend SAN provides new features to aid Macintosh users operating in iSCSI environments including:
“By providing this major upgrade to our Xtend SAN iSCSI Initiator for OS X, ATTO continues to show its support for the iSCSI protocol, and further cements ATTO's position as the premier provider of iSCSI solutions for Apple users,” states Tom Kolniak, director of products for ATTO Technology, Inc. “ATTO has been developing iSCSI bridging products fully compatible with the Mac OS for over five years, and with the introduction of Xtend SAN v3.0, has developed a more capable, fully-featured iSCSI initiator available today for Mac OS X.”
In addition to Xtend SAN, ATTO also carries an extensive line of iPBridges that provides iSCSI connectivity to either SCSI or Fibre Channel storage devices. When ATTO iPBridges are combined with Xtend SAN, SCSI and Fibre Channel storage devices are transformed into iSCSI-enabled devices which Mac OS X users can access via their Gigabit Ethernet port. This allows Mac OS X users to fully realize the benefits of SANs in general, and iSCSI specifically.
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For nearly 30 years, ATTO Technology, Inc., has been a global leader across the IT and media & entertainment markets, specializing in storage and network 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 and RAID adapters, network adapters, storage controllers, Thunderbolt enabled devices and software. ATTO solutions provide a high level of connectivity to all storage interfaces, including Fibre Channel, SAS, SATA, iSCSI, 40/10GbE, NVMe and Thunderbolt. ATTO is the Power Behind the Storage.
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