ATTO Technology Ships Industry-First Quad-Channel
8-Gb Fibre Channel Host Adapter

Next-Generation Fibre Channel Host Adapters Offer Highest Performance and Flexibility

Amherst, NY (September 10, 2008) — ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, announces the release of the industry's first and highest-performing (up to 6400 MB/sec. full-duplex) 8-Gigabit, quad Fibre Channel host adapter with a x8 PCI Express 2.0 bus interconnect (backward compatible with PCIe 1.1). In addition to the release of the quad-channel ATTO Celerity FC-84EN Host Adapter, the Celerity Fibre Channel product line also includes a dual- and single-channel offering (Celerity FC-82EN and FC-81EN).

The quad-channel Celerity FC-84EN host adapter provides the highest available throughput for Fibre Channel applications while protecting technology investments via backward compatibility with existing 4-Gb and 2-Gb Fibre Channel infrastructures. With proven aggregate speeds of up to 3200 MB/sec. for reads or writes, the FC-84EN is capable of supporting the most intensive data applications, including 2K and 4K film editing, tape streaming and backup, rich content delivery, and complex database environments. To ensure a smooth transition path, the FC-84EN leverages the existing Celerity Fibre Channel software and hardware architecture, allowing ATTO to deliver industry-leading quality and stable software architecture.

The Celerity 8-Gb Fibre Channel product line takes advantage of the latest in host interconnect technology with PCI Express 2.0 (PCIe 2.0), a serial, high-speed connection that doubles the throughput of PCIe 1.1 up to 4 GB/sec. Celerity 8-Gb host adapters feature ATTO's exclusive Advanced Data Streaming (ADS™) Technology, providing controlled acceleration of large and small blocks of data, enabling users to achieve the ultimate in I/O.

Features of the Celerity 8-Gb Fibre Channel product line include:

  • 1600 MB/sec throughput per Fibre Channel port in full-duplex mode
  • Proven industry interoperability with support for the SNIA host adapter API
  • Driver support for Windows®, Linux and the industries only Mac® OS X driver
  • Backward compatibility with 4-Gb and 2-Gb legacy Fibre Channel

ATTO Celerity host adapters are an integrated family of advanced storage connectivity solutions that are designed to provide reliable connectivity, intelligence and scalability. The Celerity Fibre Channel product line extends the capabilities of software and hardware, increasing overall system performance and driving intelligence to the edge of the SAN.

“The powerful combination of 8-Gigabit Fibre Channel, PCI Express 2.0 architecture, and the only host adapter with four independent channels results in the Celerity FC-84EN being the industry's highest performing adapter,” states Tim Klein, president and CEO of ATTO Technology. ”This means that customers working in the most demanding environments such as 2K and 4K film editing can now satisfy the performance requirements of their application.“

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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 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 adapters, network adapters, storage controllers, Thunderbolt™ adapters, and software. ATTO solutions provide a high level of connectivity to all storage interfaces, including Fibre Channel, SAS/SATA, iSCSI, Ethernet, NVMe, NVME over Fabrics and Thunderbolt.  ATTO is the Power Behind the Storage.

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