Amherst, NY (August 28, 2007) — ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, announced today that it is releasing firmware version 4.0 for its iPBridge™ product line. ATTO's iPBridge product line provides a simple, time-saving and cost-effective solution for adding Internet SCSI (iSCSI) connectivity to both SCSI and Fibre Channel storage. Additionally, ATTO iPBridges offer features that provide for enhanced management and configuration of storage devices behind the bridge, further simplifying the implementation of an iSCSI network. The iSCSI protocol allows users to take advantage of existing Ethernet expertise and equipment while reaping the benefits of Storage Area Networks (SANs) and avoiding the cost and complexity associated with Fibre Channel. iSCSI and iPBridges are important enablers for applications including remote backups, laptop connectivity to SANs and collaborative digital video/audio workflows.
ATTO iPBridge firmware version 4.0 provides new features which aid users with configuration and management of iSCSI SANs, including iPBridges and any attached storage. These features include:
“ATTO has been developing iSCSI bridges for over 5 years, and is committed to continued development of new features for its iPBridge product line,” states Tom Kolniak, director of products for ATTO Technology Inc. “As the iSCSI protocol continues to see its adoption rate increase, ATTO is poised to provide users with simple and effective solutions to maximize the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of the protocol. ATTO has a wealth of expertise and knowledge with regards to iSCSI, and the release of iPBridge firmware version 4.0 leverages that history to provide users with the most feature-rich and easy-to-use iSCSI bridges available on the market today.”
In addition to its line of iPBridges that offer iSCSI connectivity to both Fibre Channel and SCSI devices, ATTO also offers Xtend SAN iSCSI Initiator for Mac OS X. When Xtend SAN is combined with ATTO iPBridges, SCSI and Fibre Channel storage devices are transformed into iSCSI-enabled devices that Mac® OS X users can access via their Gigabit Ethernet port. This allows Mac OS X users to fully realize the benefits of iSCSI SANs.
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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, switches and software. ATTO solutions provide a high level of connectivity to all storage interfaces, including Fibre Channel, SAS, SATA, iSCSI, 40/10GbE and Thunderbolt. ATTO is the Power Behind the Storage.
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