Amherst, NY (June 18, 2007) — ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, announced today that it is developing version 3.0 of the Xtend SAN iSCSI Initiator for Mac OS X for release in September 2007. ATTO's Xtend SAN allows Mac users to utilize and benefit from Internet SCSI (iSCSI), one of the fastest growing storage networking protocols today. iSCSI allows users to take advantage of existing Ethernet expertise and equipment and reap the benefits of a Storage Area Network (SAN), while avoiding the cost and complexity associated with Fibre Channel. iSCSI is an important enabler for applications such as collaborative digital video/audio workflows, laptop connectivity to SANs, and remote backups.
Version 3.0 of Xtend SAN provides new features to aid Macintosh users operating in iSCSI environments including:
"The upcoming release of Xtend SAN version 3.0 is another affirmation of ATTO's continued support of the iSCSI protocol, especially with regards to Macintosh OS X users,” states Tom Kolniak, Manager of Products for ATTO Technology, Inc. “ATTO has been developing iSCSI products for over five years now, providing us with a wealth of expertise and knowledge with regards to the protocol. Xtend SAN is a reflection of ATTO's experience with iSCSI, as the version 3.0 release will make Xtend SAN the premiere, most fully-featured iSCSI initiator available on the market 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 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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