ATTO's iSCSI Initiator Extends Fibre Channel SANs

Xtend SAN software offers iSCSI Connectivity to HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array Family

Mar 26, 2007

Amherst, NY (March 26, 2007) — ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, announced today that its Xtend SAN iSCSI initiator is available for use with HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Arrays (EVA) in Mac® environments as a connectivity solution for accessing native Fibre Channel storage.

Through this combination of iSCSI and Fibre Channel support, users can extend Fibre Channel SAN advantages to multiple departments and remote locations. ATTO's Xtend SAN and the HP StorageWorks EVA allows Fibre Channel storage devices to connect to multiple servers for consolidation of large storage pools over long distances, increasing accessibility and simplifying storage management.    

Xtend SAN is the first widely-distributed, stand-alone application that allows Mac users to attach existing storage to an IP-based network. With Xtend SAN, users can take existing direct-attached storage devices and make them available to mulitple servers, increasing accessibility and simplifying storage management, while leveraging existing IT expertise.  

“ATTO's Xtend SAN iSCSI initiator lets Mac users tap the incredible opportunity offered by iSCSI SANs, enabling low-cost Ethernet based solutions that provide businesses with performance, reliability and security technologies for their storage area networks,” said Timothy Klein, president and CEO of ATTO Technology. “Qualification of Xtend SAN with the HP EVA reinforces ATTO's role in delivering leading storage infrastructure solutions.“

Storage consolidation and availability is vital for companies demanding proficient, interoperable and reliable data protection and management applications. ATTO's Xtend SAN iSCSI initiator combined with HP virtual arrays provides a cost-effective, centralized solution for expanding the boundaries of existing Fibre Channel SANs.   

“Using HP EVA with ATTO's Xtend SAN iSCSI initiator allows our customers to consolidate their Mac servers to a SAN,” said Charles Newfell, section manager, StorageWorks Division, HP. “With ATTO's Xtend SAN software, we now offer an integrated way to leverage existing IP infrastructures, allowing our customers to extend the benefits of Fibre Channel SANs to more departments and locations.”

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