ATTO Technology Receives Brocade Data Center Ready Status
for Storage Networking Compatibility

ATTO Celerity 8-Gb Fibre Channel Host Adapters Demonstrate Compatibility in Heterogeneous
Brocade-Based Storage Area Network Environments

Nov 18, 2008

Amherst, NY (November 18, 2008)ATTO Technology Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, today announced that its Celerity FC-84EN, FC-82EN, and FC-81EN Fibre Channel Host Adapters have been verified by Brocade Communications Systems Inc. as compatible with Brocade-based Storage Area Networking (SAN) infrastructure, according to the testing requirements of the Brocade Data Center Ready Program. The program is an initiative designed to foster interoperability in multi-vendor Brocade-based data center environments.

Testing was conducted at the Brocade Data Center Ready labs, which are state-of-the-art facilities supporting end-to-end interoperability and performance testing of SAN products in multi-vendor and large fabric environments.  The Brocade Data Center Ready Program boasts an impressive group of members joining the program since its launch in 2000.

“Today’s announcement reinforces ATTO’s commitment to deliver SAN solutions that function in heterogeneous storage environments,” states Tim Klein, President and CEO of ATTO Technology. “Brocade’s Data Center Ready certification is a key component of ATTO’s commitment to provide a complete product line of interoperable 8-Gb Fibre Channel solutions for a variety of vendors. The powerful combination of 8-Gigabit Fibre Channel, PCI Express 2.0 architecture, and the only host adapter with four independent channels, makes the Celerity FC-84EN the industry’s highest performing adapter, and ensures that our customers will experience accelerated SAN implementations and superior interoperability.”

ATTO’s comprehensive 8-Gb Celerity Host Adapter product line consisting of single-, dual- and quad-channel PCIe 2.0 solutions, and multiple OS support, including Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, meets the demands of high-performance storage environments, such as 2K and 4K film and high-definition video and audio editing, as well as IT environments, including large server farms and server clusters. 8-Gb Celerity host adapters also feature ATTO’s exclusive Advanced Data Streaming (ADS™) Technology that provides controlled acceleration of large and small blocks of data, enabling users to achieve the ultimate in I/O performance.

“We are pleased that ATTO Technology has successfully completed the Data Center Ready testing with Brocade fabric switches in multi-vendor SAN environments,” said Tom Buiocchi, Brocade Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. “Storage area networks are being deployed worldwide at a rapid rate as a scalable, high performance networking foundation for storage environments. The Data Center Ready program is an example of our continued commitment to our customers.”

About the Brocade Data Center Ready Program
The Brocade Data Center Ready program is a comprehensive testing and configuration initiative designed to foster end-to-end SAN interoperability. As part of the program, testing is conducted in configurations that comprise a heterogeneous mix of servers, storage subsystems, Brocade fabric switches, SAN management and enterprise applications, and other SAN technologies. Brocade has created a dedicated lab with heterogeneous fabrics, in which the company tests and validates partner equipment in specific configurations. Vendors receive Brocade Data Center Ready Certification after successfully completing tests to confirm that vendors’ products meet compatibility guidelines. For more information, visit

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