ATTO Technology's ExpressPCI SCSI Host Adapters Certified by HP

ATTO's ExpressPCI Ultra320 SCSI Host Adapters Provide Connectivity for HP Tape Storage Libraries

Oct 31, 2006

Amherst, NY (October 31, 2006) – ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments announced today that HP (NASDAQ: HP), a market leader in enterprise and mid-range tape automation solutions, has certified the ATTO ExpressPCI Ultra320 SCSI Host Adapters for use with its StorageWorks MSL series tape libraries featuring Ultrium tape drives. ATTO’s ExpressPCI UL5D is a dual-channel PCIe interface for the growing PCI Express market, while the dual-channel ExpressPCI UL4D provides PCI-X support for current and legacy environments.

HP develops easy-to-use and affordable data storage solutions for workgroup and enterprise environments that require open solutions to leverage a customer’s existing IT infrastructure. The HP’s StorageWorks MSL series is comprised of high-capacity, high-density and high-performance scalable libraries that are ideal for organizations seeking a product that can grow with their needs and protect their investment in legacy equipment. Scalable to up to 96 terabytes (TB) total capacity, StorageWorks MSL series offers maximum expandability, flexibility and reliable nonstop operation with dual-path Ultra320 connectivity.

ATTO SCSI products are designed to meet the specific demands of high-performance, streaming applications such as data backup and recovery. These applications require optimal performance to maximize throughput and reduce backup windows ensuring the shortest data recovery time that is critical to an organization restoring existing data. Both ExpressPCI UL5D and UL4D feature ATTO’s exclusive Advanced Data Streaming (ADS™ ) technology which maximizes throughput in data-intensive environments.

Storage data protection and recovery is vital with companies demanding proficient, interoperable and reliable data-recovery applications. Whether performing a simple backup solution or a data-intensive serverless backup solution, the teaming of ATTO ExpressPCI Ultra320 SCSI host adapter products with HP automated libraries provides a cost-effective data archive, recovery and storage process.

“ATTO ExpressPCI Ultra320 SCSI host adapters are the first in our full line of host adapter products to be certified by HP.” states ATTO director of marketing, Ed Tierney. “We view this certification as a significant first step in what we expect will become a longstanding, viable partnership. As a leader in archive, backup and recovery storage solutions, HP’s certification of our ExpressPCI products reinforces ATTO’s role in delivering leading storage infrastructure solutions.”

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