Differentiate Your Storage Solution with ATTO Target Mode Driver SDK

Differentiate Your Storage Solution with ATTO Target Mode Driver SDK

Dec 08, 2020


There are many storage solutions on the market and, if storage solutions are your business, you need a way to make your solution stand out from the crowd. The question is how do you make your product rise above the rest and make a profit?

As a full-service provider of embeddable and PCIe-based connectivity solutions, ATTO Technology can serve in differentiating your product with high-performance and painless integration while helping to maintain your margins.

When you add ATTO to your storage platform, you gain access to our exclusive technologies which are designed and built using our 30-plus years of connectivity experience. These technologies include ATTO Advanced Data Streaming™, a proprietary latency management technology that smooths data transfers through controlled acceleration.

These technologies alone differentiate your product, but ATTO takes it a step further by providing our Target Mode Driver Software Development Kit (SDK). ATTO Target Mode SDK gives developers complete control and flexibility in creating custom capabilities that differentiate their products without tying up internal resources and yet can be simplified enough to push product out to market quickly.

ATTO Target Mode Driver is a specialized driver that makes any storage device appear as native Fibre Channel and SAS. Available for ATTO Celerity™ Fibre Channel HBAs and ATTO ExpressSAS® SAS/SATA HBAs, it provides the ability to run both initiator and target-mode devices with a single driver.

You can implement ATTO Target Mode via industry standard, more accessible interfaces or use our highly customizable interface. LIO (Linux I/O) and SCST (SCSI Target Subsystem) provide an interface in several off-the-shelf preset modules that include virtual and physical disks, RAID controllers, and tape, where devices can use any link that supports SCSI-style data exchange. Similar options are available for illumos and FreeBSD.

The custom ATTO SCSI Target Mode Driver interface unlocks programming and fine-tuning flexibility for virtually unlimited performance possibilities. With this, developers can elevate their product well above the competition and stand out as a performance leader. By custom crafting drivers for your storage solution, you are in complete control of performance specifications, compatibility and integration.

Performance tuning isn’t the only advantage gained by using ATTO drivers. Simplify management through ATTO ConfigTool™ where administration, troubleshooting and management of multiple paths to storage are organized and streamlined. ATTO MultiPath Director™ provides flexible connectivity so that Windows®, Linux and Mac® workstations can be mixed in a heterogeneous environment.

If building your own storage solution, you need to factor in connectivity performance and integration. Thankfully, you do not need to settle on low performing, inflexible hardware that will only serve as a bottleneck. You also don’t have to hit the drawing board and take the time to develop something optimized for your solution. ATTO has the technology ready now and our Target Mode SDK will allow you to integrate it perfectly with the rest of your solution, saving time and adding value.

Contact us for more information or to speak with an ATTO representative.

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