ATTO Fibre Channel

ATTO Fibre Channel

Jul 09, 2020


NetApp® took a close look: ATTO has the best performance

Benchmark results provided by NetApp show ATTO has 50% less max latency and overall less average latency than the closest competitor does. This makes it clear why NetApp and many other partners continue to use and recommend ATTO Fibre Channel HBAs.

Read the ATTO/NetAPP Solution Brief for complete details: Increased Streaming Capacity Solutions for Media and Entertainment

Enterprises are built with Fibre Channel

Fibre Channel storage networks have long enjoyed popularity in enterprise environments for very good reasons:

  • Fibre Channel has long been a popular enterprise storage protocol for very good reasons:
  • It is a fast, lossless protocol that reduces latency as it preserves the integrity of data
  • Data security is maintained end-to-end and not broken up into pieces like in other protocols
  • Fibre Channel is a mature, yet still growing technology with few surprises for administrators
  • Fibre Channel is backward compatible two generations allowing the use of existing SAN infrastructures and therefore costs less to scale

Flash storage needs Fibre Channel

As businesses transition to flash storage technologies, system architects are discovering even more Fibre Channel benefits:

  • Existing Fibre Channel infrastructures can be optimized for flash storage usually with just a software upgrade1
  • The performance gains even using existing hardware are significant 2
  • Fibre Channel can support both legacy SCSI traffic and NVMe traffic simultaneously3
  • Data transfer speeds are higher with Fibre Channel1
  • Fibre Channel’s low latency makes it the best match for the low latency of NVMe storage
  • Lossless and deterministic, Fibre Channel can help preserve the lifespan of flash-based storage by minimizing reads and writes

ATTO sets the standard for performance and quality

ATTO Celerity™ HBAs, ATTO XstreamCORE® intelligent bridges, ATTO ThunderLink® Thunderbolt™ adapters, and other Fibre Channel products are backed by more than 30 years of storage connectivity innovation. We support the leading operating system platforms and thoroughly test for interoperability with major third-party hardware and software vendors.

ATTO Fibre Channel products can sustain performance to more SSDs/Flash devices for applications such as high-performance computing, data warehousing and OLTP and are speed-matched for the latest flash arrays.

ATTO provides our Fibre Channel customers with a full suite of easy-to-use, GUI-based diagnostic, monitoring and management tools, including ATTO ConfigTool™, vConfigTool™ and Latency Scout™ to ensure optimal performance.





More Important Reading:

Benchmark - ATTO Celerity™ 322E vs QLogic® QLE2742

Benchmark - Celerity 32Gb IOPs

Benchmark - ATTO Celerity 32Gb Interoperability

White Paper - Fibre Channel in Modern Content Creation Workflows


Why ATTO Key Technology Differentiators:
Advanced Data Streaming (ADS™) Technology
Multipath Director™ technology




Related Products:

ATTO Celerity FC-321E 32Gb/s Gen 6 Single Channel Fibre Channel PCIe 3.0 Host Bus Adapter

ATTO Celerity FC-322E 32Gb/s Gen 6 Dual Channel Fibre Channel PCIe 3.0 Host Bus Adapter

ATTO Celerity FC-324E 32Gb/s Gen 6 Quad Channel Fibre Channel PCIe 3.0 Host Bus Adapter

ATTO Celerity FC-161P 16Gb/s Gen 6 Single Channel Fibre Channel PCIe 3.0 Host Bus Adapter

ATTO Celerity FC-162P 16Gb/s Gen 6 Dual Channel Fibre Channel PCIe 3.0 Host Bus Adapter

ATTO Celerity FC-164P 16Gb/s Gen 6 Quad Channel Fibre Channel PCIe 3.0 Host Bus Adapter

ATTO Celerity FC-81EN 8Gb/s Single Channel Fibre Channel PCIe 2.0 Host Bus Adapter

ATTO Celerity FC-82EN 8Gb/s Dual Channel Fibre Channel PCIe 2.0 Host Bus Adapter

ATTO Celerity FC-84EN 8Gb/s Quad Channel Fibre Channel PCIe 2.0 Host Bus Adapter

ATTO ThunderLink FC 2082 Thunderbolt 2 to 8Gb/s Fibre Channel Adapter

ATTO ThunderLink FC 2162 Thunderbolt 2 to 16Gb/s Fibre Channel Adapter

ATTO ThunderLink FC 3162 Thunderbolt 3 to 16Gb/s Fibre Channel Adapter

ATTO ThunderLink FC 3322 Thunderbolt 3 to 32Gb/s Fibre Channel Adapter

ATTO XstreamCORE FC 7550 16Gb/s Fibre Channel to 12Gb/s SAS Intelligent Bridge

ATTO XstreamCORE FC 7600 32Gb/s Fibre Channel to 12Gb/s SAS Intelligent Bridge


Related Resources:

Benchmark - Celerity vs QLogic

Tech Specs - Celerity™ 16Gb Gen 6 Fibre Channel HBAs

Tech Specs - Celerity™ 32Gb Gen 6 Fibre Channel HBAs

Tech Specs - Celerity™ 8Gb Fibre Channel HBAs

Tech Specs - ThunderLink® FC 2082

Tech Specs - ThunderLink® FC 2162

Tech Specs - ThunderLink® FC 3162

Tech Specs - ThunderLink® FC 3322

Tech Specs - XstreamCORE FC 7550 Fibre Channel intelligent Bridge

Tech Specs - XstreamCORE FC 7600 Fibre Channel intelligent Bridge

FCIA Solutions Reference Guide




1 https://www.networkcomputing.com/data-centers/nvme-over-fabrics-fibre-channel-vs-rdma

2 https://blog.netapp.com/nvme-over-fabric/

3 https://blog.westerndigital.com/nvme-of-explained/

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