ATTO HBAs are Ready for Your NVMe over Fabrics Conversion

There's an entirely new storage networking technology that enterprise system architects and others who require high-performance storage infrastructures can take advantage of starting now. The new Fibre Channel NVMe (FC-NVMe) protocol is ready to boost performance across all systems like never seen before.

"With participation from our members companies such as ATTO Technology, FCIA is demonstrating the ability to transport NVMe over Fibre Channel concurrently with existing SAN traffic at Flash Memory Summit," said Mark Jones, president, FCIA, and director, Technical Marketing and Performance, Broadcom Inc. "The FC-NVMe specification demonstrates that Fibre Channel is expanding its massive existing base while continuing to offer significant advantages to customers including a maximum return on investment, superior performance and manageability."

ATTO Technology Gen 6 32Gb and 16Gb Celerity™ Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) support NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF), and enable native support for Fibre Channel NVMe (FC-NVMe) protocol for servers running enterprise Linux.

In fact, ATTO HBAs support both Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP) and FC-NVMe operating simultaneously on the same SAN. Additionally, ATTO Celerity Gen 6 HBAs feature native target mode drivers for those building out NVMe storage solutions.

"Our decades-long experience of delivering reliable, first-to-market Fibre Channel storage connectivity solutions means that storage OEMs and users can now benefit from proven advances in high-performance storage access," said Tom Kolniak, senior director of marketing at ATTO Technology. "With the addition of FC-NVMe support for Gen 6 ATTO Celerity HBAs we are laying the foundation for tomorrow's all-flash datacenters today allowing storage OEMs to gain additional options to address today's complex storage challenges".

NVMe is a new protocol designed to take advantage of Flash/SSD technology by streamlining I/O procedures. NVMe allows users to unlock the full potential of Flash storage technology to produce unheard of performance.

"Designed for high performance and non-volatile storage media, NVMe is the only protocol that can meet the demands of today's compute intensive environments," said Mike Heumann, managing partner, G2M, Inc. "With significant growth in several segments such as server, storage and networking implementations, we predict that the NVMe market will easily exceed $57 billion by 2020."

ATTO will be showing a live demonstration at Flash Memory Summit in booth #817. ATTO will also be in the FCIA booth #828.

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