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ATTO/IBM Storage Solutions

ATTO's Celerity Fibre Channel host bus adapters have been qualified by IBM for use with a variety of mid-range and high-performance IBM® System Storage™ Disk Systems, as well as the IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller (SVC). ATTO HBAs provide IBM customers with high-performance connectivity to IBM storage systems for improved business application availability and greater resource utilization.

  • Storwize Solutions
  • DS Solutions
  • SVC Solutions
  • EXN3000
  • Interoperability

ATTO Technology's Celerity Fibre Channel host bus adapters with MultiPath Director™ provide high-availability, high-performance Mac connectivity to IBM Storwize disk systems.

This solution enables users to directly connect Mac OS® X workstations to IBM’s Storwize systems, providing a low-latency, redundant connectivity solution. Users are able to pool, share and centrally manage storage resources for improved storage utilization, scalability and workflows.

Benefits of this solution include:

  • Redundant, high-availability storage access for Mac OS X
  • High-bandwidth, low-latency data transactions using ATTO's MultiPath Director technology
  • Improved access to enterprise class storage features, increasing productivity
  • Ability to use rich content applications with enterprise class storage

Compatible Operating Systems:

  • Mac

    Mac® OS X 10.5x
    or later

ATTO Technology's Multipath Director™ is a specialized multipathing driver incorporated into ATTO's 8Gb/s Fibre Channel host bus adapters providing IBM customers with a completely redundant, high-performance, high-availability storage solution that enhances workflows, improves storage utilization and simplifies management of the storage network infrastructure.

The combination of ATTO's Fibre Channel HBA's and IBM® System Storage™ DS series storage provides:

  • Heterogenous workstation multipathing connectivity in Windows, Mac or Linux OS environments
  • High-availability access to data
  • Consistent high-performance bandwidth
  • Increased productivity and storage efficiency

IBM DS Series Storage

Compatible Operating Systems:

  • Windows

    Windows® XP, Vista, 7

  • Mac

    Mac® OS X 10.5x
    or later

  • Linux

    SUSE Linux,
    Red Hat Linux

For solution support details, contact IBM - www.ibm.com

ATTO Technology's Celerity Fibre Channel host bus adapters provide a high-availability, high-performance Mac connectivity solution for the IBM® System Storage™ SAN Volume Controller.

This solution efficiently manages storage resources by providing improved resource utilization and business application availability. MultiPath Director allows path failover and load balancing capabilities to the SVC.

  • Enterprise-class virtualization storage solution for Mac OS X environments
  • High-performance connectivity with multiple paths to storage
  • Pooled storage resources for improved utilization and greater flexibility
  • Load balancing traffic across all SVC inputs for high availability access to data

IBM SVC Solutions

For solution support details, contact IBM - www.ibm.com

The IBM EXN3000 SAS/SATA expansion unit is designed to provide SAS or SATA disk expansion capability for the IBM System Storage N series systems. The unit includes the ATTO FibreBridge™ 6500N Fibre Channel-to-SAS bridge.

The inclusion of ATTO's FibreBridge 6500N Fibre Channel-to-SAS bridge in the EXN3000 enables:

  • SAS/SATA disk storage to integrate into a Fibre Channel SAN
  • Increased availability and scalability while allowing the use of direct attached storage on a shared FC network
  • Connection of newer, faster and higher capacity SAS drive technology to your existing 2, 4 or 8Gb Fibre Channel SAN
  • Management of disk and communication errors between targets and initiators

ATTO Products

More Information

IBM DS Series Storage
ATTO FibreBridge 6500

Refer to IBM System Storage N-Series support pages for the bridge firmware.

A minimum of two FibreBridge 6500Ns, per stack,
are installed in these installations.

The IBM EXN3000 Expansion Unit is sold directly through IBM.

ATTO has a variety of qualified products and solution opportunities for IBM customers. ATTO's Celerity Fibre Channel HBAs, as well as ATTO's ExpressSAS HBAs, provide high-performance connectivity solutions for IBM's System Storage Entry, Midrange and Enterprise Disk Systems, as well as IBM's LTO Ultrium Tape, for Mac OS® X, Windows® and Linux® environments.

ATTO's Tested Fibre Channel Compatibility with IBM
IBM System Storage ATTO Product
8Gb/s Celerity Fibre Channel HBAs
IBM System Storage Entry Disk Systems
IBM System Storage DS3400 Mac OS X, Windows 7/XP/Vista*,
Windows 2003/2008*, Linux*
IBM System Storage DS3500 Mac OS X, Windows 7/XP/Vista*,
Windows 2003/2008*, Linux*
IBM Storwize V3500 Mac OS X
IBM Storwize V3700 Mac OS X
IBM System Storage Midrange Disk Systems
IBM System Storage DS5000 Mac OS X, Windows 7/XP/Vista*,
Windows 2003/2008*, Linux*
IBM System Storage DS5020 Mac OS X, Windows 7/XP/Vista*,
Windows 2003/2008*, Linux*
IBM System Storage DS5100 Mac OS X, Windows 7/XP/Vista*,
Windows 2003/2008*, Linux*
IBM System Storage DS5300 Mac OS X, Windows 7/XP/Vista*,
Windows 2003/2008*, Linux*
IBM System Storage DCS3700 Mac OS X, Windows 7/XP/Vista*,
Windows 2003/2008*, Linux*
IBM Storwize V7000 Mac OS X
IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller Mac OS X
IBM System Storage Enterprise Disk Systems
XIV Storage System Mac OS X
ATTO's Tested SAS Compatibility with IBM
IBM System Storage ATTO Products

ExpressSAS H680, H6F0

IBM System Storage LTO Ultrium Tape Mac OS X, Windows 7/XP/Vista,
Windows 2003/2008, Linux
LTFS Single Drive Edition Mac OS X, Windows 7/XP/Vista,
Windows 2003/2008, Linux
TS2250 with Ultrium 5 HH Drives Mac OS X, Windows 7/XP/Vista,
Windows 2003/2008, Linux
TS2350 with Ultrium 5 Drives Mac OS X, Windows 7/XP/Vista,
Windows 2003/2008, Linux

*Request Price Quotation (RPQ) Required

For solution support details, contact IBM - www.ibm.com