ATTO Announces Immediate Availability of a Line of 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID Adapters

Collaborates with Marvell to Deliver Third Generation SAS/SATA RAID Adapters

Amherst, NY (June 8, 2010) — ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, today announced the immediate availability of its ExpressSAS® 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID adapters, delivering significant advancements in performance and flexibility with enterprise-class features. The ExpressSAS® R60F (16 port internal), R680 (8 port external), R608 (8 port internal), and R644 (4 port external/4 port internal) feature ATTO's industry-proven RAID stack and incorporate Marvell Technology Group's 88RC9580 RAID-on-Chip (ROC) processor technology. By working with Marvell, customers will see a significant increase in application performance in media and entertainment and general IT environments.

Leveraging over 18 years of experience delivering high-performance RAID-based storage connectivity products, the ExpressSAS® 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID adapters provide superior read/write performance for a broad range of application workloads including digital content creation, streaming video, transactional databases and email and Web servers. With the immediate availability of its 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID adapters in 4 different port configurations, along with the first-to-market 6Gb/s SAS/SATA HBAs available in 5 different port configurations, ATTO is now delivering the most extensive portfolio of SAS/SATA-based storage connectivity solutions.

ExpressSAS® RAID adapters are engineered for real-time, bandwidth-intensive workflows that require managed latency for maximum performance. With ADS™, DriveAssure™, Guaranteed Latency and CacheAssure™ technologies, ATTO's ExpressSAS® 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID adapters offer businesses the highest consistent RAID performance and maximize the availability of data in storage and server environments.

• ADS Technology - controls the acceleration of data transfers to move large amounts of data more efficiently

• DriveAssure Technology - prevents premature drive failure to ensure uninterrupted access to data

• Guaranteed Latency – proactively reacts to non-responsive drives in a RAID group

• CacheAssure Technology – Battery-less NV cache data protection module that maintains cached data during a power or system failure

“Our ExpressSAS® 6Gb/s RAID cards are the latest products in our broad portfolio of SAS and SATA RAID and host bus adapters,” states Tim Klein, president and CEO of ATTO Technology. “By incorporating Marvell's innovative RAID-on-Chip technology, ExpressSAS® 6Gb/s RAID adapters allow our customers to implement a high-performance hardware RAID solution that cost-effectively meets the needs of their bandwidth-intensive applications.”

ExpressSAS® 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID adapters support high-performance SAS drives, high- capacity SATA drives and low-latency SSDs, as well as major operating systems such as Windows®, Linux and Mac® OS X. In addition to industry standard RAID levels 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, 10, 40, 50 and 60, ExpressSAS® RAID adapters offer exclusive DVRAID™ protection for high-performance streaming environments.

“Marvell has a long history of providing industry-leading enterprise storage controllers and SAS/SATA chipset solutions,” said Dr. Alan J. Armstrong, VP of Storage Marketing, Marvell. “We are pleased that ATTO has chosen our 88RC9580 6Gb/s SAS RAID controller for their ExpressSAS® 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID adapter family to deliver superior performance and advanced features to their customers.”

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ABOUT ATTO

For nearly 30 years, ATTO Technology, Inc., has been a global leader across the IT and media and entertainment markets, specializing in storage and network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for the most data-intensive computing environments. ATTO works collaboratively with partners to deliver a wide range of end-to-end, customized solutions to better store, manage and deliver big data. With a focus toward markets that require higher performance and with a dedication to working as an extension of customer’s design teams, ATTO manufactures host and RAID adapters, network adapters, storage controllers, Thunderbolt-enabled devices, switches and software. ATTO solutions provide a high level of connectivity to all storage interfaces, including Fibre Channel, SAS, SATA, iSCSI, 40/10GbE, FCoE and Thunderbolt. Distributing its cutting-edge products worldwide through Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), systems integrators, value added resellers (VARs) and authorized resellers, ATTO is the Power Behind the Storage.

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