ATTO Technology Validates FastFrame FCoE Product Interoperability at FCIA Plugfest

Industry's First Quad Port FCoE Converged Network Adapter

Amherst, NY (June 14, 2010) — ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, announced today successful testing of its FastFrame™ Converged Network Adapters (CNAs) at the Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA)-sponsored Plugfest, conducted at the University of New Hampshire's Interoperability Lab (UNH-IOL) recently. Based on ATTO's time-tested and industry proven Fibre Channel stack, the ATTO FastFrame series of CNA's, which includes the industry's first Quad Channel Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) CNA, were successfully tested interoperable with the Fibre Channel and FCoE products provided by other industry-leading Plugfest participants.

The ATTO FastFrame family of 10Gb Ethernet and Converged Network Adapters are designed for the next-generation virtualized and unified data centers which utilize multi-core processors in high-end servers and workstations. The ATTO FastFrame family includes the FastFrame NS11 single port and FastFrame NS12 dual port 10Gb Ethernet Network Adapters, as well as the ATTO FastFrame CS11 single port, FastFrame CS12 dual port and the FastFrame CS14 quad port Converged Network Adapters.

"The FCIA Plugfest provides an excellent opportunity to test for compatibility with a broad range of products and suppliers of Fibre Channel, FCoE and 10Gb Ethernet,” states Neelam Dua, SAN Product Manager for ATTO Technology. "We expect to see larger scale servers and top of the rack deployments in new and expanding data centers starting in 2010, and then moving to core switches in 2011. ATTO is well positioned to provide customers complete connectivity solutions for these environments.”

With support from the FCIA, FCoE products are becoming available in the marketplace at a rapid pace from all major server, storage and networking companies. FCoE CNAs enable consolidation of data and storage networking traffic onto a single 10GbE link, resulting in significant cost savings for customers while preserving their existing investments in Fibre Channel storage and infrastructure components.

"This Plugfest attended by the industry's major server, storage and networking vendors provided a unique forum to perform formal interoperability testing under the FCIA and UNH," said Skip Jones, Chairman FICA. "Their participation in the FCIA Plugfest demonstrates a strong commitment to the development and release of FCoE products. Customers stand to benefit greatly from the ability to easily run their network and storage traffic over a single, 10GbE converged fabric that seamlessly interoperates with their existing Fibre Channel devices."

ATTO continues to focus on delivering high-performance, leading edge storage connectivity products that will suit the needs of the marketplace and is pleased to have participated in the FCIA Plugfest to further this development. ATTO's 10GbE Network Adapters are available today and the CNAs will be released in Q4, 2010.


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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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