Amherst, NY (October 24, 2012) — Responding to the needs of storage subsystem manufacturers and integrators, ATTO Technology, Inc. has launched the industry's first 16Gb Fibre Channel-to-SAS RAID controller. These controllers provide a flexible, scalable and tiered storage system with support for both hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs). The FastStreamtrade; 9000 allows users to manage applications on multiple tiers of storage controlled from a single subsystem while providing drive assessment and latency management. Users can now take advantage of the benefits of Fibre Channel connectivity with a variety of drive options including SAS/SATA SSDs for online cache, SAS hard drives for primary storage applications such as transactional databases and SATA drives for secondary applications like disk-to-disk backup.
"ATTO's new FastStream incorporates leading-edge 16Gb Fibre Channel technology while offering original equipment manufacturers the flexibility of one solution that can support everything from SSDs to tape storage," said Wayne Arvidson, vice president of marketing at ATTO Technology, Inc. "What sets ATTO apart in the industry is our ability to provide the broadest portfolio of solutions for original equipment manufacturers and system integrators designing state-of-the-art data infrastructures. Leading vendors are shipping the first FastStream 9000-enabled storage subsystems now, and we expect more embedded products to be released in early 2013."
ATTO offers a complete family of entry-level, midrange, and enterprise-class bridge, RAID and JBOD controller solutions supporting the latest in host and disk connectivity including 16 and 8Gb/s Fibre Channel, 6Gb/s SAS/SATA, and 10Gb Thunderbolttrade; technology enabled devices. They can be pre-configured to meet original equipment manufacturer specifications and are available in multiple form factors.
Differentiating features that come standard with ATTO RAID products include DriveAssuretrade; and Advanced Data Streaming (ADStrade;) Technology . DriveAssure monitors the response time of slow drives and searches for and repairs bad sectors extending the life of drives by allowing them to run longer, faster and smoother while preventing premature drive failures. In the event of a drive failure, it ensures 100% productivity by completing drive rebuilds up to 50% faster than the competition. Advanced Data Streaming manages latency by providing controlled data acceleration for smooth transfers resulting in consistent performance in high-bandwidth applications and uninterrupted workflows. ADS stems from ATTO's heritage of developing the industry's first solid state storage device in 1988.
Embeddable ATTO FastStreamtrade; and FibreBridge®trade; products feature the ExpressNAVtrade; Storage Manager, a Java-based enterprise RAID management software application. It provides the market's most comprehensive set of tools including remote event notification, error detection, enclosure management and monitoring. ATTO ThunderStream®trade; products utilize the ATTO Config Tool, a client-side application which has RAID management tools similar to those provided by ExpressNAV.
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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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