NetApp and ATTO Technology

NetApp MetroCluster High Availability Storage Solutions


The ATTO Technology FibreBridge® 6500N and 7500N Fibre Channel storage controllers are a core technology of the NetApp MetroCluster solution. They enable MetroCluster site-to-site connectivity up to 200 kilometers apart with redundant low-latency links. These storage controllers also allow MetroCluster the ability to load balance between data centers while providing failover and failback functionality. The performance capabilities of ATTO storage controllers enable the integration of multiple shelves of flash storage for MetroCluster installations with a resilient back-end storage architecture.

The inclusion of the ATTO FibreBridge® storage controllers in the MetroCluster enables:

  • Increased availability and scalability while allowing the use of direct-attached storage on a shared Fibre Channel network
  • Connection of newer, faster and higher capacity SAS drive technology to your existing 2Gb, 4Gb, 8Gb or 16Gb Fibre Channel storage area network (SAN)
  • Management of disk drive and communication errors between targets and initiators
  • SAS/SATA disk storage to integrate into a Fibre Channel SAN

The FibreBridge® 6500N is a cost-effective SAN connectivity solution for MetroCluster.

The FibreBridge® 7500N enables integration of up to eight shelves of SSD storage into the MetroCluster with up to an 10-times performance improvement compared to the FibreBridge® 6500N.

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