ATTO Receives Brocade ‘Ready’ Status for Storage Networking

<strong>Amherst, N.Y. &mdash; Nov. 18</strong><br />ATTO Technology Inc., a global provider of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, announced its Celerity FC-84EN, FC-82EN and FC-81EN Fibre Channel Host Adapters have been verified by Brocade Communications Systems Inc. as compatible with Brocade-based Storage Area Networking (SAN) infrastructure, according to the testing requirements of the Brocade Data Center Ready Program. The program is an initiative designed to foster interoperability in multi-vendor Brocade-based data-center environments.<br /><br />Testing was conducted at the Brocade Data Center Ready labs, which are state-of-the-art facilities supporting end-to-end interoperability and performance testing of SAN products in multi-vendor and large fabric environments. The Brocade Data Center Ready Program boasts an impressive group of members joining the program since its launch in 2000.<br /><br />&ldquo;Today&rsquo;s announcement reinforces ATTO&rsquo;s commitment to deliver SAN solutions that function in heterogeneous storage environments,&rdquo; stated Tim Klein, President and CEO of ATTO Technology. &ldquo;Brocade&rsquo;s Data Center Ready certification is a key component of ATTO&rsquo;s commitment to provide a complete product line of interoperable 8-Gb Fibre Channel solutions for a variety of vendors. <br /><br />&ldquo;The powerful combination of 8-Gigabit Fibre Channel, PCI Express 2.0 architecture, and the only host adapter with four independent channels, makes the Celerity FC-84EN the industry&rsquo;s highest performing adapter, and ensures that our customers will experience accelerated SAN implementations and superior interoperability.&rdquo;<br /><br />ATTO&rsquo;s comprehensive 8-Gb Celerity Host Adapter product line consisting of single-, dual- and quad-channel PCIe 2.0 solutions, and multiple OS support, including Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, meets the demands of high-performance storage environments, such as 2K and 4K film and high-definition video and audio editing, as well as IT environments, including large server farms and server clusters. <br /><br />8-Gb Celerity host adapters also feature ATTO&rsquo;s exclusive Advanced Data Streaming (ADS) Technology that provides controlled acceleration of large and small blocks of data, enabling users to achieve the ultimate in I/O performance.<br /><br />&ldquo;We are pleased that ATTO Technology has successfully completed the Data Center Ready testing with Brocade fabric switches in multi-vendor SAN environments,&rdquo; said Tom Buiocchi, Brocade vice president of worldwide marketing. &ldquo;Storage area networks are being deployed worldwide at a rapid rate as a scalable, high performance networking foundation for storage environments. The Data Center Ready program is an example of our continued commitment to our customers. <br />

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