ATTO Technology Validates FastFrame FCoE Product Interoperability at FCIA Plugfest

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Last Updated: June 1, 2011 11:52 pm GMT
(Amherst, New York--June 1, 2011) ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, announced today the successful testing of its FastFrameTM 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).

Testing took place May 16 through May 20, 2011 and ATTO’s FastFrame CNA’s, including the industry’s first Quad Channel Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) CNA, 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 single, dual and quad port CNAs.

“ATTO has been committed to providing a full-range of high-performance I/O connectivity products to the market for over 23 years,” said Tom Kolniak, Director of Products at ATTO Technology. “The result of the FCIA testing highlights an ideal solution for data-intensive environments and affirms ATTO’s position as an industry leader in high-bandwidth storage connectivity markets.”

With support from the FCIA, FCoE products are available in the marketplace 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 FCIA 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 Steve Jones, chairman of FCIA. “Their participation demonstrates a strong commitment to the development and release of FCoE products.”

As a leader in storage connectivity solutions, ATTO Technology has been an integral participant in Plugfests and testing with FCIA and other industry organizations. ATTO’s patented technology, designed for the demands of high performance environments, has made them an essential component in validating new technologies and driving new industry standards.

About ATTO Technology, Inc.
ATTO Technology, Inc. is a global leader of network and storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments. ATTO provides a wide range of solutions to help customers store, manage and deliver their data more efficiently. With a focus toward markets that require higher performance, ATTO manufactures host and RAID adapters, converged network adapters, bridges, switches, RAID storage controllers, and management software. ATTO solutions provide connectivity to all storage interfaces including SCSI, SATA, iSCSI, SAS, Fibre Channel, FCoE and 10GbE. ATTO distributes its products worldwide directly to Original Equipment Manufacturers, systems integrators, VARs and authorized distributors.

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