ATTO Unveils FC-to-SAS Controller

FastStream SC 8500 provides Fibre Channel host connectivity to multiple tiers of off-the-shelf SAS/SATA disk storage enclosures

January 6, 2009

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AMHERST, N.Y. -- ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments today announced release of the industrys first 8-Gb Fibre Channel-to-SAS/SATA RAID Storage Controller. The latest addition to the ATTO FastStream™ RAID Storage Controller line, FastStream SC 8500 is an independent external RAID Storage Controller that provides 8-Gb Fibre Channel host connectivity to multiple tiers of low-cost, off-the-shelf SAS/SATA disk storage enclosures. The FastStream SC 8500, well-suited for mid-range storage solutions, is the highest performing RAID controller in its class delivering up to 1400 MB/sec. access to data while providing parity RAID protection to multiple tiers of disk enclosures.

FastStream RAID Storage Controllers are designed to sit between workstations or a SAN and low-cost JBOD disk storage providing users the ability to scale their performance and storage capacity without purchasing a RAID controller every time expansion is needed. The FastStream is well-suited for applications in DVA and IT infrastructures including digital film production, high-definition video post-production, imaging, digital prepress, disk-to-disk backup, audio production and transaction-based environments.

“The FastStream SC 8500 Storage Controller is an ideal choice for customers looking to improve workflow performance and add RAID protection in a collaborative environment,” said Tom Kolniak, director of products for ATTO Technology. “The 8500 allows those currently using Direct Attached Storage to move to an affordable Storage Area Network solution providing them with the benefits and savings realized from a lower total cost of ownership for storage and increased efficiency in workflow production. The performance, scalability, and ease-of-use of the FastStream SC 8500 represent a major milestone for customers looking to implement a solution that fits their needs while remaining within their budget.”

ATTO Technology Inc.

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