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News: ATTO Technology and Hewlett-Packard Address the Next Generation of IT Infrastructure
on Jun 5, 2014 at 6:03:42 pm

Industry Undergoing One of its Largest Transformations in Over a Decade

(Amherst, New York--June 5, 2014) ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage, network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for more than 25 years, today highlights its strong partnership with HP®. As IT infrastructures see some of its most radical change in over a decade, ATTO and HP are poised to deliver unique solutions that support the “New Style of IT.”

“The transformation within the IT market requires a very different set of performance characteristics,” said Wayne Arvidson, Vice President of Marketing and Channels at ATTO Technology. "ATTO and HP have been solving similar challenges in other vertical markets for over 25 years and now bring this expertise to help create what HP is calling the New Style of IT.”

ATTO's expertise in storage and network connectivity has enabled them to provide innovative technology solutions for industry-leading platform providers like HP. The ATTO partnership enhances HP’s end-to-end solutions for the entire IT infrastructure, from enterprise data center to workgroup environments, encompassing all facets of storage, servers, workstations, and backup. This creates a single source of high performance connectivity solutions for HP customers and partners.

ATTO provides HP-certified solutions that maximize the availability of data and improve application performance in Fibre Channel, Thunderbolt™ and SAS based storage environments, as well as 10 Gb/s Ethernet networks. These certifications include:
  • Thunderbolt to SAS/SATA Thunderlink™ and Thunderstream™ Desklink Devices
  • Celerity™ Gen 5 powered 16Gb & 8Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters (HBAs)
  • ExpressSAS™ SAS/SATA Host Bus Adapters and RAID Adapters

ATTO's Desklink family of products provides high-performance connectivity for HP Thunderbolt-enabled workstations, all-in-ones and laptops, including the Z-series, and is fully certified with HP's StoreEver Ultrium LTO-5 and LTO-6 tape drives. Thunderbolt-enabled Desklink Devices provide small form-factor platforms with system configuration flexibility and the only way to connect into an existing high-performance storage and networking infrastructure.

ATTO Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) provide customers with high-performance workstation connectivity to their MSA Storage and 3PAR StoreServ Storage. ATTO HBAs, with unprecedented levels of performance and throughput, significantly outperform the competition when it comes to moving and storing data. ATTO provides a high-performance, redundant storage solution featuring ATTO Celerity™ Fibre Channel HBAs and HP's 3PAR StoreServ Storage systems. Utilizing ATTO’s exclusive MultiPath Director™ technology allows workstations to have redundant access and failover, as well as load balancing capabilities, taking advantage of 3PAR's advanced enterprise storage features. Users are able to collaborate on high-availability storage in real-time, without losing access to their data.

Benefits of using ATTO Celerity Fibre Channel HBAs with HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage include:

  • ATTO’s exclusive Advanced Data Streaming (ADS™) designed to manage latency and provide high bandwidth for both data-intensive and high-transaction rate applications, providing increased uptime and better productivity.

  • ATTO's MultiPath Director Technology provides uninterrupted access to storage with automatic path failover and failback, and is the only solution that allows workstations, not just servers, direct connection to high-availability, high-performance enterprise-class storage for shared workflows.

  • Direct workstation connectivity to enterprise storage in big data environments such as scientific, medical, engineering and media applications, dramatically improves aggregate bandwidth and reduces “time-to-data” so users can make critical decisions faster.

As part of their on-going effort to bring innovative solutions to the channel, ATTO proudly served as a sponsor of HP’s Global Partner Conference this March in Las Vegas. The event is HP’s largest annual reseller and system integrator conference and provided an overview of ATTO and HP’s technology and platforms to this worldwide group of leaders and innovators. These same solutions will be presented in booth 5104 at HP Discover from June 10 -12, 2014, at The Venetian/Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas.

“ATTO has been developing ground breaking technology for the IT industry for over 25 years, including the first solid state storage device,” added Arvidson. “ATTO’s expertise, delivered on HP’s innovative end-to-end platform, assures solutions for today’s challenging new high performance IT environments.”

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About ATTO Technology, Inc.
In our 26th year, ATTO Technology, Inc. is a global leader of storage and network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments. ATTO provides a wide range of end-to-end solutions to help customers better store, manage and deliver their data. With a focus toward markets that require higher performance, ATTO manufactures host adapters, RAID adapters, network adapters, RAID storage controllers, Thunderbolt-enabled Desklink Devices, bridges, switches and software. ATTO solutions are based on providing a high level of connectivity to all storage interfaces, including Fibre Channel, SAS, SATA, iSCSI, 10GbE, FCoE and Thunderbolt. ATTO distributes its products worldwide through Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), systems integrators, VARs and authorized resellers. Contact ATTO Technology, Inc. world headquarters at: 155 CrossPoint Parkway, Amherst, New York 14068; Website:


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Bob Zelin
Re: News: ATTO Technology and Hewlett-Packard Address the Next Generation of IT Infrastructure
on Jun 12, 2014 at 12:44:15 am

this is a very exciting press release. I hope that ATTO posts exactly what HP hardware they are supporting, so that we all know exactly what to buy, so there is no guess work involved in exactly what is supported.

I love ATTO products, but sometimes it's hard to navigate what works, and what doesn't work.

Bob Zelin

Bob Zelin
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Tim Jones
Re: News: ATTO Technology and Hewlett-Packard Address the Next Generation of IT Infrastructure
on Jun 13, 2014 at 3:39:11 pm

Hi Bob,

We've tested most of HP's storage solutions and have as yet to find a single DASD disk or tape storage device that didn't work properly and at full device performance. Their Fibre Channel and iSCSI platforms can be a bit confusing in the Mac space, but that's more an issue with the Mac FC and iSCSI initiator stacks than the ATTO to HP transport and connectivity.

Here's a link to the current list as published by ATTO:

ATTO - HP Interoperability List

Tim Jones
CTO - TOLIS Group, Inc.
BRU ... because it's the RESTORE that matters!

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