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ATTO Showcases Line of 4-Gigabit Fibre Channel Solutions

ATTO and Agilent demo next-generation PCI Express solutions at Storage Networking World (October 19, 2005)

ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, will showcase a complete line of 4-Gigabit Fibre Channel solutions and first-to-market 4-Gigabit Fibre Channel (4-Gb FC) products based on the PCI-Express (PCIe) system bus and Agilent Technologies Tachyon Fibre Channel controllers. These products are on display at Storage Networking World in the Agilent Kiosk 20 in the Platinum Galleria through Oct. 27.

The ever-increasing amount of corporate electronic data requires Storage Area Networks (SANs) to store and retrieve more data at higher speeds. 4-Gb Fibre Channel technology addresses this need and continues to experience steady integration in the video streaming, image processing and backup markets for its ability to deliver rapidly accessible data, faster backups and backward compatibility all at a manageable cost while preserving existing 2-Gb and 1-Gb investments.

"Agilent was the first company to introduce a dual-channel 4 Gb/s Fibre Channel controller and were now introducing our third generation of 4Gb Fibre Channel controllers," said Erik Ottem, marketing director of the I/O Solutions Division in Agilents Semiconductor Products Group. "ATTO Technology has worked very closely with Agilent to design best-of-breed host adapter solutions with the Tachyon family. The Tachyon DX4 allowed ATTO to design a quad-channel, 4-Gigabit PCIe host adapter that delivers breakthrough I/O per second performance and exceptional bandwidth capabilities."

"With our comprehensive Celerity Fibre Channel host adapter product line, based on Agilents family of Tachyon chips, we are uniquely positioned to provide best-of-breed 4-Gigabit host adapter solutions to data-intensive applications such as video streaming, image processing and backup," states Ed Tierney, director of marketing at ATTO Technology.

About ATTO Technology, Inc.
ATTO Technology, Inc., is a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments. ATTOs vision is to provide 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 products in the categories of host adapters, interface bridging appliances, Enterprise-class ATA-based RAID arrays, and management software. ATTO solutions are based on providing a high level of connectivity to all storage interfaces including SCSI, SATA, Internet SCSI (iSCSI), Gigabit Ethernet, NDMP, SAS and Fibre Channel. ATTO distributes its products worldwide directly to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), systems integrators, VARs and authorized distributors.

Contact ATTO Technology, Inc. world headquarters, at: 155 CrossPoint Parkway, Amherst, New York 14068; Phone: (716) 691-1999; Fax: (716) 691-9353; Website:


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