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ATTO ships storage controller for data centers

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ATTO Technology (www.attotech.com) is shipping what it says is the industry’s fastest storage controller – the FibreBridge 7500. Based on the technology introduced with the FibreBridge 6500, it brings enterprise-level Fibre Channel to SAS SSD/HDD storage with less than four microseconds of latency, enabling applications such as shared storage and multi-site clustering, according to Wayne Arvidson, vice president of marketing and channels at ATTO Technology.

The ATTO FibreBridge 7500 Storage Controller is an accelerated platform that allows users to build their own high performance flash, hybrid or high capacity storage using standard SAS SSD Flash or HDD drives and direct attached JBOD storage enclosures. The acceleration architecture of ATTO’s 7500 has dedicated memory modules and data paths so commands won’t have to compete for shared system resources, further allowing more data transfers at faster transfer rates. Arvidson says that key benefits of the FibreBridge 7500 include:

° Serves as the key building block in a modular solution that forms an ideal platform for building out a virtualized, software-defined data center for Private Cloud and Disaster Recovery solutions, all with a low cost of ownership;

° Up to 735,000 4K IOPS, 1,000,000 512b IOPS;

° Allows data mobility and redundancy via multisite cluster installations up to hundreds of kilometers apart;

° Enables users to manage storage infrastructures with advanced read ahead and write cache algorithms, robust error processing, email notification of errors and persistent error and trace logs to minimize downtime in the field during troubleshooting.

Complementing the new FibreBridge 7500 is ATTO’s 16 GB/s and 8 GB/s Celerity family of Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters, FibreConnect and Thunderbolt-enabled Desklink Devices, which connect computer platforms to high-speed networks and storage infrastructures.

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