ATTO Technology has announced the availability of a range of Fibre Channel SAN Kits providing all the components needed to update existing direct-attached storage to a high-performance, low-latency storage area network.
The kits are available now through Ingram Micro’s network of resellers, telecommunications companies, carriers, hosting companies, MSPs, system integrators and other IT suppliers. ATTO Fibre Channel SAN Kits enable SysAdmins to increase the ROI and lifespan of existing storage by quickly and cost-effectively converting direct-attached SAS RAID, JBOD or JBOF storage to SAN technology, according to James U’Ren, storage controller product manager at ATTO Technology..
The solution allows for storage to be scaled with little effort and will benefit any environment experiencing slow host-to-host data transfers. It also provides a faster method to perform live migrations in virtual environments such as VMware vSphere, along with redundancy for rapid virtual machine restarts in the event of a host or storage failure, U’Ren says.
Three ATTO Fibre Channel SAN Kit options are available:
° Entry-Level: ideal for updating a small number of direct-attached storage products to shared storage. Kit includes (1) 7500 Storage Controller and (2) ATTO Celerity™16Gb/s Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters. Provides up to 3.2GB/s throughput and 735,000 4K IOPS from existing storage while enabling sharing between server hosts.
° Mid-Tier: allows SysAdmins to connect a small storage infrastructure to dual ATTO Storage Controllers. Kits include (2) 7500 Storage Controllers, (2) Celerity 16Gb/s Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters and (1) FibreConnect 16Gb/s Fibre Channel Switch. Provides high performance throughput up to 6.4GB/s and 1.47M 4K IOPS.
° High Availability: Lets SysAdmins create a larger infrastructure with up to 8 attached host servers and no single point of failure. Kits include (2) 7500 Storage Controllers, (2) FibreConnect™ 16Gb/s Fibre Channel Switches and (8) Celerity™ 16Gb/s Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters. Provides high performance throughput up to 6.4GB/s and 1.47M 4K IOPS.
Pricing for ATTO’s Fibre Channel SAN Kits (https://www.attotech.com/landing/SAN-Upgrade-Kit) starts at under $16,000.