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ATTO’s Celerity Fibre Channel Host Adapters Enable Mac Connectivity for EMC Storage Systems

4Gb/s Fibre Channel HBAs Qualified as E-Lab Tested

ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, announced today that its 4Gb/s Celerity Fibre Channel Host Adapters have been qualified by EMC Corporation as E-Lab tested for use with the EMC® CLARiiON® and EMC Symmetrix® networked storage systems. ATTO's 4Gb/s Fibre Channel HBAs provide high performing SAN connectivity and robust multipathing and failover/failback functionality for EMC storage systems in Mac® OS X environments. With E-Lab qualification, Mac users can now use ATTO HBAs and EMC storage to deploy a scalable, high-availability enterprise storage solution for the Mac market.

The ATTO Celerity Fibre Channel Mac OS X multipathing solution provides load balancing and path failover for uninterrupted access to storage media to deliver a solution that meets both high-availability and high-performance requirements. The combination of Celerity HBAs and EMC's CLARiiON storage systems provides customers with an innovative solution that enhances workflow, improves storage utilization and simplifies management of many virtual resources.

"EMC's certification of our Fibre Channel host adapters and multipathing driver for Mac OS X reinforces ATTO's role in delivering leading storage infrastructure solutions," states Timothy Klein, president and CEO of ATTO Technology. "By teaming with EMC to gain E-Labs certification status, our mutual customers now have a high-performance and completely redundant storage solution to help them enhance their workflows and increase productivity."

The ATTO Celerity family of 4Gb/s Fibre Channel HBAs include single-, dual- and quad-channel configurations that leverage over a decade of leading-edge technologies, stable drivers and proven interoperability to provide customers with reliable, high performance Fibre Channel connectivity. With first-to-market technology and a comprehensive product line, ATTO demonstrates a commitment to the rapid transition to Fibre Channel-based SAN connectivity.

"E-Labs certification is a rigorous testing and qualification process that validates third-party products work seamlessly with our leading networked storage systems," said Deirdre Wassell, director, EMC E-Lab Marketing. "Our qualification of ATTO's Celerity 4Gb/s Fibre Channel host adapters and multipathing driver allows us to deliver a SAN connectivity solution to Mac OS X customers that keeps storage media and digital content available in real time for multiple users."

About ATTO Technology, Inc.
ATTO Technology, Inc. is a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments. ATTO provides a wide range of solutions to help customers' better store, manage and deliver their data. With a focus toward markets that require higher performance, ATTO manufactures host and RAID adapters, bridges, RAID storage controllers, and management software. ATTO distributes its products worldwide directly to Original Equipment Manufacturers, systems integrators, VARs and authorized distributors. Contact ATTO: 155 CrossPoint Parkway, Amherst, NY 14068; Phone: (716)691-1999; website: attotech.

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