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ATTO Technology, Inc., a leader in storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, has been cited as ôwell armed to win battles in the emerging SAS marketö on the strength of its Express RAID controller products, according to a new product brief from the Enterprise Strategy Group, an IT analyst firm that focuses on information storage and security.

ESG gave ATTOÆs ExpressSAS technology high marks for performance, features, and affordability. ESG analyst Brian Garrett and research analyst Bill Lundell highlighted the appeal of the ExpressSAS products to OEM customers based on designed-in compatibility features, such as the low-profile PCI Express form factor enabling the controllers to be deployed even in space-constrained 1u and 2u servers and the broadest operating system support of any SAS RAID vendors ôso interoperability issues arenÆt even a blip on usersÆ radars.ö

ESG also recognized the market-leading performance of the ATTO architecture that combines the companyÆs innovative Advanced Data Streaming technology to alleviate data transfer bottlenecks and DVRAID capability that the company claims makes its ExpressSAS controllers "the only SAS RAID products capable of supporting multiple streams of HD video with parity RAID protection."

ôATTOÆs ExpressSAS RAID Adapters are scalable, feature-rich and high performing products at very low cost. This will appeal not only to users with limited budgets, but also to those who do not have SAN-level requirements for every application,ö said Garret. ôCustomers who know and appreciate the performance-focused heritage of ATTO, especially those who already rely on ATTO technology for digital media editing, will appreciate the streaming performance of the ExpressSAS adapters,ö he said.

ôESGÆs analysis of the ExpressSAS products validates the success of our engineering team in creating what we believe are the industryÆs highest-performance, most feature-rich SAS RAID controllers,ö said Ed Tierney, director of marketing at ATTO. ôFor customers facing data-intensive streaming IT applications or digital media production environments where performance is key, the ExpressSAS controllers are the obvious choice.ö

The company says its new ExpressSAS RAID adapters have a low-profile form factor that fits standard-length PCI Express slots, making them ideal for compact designs where board space is at a premium. The ExpressSAS products also offer user selectable port configuration options, the company says. This enables customers to select the optimal mix of internal and external SAS connections.

The new RAID controllers leverage the power of ATTOÆs high-performance RAID technology and IntelÆs 800MHz PCIe Intel IOP348 I/O Processors with integrated high-performance XScale technology to meet demanding performance requirements of data intensive applications, including transactional databases, email servers, large server farms, and digital media.

Featuring fault-tolerant features that include hot swap, hot spares, online capacity expansion, battery back-up, and optimized disk utilization for SAS drives, SATA II drives, or any combination of the two, the ATTO ExpressSAS R348 and R380 adapters deliver an intelligent and robust low-profile RAID solution, the company says. The SAS and SATA II support make it easy to create cost-effective multi-tiered storage solutions in a single cabinet, utilizing lower-cost SATA drives for secondary storage while staging critical primary data on higher-performance SAS disks. Adapters will support standard RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and 60 and feature ATTOÆs exclusive DVRAID, making them capable of handling demanding Mac-based digital media applications, such as 2K and 4K film, multiple layers of complex, uncompressed real-time effects, and high definition video editing, according to the company.

The ATTO ExpressSAS RAID Adapters combine x8 PCI Express technology and SAS speeds for high-performance server environments and applications. SAS is the next generation SCSI interface that delivers significant improvements in scalability, performance, reliability, and flexibility over parallel SCSI by leveraging a serial architecture for data transport. PCI Express is a low-cost, highly scalable serial technology that delivers added performance by increasing the I/O capacity while eliminating bus contention. This allows for faster and more efficient performance with reduced I/O bottlenecks.

About Enterprise Strategy Group
Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) is a leading information technology (IT) analyst firm focused on the information storage, information security, information management, and enterprise infrastructure markets. ESG provides strategic guidance and unmatched service to technology vendors, IT professionals, venture capitalists, and institutional investors. Clients engage ESG for a variety of services including expert industry analysis, strategic consulting, market research, and hands-on technology product testing and validation. For more information, please visit www.enterprisestrategygroup.com.

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 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, bridges, RAID and virtual tape appliances, and management software. ATTO solutions are based on providing a high level of connectivity to all storage interfaces including SCSI, SATA, iSCSI, NDMP, SAS and Fibre Channel. ATTO distributes its products worldwide directly to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), systems integrators, VARs and authorized distributors.

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