ATTO Technology today introduced the FibreConnect™ 8300, a series of high-performance 8Gb/s Fibre Channel switches. FibreConnect switches are easy-to-configure storage area network (SAN) switches that enable small to mid-range organisations to more efficiently and reliably share data.
With this announcement ATTO now offers a complete Fibre Channel SAN connectivity solution when combined with 8Gb/s Celerity Fibre Channel host bus adapters. The FibreConnect 8300 family of switches is the perfect complement to ATTO’s 8Gb/s Fibre Channel product portfolio for bandwidth-intensive streaming media and transactional application environments.
“ATTO was looking for a cost-effective, high performance portfolio of SAN solutions to help address their customers’ growing networking requirements without sacrificing reliability and I am pleased they’ve selected Brocade to meet that need,” said Barbara Spicek, vice president of worldwide channels at Brocade. “By adding Brocade products to their portfolio, ATTO will help address the stringent bandwidth-intensive requirements of their media and entertainment customers, while enjoying a high ‘Return On Partnership’ with Brocade.”
FibreConnect combines auto-sensing 2, 4 and 8Gb/s throughput with innovative hardware and software features, making them easy to deploy into a wide-range of high bandwidth video streaming or backup storage environments. With the flexible Ports-on-Demand option, a “pay-as-you-grow” upgrade path that allows organisations to expand their SAN infrastructure at their own pace in a non-disruptive manner, the FibreConnect 8300 series are ideal for both new and existing SAN environments.
- Web Tools interface for simplified configuration and management
- Low power consumption (less than 2.5W/port)
- Inter-Switch Link (ISL) Trunking for higher throughput
- Proven interoperability with leading video and IT infrastructure vendors
The FibreConnect 8308, 8316 and 8324 models are now available in EMEA through Global Distribution, ATTO’s largest distributor outside of ATTO’s home territory in the US.