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ATTO Technology Announces VMware Ready™ Support for VMware vSphere™ 4.1

ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, today announced that its 8Gb/s Celerity Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters have achieved VMware Ready™ status for VMware vSphere™ 4.1, the latest release of the companies virtualization platform.

ATTO Technology Announces VMware Ready™ Support for VMware vSphere™ 4.1

Press Release from ATTO

Amherst, NY (August 30, 2010) – ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments, today announced that its 8Gb/s Celerity Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters have achieved VMware Ready™ status for VMware vSphere™ 4.1, the latest release of the companies virtualization platform. This status designates that the ATTO Celerity Fibre Channel host bus adapters have passed a detailed evaluation and testing process managed by VMware and are now listed on the VMware Hardware Compatibility List.

Passing the extensive VMware-specified testing helps ensure that ATTO Celerity Fibre Channel host bus adapters make best use of VMware technology and are ready for deployment in customer environments. Customers can now achieve the highest level of performance available for SAN environments while improving hardware utilization, operational efficiencies and reduced costs. The ATTO Celerity line of 8Gb/s Fibre Channel host bus adapters 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 Fibre Channel connectivity.

 “We are pleased that ATTO’s Celerity HBAs qualify for the VMware Ready logo, signifying to customers that they have passed specific VMware testing and interoperability criteria, and are ready to run their mission-critical business applications and operations,” said Bernie Mills, senior director, alliance programs, VMware.

 “ATTO is proud to announce that we are now delivering valuable connectivity solutions to customers looking to seamlessly integrate storage into VMware environments,” said Tim Klein, president and CEO, ATTO Technology. “By using Celerity Fibre Channel host bus adapters with VMware vSphere v4.1, enterprises can increase the benefits of server virtualization by providing greater I/O bandwidth and storage capacity for the deployment of multiple virtual machines running various applications.”

The VMware Ready program is a VMware co-branding program for qualified partner products and is a benefit of the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. With more than 1200 members worldwide, the VMware TAP program works with best-of-breed technology partners to provide them a comprehensive set of VMware technical and marketing services, support, tools and expertise to deliver enhanced value to joint customers.

ATTO’s host bus adapters can be found within the online VMware Partner Product Catalog at http://solutionexchange.vmware.com/.  Hardware products can be found within the online VMware Hardware Compatibility List at http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.

ATTO will be exhibiting at VMworld 2010 a full line of VMware Ready products including the Celerity 8Gb/s and 4Gb/s Fibre Channel HBAs as well as the ExpressSAS 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SAS/SATA HBAs. ATTO will also be showcasing its newest line 6Gb/s SAS/SATA RAID adapters plus the FastStream RAID Storage Controllers. ATTO also offers a complete line of bridging products that connect disk and tape storage to Fibre Channel and iSCSI SANs. ATTO representatives will be available during the show at booth #1619 to answer any questions.

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 solutions provide connectivity to all storage interfaces including SCSI, SATA, iSCSI, SAS, Fibre Channel, FCoE and 10Gb Ethernet. 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.com.

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