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ATTO intros quad-port version of 32Gb Fibre line of HBAs

ATTO Technology has added a new quad-port host bus adapter (HBA) to its Fibre Channel portfolio. The ATTO Celerity 32Gb Gen 6 FC-324E HBA will enable companies to use their existing storage area network infrastructure and address the growing need for high-performing, scalable and secure storage. Celerity is intended to support exponential data growth in applications such as 4K/8K editing and high-performance computing and data warehousing, along with the proliferation of virtualized servers and flash arrays.

According to ATTO, the 32Gb HBAs support data throughput of 3,200 MB/s per channel, maximizing the number of virtual machines per physical server. With 16 PCIe bus connections and four 32 Gb/s Fibre Channel ports, the FC-324E eliminates the bottlenecks created by I/O data-intensive applications.

With data centers moving to all-flash arrays, there’s a need to drive greater performance to more solid-state drives. Having four Fibre Channel ports in a single PCIe slot ensures high-density connectivity at the highest available performance for up to 1.2 GB/s throughput, making it well suited for environments that rely on next-generation, flash-based storage.

Celerity 32Gb HBAs also make it possible to increase the distance between servers and storage. Because they support more data in flight, users can extend their connection up to 10 kilometers without degrading throughput in demanding long-distance applications, such as a stretch cluster.

The ATTO Gen 6 line includes Celerity 32Gb and 16Gb HBAs in low-profile single-, dual- and now quad-port full-height versions. All versions are backward-compatible and take advantage of advancements in reliability and forward error correction to improve network performance and resiliency.

Celerity 32Gb Gen 6 quad-port FC-324E HBAs are available now.

Promise offering new Thunderbolt 2 storage, connection devices

Promise Technology’s Pegasus2 R2+ and SANLink2 16G FC are both now available through the company’s network of distributors and value-added resellers.

Pegasus2 R2+ is a Thunderbolt 2 hardware RAID-0 and RAID-1 storage solution with USB 3.0 that includes two hot-swappable hard disk drives, a media bay, and CF/SD reader pod. An optional SSD reader pod and HDD pod are available for convenient data exchange. Each pod comes with USB 3.0 Micro-B for independent access, allowing users to take a pod and work off site.

Pegasus2 R2+’s (pictured) price point makes it ideal for creative professionals looking for entry-level storage that offers Thunderbolt 2 speeds and unmatched versatility. Among the product’s highlights are the ability to connect to non-Thunderbolt systems via USB 3.0 and dual -Thunderbolt ports to daisy chain up to six devices.

SANLink2 16G FC is a compact device that boosts a user’s portable and desktop Thunderbolt interfaces to 16G speeds by connecting them seamlessly to the Fibre Channel SAN, doubling the speed of the previous generation 8Gb FC. SANLink2 16G FC comes standard with dual Thunderbolt 2 ports and dual 16Gb FC ports ideal for creative professionals who deal with large data transfers on a daily basis. SANLink2 16G FC supports OS X and the entire Promise VTrak series family of products.