updated 08:20 am EDT, Wed April 20, 2005
ATTO Mac iSCSI initiator
(booth SL2265) is demonstrating its Macintosh iSCSI initiator software, Xtend SAN, at this week's NAB tradeshow. Shipping in May, Xtend SAN enables Mac users to build Ethernet-based storage networks while relying on ATTO's "industry-leading" price, performance, scalability, and ease-of-use features. The company says that Xtend SAN is the first widely-distributed, stand-alone application that allows Mac users to attach existing storage to an IP-based network. When used with ATTO's iPBridge product, Xtend SAN provides a complete solution for Macs accessing both native Fibre Channel and SCSI storage, allowing enabling Mac connectivity in any SAN deployment, while leveraging the current Ethernet network, thereby maximizing return on investment. ATTO also introduced its latest product releases featuring 4-Gb Fibre Channel technology.
"ATTO Xtend SAN iSCSI initiator lets Apple users tap the incredible opportunity offered by iSCSI SANs, enabling low-cost Ethernet based solutions that provide businesses with performance, reliability and security technologies for their storage area networks," said Ed Tierney, marketing director for ATTO Technology.