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ATTO Technology Announces the Industry’s First and Only Virtual Tape Appliance that Uses Existing Storage to Create Virtual Tape Libraries


Amherst, NY (August 10, 2006) – ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments announces the ATTO FastStream TM VT 5300 ; a high performance, stand alone virtual tape appliance that seamlessly integrates into existing backup environments to fully emulate existing tape libraries. As data increases exponentially, back-up time increases while backup windows continue to shrink companies need to look at options to better utilize the existing infrastructure. Unlike any other virtual tape product on the market today, the FastStream VT 5300 allows you to use existing storage, JBOD or RAID Arrays, to create virtual tape libraries. This allows for blazing-fast, error-free backup and restores of all critical data. The FastStream VT also adds hardware-based RAID parity protection to your backup data while maintaining or improving performance.

“The ATTO FastStream VT 5300 provides immediate business benefits. MIS administrators can simply attach the FastStream VT into an existing backup infrastructure using the same backup application packages and instantly gain greater performance from backup and restore operations. ” states Ed Tierney, director of marketing, ATTO Technology.

Specifically designed to perform concurrent backups to disk-based virtual tape, a single FastStream VT 5300 can backup and restore up to 60 concurrent streams of data allowing multiple server backups. ATTO’s exclusive Advanced VTL Capacity Expansion (AVCE™) technology allows you to add virtual tapes as needed.

Offering the latest performance I/O with two 4-Gigabit Fibre Channel host interface ports and two Ultra320 SCSI drive interfaces, and designed in a slim 1U 19” rack form factor, the FastStream VT 5300 enables direct attached SCSI storage to act as a conventional tape library. ATTO FastStream VT 5300 enables disk storage to emulate customers tape libraries delivering the performance, reliability, and availability benefits of disk-based backup while letting customers maintain existing software and tape backup procedures.

About ATTO Technology, Inc

ATTO Technology, Inc. is a global leader of storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments. ATTO’s vision is to provide 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 products in the categories of host adapters, 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.

Contact ATTO Technology, Inc. world headquarters, at: 155 CrossPoint Parkway, Amherst, New York 14068; Phone: (716) 691-1999; Fax: (716) 691-9353; Website:

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