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Nexsan Upgrades Unity Storage Platform with ATTO 16Gb Celerity Host Bus Adapters

ATTO Fibre Channel host bus adapters within Unity minimize storage latency while providing the fastest data throughput

CAMPBELL, Calif. and Amherst, NY – December 12, 2017 – Nexsan™, universally known for redefining unified storage, and ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader of storage, network connectivity and infrastructure solutions, today announced that ATTO 16Gb Celerity™ host bus adapters (HBAs) are now certified with Nexsan Unity™ storage platform. This latest system enhancement will address the growing need for high-performing scalable and secure storage to support exponential data growth from a variety of workloads, including high resolution 4K/8K video editing, high-performance computing and data warehousing.

Nexsan’s Unity™ is the first unified storage platform that combines enterprise NAS and high performance block storage, PLUS a fully integrated private cloud with Enterprise File Sync & Share (EFSS), Mobile Access, Multi-site Sync, and a Secure Active Archive client in a simple to manage and cost-efficient and secure system. This unique solution combines all this functionality into a single product, at a single price, allowing organizations to have less to manage and lower overall costs.

“We’re seeing an increasing number of customers interested in high performance throughput for their demanding applications,” said Gary Watson, CTO, Nexsan. “ATTO is the leader in providing world-class HBAs so we’re pleased to be able to offer these options to our customers.” ATTO 16Gb Gen 6 Celerity host bus adapters (HBAs) deliver high-performance and reliable connectivity solutions for the most demanding storage environments, enabling users to achieve the ultimate in I/O performance for real-time and transactional applications. Available in low-profile single-, dual-, and quad-port versions, and providing throughputs of up to 6,400Mb/s per channel, ATTO Celerity HBAs provide users with rapid access to storage and retrieval of critical information when using high bandwidth cloud applications and storage intensive applications such as backup, database transactions and rich media. ATTO CEO Tim Klein also weighed in, saying, “We are elated to be working with industry leading partners like Nexsan. By pairing our Fibre Channel HBAs with Nexsan’s high performing hyper-unified storage platform users are provided a complete solution to meet or even exceed the connectivity standards necessary for data intensive environments.”

Celerity 16Gb Fibre Channel HBAs feature ATTO MultiPath Director™ and Advanced Data Streaming (ADS™) latency management technologies for the fastest, most reliable connection of servers and workstations to storage in physical and virtual environments. Celerity HBAs are compatible with all leading operating systems, and are complemented by a full suite of easy-to-use, GUI-based diagnostic, monitoring and management tools to ensure optimal performance.

The 16Gb HBAs are available with Unity today and support Linux®, Mac®, Windows®, FreeBSD, and illumos environments.

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For nearly 30 years, ATTO Technology, Inc., has been a global leader across the IT and media & entertainment markets, specializing in storage and network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for the most data-intensive computing environments. ATTO works with partners to deliver end-to-end solutions to better store, manage and deliver data. Working as an extension of customer’s design teams, ATTO manufactures host and RAID adapters, network adapters, storage controllers, Thunderbolt enabled devices and software. ATTO solutions provide a high level of connectivity to all storage interfaces, including Fibre Channel, SAS, SATA, iSCSI, 40/10GbE, NVMe and Thunderbolt. ATTO is the Power Behind the Storage.

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Nexsan™ is leading the way in redefining unified storage. The company has been at the forefront in developing world-class storage technologies that are focused on the critical needs of our customers. Nexsan Unity™ is one of the first enterprise-class unified storage solutions to incorporate secure file sync and share in a single platform. Nexsan Assureon™ delivers secure archive storage for the most compliant of industries and our renowned E-Series is the storage backbone of many data centres around the world due to its high performance, reliable, high density storage. Nexsan is headquartered in Campbell, CA. For more information, please visit:

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