The authority on software-defined storage DataCore Software, and a global leader of the network, infrastructure solutions, and storage connectivity for data-intensive computing environments ATTO Technology have announced to offer a concentrated solution featuring DataCore software-defined storage solutions and ATTO XstreamCORE intelligent bridges.

ATTO XstreamCORE intelligent bridges integrate with DataCore to make direct-attached storage available over ethernet or fiber channel to form a highly resilient SAN with virtually zero downtime. It provides high performance, unmatched configuration flexibility, and high availability while lowering enterprise storage costs.

Software-defined storage architectures directly address concerns regarding the costs of expanding storage capacity. DataCore and ATTO’s approach allows budget-conscious customers to achieve high availability at a substantially lower cost than traditional high-end storage arrays with higher flexibility in JBOD, JBOF, and RAID array deployments, as well as higher management capacity than competing solutions.

“The combination of DataCore SANsymphony and ATTO gives IT the flexibility to use existing storage, add capacity using the storage of their choice, and configure it in any configuration they require, delivering superior performance and availability,” said Gerardo Dada, CMO at DataCore Software. “This approach frees organizations from hardware or vendor lock-in and gives them a unified, smart, software-defined control layer that simplifies management and reduces costs, both of which are very important to organizations dealing with strained IT budgets and resources during this global pandemic and economic downturn,” he added.

Under a centralized control plane of software-defined storage services, DataCore SANsymphony pools capacity and dynamically auto-tiers data across different storage devices. Zero-touch failover and failback for local and metro-clusters, synchronous and asynchronous replication, advanced site recovery, as well as continuous data protection and fast, lightweight snapshots, are some of its device-agnostic functions.

“ATTO XstreamCORE and DataCore software-defined storage solutions perfectly complement each other in function, performance, and utility,” said Tom Kolniak, Senior Director of Marketing, Product Management, and Alliances at ATTO Technology. “Customers will quickly appreciate the flexibility and savings this combination gives them,” he added.

ATTO XstreamCORE is a smart bridge connecting direct-attached JBOFs, SAS JBODs, RAID arrays, or tape drives to up to 64 physical hosts over fiber channel or ethernet networks, creating a scalable storage pool. Exclusive acceleration technologies deliver extremely low latency at up to 1.1 M 4 K IOPS or 6GB/s.