The ATTO Xtend SAN iSCSI initiator package for Macintosh OS X enables block storage access via existing Ethernet networks, using standard network interface cards (NICs). The iSCSI protocol defines the rules and processes for transporting SCSI (block-level) data over a TCP/IP network, iSCSI enables improvements in the cost, operating distance, and manageability of storage networks.
Xtend SAN consists of an iSCSI device driver, an initiator service manager, and a management interface. The iSCSI Device Driver is responsible for moving data from the storage stack to the network stack, where the data can be passed both internally through a company's intranet, and externally via the Internet using a standard Gigabit Ethernet network. Xtend SAN monitors and controls the iSCSI configuration for the initiator. The management interface is designed to allow users the ability to configure specific protocol options and manage target devices through a graphical user interface.
Enables the creation of complete SAN solutions based on a Gigabit Ethernet network infrastructure.
SAN alternative to direct-attached storage where simplicity, flexibility and price/performance are critical decision factors.
Easy-to-implement backup solutions and disaster recovery.
Uses standard Ethernet equipment.
iSCSI SAN components are more cost effective than its Fibre Channel counterparts.
Known technology, able to utilize existing IT resources.
Able to run at Line Speeds.
Capable of supporting multiple streams of uncompressed video
Compatible with OS X Panther (v. 10.3.5 or later) and Tiger
Compatible with leading Ethernet switches and network Interface Cards (NICs)
Compatible with leading ISV solutions
Compatible with the ATTO iPBridge 1500, 1550, 2500 and 2700
Compatible with ATTO Diamond Storage Array and Apple Xserve RAID
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iSCSI is an important enabler for key applications including collaborative digital video/audio workflows, laptop connectivity to SANs, and remote backups. With iSCSI, small businesses and workgroups can take full advantage of a SAN environment, even with limited IT budgets and resources. Xtend SAN has been rigorously tested with products from leading iSCSI manufacturers, ensuring a high degree of interoperability.
The simplicity of iSCSI makes it the ideal storage networking protocol for Mac OS X users who are accustomed to the legendary ease-of-use of Mac OS X, as even non-technical users can set-up and manage a server with just a few mouse clicks. Xtend SAN further lessens the effort associated with the implementation of an iSCSI SAN by providing features designed for ease-of-use. Xtend SAN provides a user interface that reflects the elegance and simplicity Mac OS X users have come to expect.
With a wide range of iSCSI products compatible with OS X, ATTO is the premier provider of iSCSI solutions for Mac OS X users.