The ATTO family of host adapters includes both SCSI host adapters for direct-attached storage
and Fibre Channel adapters for networked and direct-attached storage
Most SMBs rely on basic internal server disks or direct-attached storage
for storing data.
This "full failover" capability, previously the exclusive domain of Fibre Channel SANs, will positively enhance the reliability of entry-level direct-attached storage
One reason for this explosive growth is that iSCSI SANs provide more flexibility than direct-attached storage
(DAS) at a lower infrastructure cost than Fibre Channel SANs, by enabling enterprise applications such as e-mail, databases, and remote disk/tape backup to move data over TCP/IP networks.
In the past, customers might have met these needs by adding more direct-attached storage
to individual servers.
For most, they resist the call and remain with direct-attached storage
or multiple homogeneous SAN islands, Unfortunately, they do not achieve any of the benefits outlined above.
Although direct-attached storage
(DAS) continues to dominate, the total number of SMBs in the U.