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ATTO Xtend SAN iSCSI Initiator
iSCSI Initiator Software for Mac

ATTO Xtend SAN iSCSI Initiator

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ATTO Xtend SAN iSCSI Initiator Software, Single User License
#INIT-MAC0-001
Our Price: $249.00
ATTO Xtend SAN iSCSI Initiator Software, 5 Users License
#INIT-MAC0-005
Our Price: $795.00
ATTO Xtend SAN iSCSI Initiator Software, 10 Users License
#INIT-MAC0-010
Our Price: $1,295.00

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Overview:

ATTO's Xtend SAN iSCSI Initiator for Mac systems enables macOS users to have a reliable, secure, highly interoperable connection to any iSCSI storage. Xtend SAN is fully supported and updated as new versions of macOS are released so downtime is never an issue. iSCSI allows users to take advantage of their Ethernet expertise and infrastructure while reaping the benefits of network attached storage.

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 macOS users who are accustomed to the legendary ease-of-use of macOS, 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 macOS users have come to expect. 

With a wide range of iSCSI products compatible with macOS, ATTO is the premier provider of iSCSI solutions for macOS users.

iSCSI Initiator for macOS

ATTO Xtend SAN enables MAC users to remotely access iSCSI storage over an Ethernet network. Disk volumes show up on your desktop as if they were locally attached, even if your storage is located across the world.

Technical Hightlights

  • High performance - capable of supporting multiple streams of audio and video
  • Support disk and tape targets
  • Support for IPv4 and IPv6
  • iSCI error handling and recovery
  • CHAP security support
  • iSNS Client support
  • Login Redirect functionality
  • Header and data digest support with class 1 error recovery
  • Easy-to-use intuitive GUI-based installation and management
  • CLI interface for automation
  • Complete with macOS 10.11 and later
  • Compatible with leading Ethernet switches, network interface cards (NICs) and converged network adapters
  • Compatible with leading ISV backup software solutions
  • Compatible with market leading iSCSI storage products

Performance Engineered

ATTO Technology iSCSI Initiator for macOS, Xtend SAN, allows macOS users to utilize and benefits from Internet SCSI (iSCSI), which is the fastest growing networking protocol. iSCSI allows users to take advantage of their existing Ethernet expertise and infrastructure while reaping the benefits of network attached storage, avoiding the cost and complexity associated with Fibre Channel. iSCSI is an important enabler for applications such as collaborative digital video/audio workflows laptop connectivity to SANs and remote backups.

Work Where And When You Want To

With iSCSI your workflow is not bound by location, allowing enhanced data protection by copying data to multiple remote sites to assist in disaster recovery efforts. Need to access daily video footage from New York even though your shoot is in Vancouver? Want to work frome home when you don't feel like fighting traffic fo rthe day? All of this can be done with the Mac you already own, Xtend SAN and iSCSI Ethernet connected storage.

Easy To Use

Mac users expect macOS compatible software to reflect the simplicity and elegance that macOS is renowned for. Xtend SAN is no exception, as management and configuration are simplified thanks to an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI), which also guides users through initial setup. An advanced CLI is also available to provide scripting capabilities which allow users to access the most frequently used features of the GUI.

Deployment:

An Example of an iSCSI Digital Video SAN

In the illustration shown below, ATTO Xtend SAN is enabling iSCSI connectivity on a MacBook Pro, an older Mac Pro (5,1), and one of the newest Apple Mac Pros. High-speed 10GbE Ethernet connectivity is provided via FastFrame 10GbE NICs to the Mac Pro (5,1) , and also via the ThunderLink NT2102 to the MacBook Pro and new Mac Pro.

Together, this combination of ATTO hardware and software products enable a simple-to-use 10GbE iSCSI SAN, with shared access to the iSCSI storage device.

An Example of an iSCSI Digital Video SAN

Specifications:

The ATTO Xtend SAN package for macOS consists of an iSCSI device driver and a management interface:

  • The iSCSI Device Driver is responsible for moving data from the storage stack over to the network stack, where it can be passed to and from the outside world using a standard Ethernet network.
  • The management interface is designed to allow users the abilitiy to configure specific protocol options and manage target devices through an easy-to-use graphical user interface

Documentation:

Download the ATTO Xtend SAN iSCSI Initiator for macOS Datasheet (.PDF)

Pricing Notes:

ATTO Technology Products
ATTO Software
ATTO Xtend SAN iSCSI Initiator Software, Single User License
#INIT-MAC0-001
Our Price: $249.00
ATTO Xtend SAN iSCSI Initiator Software, 5 Users License
#INIT-MAC0-005
Our Price: $795.00
ATTO Xtend SAN iSCSI Initiator Software, 10 Users License
#INIT-MAC0-010
Our Price: $1,295.00