ATTO MultiPath Director
High-Availability FibreChannel Multipathing Solution
MultiPath Director is a specialized multipathing driver incorporated into ATTO's Celerity Fibre Channel host bus adapters and Thunderbolt devices that enables Linux*, Windows*, or Mac workstations and/or servers to connect to enterprise-class storage. Multipath Director implemented across all hosts improves overall Fibre Channel SAN efficiency with consistent uninterrupted access to your data through failover and load balancing protection.
Workstation-based applications are evolving and demanding more sophisticated, feature-rich storage solutions. These high-end professional environments require multiple users to share access to large amounts of storage while maintaining the high-throughput performance rates required for the rich media and content applications they serve. The media and entertainment industry is undergoing a transformation to all-digital content and accelerated workflow requirements. Digital media professionals are driving the needs for more sophisticated configurations, which require multiple users to share a "pool" of storage for continuous access to large amounts of data.
Today, multiple workstations needing access to storage rely on fragmented storage solutions that don't fulfill the high-availability, high-performance demands of digital media applications in shared storage area network (SAN) environments.
ATTO Technology has developed a feature-rich driver for its Celerity Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) that, when paired with enterprise-class storage systems, provides a completely redundant, high-performance storage solution for workstation applications in digital video, audio and content-creation environments.
ATTO MultiPath Director is the only storage connectivity solution that allows users to manage multiple paths between Windows, Linux and Mac workstations and high-end storage systems.
MultiPath Director provides a high-performance collaborative workflow solution that keeps digital media content available in real time for multiple users. This allows for significant gains in productivity, minimal downtime and uninterrupted access to enterprise-class storage media. Providing multiple redundant paths to storage with load balancing and failover capabilities, ATTO Fibre Channel HBAs with MultiPath Director are the premier choice for reliable and robust SAN connectivity.
MultiPath Director, when paired with enterprise-class storage systems, provides a completely redundant, high-performance storage solution for workstation and server applications. MultiPath Director ensures deadlines are met through high availability access to data for multiple users, enabling the swift and efficient completion of projects.
Load balancing across multiple paths to storage increases overall system performance by using more than one Fibre Channel path to transfer data. This functionality, combined with ATTO’s exclusive Advanced Data Streaming (ADS™) latency-management technology, ensures the highest consistent performance. Thus making Celerity Fibre Channel host bus adapters the best choice for enterprise-class connectivity.
With automatic path failover and failback, MultiPath Director allows multiple workstations or servers to continually access the same ’pool’ of storage. Real time and simultaneous access to data enables workgroups or single users to create efficient workflows that save time and money, while dramatically increasing a project’s time to completion.
Simplified Storage Management
The ATTO Configuration Tool, a standard offering with Celerity Fibre Channel HBAs, is an easy-to-use GUI for maintaining configuring, monitoring, managing and troubleshooting multiple connections between the storage and the host systems.
Celerity 16Gb/s and 8Gb/s quad, dual, and single-channel Fibre Channel HBAs are qualified for use with a wide array of high-end, enterprise-class storage systems from leading storage providers.