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Case Study: Primary and Backup Storage for Non Profit with Drobo


  • Purchased their Drobo SAN for the following reasons:
    • Reduce storage management complexity
    • Improve backup reliability
    • Improve backup performance
    • Support business growth expectations
    • Implement tiered storage to reduce overall costs
    • Consolidate storage

Use Case

  • Has 26-100 employees.
  • Generates most of the data stored on their Drobo SAN with the following applications:
    • Microsoft-based File Server
    • Symantec Backup Exec
    • Microsoft Exchange Server
    • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Selected their Drobo SAN over the following storage solutions:
    • HP LeftHand
    • NetApp FAS2000


  • Rated the importance unique BeyondRAID features as a 10 (extremely important) on a scale from 1-10 in their decision to purchase their Drobo SAN.
  • Saved $25,000 – $50,000 with Drobo SAN versus traditional SAN storage alternatives.
  • Saves 5 hours per week by managing storage using their Drobo SAN.


“We doubled our storage capacity at 1/4 the cost of a NetApp expansion with Drobo. It’s great!”


TechValidate Survey of a Non Profit

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