TechValidate Research on Drobo Business Storage

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Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Small Business Aerospace & Defense Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Supported business data growth
    • Implemented or expand a file server

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay NAS – Drobo B800fs or DroboPro FS
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Document Images

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Synology NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Instant expansion
    • Mix and match drives
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Aerospace & Defense Company



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Storage expansion for high capacity Video with Drobo at Raytheon

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Stored or served growing video / multimedia
    • Too many stand-alone 2TB drives
    • Improved backup reliability

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay iSCSI
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Storage ARCHOS video collection

Results

  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Instant expansion
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
    • Industrial design
    • Storage security
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“My ARCHOS 7 player/recorder encrypts what it records onto its internal 320GB hard drive, which makes legal copies. I have recorded well over two thousand long-duration videos, and I can transfer those videos to and from my ARCHOS and Drobo.”

Source:

John Eubanks, System Administrator, Raytheon Company



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Case Study: Medium Enterprise Aerospace & Defense Company

Challenges

  • Purchased their Drobo SAN for the following reasons:
    • Improve backup reliability
    • Improve backup performance
    • Replace tape for backup

Use Case

  • Has 1,001-5000 employees.
  • Generates most of the data stored on their Drobo SAN with the following applications:
    • Microsoft-based File Server
  • Selected their Drobo SAN over the following storage solutions:
    • Other EMC (VNX, CLARiiON, etc.)

Results

  • Rated the importance unique BeyondRAID features as a 9 on a scale from 1-10 in their decision to purchase their Drobo SAN.
  • Saved $10,000 – $25,000 with Drobo SAN versus traditional SAN storage alternatives.
  • Saves 1 hours per week by managing storage using their Drobo SAN.

Testimonials

“Drobo is flexible and easy to use. We reduced backup time by 5 hours.”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Aerospace & Defense Company





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