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Case Study: Twisted Lime Media

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Improved backup reliability

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:
    • File Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • A custom built solution
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Offsite replication
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“[With Drobo,] the business no longer has to keep swapping HDD’s and taking them off-site.”

Source:
Nicolas Gomez, IT Professional, Twisted Lime Media

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Case Study: Access Energy Cooperative

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Replaced tape for backup

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay iSCSI – Drobo B800i or DroboElite
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Physical server / workstation Backup
    • E-mail / Microsoft Exchange
    • Database / SQL Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
    • Dell PowerVault
    • Iomega or EMC Lenovo NAS
    • Netgear ReadyNAS Pro or other Netgear
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Instant expansion
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
    • US-based design and support
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $4,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo helped] expand [our] data backup and use [of] iSCSI. [We are] planning on placing a second unit next year to duplicate backup.”

Source:
Robert Mattes, Consultant, Access Energy Cooperative

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Case Study: Pv Net

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Replaced tape for backup
    • Supported business data growth
    • Implemented tiered storage
    • Implemented or expand a file server
    • Stored or served growing video / multimedia

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay iSCSI – Drobo B800i or DroboElite
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server
    • Microsoft Hyper-V
    • Webserver
    • Virtual Server Backup
    • Physical server / workstation backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
    • Dell PowerVault
    • HP LeftHand
    • Iomega or EMC Lenovo NAS
    • NetApp FAS2000 or other NetApp
    • Netgear ReadyNAS Pro or other Netgear
  • 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
    • Data aware tiering
    • Price / performance
    • Industrial design
    • Support for application
    • Efficiency / virtual hotspare
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $10,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[We experienced a] savings of 100 hours annually because data can be segregated, adjusted, protected, and easily managed on the fly, and remotely.”

Source:
Ted Vegvari, CEO, PV Net

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Case Study: C5i Corp

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Implemented tiered storage
    • Created network storage for virtualization

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay DAS – DroboPro
    • 12-bay iSCSI – Drobo B1200i
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Microsoft Hyper-V

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
    • Dell PowerVault
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Thin provisioning
    • Instant expansion
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Data aware tiering
    • Higher performance with SSDs
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“[Drobo provides] ease of administration.”

Source:
Matt Ladd, IT Architect, C5i Corp

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Case Study: Digicape

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Replaced tape for backup
    • Implemented or expand a file server
    • Stored or served growing video / multimedia

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay DAS – DroboPro
    • 8-bay NAS – Drobo B800fs or DroboPro FS
    • 8-bay iSCSI – Drobo B800i or DroboElite
    • 12-bay iSCSI – Drobo B1200i
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server
    • Virtual Server Backup
    • Physical server / workstation backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Netgear ReadyNAS Pro or other Netgear
    • QNAP NAS
    • Active Strorage, XRAID,XSAN
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Mix and match drives
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $1000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[The] use of any make or size drives has been wonderful. [Drobo is] super easy to setup.”

Source:
Daniel Novello, System Administrator, Digicape

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Case Study: Amicus Data Llc

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Supported business data growth

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 4 Bay units
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server
    • Virtual Server Backup
    • Physical server / workstation backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Iomega or EMC Lenovo NAS
    • Netgear ReadyNAS Pro or other Netgear
    • QNAP NAS
    • Synology NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Instant expansion
    • Mix and match drives
    • Data aware tiering
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $1000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[We have the] ability to use any size drives [with Drobo].”

Source:
Sheldon Penner, Chief Information Officer, Amicus Data LLC

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Case Study: Storm Computers

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Replaced tape for backup

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:
    • File Server
    • Virtual Server Backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Iomega or EMC Lenovo NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Thin provisioning
    • Instant expansion
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
    • Efficiency / virtual hotspare
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $1000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo is a] very simple and automated storage solution with non-proprietary disk drives.”

Source:
Tihomir Calic, IT Architect, Storm Computers

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Case Study: Slingshot.Co.Nz

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Implemented or expand a file server
    • Stored or served growing video / multimedia

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay DAS – DroboPro
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server

Results

  • 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.

Testimonials

“[Drobo is a] big, safe, reliable, [and] growing storage.”

Source:
Klaus Gerding, IT Professional, slingshot.co.nz

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Case Study: Small Business Computer Services Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Replaced tape for backup
    • Stored or served growing video / multimedia

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay iSCSI – Drobo B800i or DroboElite
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Linux server or workstation (non-virtual)
    • Physical server / workstation Backup

Results

  • 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
    • Price / performance
    • Higher performance with SSDs
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $1,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo reduced backup time and added instant expansion of storage and use of SSD for video production applications.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Computer Services Company

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Case Study: Envision Design, Llc.

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Replaced tape for backup
    • Supported business data growth
    • Implemented or expand a file server

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay DAS – DroboPro
    • 8-bay NAS – Drobo B800fs or DroboPro FS
    • 8-bay iSCSI – Drobo B800i or DroboElite
    • Multi 4 bay DAS Drobos
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Backup Storage (On and offsite)

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Promise Pegasus RAID
  • 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
    • Price / performance
    • Data reliability
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $20,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“We have saved time and money due to Drobo’s ease of set up and expansion of RAID sets. Most of the time it’s a matter of setting it and forgetting it. We have also never lost any data that has been stored on Drobo.”

Source:
Richard Wall, System Administrator, Envision Design, LLC.

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