TechValidate Research on Drobo Business Storage

30 Matching Case Studies


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Case Study: Large Enterprise Computer Services Company, Germany

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
    • Drobo 2Gen
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server

Results

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

Testimonials

“We experienced growth by replacing disks with larger ones with Drobo, and now have maximum storage on less space.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Large Enterprise Computer Services Company

Case Study: Small Business Computer Services Company, Germany

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Supported business data growth
    • Stored or served growing video / multimedia

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay DAS – DroboPro
    • 8-bay iSCSI – Drobo B800i or DroboElite
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server
    • TimeMachine Backups all over the Network

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • QNAP NAS
    • Promise
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Mix and match drives
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
  • Is satisifed with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $500 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“We setup Drobo in 10 minutes, and all the clients can use the shares. We no longer fear for drive failiures.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Computer Services Company

Case Study: Small Business Computer Services Company, Germany

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay DAS – DroboPro
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Physical server / workstation Backup

Results

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

Testimonials

“Drobo is easy and expandable.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Computer Services Company

Case Study: Sinapsa D.O.O.

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Decreased Complexity

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
    • Physical server / workstation Backup
    • E-mail / Microsoft Exchange

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Iomega or EMC Lenovo NAS
    • QNAP NAS
    • 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.
  • Saved $1,500 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[We set] up drobo in few minutes.”

Source:
Damjan Bojovic, IT Professional, Sinapsa d.o.o.

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
    • Supported business data growth
    • Implemented tiered storage
    • Created network storage for virtualization

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 12-bay iSCSI – Drobo B1200i
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • VMware vShpere
    • E-mail / Microsoft Exchange
    • Database / SQL Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
    • HP LeftHand
    • Synology NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Thin provisioning
    • Mix and match drives
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Price / performance
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $10,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“With Drobo, we tripled storage capacity for almost half the cost of traditional SAN.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Computer Services Company

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
    • Supported business data growth
    • Created network storage for virtualization
    • Implemented or expand a file server

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay NAS – Drobo B800fs or DroboPro FS
    • 8-bay iSCSI – Drobo B800i or DroboElite
  • 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:
    • HP LeftHand
    • HP Storageworks MSA
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Instant expansion
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
    • Industrial design
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Computer Services Company

Case Study: Stock In Trade Limited

Challenges

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

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:
    • Physical server / workstation Backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Iomega or EMC Lenovo NAS
    • Seagate
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Instant expansion
    • Mix and match drives
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Reputation for reliability
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“Once set up I have not had to worry about [Drobo]. My previous experience with other manufacturers devices was that they were unreliable and fussy about what applications were accessing them. [It is] completely the opposite with Drobo.”

Source:
Paul Murray, IT Director, Stock in Trade Limited

Case Study: Backup service storage with Drobo at Sota Technology Ltd.

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Supported business data growth
    • Flexible storage size growth

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay iSCSI
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server
    • Microsoft Hyper-V
    • Virtual Server Backup
    • E-mail / Microsoft Exchange

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Iomega NAS
    • Netgear ReadyNAS Pro
    • QNAP NAS
    • Synology NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Thin provisioning
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
  • Is satisifed with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $900 dollars compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo simplified backup of multiple servers with security of dual-drive redundancy. Easily expandable storage device.”

Source:
Pat Rooney, IT Director, Sota Technology Ltd.

Case Study: End to end storage solution with Drobo at Innervel Solutions, Inc

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Implemented tiered storage
    • Created network storage for virtualization
    • Implemented or expand a file server

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay iSCSI – Drobo B800i
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server
    • Citrix XenServer
    • Physical server / workstation Backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Instant expansion
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Price / performance
    • Efficiency / virtual hotspare
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $5,000 dollars compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Larger TB pool for overall storage”

Source:
Christopher Hays, Managing Partner, Innervel Solutions, Inc

Case Study: Disk-based backup solution with Drobo at Access Systems

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay NAS – Drobo B800fs
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Physical server / workstation Backup

Results

  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • US-based design and support
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“Drobo has allowed up to remove an older storage medium from our enterprise”

Source:
Tom De La Riva, IT Specialist, Access Systems

Case Study: Consolidated storage solution with Drobo at Practical Synergy

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Supported business data growth
    • Stored or served growing video / multimedia
    • Need speed of transfer & storage for large files
    • Improved backup reliability

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay iSCSI
    • 8-bay NAS – Drobo B800fs
    • Drobo 2nd gen, Drobofs, Drobo 5D
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server
    • Mac Desktops doing Video, Audio, & Graphics work

Results

  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
    • Higher performance with SSDs
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“Less time dealing with implementation issues.”

Source:
Pat Fallis, Chief Information Officer, Practical Synergy

Case Study: Virtual server storage with Drobo at Lead IT Consulting

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Created network storage for virtualization

Use Case

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

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell PowerVault
    • HP LeftHand & Storageworks MSA
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Data aware tiering
    • Price / performance
    • Higher performance with SSDs
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $50,000 dollars compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Provided greater reliability by having a clustered Hyper-V environment.”

Source:
Bryan Soemo, Chief Technology Officer, Lead IT Consulting

Case Study: Disk-basked backup with Drobo at vIT4u Ltd UK

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay iSCSI
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Physical server / workstation Backup

Results

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

Testimonials

“Simplicity saves time”

Source:
Simon Lewis, IT Director, vIT4u Ltd

Case Study: File server expansion with Drobo at Out Of The Box IT

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Implemented / expanded a file server
    • Reduced storage management complexity

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay iSCSI
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server
    • Physical server / workstation Backup

Results

  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Mix and match drives
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
  • Is satisifed with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved 5000 dollars compared to traditional storage alternatives.
Source:
Thomas Puls, IT Professional, Out of the Box IT

Case Study: Backup storage with Drobo for small business computer services company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Stored or served growing video / multimedia
    • Developed storage retention for compliance

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay iSCSI
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server
    • Webserver
    • 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
    • Support for application
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $3,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“I use my Drobo for backup of workstations, storage of video I have shot, photos, and digital art I create.”

Source:
TechValidate survey of a Small Business Computer Services Company

Case Study: Primary and backup storage for virtualization with Drobo at Syntech Group

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Created network storage for virtualization
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Replaced tape for backup
    • Supported business data growth

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay iSCSI – Drobo B800i
    • 8-bay NAS – Drobo B800fs
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • VMware vShpere
    • E-mail / Microsoft Exchange

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
    • Iomega or EMC Lenovo NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
    • US-based design and support
  • Is satisifed with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“Drobo allows us to deploy new storage in minutes rather than days.”

Source:
James Stover, Consultant, Syntech Group

Case Study: Disk-based backup with Drobo for SMBs, Small Business CSC

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Stored or served growing video / multimedia
    • Reduced storage management complexity

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay iSCSI
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Physical server / workstation Backup
    • Mass backup
    • File Server

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:
    • Instant expansion
    • Mix and match drives
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $1,000 dollars compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo for backup makes for no worry, due to support for double redundancy.”

Source:
TechValidate survey of a Small Business Computer Services Company

Case Study: Virtual Server storage with Drobo for SMBs

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Created network storage for virtualization
    • Implemented or expand a file server
    • 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:
    • File Server
    • VMware vShpere
    • Virtual Server Backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • QNAP NAS
    • 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
    • Price / performance
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $3,000 dollars compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo reduced the time needed for configuration, and makes manageability easy.”

Source:
TechValidate survey of a Small Business Computer Services Company

Case Study: SMB primary and backup storage with Drobo at Paramount Systems

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay NAS – Drobo B800fs
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server
    • Physical server / workstation Backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell PowerVault
    • Netgear ReadyNAS Pro
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Thin provisioning
    • Mix and match drives
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“[We are] no longer worried if the RAID fails, due to a drive going down. [We are] able to get the RAID back [to full protection] without stopping employees from accessing data.”

Source:
Bobby McDowell, Chief Technology Officer, Paramount Systems Company

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Computer Services Company

Challenges

  • Purchased their Drobo SAN for the following reasons:
    • Replace tape for backup
    • Implement tiered storage to reduce overall costs

Use Case

  • Has 101-250 employees.
  • Generates most of the data stored on their Drobo SAN with the following applications:
    • VMware
    • AppAssure Backup Data
  • Selected their Drobo SAN over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
    • Dell PowerVault
    • HP LeftHand

Results

  • Rated the importance unique BeyondRAID features as a 8 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 4 hours per week by managing storage using their Drobo SAN.

Testimonials

" Drobo has provided us with a cost effective solution for redundant iSCSI data storage that is both a reliable and flexible alternative to much more expensive SAN solutions while maintaining security and an enterprise class quality product."

“Great bang for the buck with good performance. No regrets felt in purchasing the first unit. We now have 2 units now with plans for more as needed in the future.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Computer Services Company


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