TechValidate Research on Drobo Business Storage

4 Matching Case Studies


Case Study: Small Business Consumer Services Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • 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:
    • Physical server / workstation Backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Apple
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $2,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo significantly increased our backup capabilities and the stability of our network.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Consumer Services Company

Case Study: Small Business Consumer Services Company, Netherlands

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Attained a portable offsite 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

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
  • 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 $4,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo is a low-cost storage unit that can be used to transport files between locations.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Consumer Services Company

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Consumer Services Company

Challenges

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

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:
    • Buffalo storage
  • 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 extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $40,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo provides quick storage that is cheap to the business and easy to manage.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Consumer Services Company

Case Study: Small Business Consumer Services Company

Challenges

  • Purchased their Drobo SAN for the following reasons:
    • Reduce storage deployment time
    • Reduce storage management complexity
    • 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
  • Selected their Drobo SAN over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
    • EMC VNXe

Results

  • 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 $5,000 – $10,000 with Drobo SAN versus traditional SAN storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“WE Saved several thousand dollars over EMC and Dell with Drobo.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Consumer Services Company


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