TechValidate Research on Drobo Business Storage

35 Matching Case Studies – Page 1 of 2


Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Northern Illinois University Libraries

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Replaced tape for backup
    • Implemented tiered storage
    • Created network storage for virtualization
    • Implemented or expand a file server
    • 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
    • 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
    • VMware vShpere
    • Virtual Server Backup
    • Physical server / workstation Backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell PowerVault
    • HP Storageworks MSA
    • EMC VNXe
    • EMC VNX or CLARiiON
    • Iomega or EMC Lenovo NAS
    • NetApp FAS2000 or other NetApp
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Thin provisioning
    • Instant expansion
    • Mix and match drives
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Data aware tiering
    • Price / performance
    • Higher performance with SSDs
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $20,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[With Drobo we] implemented backup to disk instead of tape [and were able to] build out of vSphere clusters.”

Source:

Joe Thomas, Network Administrator, Northern Illinois University Libraries



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: The University Of Chicago

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
    • Stored or served growing video / multimedia

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

  • 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.

Testimonials

“[Drobo] condensed over 10 stand-alone USB & Firewire drives into one system with full redundancy and backups.”

Source:

Avi Schwab, IT Specialist, The University of Chicago



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Oelwein Community School District

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Supported business data growth
    • Implemented tiered storage
    • Created network storage for virtualization
    • Implemented or expand a file server

Use Case

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

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • HP LeftHand
    • 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
    • Higher performance with SSDs
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $7,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo] increased [storage] capacity by 20×. [Our] transaction speed was roughly doubled.”

Source:

Chris Braun, IT Director, Oelwein Community School District



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Maine Township High School Dist.

Challenges

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

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
    • Physical server / workstation Backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell PowerVault
    • 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
    • Price / performance
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $8000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo has an] easy setup for backing up large amounts of data.”

Source:

Kyle Mroz, IT Manager, Maine Township High School Dist. 207



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Academy For Teacher Excellence / UTSA

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Supported business data growth
    • Implemented or expand a file server
    • Developed storage retention for compliance

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
    • Virtual Desktop

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • 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
    • Mix and match drives
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $8,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo] reduced [the need for] drive maintenance as well as the complexity of the RAID system.”

Source:

Jorge Graza, Senior IT Manager, Academy for Teacher Excellence / UTSA



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: University Of Missouri Columbia

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management 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

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell PowerVault
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Mix and match drives
    • Price / performance
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $1200 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo is] easy to setup and manage.”

Source:

Mike Watson, IT Director, University of Missouri - Columbia



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Washington Local Schools

Challenges

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

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

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
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
    • Efficiency / virtual hotspare
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $500 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo is] simple, reliable and most importantly, just work[s]. For example we have a graphic arts classroom. The latency was causing problems when they were trying to store to the central file store. We added a Drobo to their lab directly on their Gigabit Switch and they now see no difference between local [storage] and Drobo. We then backup Drobo at night and all is well.”

Source:

Bob Gulick, IT Director, Washington Local Schools



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Sibley Ocheyedan Community School Distri

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

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:
    • Dell PowerVault
    • HP Storageworks MSA
    • 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
    • Price / performance
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $800 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo] is [an] efficient, expandable, [and] cheap NAS Storage.”

Source:

Tony Bevers, IT Director, Sibley-Ocheyedan Community School Distri



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Stanford University

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
    • Developed storage retention for compliance

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay DAS – DroboPro
    • 8-bay NAS – Drobo B800fs or DroboPro FS
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server
    • Webserver
    • Physical server / workstation Backup
    • Database / SQL Server
    • Collaboration / Microsoft SharePoint

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell PowerVault
  • 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
    • Higher performance with SSDs
    • Efficiency / virtual hotspare
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $100,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo] allows me to use the drive in any capacity necessary without having a dedicated piece of equipment.”

Source:

Jeff Melton, IT Manager, Stanford University



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Plainville Community Schools

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 12-bay iSCSI – Drobo B1200i
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server
    • Video storage

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • 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
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Data aware tiering
    • Efficiency / virtual hotspare
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $5000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo is] easy to deploy!”

Source:

Kevin Ross, IT Director, Plainville Community Schools



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Haywood County Schools

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay DAS – DroboPro
    • 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
    • VMware vShpere

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
    • Dell PowerVault
    • HP LeftHand
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Price / performance
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $60,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo provides] solid performance and reliability at a manageable cost.”

Source:

Todd Trantham, Chief Technology Officer, Haywood County Schools



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Educational Institution

Challenges

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

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

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
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $3000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Educational Institution



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Educational Institution

Challenges

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

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell PowerVault
    • HP LeftHand
  • 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 $15,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“We replaced tape backups with Crash Plan disk images with Drobo.”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Educational Institution



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: University Of Hawai'i System

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • 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:
    • Using drobo as an offline storage array for broadcast video storage

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • ProMAX video 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
    • Price / performance
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $8,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Scalability has improved with the ability to hot-swap drives and upgrade as technology grows. Cost and performance was a major decision for testing and purchasing Drobo.”

Source:

Royd Liu, IT Manager, University of Hawai'i System



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Educational Institution

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
    • 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

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell PowerVault
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Instant expansion
    • Automatic RAID configuration
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $1,000 dollars compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Educational Institution



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Educational Institution

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Virtual Server Backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
    • QNAP NAS
    • Synology NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Price / performance
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $5,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo reduced our maintenance time significantly.”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Educational Institution



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Educational Institution

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay iSCSI – Drobo B800i or DroboElite
    • 8-bay DroBo Pro iSCSI
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Virtual Server Backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Price / performance
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“We reduced the complexity of VM’s and VM-backup with Drobo.”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Educational Institution



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Educational Institution

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Replaced tape for backup
    • Supported business data growth
    • Implemented or expand a file server
    • 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
    • 2 Drobo Pros + 2 Drobo 4 Bay originals
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server
    • Microsoft Hyper-V
    • Physical server / workstation Backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • 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
    • Price / performance
    • Industrial design
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $35,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo is quick, easy, simple, disk management and provides iSCSi simplicity and flexibility.”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Educational Institution



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Educational Institution

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Replaced tape for backup
    • 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:
    • Dell PowerVault
    • QNAP NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $500 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo increase our backup and data archiving capacity, and provided extra storage for files and other data.”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Educational Institution



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Educational Institution

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 or DroboPro FS
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • 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
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $5,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“We reduced our support requirement, and experienced an ease of expansion as data increased.”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Educational Institution



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Educational Institution

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Low-cost storage area on network (used for backing up)

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay DAS – DroboPro
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Symantec System Recovery 2013

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Netgear ReadyNAS Pro or other Netgear
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Price / performance
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“Drobo gives us reliable and incremental backup that is updated every two hours, allowing users to return to previous versions of files or recover lost files as well as having the security of a full backup of the storage server. In our school environment, this is probably our best option.”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Educational Institution



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Educational Institution

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
    • Implemented or expand a file server
    • 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
    • 8-bay iSCSI – Drobo B800i or DroboElite
    • 5 bay as well
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server
    • VMware vShpere
    • Citrix XenServer
    • Webserver
    • Virtual Server Backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
    • HP LeftHand
    • Netgear ReadyNAS Pro or other Netgear
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Data aware tiering
    • Price / performance
    • Higher performance with SSDs
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $50,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Less time is invested with Drobo.”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Educational Institution



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Educational Institution

Challenges

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

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
    • Database / SQL Server

Results

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

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Educational Institution



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Educational Institution

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 5-bay NAS
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • WiebeTech
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Instant expansion
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“With Drobo, we experienced an easy expansion in capacity.”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Educational Institution



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Educational Institution

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • 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
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server
    • VMware vShpere
    • Webserver
    • Database / SQL Server

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
    • Mix and match drives
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Support for application
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $20,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo simplified our backup solution. Management is so easy that even my entry level staff can maintain it.”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Educational Institution



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Educational Institution

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability
    • 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 DAS – DroboPro
    • 4 bay drobo
  • 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:
    • Mix and match drives
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“With Drobo, we reduced time for expansion when our traditional RAID filled.”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Educational Institution



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Backup storage with Drobo at Gordon College

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:
    • 12-bay iSCSI – Drobo B1200i
    • 8-bay iSCSI – Drobo B800i
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • VMware vShpere
    • Virtual Server Backup
    • CrashPlan backups

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell PowerVault
    • Nexsan
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Mix and match drives
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Data aware tiering
    • Higher performance with SSDs
  • Saved $8,000 dollars compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“We have been able to provide the increased capacity needed for growing projects that would not have been cost effective on our SAN.”

Source:

Chris Hansen, Director of Network and Systems, Gordon College



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Backup Storage savings with Drobo at Lago Vista Independent School District

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay iSCSI – Drobo B800i
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Microsoft Hyper-V
    • File Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
    • 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
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $25,000 dollars compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Solid, centralized storage for all employees and students.”

Source:

James Shipman, IT Director, Lago Vista ISD



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Case Study: Video storage with Drobo at The University Of Utah

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay iSCSI – Drobo B800i
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Video editing

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
    • Price / performance
    • Efficiency / virtual hotspare
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“Drobo allows a common storage point for video projects allow editing from any of our editing stations. Projects were originally stored on each station and scheduling editing time was difficult. Editing stations had limited internal storage so USB attached drives supplemented storage. If a USB drive was unplugged during an editing session, the project was corrupted and lost.”

Source:

Michael Davis, IT Professional, The University of Utah



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Case Study: Multimedia storage with Drobo at Northern Kentucky University

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Implemented or expand a file server
    • Stored or served growing video / multimedia
    • Created network storage for virtualization
    • 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
    • 3D graphics and Fulldome video

Results

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

Testimonials

“For the most part, [Drobo] is invisible to our users. That is a benefit.”

Source:

Dan Spence, Planetarium Director, Northern Kentucky University





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