TechValidate Research on Drobo Business Storage

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Case Study: Snc Lavalin E&C

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 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
    • HP Storageworks MSA
    • 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:
    • Mix and match drives
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Price / performance
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $10,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“We have reduced backup time [by] 50% and improved data restore time by 125% since implementing Drobo storage devices in our backup operations.”

Source:

Dennis Curry, IT Systems Administrator, SNC-Lavalin E&C



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Case Study: Finley Resources

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay NAS – Drobo B800fs or DroboPro FS
    • 12-bay iSCSI – Drobo B1200i
    • Drobo -FS 5-bay
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • vRanger backups

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • QNAP NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Instant expansion
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $2000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo is] easy to deploy and upgrade.”

Source:

Pete Carus, Network Administrator, Finley Resources



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Case Study: Large Enterprise Energy & Utilities Company

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:
    • Drobo was our first solution
  • 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.

Testimonials

“By archiving with Drobo we no longer need to have our network storage locations increased from time to time.”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Large Enterprise Energy & Utilities Company



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Virtual server expansion with Drobo at WRH Inc.

Challenges

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

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

Results

  • 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
    • US-based design and support
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“Consolidated storage management.”

Source:

Jack Cheney, Network Administrator, WRH Inc



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Energy & Utilities Company

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Has 501 – 1,000 employees.
  • Generates most of the data stored on their Drobo SAN with Video Surveillance
  • Selected their Drobo SAN over Dell PowerVault

Results

  • Saved $10,000 – $25,000 with Drobo SAN versus traditional SAN storage alternatives.
  • Saves 10 hours per week by managing storage using their Drobo SAN.

Testimonials

“Drobo has provided cost savings of 75 percent and maintenance time reduction of 20 percent.”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Energy & Utilities Company





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