TechValidate Research on Drobo Business Storage

5 Matching Case Studies


Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Financial Data Technology Corporation

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Replaced tape for backup
    • Developed storage retention for compliance

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
    • Virtual Server Backup
    • Database / SQL Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • HP Storageworks MSA
    • NetApp FAS2000 or other NetApp
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Mix and match drives
    • Simplicity / ease of use
    • Price / performance
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $75,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Before Drobo we were unable to backup our infrastructure in a weekend. Since switching to Drobo 4 years ago, we’ve doubled in size and can completely backup everything in less than 12 hours.”

Source:

Eric Petrovich, AVP\Storage Administrator\Database Administrator, Financial Data Technology Corporation



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Small Business Financial Services Company

Challenges

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

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:
    • Citrix XenServer
    • Virtual Server Backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • HP Storageworks MSA
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $5,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Financial Services Company



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Storage for virtualization with Drobo at The Chotin Group

Challenges

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

Use Case

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

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
    • Price / performance
    • US-based design and support
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“Swapping out drives with BeyondRAID reduces downtime and Total Cost of Ownership.”

Source:

Brian Richter, System Administrator, The Chotin Group



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Disk-based Backup Storage for SMB Financial Services Company with Drobo

Challenges

  • Purchased their Drobo SAN for the following reasons:
    • Reduce storage deployment time
    • Reduce storage management complexity
    • Support business growth expectations

Use Case

  • Has 26-100 employees.
  • Generates most of the data stored on their Drobo SAN with Symantec Backup Exec
  • Selected their Drobo SAN over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell PowerVault
    • EMC VNXe

Results

  • Rated the importance unique BeyondRAID features as a 7 (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.
  • Saves 5 hours per week by managing storage using their Drobo SAN.

Testimonials

“Our manageability of growth and expansion has been reduced from days to hours with Drobo.”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Financial Services Company



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Financial Services Company

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Has 251-500 employees.
  • Generates most of the data stored on their Drobo SAN with the following applications:
    • VMware
    • Symantec Backup Exec
  • Selected their Drobo SAN over Dell EqualLogic

Results

  • Rated the importance unique BeyondRAID features as a 7 (important) on a scale from 1-10 in their decision to purchase their Drobo SAN.
  • Saved $25,000 – $50,000 with Drobo SAN versus traditional SAN storage alternatives.
  • Saves 10 hours per week by managing storage using their Drobo SAN.

Testimonials

“Love the Drobo, low cost and easy to use.”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Financial Services Company





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