TechValidate Research on Drobo Business Storage

2 Matching Case Studies


Case Study: Ferrara Candy Company

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:
    • VMware vShpere

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • EMC VNX or CLARiiON
    • 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:
    • Thin provisioning
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $30,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.
Source:
Stefan Floyhar, Sr. Systems Engineer, Ferrara Candy Company

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Food Company

Challenges

  • Purchased their Drobo SAN for the following reasons:
    • Reduce storage management complexity
    • Consolidate storage

Use Case

  • Has 251-500 employees.
  • Generates most of the data stored on their Drobo SAN with the following applications:
    • Microsoft-based File Server
    • Oracle DB
  • Selected their Drobo SAN over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell PowerVault

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.
  • Saves 5 hours per week by managing storage using their Drobo SAN.

Testimonials

“Drobo provided ease of shared files and applications across our 2 subnets. I would highly recommend the Drobo SAN. It takes the best parts of the RAID type configuration and makes it easy to manage.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Food Company


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