TechValidate Research on Drobo Business Storage

11 Matching Case Studies


Case Study: Medium Enterprise Health Care Company

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 iSCSI – Drobo B800i or DroboElite
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Saved $15000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo provides] ease of use, [and takes] less time to maintain.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Health Care Company

Case Study: Northern Valley Indian Health, Inc.

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Supported business data growth
    • 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:
    • VMware vShpere
    • Virtual Desktop

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Thin provisioning
    • Instant expansion
    • Mix and match drives
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Data aware tiering
    • Price / performance
    • Efficiency / virtual hotspare
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $14,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“The benefits from Drobo B800i iSCSI SAN have been ease of use and low cost as compared to other solutions available.”

Source:
John Ratliff, IT Professional, Northern Valley Indian Health, Inc.

Case Study: Treaty 7 Management Corporation

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:
    • Dell PowerVault
    • 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 very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $5000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo] reduced overhead on [our] IT department, due to automated backups.”

Source:
George Fleet, IT Director, Treaty 7 Management Corporation

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Health Care Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Replaced tape for backup
    • 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:
    • File Server
    • Virtual Server Backup
    • Physical server / workstation Backup
    • E-mail / Microsoft Exchange

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
    • Price / performance
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $7000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo is worry and hassle free. We trust than the device will never go down.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Health Care Company

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Health Care Company

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 DAS – DroboPro
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server
    • VMware vShpere

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell PowerVault
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Thin provisioning
    • Instant expansion
    • Mix and match drives
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Data aware tiering
    • Price / performance
    • US-based design and support
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $8000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo’s simple expansion and drive replacement has saved countless man hours.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Health Care Company

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Health Care Company, Germany

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • 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 NAS – Drobo B800fs or DroboPro FS
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • VMware vShpere
    • Webserver
    • Database / SQL Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • QNAP NAS
    • Synology NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Industrial design
    • Efficiency / virtual hotspare
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $5,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Reduced maintenance and configuration time with Drobo.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Health Care Company

Case Study: Small Business Health Care Company

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 DAS – DroboPro
  • 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
  • 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
    • Efficiency / virtual hotspare
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $5000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“We reduced back-up time by 36 hours and achieved better management of back-up data, all while providing a better overview of space requirements.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Health Care Company

Case Study: Medical file storage with Drobo at Frederick Internal Medicine & Endocrinology

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 NAS – Drobo B800fs
  • 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
  • Is satisifed with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $2,000 dollars compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Reliable data storage.”

Source:
Andrew Donelson, Medical Professional, Frederick Internal Medicine and Endocrinology

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Health Care Company

Challenges

  • Purchased their Drobo SAN for the following reasons:
    • Improve backup reliability
    • Improve backup performance

Use Case

  • Has 101-250 employees.
  • Generates most of the data stored on their Drobo SAN with Symantec System Restore 2011

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.

Testimonials

“With Drobo we removed a server that was dedicated for server backups, allowing us to use it for other purposes. It’s easy and convenient – the best purchase we have made to date.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Health Care Company

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Health Care Company

Challenges

  • Purchased their Drobo SAN for the following reasons:
    • Reduce storage management complexity
    • Improve backup reliability
    • Improve backup performance
    • Support business growth expectations
    • Consolidate storage

Use Case

  • Has 101-250 employees.
  • Generates most of the data stored on their Drobo SAN with the following applications:
    • Microsoft-based File Server
    • Oracle Database Backups
  • Selected their Drobo SAN over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
    • Dell PowerVault

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 $10,000 – $25,000 with Drobo SAN versus traditional SAN storage alternatives.
  • Saves 2 hours per week by managing storage using their Drobo SAN.

Testimonials

“We’ve consolidated central storage for files and database backups. Drobo has also increased confidence in disaster recovery plans. It’s a great product and we are impressed with the BeyondRAID capabilities.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Health Care Company

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Health Care Company

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Has 1,001-5000 employees.
  • Generates most of the data stored on their Drobo SAN with the following applications:
    • Microsoft-based File Server
    • Citrix XenServer
  • Selected their Drobo SAN over the following storage solutions:
    • HP StorageWorks
    • NetApp FAS2000

Results

  • Rated the importance unique BeyondRAID features as a 8 on a scale from 1-10 in their decision to purchase their Drobo SAN.
  • Saved $10,000 – $25,000 with Drobo SAN versus traditional SAN storage alternatives.
  • Saves 5 hours per week by managing storage using their Drobo SAN.

Testimonials

“Drobo has freed IT staff resources for other projects.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Health Care Company


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