TechValidate Research on Drobo Business Storage

6 Matching Case Studies


Case Study: Dean Technology Inc

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • 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:
    • VMware vShpere

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
    • ISCSI capability
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $10,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo provided an] easy deployment of [our] small scale VMware environment without the need of expensive enterprise level storage.”

Source:
Mike Mayne, IT Manager, Dean Technology Inc

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing 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 NAS – Drobo B800fs or DroboPro FS
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server
    • E-mail / Microsoft Exchange

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Seagate
  • 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 very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“Drobo provides easy, reliable backup.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

Case Study: Small Business Industrial Manufacturing 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:
    • 5-bay FS
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell PowerVault
    • Iomega or EMC Lenovo NAS
    • LG
  • 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 $2,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“DroboFS is a simple and effective solution for our growing storage needs.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Industrial Manufacturing Company

Case Study: Small Business Industrial Manufacturing Company, Germany

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • 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:
    • Mac-Computer Back-up

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Server-based storage
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
    • Apple´s Time Machine support
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $500 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo provides one place for all our MacBook storage instead of multiple local hard drives.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Industrial Manufacturing Company

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

Challenges

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

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
    • Virtual Server Backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Iomega or EMC Lenovo NAS
    • Netgear ReadyNAS Pro or other Netgear
    • QNAP NAS
    • Cisco NAS
  • 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

“Drobo gives us more room for storage.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

Case Study: Large Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

Challenges

  • Purchased their Drobo SAN for the following reasons:
    • Reduce storage deployment time
    • Reduce storage management complexity
    • Improve backup reliability
    • Improve backup performance
    • Replace tape for backup
    • Support business growth expectations
    • Implement tiered storage to reduce overall costs
    • Consolidate storage

Use Case

  • Has 5,000+ 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 EqualLogic
    • Dell PowerVault
    • HP StorageWorks

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.
  • Saved $10,000 – $25,000 with Drobo SAN versus traditional SAN storage alternatives.
  • Saves 12 hours per week by managing storage using their Drobo SAN.

Testimonials

“Drobo reduced complexity of increasing storage.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Large Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company


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