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Case Study: RGB Digital Print

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Replaced tape for backup
    • Supported business data growth
    • Implemented or expand a file server

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
    • Database / SQL Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Drobo FS
  • 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

“[On the] technical [side we] had zero downtime on file storage since using Drobo products, [and on the] business [side, it] has allowed us to keep files for longer with quick and easy access, thereby enabling quicker responses to clients.”

Source:
James Hawkins, Operations Manager, RGB Digital Print

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Case Study: Charisma Media

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Supported business data growth
    • Implemented tiered storage
    • Implemented or expand a file server
    • Stored or served growing video / multimedia
    • Developed storage retention for compliance

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay iSCSI – Drobo B800i or DroboElite
    • Drobo 5N
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Regular Network Shares on Local Storage
  • 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
    • Industrial design
    • US-based design and support
    • Efficiency / virtual hotspare
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“[Drobo is] much easier to manage and gives [us] peace of mind!”

Source:
Jonathan Grubbs, IT Director, Charisma Media

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Case Study: Vineyard Gazette

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Implemented or expand a file server
    • Stored or served growing video / multimedia

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

Results

  • 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 $1500 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo has] improved [the] reliability of [our] primary file server data.”

Source:
Alexander Kisselgof, IT Director, Vineyard Gazette

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Case Study: Harvest Growth

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Implemented tiered storage
    • Stored or served growing video / multimedia
    • Network storage, EASY

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 5N
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Final Cut Pro, Video, Graphics, Multimedia

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Neither, returning customer
  • 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
    • Data aware tiering
    • Price / performance
    • Support for application
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $2,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Network storage for an Apple environment is made very easy [with Drobo]. [With] the online expansion ability and 2 fail-safe drives, I am now setup for large data storage that is very safe. I feel stress-free now with all my data finally all in one spot and protected.”

Source:
Brad Godfrey, Storage Administrator, Harvest Growth

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Case Study: Small Business Media & Entertainment Company, Finland

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability
    • 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

Results

  • 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 very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“Drobo provides a centralized storage for multiple servers.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Media & Entertainment Company

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Case Study: Small Business Media & Entertainment Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Created network storage for virtualization
    • Stored or served growing video / multimedia

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • Drobo B800fs
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • QNAP NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Mix and match drives
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Media & Entertainment Company

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Case Study: Small Business Media & Entertainment Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • 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:
    • File Server

Results

  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Instant expansion
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Media & Entertainment Company

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Case Study: Small Business Media & Entertainment Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Replaced tape for backup
    • Stored or served growing video / multimedia

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
    • Physical server / workstation Backup

Results

  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Instant expansion
    • Price / performance
    • Higher performance with SSDs
    • Support for application
  • Is satisifed with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“We have one place for all backups to be sent to with Drobo.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Media & Entertainment Company

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Case Study: Small Business Media & Entertainment Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Replaced tape for backup
    • Supported business data growth
    • Implemented tiered storage
    • Created network storage for virtualization
    • Implemented or expand a file server
    • Stored or served growing video / multimedia
    • Developed storage retention for compliance

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

Results

  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Mix and match drives
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Data aware tiering
    • Higher performance with SSDs

Testimonials

“The customer support we’ve received with Drobo has been above and beyond, and has allowed even the most hectic of technical issues to be solved with ease.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Media & Entertainment Company

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Case Study: Mac storage with Drobo at The Design Office of Steve Neumann & Friends

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Supported business data growth
    • Implemented tiered storage
    • Long term (stable) archival storage
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay iSCSI – Drobo B800i
    • 8-bay NAS – Drobo B800fs
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Apple RAID
  • 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
    • US-based design and support
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $40,000 dollars compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“More reliable storage and update. Larger (mass) storage than could be utilized within a Mac OS Server. Ease of updating, increasing storage capacity.”

Source:
Steve Neumann, CEO, Steve Neumann and Friends

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