TechValidate Research on Drobo Business Storage

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Research by TechValidate

Case Study: New England Controls

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Replaced tape for backup

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:
    • Virtual Server Backup
    • Physical server / workstation Backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • HP LeftHand
    • EMC VNXe
    • EMC VNX or CLARiiON
  • 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 satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $15,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo is] very easy to deploy on the fly.”

Source:

Karl VandenBoom, IT Manager, New England Controls



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Small Business Pharmaceuticals Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Implemented tiered storage
    • Implemented or expand a file server

Use Case

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

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell PowerVault
    • Synology NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $2000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo allowed us to keep more data online, reliably, without spending more than it might have taken to justify the value.”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Pharmaceuticals Company



Research by TechValidate

Case Study: Global 500 Pharmaceuticals Company

Challenges

  • Purchased their Drobo SAN for the following reasons:
    • Reduce storage management complexity
    • Improve backup reliability
    • Improve backup performance
    • Replace tape for backup

Use Case

  • Has 5,000+ employees.
  • Generates most of the data stored on their Drobo SAN with the following applications:
    • Microsoft-based File Server
    • Symantec Backup Exec

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 2 hours per week by managing storage using their Drobo SAN.

Testimonials

“Our restore time is several orders of magnatude faster with Drobo. Once set up it is a breeze to work with.”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Global 500 Pharmaceuticals Company





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