TechValidate Research on Drobo Business Storage

17 Matching Case Studies


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Case Study: Laforce & Stevens, Inc.

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 iSCSI – Drobo B800i or DroboElite
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Synology NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Instant expansion
    • Automatic RAID configuration
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“Repairing a failed RAID, due to a failing drive time, cut down to minutes from hours of work [with Drobo].”

Source:

Guillermo Acevedo, IT Director, Laforce & Stevens, Inc.



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Case Study: Doctronx Inc

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Replaced tape for backup
    • 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
    • Microsoft Hyper-V
    • Virtual Server Backup
    • Physical server / workstation Backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
    • EMC VNXe
    • Iomega or EMC Lenovo NAS
    • Netgear ReadyNAS Pro or other Netgear
    • QNAP NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Instant expansion
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $7,500 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[With Drobo, we experienced] easy network backups and a shared storage infrastructure.”

Source:

Preston Borchelt, CEO, Doctronx Inc



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Case Study: Barlow Research

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Supported business data growth
    • Simplify Off-Site Backups

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:
    • Physical server / workstation Backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • HP Storageworks MSA
    • Synology NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Instant expansion
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Support for application
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $2,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo] greatly improved [the] security of our off-site backup system by eliminating [the] need for [the] physical transportation of data/storage devices.”

Source:

Joe Pike, Chief Technology Officer, Barlow Research



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Case Study: Studio III Photography

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 12-bay iSCSI – Drobo B1200i
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Photoshop

Results

  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $5,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo is] wonderfully easy.”

Source:

Greg Lamb, Facilities Manager, Studio III photography



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Case Study: Small Business Professional Services Company

Challenges

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

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

  • 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 allowed for storage of all backup data on an expendable RAID.”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Professional Services Company



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Case Study: Small Business Professional Services Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Supported business data growth
    • Implemented or expand a file server
    • 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
    • Database / SQL 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:
    • Price / performance
    • Support for application
    • US-based design and support
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $500 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo allowed for more storage space and longer backup retentions.”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Professional Services Company



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Case Study: Small Business Professional Services Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Supported business data growth
    • Stored or served growing video / multimedia

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay iSCSI – Drobo B800i or DroboElite
    • 5-bay DroboFS
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Database / SQL Server
    • Video Collection

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Netgear ReadyNAS Pro or other Netgear
    • QNAP NAS
    • Synology NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Price / performance
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $2,500 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo is an affordable, fast and very reliable SAN storage device.”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Professional Services Company



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Case Study: Small Business Professional Services Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Supported business data growth
    • 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
    • Physical server / workstation Backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Netgear ReadyNAS Pro or other Netgear
    • Synology 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
    • Price / performance
    • US-based design and support
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“We used to spend 2 full days per month backing up our data and moving it to external hard drives. Now, the management is automated and we don’t need to spend time on back-up.”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Professional Services Company



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Case Study: Large Enterprise Professional Services Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Supported business data growth
    • Created network storage for virtualization
    • Stored or served growing video / multimedia
    • Developed storage retention for compliance

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
    • Microsoft Hyper-V
    • Virtual Server 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
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
    • Efficiency / virtual hotspare
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $3000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Future-proofing media file storage expansion and allowing Virtual Server Backups are great benefits of Drobo.”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Large Enterprise Professional Services Company



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Case Study: Small Business Professional Services Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Supported business data growth
    • Stored or served growing video / multimedia

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:
    • Physical server / workstation Backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Netgear ReadyNAS Pro or other Netgear
    • QNAP NAS
    • Synology 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 extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“It is easy to increase storage size by adding drives of different sizes. There is no need to re-create RAID array, so that saves a lot of time.”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Professional Services Company



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Case Study: File sever and backup storage with Drobo at Florida Default Law Group

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Stored or served growing video / multimedia

Use Case

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

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • HP LeftHand
    • NetApp FAS2000
  • 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
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $15,000 dollars compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“We would have raid failures on traditional servers that would take out the server entirely until everything could be rebuild and redeployed. Drobo allows the drive replacement live, while still allowing the resource to be available. "

Source:

Michael Musial, IT Manager, Solutions Source



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Case Study: Video workflow backup with Drobo at RmediA video production

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • Drobo 8-bay iSCSI
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Final Cut Pro

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 very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“Easy access to archived projects.”

Source:

Renato Ghio, Videographer, RmediA



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Case Study: Media backup with Drobo at Seth Resnick Photography

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay NAS – Drobo B800fs
    • 8-bay iSCSI – Drobo B800i
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Physical server / workstation Backup
    • Database / SQL Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • EMC VNXe
    • Netgear ReadyNAS Pro
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Instant expansion
    • Mix and match drives
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $10,000 dollars compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Entire backup is accessible [with Drobo] in an emergency ,and it has saved countless hours of time providing backups with a protected state to insure against multi drive failure”

Source:

Seth Resnick, Business Professional, Seth Resnick Photography



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Case Study: Multimedia storage with Drobo at Imaginary Friends Design Studios

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Supported business data growth
    • Stored or served growing video / multimedia

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay NAS – Drobo B800fs
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Adobe Photoshop

Results

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

Testimonials

“I’ve enjoyed the mix and match data storage as well as the ftp support for remote access.”

Source:

Jon Perry, Marketing Professional, Imaginary Friends Design Studios



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Case Study: Disk-based backup of photography with Drobo, Ted Grambeau

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay iSCSI
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Photographic images

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
    • Price / performance
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“[Drobo provides] ease of use and secure protection [for photographic images].”

Source:

Ted Grambeau, Photographer



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Case Study: Image archiving with Drobo at Stretch Studios

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay NAS – Drobo B800fs
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Image files of photos

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:
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Mix and match drives
    • Instant expansion
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“[Drobo gives me] confidence that data is secure with little human involvement.”

Source:

David "Stretch" Tuemmler, Photographer/ Owner, Stretch Studios



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Case Study: Medium Enterprise Professional Services Company

Challenges

  • Purchased their Drobo SAN for the following reasons:
    • Low cost of ownership

Use Case

  • Has 101-250 employees.
  • Generates most of the data stored on their Drobo SAN with the following applications:
    • Lexis Concordance
  • Selected their Drobo SAN over the following storage solutions:
    • NetApp FAS2000

Results

  • Rated the importance unique BeyondRAID features as a 9 on a scale from 1-10 in their decision to purchase their Drobo SAN.
  • Saved > $50,000 with Drobo SAN versus traditional SAN storage alternatives.
  • Saves 12 hours per week by managing storage using their Drobo SAN.

Testimonials

“We continue to be surprised at the flexibility offered by the Drobo B1200i and how it has solved problems for which it was not intended. It’s proven to be a valuable asset in our IT infrastructure.”

Source:

TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Professional Services Company





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