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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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