TechValidate Research on Drobo Business Storage

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Case Study: Small Business Chemicals Company


  • Purchased their Drobo SAN for the following reasons:
    • Reduce storage deployment time
    • Reduce storage management complexity
    • Support business growth expectations
    • Consolidate storage

Use Case

  • Has 5,000+ employees.
  • Generates most of the data stored on their Drobo SAN with the following applications:
    • Microsoft-based File Server
    • VMware
  • Selected their Drobo SAN over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
    • Greenbytes


  • Rated the importance unique BeyondRAID features as a 9 on a scale from 1-10 in their decision to purchase their Drobo SAN.
  • Saved $25,000 – $50,000 with Drobo SAN versus traditional SAN storage alternatives.
  • Saves 6 hours per week by managing storage using their Drobo SAN.


“We increased our redundancy capabilities and reduced time to deploy new VMs with thin provisioning. We’d highly recommend Drobo – it’s very easy to manage.”


TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Chemicals Company

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