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Case Study: Northern Illinois University Libraries

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Replaced tape for backup
    • 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 NAS – Drobo B800fs or DroboPro FS
    • 8-bay iSCSI – Drobo B800i or DroboElite
    • 12-bay iSCSI – Drobo B1200i
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server
    • VMware vShpere
    • Virtual Server Backup
    • Physical server / workstation Backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell PowerVault
    • HP Storageworks MSA
    • EMC VNXe
    • EMC VNX or CLARiiON
    • Iomega or EMC Lenovo NAS
    • NetApp FAS2000 or other NetApp
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Thin provisioning
    • Instant expansion
    • Mix and match drives
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Data aware tiering
    • Price / performance
    • Higher performance with SSDs
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $20,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[With Drobo we] implemented backup to disk instead of tape [and were able to] build out of vSphere clusters.”

Source:
Joe Thomas, Network Administrator, Northern Illinois University Libraries

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Case Study: The University Of Chicago

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 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
    • Mix and match drives
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“[Drobo] condensed over 10 stand-alone USB & Firewire drives into one system with full redundancy and backups.”

Source:
Avi Schwab, IT Specialist, The University of Chicago

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Case Study: Oelwein Community School District

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Supported business data growth
    • Implemented tiered storage
    • Created network storage for virtualization
    • Implemented or expand a file server

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
    • VMware vShpere
    • Database / SQL Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • HP LeftHand
    • Netgear ReadyNAS Pro or other Netgear
  • 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
    • Higher performance with SSDs
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $7,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo] increased [storage] capacity by 20×. [Our] transaction speed was roughly doubled.”

Source:
Chris Braun, IT Director, Oelwein Community School District

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Case Study: Maine Township High School Dist.

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay NAS – Drobo B800fs or DroboPro FS
    • 8-bay iSCSI – Drobo B800i or DroboElite
  • 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:
    • Dell PowerVault
    • NetApp FAS2000 or other NetApp
    • Netgear ReadyNAS Pro or other Netgear
  • 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.
  • Saved $8000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo has an] easy setup for backing up large amounts of data.”

Source:
Kyle Mroz, IT Manager, Maine Township High School Dist. 207

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Case Study: Academy For Teacher Excellence / UTSA

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Supported business data growth
    • Implemented or expand a file server
    • 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
    • Virtual Desktop

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Iomega or EMC Lenovo NAS
    • Netgear ReadyNAS Pro or other Netgear
  • 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 $8,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo] reduced [the need for] drive maintenance as well as the complexity of the RAID system.”

Source:
Jorge Graza, Senior IT Manager, Academy for Teacher Excellence / UTSA

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Case Study: University Of Missouri Columbia

Challenges

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

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

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell PowerVault
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Mix and match drives
    • Price / performance
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $1200 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo is] easy to setup and manage.”

Source:
Mike Watson, IT Director, University of Missouri - Columbia

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Case Study: Washington Local Schools

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:
    • Dell EqualLogic
  • 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 extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $500 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo is] simple, reliable and most importantly, just work[s]. For example we have a graphic arts classroom. The latency was causing problems when they were trying to store to the central file store. We added a Drobo to their lab directly on their Gigabit Switch and they now see no difference between local [storage] and Drobo. We then backup Drobo at night and all is well.”

Source:
Bob Gulick, IT Director, Washington Local Schools

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Case Study: Sibley Ocheyedan Community School Distri

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Replaced tape for backup
    • 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
    • Virtual Server Backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell PowerVault
    • HP Storageworks MSA
    • Netgear ReadyNAS Pro or other Netgear
  • 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 extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $800 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo] is [an] efficient, expandable, [and] cheap NAS Storage.”

Source:
Tony Bevers, IT Director, Sibley-Ocheyedan Community School Distri

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Case Study: Stanford University

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay DAS – DroboPro
    • 8-bay NAS – Drobo B800fs or DroboPro FS
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server
    • Webserver
    • Physical server / workstation Backup
    • Database / SQL Server
    • Collaboration / Microsoft SharePoint

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
    • Mix and match drives
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Data aware tiering
    • Price / performance
    • Higher performance with SSDs
    • Efficiency / virtual hotspare
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $100,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo] allows me to use the drive in any capacity necessary without having a dedicated piece of equipment.”

Source:
Jeff Melton, IT Manager, Stanford University

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Case Study: Plainville Community Schools

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Created network storage for virtualization
    • Implemented or expand a file server

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
    • Video storage

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • HP LeftHand
    • Synology NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Thin provisioning
    • Mix and match drives
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Data aware tiering
    • Efficiency / virtual hotspare
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $5000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo is] easy to deploy!”

Source:
Kevin Ross, IT Director, Plainville Community Schools

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