TechValidate Research on Drobo Business Storage

4 Matching Case Studies


Case Study: Nucor Corporation

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Replaced tape for backup
    • Created network storage for virtualization
    • 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:
    • Database / SQL Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Iomega or EMC Lenovo NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $1000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo] is easy to set-up and start using.”

Source:
Clarence Nevels, Engineer, Nucor Corporation

Case Study: Global 500 Automotive & Transport Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • 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

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
    • Dell PowerVault
    • HP Storageworks MSA
    • Iomega or EMC Lenovo NAS
    • Netgear ReadyNAS Pro or other Netgear
    • Synology NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Automatic RAID configuration
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Global 500 Automotive & Transport Company

Case Study: Storage expansion for high capacity Video with Drobo at Raytheon

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Stored or served growing video / multimedia
    • Too many stand-alone 2TB drives
    • 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:
    • Storage ARCHOS video collection

Results

  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Instant expansion
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
    • Industrial design
    • Storage security
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“My ARCHOS 7 player/recorder encrypts what it records onto its internal 320GB hard drive, which makes legal copies. I have recorded well over two thousand long-duration videos, and I can transfer those videos to and from my ARCHOS and Drobo.”

Source:
John Eubanks, System Administrator, Raytheon Company

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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