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Case Study: RGB Digital Print

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Replaced tape for backup
    • 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
    • Database / SQL Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Drobo FS
  • 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 extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“[On the] technical [side we] had zero downtime on file storage since using Drobo products, [and on the] business [side, it] has allowed us to keep files for longer with quick and easy access, thereby enabling quicker responses to clients.”

Source:
James Hawkins, Operations Manager, RGB Digital Print

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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: Ferrara Candy Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Created network storage for virtualization

Use Case

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

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • EMC VNX or CLARiiON
    • Iomega or EMC Lenovo NAS
    • NetApp FAS2000 or other NetApp
    • Netgear ReadyNAS Pro or other Netgear
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Thin provisioning
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $30,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.
Source:
Stefan Floyhar, Sr. Systems Engineer, Ferrara Candy Company

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Case Study: Parrot Digigraphic Ltd.

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Replaced tape for backup
    • Supported business data growth
    • Implemented tiered storage
    • 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
    • Virtual Server Backup
    • Physical server / workstation Backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
    • HP Storageworks MSA
  • 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
    • Data aware tiering
    • Price / performance
    • Higher performance with SSDs
    • US-based design and support
    • Efficiency / virtual hotspare
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $2000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo is a] reliable and expandable storage and back-up for [our] network and client workstations.”

Source:
John Lorusso, CEO, Parrot Digigraphic Ltd.

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Case Study: Twisted Lime Media

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:
    • A custom built solution
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Offsite replication
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“[With Drobo,] the business no longer has to keep swapping HDD’s and taking them off-site.”

Source:
Nicolas Gomez, IT Professional, Twisted Lime Media

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Case Study: Access Energy Cooperative

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Replaced tape for backup

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:
    • Physical server / workstation Backup
    • E-mail / Microsoft Exchange
    • Database / SQL Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
    • Dell PowerVault
    • 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
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
    • US-based design and support
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $4,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo helped] expand [our] data backup and use [of] iSCSI. [We are] planning on placing a second unit next year to duplicate backup.”

Source:
Robert Mattes, Consultant, Access Energy Cooperative

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Case Study: Pv Net

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Replaced tape for backup
    • Supported business data growth
    • Implemented tiered storage
    • Implemented or expand a file server
    • Stored or served growing video / multimedia

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
    • Webserver
    • Virtual Server Backup
    • Physical server / workstation backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
    • Dell PowerVault
    • HP LeftHand
    • Iomega or EMC Lenovo NAS
    • 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
    • Data aware tiering
    • Price / performance
    • Industrial design
    • Support for application
    • Efficiency / virtual hotspare
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $10,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[We experienced a] savings of 100 hours annually because data can be segregated, adjusted, protected, and easily managed on the fly, and remotely.”

Source:
Ted Vegvari, CEO, PV Net

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Case Study: C5i Corp

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Implemented tiered storage
    • Created network storage for virtualization

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay DAS – DroboPro
    • 12-bay iSCSI – Drobo B1200i
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Microsoft Hyper-V

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
    • Dell PowerVault
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Thin provisioning
    • Instant expansion
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Data aware tiering
    • Higher performance with SSDs
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“[Drobo provides] ease of administration.”

Source:
Matt Ladd, IT Architect, C5i Corp

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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: Treaty 7 Management Corporation

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Supported business data growth

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 PowerVault
    • 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
    • Industrial design
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $5000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo] reduced overhead on [our] IT department, due to automated backups.”

Source:
George Fleet, IT Director, Treaty 7 Management Corporation

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