TechValidate Research on Drobo Business Storage

43 Matching Case Studies – Page 1 of 2


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.

Case Study: Financial Data Technology Corporation

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Replaced tape for backup
    • Developed storage retention for compliance

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay DAS – DroboPro
    • 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
    • Virtual Server Backup
    • Database / SQL Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • HP Storageworks MSA
    • NetApp FAS2000 or other NetApp
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Mix and match drives
    • Simplicity / ease of use
    • Price / performance
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $75,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Before Drobo we were unable to backup our infrastructure in a weekend. Since switching to Drobo 4 years ago, we’ve doubled in size and can completely backup everything in less than 12 hours.”

Source:
Eric Petrovich, AVP\Storage Administrator\Database Administrator, Financial Data Technology Corporation

Case Study: Charisma Media

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Supported business data growth
    • Implemented tiered storage
    • 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 iSCSI – Drobo B800i or DroboElite
    • Drobo 5N
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Regular Network Shares on Local Storage
  • 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
    • Industrial design
    • US-based design and support
    • Efficiency / virtual hotspare
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“[Drobo is] much easier to manage and gives [us] peace of mind!”

Source:
Jonathan Grubbs, IT Director, Charisma Media

Case Study: Dean Technology Inc

Challenges

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

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:
    • VMware vShpere

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • 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
    • ISCSI capability
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $10,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo provided an] easy deployment of [our] small scale VMware environment without the need of expensive enterprise level storage.”

Source:
Mike Mayne, IT Manager, Dean Technology Inc

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Health Care Company

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 iSCSI – Drobo B800i or DroboElite
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server
    • VMware vShpere

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
    • Mix and match drives
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $15000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo provides] ease of use, [and takes] less time to maintain.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Health Care Company

Case Study: Northern Valley Indian Health, Inc.

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Supported business data growth
    • Developed storage retention for compliance

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay DAS – DroboPro
    • 4 Bay DROBO
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • VMware vShpere
    • Virtual Desktop

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
  • 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
    • Efficiency / virtual hotspare
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $14,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“The benefits from Drobo B800i iSCSI SAN have been ease of use and low cost as compared to other solutions available.”

Source:
John Ratliff, IT Professional, Northern Valley Indian Health, Inc.

Case Study: Digicape

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
    • Stored or served growing video / multimedia

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay DAS – DroboPro
    • 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
    • Virtual Server Backup
    • Physical server / workstation backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Netgear ReadyNAS Pro or other Netgear
    • QNAP NAS
    • Active Strorage, XRAID,XSAN
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Mix and match drives
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $1000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[The] use of any make or size drives has been wonderful. [Drobo is] super easy to setup.”

Source:
Daniel Novello, System Administrator, Digicape

Case Study: Mach 1 Global Services, Inc

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Exchange 2010 Mailbox Store

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 12-bay iSCSI – Drobo B1200i
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • E-mail / Microsoft Exchange

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell PowerVault
    • NetApp FAS2000 or other NetApp
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Thin provisioning
    • Instant expansion
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Price / performance
    • Support for application
    • US-based design and support
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $8,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo] ensured [the] long-term storage [of] Exchange Mailbox, and [that its] maintenance needs are met.”

Source:
William Shaw, System Administrator, Mach 1 Global Services, Inc

Case Study: New England Controls

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 NAS – Drobo B800fs or DroboPro FS
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Virtual Server Backup
    • Physical server / workstation Backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • HP LeftHand
    • EMC VNXe
    • EMC VNX or CLARiiON
  • 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 $15,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo is] very easy to deploy on the fly.”

Source:
Karl VandenBoom, IT Manager, New England Controls

Case Study: Houston Distributing Co Inc

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Supported business data growth
    • Implemented tiered 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 VNXe
  • 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
    • Price / performance
    • Higher performance with SSDs
    • Efficiency / virtual hotspare
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo

Testimonials

“[Drobo has] larger capacity, [and] ease of use.”

Source:
Brian Lesselyong, IT Director, Houston Distributing Co. Inc

Case Study: Slingshot.Co.Nz

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • 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

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 is a] big, safe, reliable, [and] growing storage.”

Source:
Klaus Gerding, IT Professional, slingshot.co.nz

Case Study: Finley Resources

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Replaced tape for backup
    • Supported business data growth

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay NAS – Drobo B800fs or DroboPro FS
    • 12-bay iSCSI – Drobo B1200i
    • Drobo -FS 5-bay
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • vRanger backups

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • QNAP NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Instant expansion
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $2000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo is] easy to deploy and upgrade.”

Source:
Pete Carus, Network Administrator, Finley Resources

Case Study: Thelen Sand & Gravel

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Replaced tape for backup
    • Implemented tiered storage

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

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • HP Storageworks MSA
    • EMC VNX or CLARiiON
    • QNAP NAS
    • Synology NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“[Drobo] eliminated [the] use of tape backup!”

Source:
Mark Skrodzki, System Administrator, THELEN SAND & GRAVEL

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Health Care Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Replaced tape for backup
    • Supported business data growth
    • Created network storage for virtualization

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
    • E-mail / Microsoft Exchange

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
    • Price / performance
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $7000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo is worry and hassle free. We trust than the device will never go down.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Health Care Company

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Supported business data growth
    • Created network storage for virtualization

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

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Seagate
  • 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 provides easy, reliable backup.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Computer Software Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Improved backup reliability
    • 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
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Building a storage server.
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Mix and match drives
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
    • Efficiency / virtual hotspare
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $5,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Using Drobo has opened up the the ability for us to do real backups, in the sense that we can now take the drives we use and store them off-site on a per project basis.

Drobo also allows for project based disk organization in that we can now use a set of disk for a certian project and then store that project for archiving."

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Computer Software Company

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Computer Software Company

Challenges

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

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
    • VMware vShpere
    • Linux server or workstation (non-virtual)

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell PowerVault
    • NetApp FAS2000 or other NetApp
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Instant expansion
    • Mix and match drives
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
    • Efficiency / virtual hotspare
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $10,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Low entry cost, the ability to expand as needed, and the simplicity in setting-up the service for VMware were all key when deciding to purchase Drobo.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Computer Software Company

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Wholesale Distribution Company

Challenges

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

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:
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $10,000 dollars compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo has allowed me to implement long-term backup retention for a low cost per TB.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Wholesale Distribution Company

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Computer Hardware Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Supported business data growth
    • Created network storage for virtualization
    • 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:
    • Virtual Server Backup
    • Database / SQL Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell PowerVault
    • NetApp FAS2000 or other NetApp
    • Netgear ReadyNAS Pro or other Netgear
    • QNAP NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Mix and match drives
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
    • Efficiency / virtual hotspare
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Computer Hardware Company

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Banking Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • 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:
    • Archived video files

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
    • Dell PowerVault
    • NetApp FAS2000 or other NetApp
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Instant expansion
    • Price / performance
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $20,000 dollars compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo is a fast, reliable, scalable storage solution with a low cost.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Banking Company

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Health Care Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Supported business data growth
    • Created network storage for virtualization

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
    • VMware vShpere

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell PowerVault
  • 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
    • US-based design and support
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $8000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo’s simple expansion and drive replacement has saved countless man hours.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Health Care Company

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Health Care Company, Germany

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • 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 NAS – Drobo B800fs or DroboPro FS
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • VMware vShpere
    • Webserver
    • Database / SQL Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • QNAP NAS
    • Synology NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Industrial design
    • Efficiency / virtual hotspare
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $5,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Reduced maintenance and configuration time with Drobo.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Health Care Company

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Consumer Services Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Supported business data growth
    • 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
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Buffalo storage
  • 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 $40,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo provides quick storage that is cheap to the business and easy to manage.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Consumer Services Company

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Telecommunications Services Company

Challenges

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

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
    • Dell PowerVault
    • QNAP NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Instant expansion
    • Mix and match drives
    • Support for application
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“Drobo provides better integration for our Mac estate.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Telecommunications Services Company

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Metals & Mining Company

Challenges

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

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:
    • Virtual Server Backup
    • Physical server / workstation Backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • EMC VNXe
    • NetApp FAS2000 or other NetApp
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Instant expansion
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Price / performance
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“Our backup time is reduced by several hours with Drobo.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Metals & Mining Company

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Supported business data growth
    • Created network storage for virtualization
    • 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
    • Virtual Server Backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Iomega or EMC Lenovo NAS
    • Netgear ReadyNAS Pro or other Netgear
    • QNAP NAS
    • Cisco 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 very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $5000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo gives us more room for storage.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Industrial Manufacturing Company

Case Study: Medium Enterprise Transportation 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:
    • CCTV image datbase

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 extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $1000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.
Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Medium Enterprise Transportation Services Company

Case Study: All Around Storage with Drobo at Florida Purchasing

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Supported business data growth
    • Stored or served growing video / multimedia
    • Improved backup reliability

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 12-bay iSCSI – Drobo B1200i
    • 8-bay iSCSI
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Physical server / workstation Backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell PowerVault
    • Synology NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Mix and match drives
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Support for application
    • Customer service
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $5,000 dollars compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Reduced risk of data loss and increased speed of data transfer. "

Source:
Steve Harvey, Procurement Manager, Florida Purchasing

Case Study: File server storage with Drobo at Audio Network Plc

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 iSCSI – Drobo B800i
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • NetApp FAS2000
    • Synology NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Mix and match drives
    • Automatic RAID configuration
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $3,250 dollars compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Expandable storage, simple management.”

Source:
Kieran Lewer, Head of IT and Operations, Audio Network plc

Case Study: File sever and backup storage with Drobo at Florida Default Law Group

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay iSCSI – Drobo B800i
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • HP LeftHand
    • NetApp FAS2000
  • 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
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $15,000 dollars compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“We would have raid failures on traditional servers that would take out the server entirely until everything could be rebuild and redeployed. Drobo allows the drive replacement live, while still allowing the resource to be available. "

Source:
Michael Musial, IT Manager, Solutions Source


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