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TechValidate Research on Drobo Business Storage

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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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Case Study: Titanium Processing Center

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Replaced tape for backup
    • 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
    • Microsoft Hyper-V
    • Virtual Server Backup
    • Physical server / workstation Backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Iomega or EMC Lenovo NAS
    • Synology NAS
  • 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
    • Price / performance
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“[Drobo increased] reliability and reduced backup times.”

Source:
Frank Cusimano, IT Manager, Titanium Processing Center

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Case Study: Studio III Photography

Challenges

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

Use Case

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

Results

  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $5,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo is] wonderfully easy.”

Source:
Greg Lamb, Facilities Manager, Studio III photography

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Case Study: User Soft Technology

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay DAS – DroboPro
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Time machine

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • LTO tape
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Instant expansion
    • Mix and match drives
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo

Testimonials

“[Drobo] allowed a single large volume for Time Machine backups.”

Source:
Robert Broussard, IT Professional, UserSoft Technology

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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: 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

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Case Study: Amicus Data Llc

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 4 Bay units
  • 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:
    • Iomega or EMC Lenovo NAS
    • Netgear ReadyNAS Pro or other Netgear
    • QNAP NAS
    • Synology NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Instant expansion
    • Mix and match drives
    • Data aware tiering
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $1000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[We have the] ability to use any size drives [with Drobo].”

Source:
Sheldon Penner, Chief Information Officer, Amicus Data LLC

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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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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

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Case Study: Storm Computers

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • 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:
    • File Server
    • Virtual Server Backup

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:
    • Thin provisioning
    • Instant expansion
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
    • Efficiency / virtual hotspare
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $1000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo is a] very simple and automated storage solution with non-proprietary disk drives.”

Source:
Tihomir Calic, IT Architect, Storm Computers

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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

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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

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Case Study: Vineyard Gazette

Challenges

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

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 $1500 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo has] improved [the] reliability of [our] primary file server data.”

Source:
Alexander Kisselgof, IT Director, Vineyard Gazette

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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

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Case Study: Haywood County 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:
    • 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
    • VMware vShpere

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
    • Dell PowerVault
    • HP LeftHand
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Price / performance
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $60,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo provides] solid performance and reliability at a manageable cost.”

Source:
Todd Trantham, Chief Technology Officer, Haywood County Schools

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Case Study: The Answer Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Improved backup reliability
    • 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:
    • VMware vShpere
    • Microsoft Hyper-V
    • 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:
    • Instant expansion
    • Mix and match drives
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $7000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo has] extreme flexibility in managing growth.”

Source:
Robert Cummings, IT Manager, The Answer Company

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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

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Case Study: Small Business Computer Software Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • 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:
    • 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:
    • Price / performance
  • Is satisifed with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $5,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo provides quick simple tier 2 storage when needed.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Computer Software Company

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Case Study: State & Local Government

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • Drobo FS 5 Bay
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Synology NAS
    • HP Home Server
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Price / performance
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $1,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“All files and backups are stored on one system with Drobo. We have ease with file searches and backup.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a State & Local Government

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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

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Case Study: Small Business Industrial Manufacturing 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:
    • 5-bay FS
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell PowerVault
    • Iomega or EMC Lenovo NAS
    • LG
  • 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 $2,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“DroboFS is a simple and effective solution for our growing storage needs.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Industrial Manufacturing Company

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Case Study: Educational Institution

Challenges

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

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 very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $3000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.
Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Educational Institution

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Case Study: Small Business Computer Services Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Replaced tape for backup
    • 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:
    • Linux server or workstation (non-virtual)
    • Physical server / workstation Backup

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
    • Higher performance with SSDs
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $1,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo reduced backup time and added instant expansion of storage and use of SSD for video production applications.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Computer Services Company

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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

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Case Study: Large Enterprise Energy & Utilities Company

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:
    • Drobo was our first solution
  • 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

“By archiving with Drobo we no longer need to have our network storage locations increased from time to time.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Large Enterprise Energy & Utilities Company

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Case Study: Educational Institution

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Replaced tape for backup
    • 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:
    • Sensors, video cameras

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell PowerVault
    • HP LeftHand
  • 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 $15,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“We replaced tape backups with Crash Plan disk images with Drobo.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Educational Institution

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Case Study: Small Business Consumer Services 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:
    • Physical server / workstation Backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Apple
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $2,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo significantly increased our backup capabilities and the stability of our network.”

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TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Consumer Services Company

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Case Study: Small Business Professional 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:
    • File Server
    • E-mail / Microsoft Exchange

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 allowed for storage of all backup data on an expendable RAID.”

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TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Professional Services Company

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