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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

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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: 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

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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.

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Case Study: Richard Nixon Foundation

Challenges

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

“[We like how] every person on the network [has access] to files stored on Drobo.”

Source:
Kyler Locke, Marketing Professional, Richard Nixon Foundation

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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: 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: 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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