TechValidate Research on Drobo Business Storage

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Case Study: Bedford County Sheriff Office

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Replaced tape for backup
    • Implemented tiered storage
    • 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
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server
    • Linux server or workstation (non-virtual)
    • Law Enforcement tools that parse Internet Contraband

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
    • Dell PowerVault
    • HP LeftHand
    • HP Storageworks MSA
    • Iomega or EMC Lenovo NAS
    • Netgear ReadyNAS Pro or other Netgear
  • 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
    • Industrial design
    • Higher performance with SSDs
    • Efficiency / virtual hotspare
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $500,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Reduced data loss from the HP system that kept crashing from drives [with Drobo].”

Source:
Michael Harmony, Executive, Bedford County Sheriff Office

Case Study: Harvest Growth

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Implemented tiered storage
    • Stored or served growing video / multimedia
    • Network storage, EASY

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 5N
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Final Cut Pro, Video, Graphics, Multimedia

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Neither, returning customer
  • 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
    • Support for application
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $2,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Network storage for an Apple environment is made very easy [with Drobo]. [With] the online expansion ability and 2 fail-safe drives, I am now setup for large data storage that is very safe. I feel stress-free now with all my data finally all in one spot and protected.”

Source:
Brad Godfrey, Storage Administrator, Harvest Growth

Case Study: Small Business Pharmaceuticals Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Implemented tiered storage
    • 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
    • Drobofs 5 bay
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server

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:
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $2000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo allowed us to keep more data online, reliably, without spending more than it might have taken to justify the value.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Pharmaceuticals 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: Small Business Construction Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Replaced tape for backup
    • 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
    • Physical server / workstation Backup
    • E-mail / Microsoft Exchange
    • Database / SQL Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
    • Netgear ReadyNAS Pro or other Netgear
    • QNAP NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Construction Company

Case Study: Small Business Hospitality Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • 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
    • E-mail / Microsoft Exchange

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Peagus
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Price / performance
    • Support for application
  • Is satisifed with the performance of Drobo.
Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Hospitality 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: Small Business Professional Services Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Supported business data growth
    • 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
    • Database / SQL 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:
    • Price / performance
    • Support for application
    • US-based design and support
  • Is extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $500 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo allowed for more storage space and longer backup retentions.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Professional Services Company

Case Study: Small Business Financial Services Company

Challenges

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

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • HP Storageworks MSA
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $5,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.
Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Financial Services 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: Small Business Real Estate Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Supported business data growth
    • Implemented or expand a file server
    • Stored or served growing video / multimedia

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
    • E-mail / Microsoft Exchange

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell PowerVault
    • Netgear ReadyNAS Pro or other Netgear
    • Synology NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Instant expansion
    • Mix and match drives
    • Price / performance
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $30,000 dollars compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“With Drobo we have easy growth storage.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Real Estate Company

Case Study: University Of Hawai'i System

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • 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:
    • Using drobo as an offline storage array for broadcast video storage

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • ProMAX video storage
  • 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 extremely satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $8,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Scalability has improved with the ability to hot-swap drives and upgrade as technology grows. Cost and performance was a major decision for testing and purchasing Drobo.”

Source:
Royd Liu, IT Manager, University of Hawai'i System

Case Study: Netwave Corporation

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 DAS – DroboPro
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server
    • VMware vShpere
    • Microsoft Hyper-V

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
    • HP LeftHand
    • EMC VNXe
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Automatic RAID configuration
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $20,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[Drobo is a] cost effective back up target.”

Source:
Mike Mata, Consultant, Netwave Corporation

Case Study: Small Business Media & Entertainment Company, Finland

Challenges

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

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
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“Drobo provides a centralized storage for multiple servers.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Media & Entertainment Company

Case Study: Federal Government

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Implemented or expand a file server
    • Store and serve growing DNA sequence data

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
    • Physical server / workstation Backup
    • Database / SQL Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
    • Dell PowerVault
    • HP LeftHand
    • HP Storageworks MSA
  • 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 very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $15,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo simplified our data-space management and expansion.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Federal Government

Case Study: Envision Design, Llc.

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

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
    • Multi 4 bay DAS Drobos
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Backup Storage (On and offsite)

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Promise Pegasus RAID
  • 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
    • Data reliability
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $20,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“We have saved time and money due to Drobo’s ease of set up and expansion of RAID sets. Most of the time it’s a matter of setting it and forgetting it. We have also never lost any data that has been stored on Drobo.”

Source:
Richard Wall, System Administrator, Envision Design, LLC.

Case Study: T Systems.Com

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay NAS – Drobo B800fs or DroboPro FS
    • Drobo mini
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server
    • 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
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $1000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“[The] upgrade of storage is much easier [with Drobo].”

Source:
Marc Gellings, Operations Manager, t-systems.com

Case Study: Large Enterprise Computer Services Company, Germany

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
    • Drobo 2Gen
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • QNAP NAS
    • Synology NAS
    • Buffalo storage
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Mix and match drives
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“We experienced growth by replacing disks with larger ones with Drobo, and now have maximum storage on less space.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Large Enterprise Computer Services Company

Case Study: Small Business Computer Services Company, Germany

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • 8-bay DAS – DroboPro
    • 8-bay iSCSI – Drobo B800i or DroboElite
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server
    • TimeMachine Backups all over the Network

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • QNAP NAS
    • Promise
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Mix and match drives
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
  • Is satisifed with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $500 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“We setup Drobo in 10 minutes, and all the clients can use the shares. We no longer fear for drive failiures.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Computer Services 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: Small Business Industrial Manufacturing Company, Germany

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • 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:
    • Mac-Computer Back-up

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Server-based storage
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
    • Price / performance
    • Apple´s Time Machine support
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $500 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo provides one place for all our MacBook storage instead of multiple local hard drives.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Industrial Manufacturing Company

Case Study: Small Business Computer Services Company, Germany

Challenges

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

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:
    • QNAP NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Automatic RAID configuration
    • Simplicity / Ease of use
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“Drobo is easy and expandable.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Computer Services Company

Case Study: Educational Institution

Challenges

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

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell PowerVault
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Instant expansion
    • Automatic RAID configuration
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $1,000 dollars compared to traditional storage alternatives.
Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Educational Institution

Case Study: Educational Institution

Challenges

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

Use Case

  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Virtual Server Backup

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
    • QNAP NAS
    • Synology NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Price / performance
  • Is very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
  • Saved $5,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo reduced our maintenance time significantly.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Educational Institution

Case Study: Small Business Media & Entertainment Company

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Reduced storage management complexity
    • Improved backup reliability
    • Created network storage for virtualization
    • Stored or served growing video / multimedia

Use Case

  • Uses the following Drobo storage products:
    • Drobo B800fs
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • File Server

Results

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • 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
  • Is satisfied with the performance of Drobo.
Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Media & Entertainment Company

Case Study: Small Business Consumer Services Company, Netherlands

Challenges

  • Solved the following challenges with Drobo storage:
    • Attained a portable offsite 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

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • Dell EqualLogic
  • 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 $4,000 compared to traditional storage alternatives.

Testimonials

“Drobo is a low-cost storage unit that can be used to transport files between locations.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Consumer Services Company

Case Study: Educational Institution

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
    • 8-bay DroBo Pro iSCSI
  • The following applications generate the majority of data stored on Drobo:
    • Virtual Server Backup

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 very satisfied with the performance of Drobo.

Testimonials

“We reduced the complexity of VM’s and VM-backup with Drobo.”

Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Educational Institution

Case Study: Small Business Computer Software Company

Challenges

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

  • Chose Drobo over the following storage solutions:
    • QNAP NAS
    • Synology NAS
  • Purchased Drobo over other systems due to the following features and/or benefits:
    • Thin provisioning
    • Price / performance
Source:
TechValidate Survey of a Small Business Computer Software Company


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