Accelerated speeds, new automated SSD tiering fuel business product growth and record backlog for world’s easiest storage
SAN JOSE, CA – October 23, 2012 – Drobo, maker of award-winning data storage products for businesses and professionals, announced today that sales momentum is growing across the product line, fueled by an innovative new technology that accelerates the performance of its offerings for businesses and professionals. Driven by a relentless commitment to deliver sophisticated storage in the easiest, most affordable products, Drobo achieved significant growth milestones in the third quarter with both existing business products and recently introduced prosumer products.
“Our customers are voting early and often, telling us that there is nothing better than a faster Drobo,” stated Tom Buiocchi, Drobo CEO. “Our business products eclipsed their previous record sales levels three times in the last month alone, and we have never entered a quarter with as much backlog for new products are we have with our new Drobo 5D and Mini.”
Flagship Drobo B1200i SSD Dramatically Boosts Performance
The flagship Drobo B1200i SSD, bolstered by Drobo’s automated data-tiering capability, has quickly addressed a wide range of customer use cases. The B1200i SSD easily and affordably allows customers to enjoy the speed benefits of SSD technology alongside the capacity benefits of traditional hard drives. During the past few months the Drobo B1200i SSD:
Drobo B800 Series Adds to Customer Satisfaction with New Models and Pricing
Drobo’s entry-level SAN, the Drobo B800i and its eight-bay file-sharing solution, the Drobo B800fs, continue to excel in backup and secondary storage applications due in large part to Drobo’s unique BeyondRAID software. Drobo BeyondRAID features mixed-drive support and automated thin provisioning and reclamation, which allow customers to more easily handle storage-capacity planning and expansion. Drobo recently enhanced the B800 product families with higher-capacity systems and lower pricing, which have helped drive many new deployments, including:
“I have a Drobo, and it has worked great for me so far. I love that it self manages all the drives and the RAID, which helps me keep my budgets low and my resources focused on making my business successful,” said Varun Viswanath, film editor and producer at Bad Alliteration Films, an independent studio for feature films in the English and Asian language industries.
Thundering Demand for New Drobo Mini and 5D Driven by Industry Firsts
The company’s new Drobo Mini and Drobo 5D storage systems, with pricing starting at $649, introduced a number of industry firsts and unique breakthroughs to the Drobo product line, including:
Drobo Live – Seeing is Believing
To help customers visualize and quantify the drastically different simplicity of its new products and technology, Drobo has introduced hourly “Drobo Live” demonstrations and conversations, where customers participate in a live, on-line session with Drobo product and solution experts. In the past three months, the company has hosted more than 4,000 customers and partners worldwide in Drobo Live sessions, helping to spread the word of the “Drobo invasion.” For more information, go to www.drobo.com.
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