Drobo B1200i System Achieves VMware Ready Status

The Drobo B1200i with its unique combination of SSD-accelerated performance and automated tiering now has VMware vSphere 5.0 certification

SAN JOSE, CA – May 24, 2012 – Drobo, makers of award-winning data storage products for businesses and professionals, today announced that its B1200i has achieved VMware Ready™ status with vSphere 5.0 certification. This designation indicates that after a detailed validation process Drobo B1200i has achieved VMware’s highest level of endorsement. Certification of the ability of VMware virtual machines (VMs) to operate on B1200i storage arrays assures joint customers that the Drobo solution will easily integrate into their VMware virtualized environment.

“Drobo is the ideal solution for small and medium size businesses (SMBs) taking the first step toward server virtualization,” said Tom Buiocchi, CEO of Drobo. “Now they can more easily and affordably enjoy the benefits of virtualization and the solution support from both VMware and Drobo.”

The VMware Ready program is a co-branding benefit of the Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program that makes it easy for customers to identify partner products certified to work with VMware cloud infrastructure. Customers can use these products and solutions to lower project risks and realize cost savings over custom built solutions. With thousands of members worldwide, the VMware TAP program includes best-of-breed technology partners with the shared commitment to bring the best expertise and business solution for each unique customer need.

Drobo B1200i storage solution can be found in the online VMware Solution Exchange (VSX) at solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/products/7800 .

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