Drobo B1200i Wins Gold at 2012 ABA Stevie Awards

Drobo honored as Gold Stevie Award Winner in 2012 American Business Awards

SAN JOSE, CA – September 18, 2012 – Drobo, maker of award-winning data storage products for businesses and professionals, was selected as the Gold Stevie® Award winner in the Best New Product or Service for Storage Hardware category. Built on proven BeyondRAID™ technology, coupled with new and innovative Automated Data-Aware Tiering, the Drobo B1200i delivers a level of automation and technical sophistication usually reserved for more expensive enterprise solutions. The award was presented at The 10th Annual American Business AwardsSM gala banquet on Monday, Sept. 17, at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. More than 200 nominees and their guests attended.

This award comes on the heels of Drobo’s recent refresh of their product line to include SSD capabilities, giving it a boost in performance by up to 300 percent over previous versions. Utilizing both SDD and HDD technology for better performance and affordability, the Drobo B1200i continues to make waves in storage for SMB and departments in larger enterprises. In additional, the product now has VMware Ready™ status with vSphere 5.0 certification and can be found on the VMware Solution Exchange (VSX) at https://solutionexchange.vmware.com/store/products/7800.

“The Drobo B1200i with SSDs and data-aware tiering is our flagship product, and winning a Stevie Award further validates our commitment to provide innovative storage solutions with exceptional capacity, performance and value to assist our SMB and professional customers in achieving their business goals,” said Tom Buiocchi, CEO of Drobo.

More than 3,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Most Innovative Company of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, and Executive of the Year.

“We’re delighted to recognize so many innovative companies, new products, technical achievements, and technology executives in the ABA’s new product and tech awards categories,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “It’s gratifying and inspiring to have received so many remarkable entries for this year’s competition. We look forward to staging this event in San Francisco for years to come.”

Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners who were announced on September 17 are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.

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