Drobo Launches New DroboApp Platform to Expand Functionality with Third Party Applications

Platform Features 15 Popular Applications Including Plex, Barracuda Copy and ElephantDrive

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Dec. 17, 2013 – Drobo – maker of award-winning smart storage arrays – has launched a new DroboApp platform to deliver added functionality to the popular Drobo 5N network storage array that provides simple, affordable and expandable storage for consumers, connected homes, creative professionals and businesses.

“The Drobo 5N was designed to deliver the best file sharing experience available,” said Jim Sherhart, Vice President of Product Marketing, Drobo. “Extending the functionality with fully supported applications including Plex, Barracuda Copy and ElephantDrive demonstrates our commitment to enhancing value for our existing customers.”
The new DroboApp platform includes 15 initial applications with a wide range of functionality. Featured apps from Plex, Barracuda and ElephantDrive offer remote file access, unlimited cloud backup and integrated media serving while additional apps include iTunes music servers, BitTorrent clients, mail servers and web servers.

“Plex is excited about a fully integrated NAS plus Media Server solution for users to easily store, organize and stream their media,” said Shawn Eldridge, Vice President of Strategic Alliances.

“Given the exponential growth in personal media being generated today, the combination of Drobo and Plex is the perfect way for users to easily organize and play their media on any screen.”

“Our Copy file, sync and share platform makes it easy for customers to store, protect, sign and share files from anywhere,” said Rod Mathews, GM Storage, Barracuda. “The Drobo 5N is an excellent platform for extending these innovations and delivering easy, affordable and ubiquitous access for Drobo users.”

“Our goal is to partner with the leading providers of on-premise storage solutions to make enabling cloud backup, storage and sync as easy as possible,” said Michael Fisher, Co-Founder, ElephantDrive. “We know cloud solutions are most effective when coupled tightly with fast, reliable local storage and this integration with Drobo will make it easy for end users to get started.”

The Drobo 5N starts at $549 MSRP, can scale up to 20TB of capacity, supports an optional SSD for accelerated performance, and is available now from a global network of partners including Amazon, B&H Photo, NewEgg and TigerDirect.

DroboApps are available now and can be download at Drobo Apps.

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