SOURCE: Connected Data

May 28, 2013 15:05 ET

Connected Data and Drobo Enter Into Merger Agreement

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - May 28, 2013) - Connected Data, a provider of elegantly designed storage solutions to share, access and protect data, and Drobo, maker of award-winning data storage products, today announced they have entered into a merger agreement.

Geoff Barrall, founder and CEO of Connected Data, was the original founder and former CEO of Drobo.

The companies are currently in a 30-day due diligence process.

About Connected Data
Connected Data is focused on providing elegantly designed storage solutions for consumers, professionals, and small businesses to privately share, access, and protect their data. The Connected Data team consists of the same professionals responsible for creating the high performance BlueArc Silicon Server and the popular Drobo storage array. Connected Data is privately funded and based in Santa Clara, California. For more information, visit

About Drobo
Drobo makes award-winning data storage products that provide an unprecedented combination of sophisticated data protection and management features, affordable capacity, and ease-of-use. Based on the patented and proven BeyondRAID™ technology, Drobo's ability to deliver "Big Storage in a Small Box" creates the best storage experience ever for hundreds of thousands of small and medium businesses and individual professionals worldwide, who use it to support their file backup and media archiving, server virtualization and email application needs. To learn more, visit or follow us on Twitter @drobo.

Connected Data, Transporter, the Connected Data logo, and the Transporter logo are trademarks of Connected Data, Inc., which may be registered in some jurisdictions.

Drobo, BeyondRAID, and the Drobo logo are trademarks of Drobo, Inc., which may be registered in some jurisdictions.

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