SOURCE: Data Robotics, Inc.

Data Robotics, Inc.

June 22, 2009 06:00 ET

Data Robotics Named a CRN Emerging Technology Vendor

Company Chosen for Its 100 Percent Channel Delivery of Industry's Most Easily Managed Data Storage Solutions

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - June 22, 2009) - Data Robotics, the company that is changing the way the world stores and protects digital content, today announced it has been selected by Everything Channel as a CRN Emerging Technology Vendor. Data Robotics was chosen for its thoughtfully engineered data storage solutions for prosumers and small and medium sized businesses. The company was also recognized for its 100 percent channel business model, which offers fresh incentives to its partners on an ongoing basis. The company's Drobo™ and DroboPro™ solutions combine the most straightforward user experience available in data storage with robust feature sets and no-downtime scalability -- all at the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry. CRN's Emerging Technology Vendor list captures companies that are delivering high margins for solution providers with innovative and easy-to-use technology that undercuts industry giants.

Data Robotics' revolutionary BeyondRAID™ technology frees professionals from making the difficult and confining choice of which RAID level to deploy by providing an unprecedented combination of advanced features and automation. Features include single and dual disk redundancy, instant capacity expansion, self-monitoring, data awareness, self-healing, and an easy-to-understand visual status and alert panel.

"Solution providers seek out innovative vendors that create new and innovative ideas to help them build revenue and customer loyalty. Our Emerging Tech list is where solution providers go to find these vendors. We congratulate all of the vendors for their innovation and creativity and their commitment to the technology sales channel," said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel.

The vendors who make the CRN Emerging Technology Vendor list were founded in 2001 or later, have revenue under $1 billion and have an active U.S. channel strategy. Final selection to the Emerging Technology Vendor list was made by the CRN editorial team after a review of submitted information.

"Since the company began in 2005, Data Robotics' strategy has been to manage our sales 100 percent through the channel, act as a trusted partner, and amply reward those who sell our solutions," said Dr. Geoff Barrall, CEO and founder of Data Robotics. "We value the strong relationships we have with our partners, as they have been instrumental in our success, and appreciate CRN for recognizing our company as an emerging leader."

Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)

Everything Channel is the one-stop shop for accessing, enabling, managing and accelerating technology sales channels. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative sales and marketing solutions to arm the sellers of technology with the resources they need to achieve measurable and significant results.

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About Data Robotics

Data Robotics, the company that is changing the way the world stores digital content, develops automated storage products designed to ensure data is always protected, accessible and simple to manage. The award-winning Drobo® storage arrays are the first to provide the protection of traditional RAID without the complexity. The revolutionary BeyondRAID technology frees users from making the difficult and confining choice of "Which RAID level to deploy?" by providing an unprecedented combination of advanced features and automation, including single and dual disk redundancy, instant expansion, self-monitoring, data awareness, self-healing, and an easy-to-understand visual status and alert panel. For more information, visit Data Robotics at www.datarobotics.com.

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