SOURCE: Drobo, Inc.

May 11, 2017 08:00 ET

Drobo 5C Wins Stevie® Award for Best New Product

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - May 11, 2017) - Drobo is pleased to announce that its Drobo 5C was awarded a Silver Stevie® Award in the New Products - Hardware Category in The 15th Annual American Business Awards today.

The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

As a self-managing solution, the Drobo 5C uses state-of-the-art, BeyondRAID™ technology to preserve simplicity for customers. The unique design and simplicity has made Drobo the best desktop storage solution for storing and protecting data. Drobo 5C allows the user to easily expand capacity by adding a mix of different size hard drives and brands, which eliminates the limitations found in traditional RAID systems. Utilizing a state-of-the-art USB Type-C connector, the 5C can be attached hassle-free to either a PC or a Mac. USB-C is compatible with both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0.

"Our customers are looking for a complete, worry-free solution and with the 5C, we are giving them fast, local storage to securely store and manage data," said Mihir Shah, CEO of Drobo. "Winning the Stevie Award is a great honor and confirms our commitment to building simple, yet innovative, high-performing products."

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning "crowned," the awards will be presented to winners at a Gala Ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

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.

"Each year the judges find the quality and variety of the nominations to be greater than the year before. The 2017 competition was intense and every organization that has won should be proud," said Michael Gallagher, President and Founder of the Stevie Awards.

Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners who were announced on May 2nd, 2017 are available at

About Drobo

Drobo makes award-winning storage solutions that provide an unprecedented combination of data protection, expandability, and ease of use. Based on the patented and proven BeyondRAID™ technology, Drobo delivers the best storage experience ever for hundreds of thousands of consumers, professionals, and businesses. For more information, visit our site.

Drobo, BeyondRAID, and the Drobo logo are trademarks of Drobo, Inc., which may be registered in some jurisdictions. All other trademarks used belong to their respective owners.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

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