February 08, 2011 08:35 ET

Drobo Proves to Be a Diamond in the Traditional Storage Rough

Small and Medium Businesses Benefit From the 'Best Storage Experience Ever' With Drobo's New Business Family of Products

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - February 8, 2011) - Drobo, makers of the award-winning data storage products for businesses and professionals, today announced passing the milestone of 150,000 customers in conjunction with the introduction of its new business family of Drobo products. Drobo solutions continue to meet the need for affordable, easy-to-use data storage, protection and expansion in small and medium businesses (SMB) worldwide. 

Businesses including Beltane Web Services, Elite Food Company, J&S Networks and Stewart and Associates benefit from Drobo's enhanced capacity, connectivity and capabilities -- the "three C's of storage" -- designed with the SMB in mind. With customers spanning various industries including education, healthcare, design and creative, Drobo's storage suite was built to meet the needs of businesses with fewer than 250 employees as a flexible and scalable solution designed to suit this market's particular storage challenges.

"A clear and welcome alternative to the traditional 'big-box storage mentality,' Drobo's business line puts data availability and control in the hands of the small business that don't have a full IT team or large budget," said Tom Buiocchi, CEO at Drobo. "Drobo also remains the easiest-to-use and most affordable robust storage implementation in the industry without sacrificing crucial capabilities like thin provisioning, deprovisioning and virtual tiering. With our new family of business products, SMBs can now have it all -- sophisticated technology, affordable capacity and usability -- in one box."

Customers Praise 'The Drobo Experience'
"The Drobo provided the ability to reduce administrative overhead and grow storage capacity without the downtime," said Jeffrey Cochran, CEO of J&S Networks. "The Drobo is the best scalable storage on the market today! In fact, I've had such a great experience I recently purchased another Drobo for my business."

"If you want a cost-effective storage system that provides increased security for your backups, along with a valuable disaster recovery solution, buy a Drobo," said Bill Tomlinson, CIO of Stewart and Associates.

Derek Kruger, IT manager for Beltane Web Services said, "Drobo offers the best bang for the buck. Perfect for the SMB space as it reduces storage management to 'which size disks should I buy?' and it doesn't get any easier than that!"

According to Dylan McCullough, systems administrator for Elite Food Company, "The Drobo simplifies SAN management to a point where the average IT tech can easily manage and deploy a volume to a host when needed."

To learn more about how Drobo is accelerating SMB storage adoption, visit the online Drobo video page at to hear it straight from our customers or visit to read some of our SMB success stories.

About Drobo
Drobo makes award-winning data storage products for Small and Medium Businesses and Individual professionals 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 small and medium businesses and hundreds of thousands of 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.

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Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Kelly Indrieri
    Kulesa Faul for Drobo
    (650) 340-1983