Drobo Makes iSCSI Easy

Drobo Makes iSCSI Easy

Setting up an iSCSI can be a daunting task, if you’re using a traditional storage area network (SAN) array. You have to know quite a bit about the underlying technology to successfully map it to your host. It’s not for the faint heart, to be sure. As with everything, Drobo wasn’t satisfied with the statusContinue Reading

Lago Vista ISD Uses Drobo for Virtualized Storage; Saves $25,000

Lago Vista ISD Uses Drobo for Virtualized Storage; Saves $25,000

Our case studies are typically posted on Drobo Reviews, but we thought the readers of Drobo Business would enjoy this too: The Lago Vista Independent School District (LVISD) is a small school district that has earned an overall exemplary rating from the Texas Education Agency. They are small (1,100 students), but they have some veryContinue Reading

Top Blogs from Drobo Business

Top Blogs from Drobo Business

Top 5 Drobo Business Blogs Drobo designs data storage that provide business and individual professionals an unparalleled combination of sophisticated data protection, ease-of-use and affordable capacity.  Our business blog is setup to keep customers informed of product releases and updates as they become available as well as focus on our current line of business productsContinue Reading

Drobo – Server Virtualization in Small Businesses is Closer Than You Might Think

Drobo – Server Virtualization in Small Businesses is Closer Than You Might Think

It is likely clear to most everyone today, Drobo users especially, that businesses of all sizes receive great benefits from virtualizing their servers. This has been a trend for several years, but not all small businesses have made the change. The clear cost-saving benefit from reducing the number of servers is huge for business managers.Continue Reading

Drobo – The Storage Solutions for Business that You Want are Already There

Drobo – The Storage Solutions for Business that You Want are Already There

Among the many storage solutions for business, disaster recovery to another location is the one most requested by companies we work with, regardless of size. Disasters happen, and while many businesses have a satisfactory backup solution in place (especially those using Drobo), DR is something many users just don’t have locked-in, particularly the smaller theContinue Reading

Drobo: Off-Site Backup and DR in a Small Businesses – What Type of Cloud Storage is Best?

Drobo: Off-Site Backup and DR in a Small Businesses – What Type of Cloud Storage is Best?

Neither cumulus nor cirrus, the choice for off-site backup seems to be between public, private, or hybrid cloud. It is easy to talk about cloud for big businesses, but what about for small businesses?  Using an approach that is other than cloud, such as tape vaulting, can certainly meet the requirement of being off-site, butContinue Reading

Data Storage for Medium-Size Business: My Other SAN is a Drobo

Data Storage for Medium-Size Business: My Other SAN is a Drobo

These days, most businesses have Tier I storage from big suppliers such as Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, and NetApp. A lot of it, actually. They probably buy more of this data storage every year, and it works very well, but is also quite expensive. If you believe what the analysts say, less than 25 percentContinue Reading

Drobo: IT Storage for Small Business: Experts Optional

Drobo: IT Storage for Small Business: Experts Optional

Storage is one of the four “essential elements” of IT infrastructure, along with platform software, servers, and networking.  It is the end of the line, typically bottom of the diagram, and not the focus of a needs assessment by itself.  Heck, in small business IT, storage is often the last thing anyone thinks about. DrobosContinue Reading

Drobo: Using Drobo iSCSI with VMWare

Drobo: Using Drobo iSCSI with VMWare

As a Drobo Solutions Architect, I assist our customers in the design and sizing of their virtualization storage infrastructure.  Even the smallest SMBs are dipping their toes into the virtualization waters to take advantage of its increased flexibility and simplified management. For customers who are new to virtualization or are battling with the limitations ofContinue Reading

Drobo Data Storage: Capacity Planning – Making it Easy using Technology

Drobo Data Storage: Capacity Planning – Making it Easy using Technology

Drobo offers capacity planning and makes it easy for using technology. Determining the amount of total data storage you need is just not an easy thing to do.  Can anyone accurately forecast how data for each application will grow this year?  Best guess maybe, and there is no way to forecast the configuration of your dataContinue Reading