Tag: Drobo

Drobo, the other SAN.

During the last Storage Field Day we met an interesting SOHO/ROBO-focused storage company called Drobo. Drobo was the talk of the town a few years ago when their first 4-bay RAID array stunned the home storage enthusiasts with their BeyondRAID technology, that enabled a very smart use of those drives laying around the house giving the user the power to mix & match different drive sizes using a technology once found only on high-end storage arrays. Here’s a video recorded during Storage Field Day that shows how BeyondRAID works. After this breakthrough, Drobo slowly sneaked into the SOHO market...

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Storage Field Day #1 and Solid State Storage Symposium in California next week

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been selected as a Tech Field Day delegate once again, this time for the first Storage Field Day, the first storage-focused Tech Field Day event that will take place in the surroundings of San Jose, CA on April 26/27th. We will meet eight very interesting companies: Kaminario (@Kaminario), Nimbus Data (@NimbusData), Drobo (@Drobo), Coraid (@Coraid), Dell (@Dell_Storage), Brocade (@BRCDcomm), Tintri (@TintriInc), PureStorage (@PureStorage) while Quest Software (@Quest) will sponsor the party on Thursday night. Many of them have interesting cutting-edge products based on SSD technology, that has been the talk of the town...

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