Data Robotics launches DroboPro FS aimed at SMBs

Data Robotics launches DroboPro FS aimed at SMBs

Summary: Data Robotics launched the DroboPro FS, which aims to make it easier for small businesses to deploy network storage and offsite backup.

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Data Robotics on Tuesday launched the DroboPro FS, which aims to make it easier for small businesses to deploy network storage and offsite backup.

In a recent interview, Tom Buiocchi, CEO of Data Robotics, said the company is looking to target the small- to midsized-business market, which has largely been neglected by storage vendors.

The DroboPro FS includes:

  • Plug and play network sharing via Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac protocols.
  • Eight drive capacity with expansion to 16TB.
  • Automated offsite backup to another DroboPro FS. The drive will also connect to any SATA hard drive.
  • Two Gigabit Ethernet ports for network connections.
  • Self-healing technology where the DroboPro FS will put data back into a protected state.

The DroboPro FS starts at $1,999 with configurations to $3,299 for a 16TB bundle. CDW is selling the drives at launch.

Topics: Networking, Data Management, Emerging Tech, Hardware, Storage

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  • RE: Data Robotics launches DroboPro FS aimed at SMBs

    It has one major flaw with the iSCSI and Server 2008 that when the server reboots you lose any shares that you've created on the Drobo. Follow Data Robotic's fix and your server is toast. Learned this the hard way and didn't have a backup so we had to clean install. Repair doesn't work either. Also, if you choose the 2 disk reduncancy/failure option it will report to windows that there is 16 TB total storage when there's really only 10 TB. In my opinion it's not ready for SMB/Windows but works well in a virtual back end setup.
    ccaldwell@...
    • RE: Data Robotics launches DroboPro FS aimed at SMBs

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      Ndusel
  • Along the right lines but ...

    ... while I like the usability of the DROBO product range a lot (PC/server OEM's should copy it to a large extent) ...
    ... the cost is still far too high. I can buy whole servers for less than the cost of a DROBO.
    jacksonjohn