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Drobo: Smart Storage Solutions

In the constantly evolving IT industry, development of new trends and concepts are analyzed by businesses whilst carrying out research and product development to keep up with the relentless speed of technological advancement. Predicting the needs of consumers and providing them with the best solutions are the basic abilities every IT business should possess.

Mihir Shah, CEO & Member of the Board of Directors of Drobo, has a Bachelor’s in Science from the University of Southern California and an executive MBA from the University of California, and has completed additional PG programs at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

As the CEO of Drobo, Mihir and his team have grown revenues 50% sequentially, quarter over quarter. Mihir also serves on the Board of Directors of Enact Systems, Inc., a leading vertical SaaS company focused on the renewable energy industry. Before joining Drobo, he held senior positions at BlueFin Technologies (as a CEO), Brocade (MD and VP), IBM (Corporate Development, Finance, and Sales). Mihir has completed over 50 acquisitions and investments in his career that total more than $5B USD in value.

Enhanced Data Protection and Application Service-Level Optimization
Drobo has developed award-winning data storage products for businesses and individual professionals which provide an unprecedented combination of sophisticated data protection and management features, with affordable capacity, and ease-of-use. The product family includes the Mini, Drobo (4 Bay), 5D, 5N, B810n, B810i, and B1200i, and the user can choose the one according to your purpose, connection, and storage type.

DroboApps are a set of applications that extend the capabilities of the Drobo 5N and Drobo B810n. It enables services such as DroboAccess, Koken, and WordPress to be accessed remotely in a secure fashion.

Hybrid storage solutions are designed to provide the speed of solid state drives (SSD’s) with the efficiency and cost advantage of high capacity hard disks.

BeyondRAID® by Drobo leaves the limitations of traditional RAID behind while unifying simplicity, enhanced protection, reliability, and expandability. With this technology, the user can expand capacity on the fly by adding new drives, or replacing smaller drives with larger ones. All this is done with zero downtime.

Drobo is indeed the perfect device to ensure the user’s valuable media files are safe and available. Furthermore, users can leverage the simplicity and power of a Drobo to meet the data protection requirements. Drobo enables its users to protect all of the local data using the usual backup software. Also, deploying a replication strategy with Drobo to securely copy the data offsite, is one way to ensure that the user will always have access to data ensuring business continuity.

Drobo products seamlessly integrate with virtualization architectures of customers to provide storage for critical applications. Those with the needs of backing up critical business assets, protection of virtualization infrastructure, or creation of a disaster recovery plan, can rely on Drobo. Notable customers of Drobo include ABC, Chevron, Stanford University, Disney, and Photofocus.