Data Robotics unveils DroboPro SMB data storage system
Data Robotics introduced DroboPro, the first business class storage array that manages itself and delivers a radically simplified storage experience enhanced by advanced self-monitoring and self-healing functionality that enables small and medium businesses (SMBs) to maintain uptime in the face of constant data growth.
Built on the company's award-winning BeyondRAID virtualized storage platform, DroboPro provides enterprise-level business continuity features—including protection against multiple concurrent drive failures and no-downtime capacity expansion with thin provisioning—while eliminating the lock-in of traditional RAID configurations.
DroboPro with BeyondRAID offers IT managers the unprecedented flexibility to replace failed disks, upsize the capacity of disks, and with one click switch between single and dual disk redundancy without costly downtime. Providing the most straightforward user experience ever designed for business class storage, DroboPro enables companies to devote more resources to business growth and significantly less time and money to managing their storage. With DroboPro IT managers no longer have to make difficult and confining choices upfront about how to provision capacity for the future.
"At many businesses, IT managers are responsible for much more than just storage, let alone having to predict the future of their company's business and dynamic storage needs," said David Reinsel, group vice president, storage and semiconductors, at industry analyst firm IDC. "A forward-thinking approach to flexible and highly available data storage, like Data Robotics' DroboPro, not only should save IT managers capital and administrative costs, but also should provide them more time to focus on managing their front-end applications, such as Microsoft Small Business Server and Microsoft Exchange."
DroboPro Features and Benefits
- Up to 8 Disks for Instant Expansion to 16TB and Beyond
- No Headache Dual Disk Redundancy
- The Virtues of Smart Volumes
- Triple Interface Featuring iSCSI
- Rack Mount Ready, Desktop Quiet
Price and Availability
DroboPro is currently available starting at an entry price of $1299 MSRP, with multiple configurations to $3999 for a 16TB rack-mountable solution.