Data Robotics DroboPro FS Offers File Sharing, Offsite Storage
The company's BeyondRAID redundant storage technology is provided on the DroboPro FS storage solution.Automated storage specialist Data Robotics introduced the DroboPro FS, the newest member of the Drobo family of automated storage products. Building on the Drobo FS solution introduced in April 2010, the DroboPro FS with the newly integrated Drobo Sync application is designed to help enable small to medium-size businesses (SMBs) deploy network storage and offsite backup. DroboPro FS is currently available from select partners worldwide at a starting price of $2,1000, according to company information. DroboPro FS is based on BeyondRAID redundant storage technology, which fits in the same place of the software stack as traditional RAID between the file system and the driver. BeyondRAID chooses the correct RAID algorithm based on data protection needs at any given moment. Since the technology works at the block level, it can write blocks of data that alternate between data protection methodologies. The feature also allows IT managers to switch from single to dual disk redundancy with one click.
"We are reinventing storage solutions that meet the specific requirements of small business owners," said Tom Buiocchi, CEO of Data Robotics. "Your typical small business needs data storage and protection, but has limited budget and technical resources. We provide the smart alternative to the overly complex and expensive solutions being offered. The DroboPro FS delivers ease of use, functionality, and affordability that many small businesses did not know could exist in a single solution."