The surest sign of success for the Tech Field Day event series is the return of past presenters and delegates. We are pleased to announce our first three-time Tech Field Day presenter: Data Robotics will make a third presentation as part of Tech Field Day 5!
Overland Storage is showing intriguing signs of life. Once relegated to OEM tape library duty, Overland received an injection of cash and (more importantly) talent this year. Now the company is stepping up the technology behind their SnapServer NAS array by acquiring scale-out file storage company, MaxiScale. They intend to bring the scalable capacity and performance normally associated with enterprise and high-performance computing systems to the mass market.
The DroboElite is the most fully featured storage array in the Data Robotics range of devices. Regular readers will know Iâ€™ve posted frequently on these devices, from the first Drobo â€œClassicâ€ to the DroboPro, both of which I own and have purchased myself. Data Robotics have kindly loaned me a DroboElite for this series of posts. As you will see, the top of the range model offers all the features the other models provide, plus the benefits of multi-user support.
The CEO Shuffle is in full force in the IT infrastructure industry. Geoff Barrall, founder and CEO of Data Robotics, recently stepped aside for Tom Buiocchi, and Alex Bakman of VKernel shifted to CTO, bringing in Doug McNary. Now Panasas and ParaScale are replacing their CEOs with industry veterans. The message is clear: The economy is improving, and investors want their portfolio companies to begin growing again.
On April 8, 2010, the Gestalt IT Tech Field Day Boston delegates sat down with Data Robotics. This discussion covered the company’s BeyondRAID technology and their Drobo product line. The session culminated with a roundtable discussion of the company, products, and market.
In November 2003, Data Robotics Inc. released two new products, the Drobo S and the Drobo Elite. Yesterday I was lucky enough to be invited to a closed session with the folks from Data Robotics as they had some interesting news about a new product they are announcing today called the Drobo FS.
Gestalt IT is pleased to announce the first date of 2010 in our ongoing series of Tech Field Day events. Our next event will convene in Boston, MA on April 8 and 9, engaging some of the most innovative and interesting IT infrastructure companies in Massachusetts.
It’s been a long, strange trip for Overland Storage. Best known in recent years for the tape backup libraries it sold through Hewlett-Packard, Overland is in the midst of an iSCSI-focused renovation at the hands of former Snap Appliance and Data Robotics execs. Could this reboot breathe new life into Overland as well as the SMB storage market it is focused on?
This is the second in a series of posts looking at the DroboPro from Data Robotics Inc.Â Previous post(s):
Review: DroboPro – Part I
Previously I discussed a few frustrations with connecting my new DroboPro to ESXi, the target environment for my new device.Â I’ve now managed to get the ‘Pro connected and visible within ESXi.Â See […]
See the Drobo in Action, a wide coverage of various Drobo Performance Stats. Here are some stats collected with running Drobo as a direct attached storage and using some benchmarking tools to compile these results. All the performance stats are collected using different criteriaâ€™s that can affect the performance of the Drobo. Also used various connection methods including USB and Firewire to obtain these stats.