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.
The lack of VMware VMFS support in the Drobo is disappointing, but using DroboPro with Hyper-V is much more rewarding. Thin Provisioning is back on the agenda; Hyper-V uses NTFS to store hypervisor guests, making it perfect for use with DroboPro.
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.
Thanks to everyone, the Gestalt IT Tech Field Day was an amazing success. In fact, we were so pleased with it that we are already planning Tech Field Day 2!
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Coming out of stealth at VMworld 2009 in San Francisco, startup EvoStor exemplifies this new virtualization-optimized storage concept. Taking existing storage concepts like scale-out grid and automated storage layout, EvoStor’s offering is designed exclusively to support the VMware vSphere platform.