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Podcast 2: Tech Field Day Drobo Roundtable

  1. Podcast 1: Gestalt IT Tech Field Day Overview
  2. Podcast 2: Tech Field Day Drobo Roundtable
  3. Podcast 3: Tech Field Day VKernel Roundtable
  4. Podcast 4: Virtual Field Day Nimbus Roundtable
  5. Podcast 5: HP Roundtable at Tech Field Day
  6. Podcast 6: Stack Wars Roundtable 1
  7. Podcast 7: Stack Wars Roundtable 2
  8. Podcast 8: Symantec Application HA, VirtualStore, and NetBackup 7
  9. Podcast 9: Compellent Roundtable at Tech Field Day
  10. Talking Cloud Storage Gateways With Nasuni and Cirtas
  11. Podcast 11: Why do we have Wi-Fi controllers in the enterprise?

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.

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Topics of discussion included the new Drobo FS NAS product, market positioning and pricing of the Drobo product line, the pros and cons of pluggable apps versus integrated features, and the position of the original direct-attached Drobo. Delegates also weigh in on the “Drobo of their dreams,” a rack-mountable enterprise product with BeyondRAID, redundant power supplies, and multiple iSCSI and NAS connections.

About the author

Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.


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