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Helping SMBs Take Back Control of Their Data With Drobo

Working at an SMB, you probably don’t need to be told that data volumes are continuing to rise and show no signs of slowing down. In fact, with more critical digital information residing on IT networks than ever before, it’s sometimes difficult to know the best way to keep it safe while also maintaining access for authorized personnel.

SMBs across many different sectors of the economy including healthcare, education and government have a particular legal obligation and responsibility to protect the confidential information they hold—whether it pertains to students, teachers, citizens or patients. But maintaining confidentiality is only one item on an SMB’s ever-expanding daily data to-do list. For most SMBs developing and sustaining a robust disaster recovery strategy requires daily attention too. After all, the thought of having to spend vast amounts of time re-entering lost data or re-creating a complex project from scratch because of a failed drive is too terrible to consider.

“Some of Drobo’s SMB customers have been able to cut their storage costs up to 70% after 2-3 years of use.”

Offsite Backup

Whatever sector of the economy you work in, Drobo offers a solution to these challenges. Drobo Disaster Recovery (DroboDR), can back up an SMB’s entire server safely and securely to an offsite location, while also delivering fast recoverability with just a couple of clicks. Whether it’s an archived creative project, image library, research paper, departmental data, student test results or sensitive clinical information, it’s always secure and always protected. Drobo is also able to safeguard against multiple hard drive failures, giving the opportunity to switch out faulty drives without data loss or downtime.

Remote Backup

When it comes to accessing data on the go, Drobo has the tools to keep SMB team members agile and responsive. With the DroboAccess app for web and mobile devices, it’s possible to upload, access and share files from the office via a secure and end-to-end encrypted network—keeping everyone connected while they’re on the move.

Simple Management

And then it’s time for the intensive task of system administration—often the bane of working at a small organization and sharing IT responsibilities. Fortunately, Drobo’s BeyondRAID technology makes storing and managing data simple. It delivers all the benefits of RAID but at a competitive price point and without all the hassle—particularly important when there is probably a very limited number of IT staff on-site. By cutting system admin time, Drobo enables the core team to focus on strategic business activities.

Which Drobo solution is right for you?

  • Drobo Direct Attached Storage (DAS) offers reliable on-premise storage and the ability to back up terabytes of data in order to speed up and protect your workflow.
  • Drobo Network Attached Storage (NAS) is ideal for data sharing, secure backup, remote access and disaster recovery.
  • Drobo iSCSI Storage Area Network (SAN) allows you to build a scalable backup server or expand your storage to your existing file servers.

Whichever option you select, you can be sure you’re choosing one of the easiest-to-manage storage solutions on the market. Drobo is also extremely cost-effective, requiring low, up-front expenditure and delivering exceptional value over time. Indeed, some of Drobo’s SMB customers have been able to cut their storage costs up to 70% after 2-3 years of use.

All in all, don’t delay—take back control of your data today with Drobo!