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Drobo and Veeam Deliver Optimized Data Protection Solution for VMware Customers

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Industry Leaders Combine Best-In-Class Products to Provide Easier, More Affordable Backup and Replication for Virtualized Environments

SAN JOSE, Calif. - August 29, 2011 - Drobo, makers of award-winning data storage products for businesses and professionals, today announced that it has collaborated with Veeam Software, innovative provider of VMware data protection, disaster recovery and VMware management solutions for virtual datacenter environments, to deliver a simple and affordable data protection solution for small and medium businesses (SMBs). The joint solution between Drobo's SAN storage for business product line and Veeam's Backup and Replication software provides SMB customers with a comprehensive storage, backup and replication solution for production VMware environments.

"The Drobo B800i or B1200i combined with Veeam is a 'dream team' combination for VMware backup and replication," said Charles Bass, vice president of vendor relations and strategic accounts for storage distributor Promark Technology. "It's a proven solution -- there are hundreds, if not thousands of small and medium business customers already using Drobo and Veeam together. Drobo delivers automated on-site data protection; Veeam adds industry-leading backup and replication software, and both are VMware Ready Certified technologies. What more could you ask for?"

"Drobo is committed to ensuring customers have access to the best software solutions for VMware backup and replication, and Veeam has clear industry recognition as a leader in the space," said Tom Buiocchi, CEO of Drobo. "We're excited to be a part of such a compelling solution that many of our mutual customers have already deployed and endorsed."

Drobo's business products are currently the storage of choice for over 25,000 business customers, and Veeam's Backup and Replication software protects more than 1.5 million virtual machines worldwide.

"We've relied on Drobo for disk-based backup for our VMware environments, and Veeam supplemented the built-in Drobo capabilities with great software-based replication for VMware," said Rick Louie, Director of Infrastructure at OnTargetJobs. "We believe that these two products together create the best value on the market, and their responsiveness to our requests for mutual certification prove we've made the right investment."

Drobo products, known for being uniquely automated, application-driven and affordable, are based on patented BeyondRAID™ technology and certified for use with VMware, Veeam, and other leading technology products. Drobo's most recent SAN Storage for Business product, the model B1200i, further extends the company's technological innovation with the introduction of automated data-aware tiering.

Drobo will be demonstrating these solutions, including the new Drobo model B1200i, at VMworld booth 1153 in Las Vegas August 29th thru September 1st.

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