BeyondRAID – RAID Without Regrets<br />IP Expo<br />October 2010<br />Paul Thackeray – VP/GM of EMEA<br />
Agenda<br />Business Challenges of SMBs<br />Limitations of Traditional RAID<br />Key Benefits of BeyondRAID<br />About Da...
Business Challenges of SMBs<br />Data storage is too complex to manage – requires the ability to predict future storage ne...
There is a need for safe, expandable storage…<br />Small and Medium Business Applications<br />Small and Medium Business S...
…Yet RAID remains the only alternative<br />
Traditional RAID<br /><ul><li>Protection Against Hard Drive Failure</li></ul>however.........<br /><ul><li>Complicated to ...
Difficult to Expand
Inflexible - Requires Identical Drives
Inefficient - Requires Dedicated Hot Spare
Antiquated – 25 Year Old Technology</li></li></ul><li>What if you could...<br /><ul><li>Not have to configure or manage RA...
Switch between RAID levels with a single click
Utilize any size drive from any manufacturer
Instantly expand by adding a larger drive
Never have to manage capacity at the volume level
Have RAID arrays that manage and heal themselves</li></li></ul><li>BeyondRAID – RAID Without Regrets<br />Heterogeneous – ...
BeyondRAID vs. Traditional RAID<br />
Not All Thin Provisioning is Created Equal<br />RAID<br />BeyondRAID<br />Most thin provisioning pulls storage from specif...
About Data Robotics<br />
Ease of use<br />Provide SMB and Departmental Enterprise customers with the best storage experience ever<br /><ul><li>Easi...
Affordability for the value that is unprecedented
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Most businesses pride themselves on being technically aware and using the latest technologies. Why then are most companies basing their storage strategies on 25 year old technology? This presentation will investigate the disadvantages of traditional RAID and introduce technology that goes BeyondRAID. Already adopted by more than 150,000 organisations worldwide, BeyondRAID(tm) leverages the benefits of traditional RAID systems, while leaving many of the limitations behind. This next-generation of redundant storage technology brings together safety, reliability, expandability, efficiency and ease-of-use.

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    1. 1. BeyondRAID – RAID Without Regrets<br />IP Expo<br />October 2010<br />Paul Thackeray – VP/GM of EMEA<br />
    2. 2. Agenda<br />Business Challenges of SMBs<br />Limitations of Traditional RAID<br />Key Benefits of BeyondRAID<br />About Data Robotics<br />
    3. 3. Business Challenges of SMBs<br />Data storage is too complex to manage – requires the ability to predict future storage needs<br />Storage failure cause downtime and massive loss of productivity and revenue<br />Limited budgets are not sufficient to keep up with exploding data growth - SMB storage continues to be overpriced<br />Small, overworked IT staff tend to be generalists and are unlikely to have in-depth knowledge of storage<br />
    4. 4. There is a need for safe, expandable storage…<br />Small and Medium Business Applications<br />Small and Medium Business Servers<br />SoHo and Remote Workers<br />Digital Home <br />Theatre Media <br />Center PC<br />Hi-Def<br />External Storage Solutions<br />
    5. 5. …Yet RAID remains the only alternative<br />
    6. 6. Traditional RAID<br /><ul><li>Protection Against Hard Drive Failure</li></ul>however.........<br /><ul><li>Complicated to Configure
    7. 7. Difficult to Expand
    8. 8. Inflexible - Requires Identical Drives
    9. 9. Inefficient - Requires Dedicated Hot Spare
    10. 10. Antiquated – 25 Year Old Technology</li></li></ul><li>What if you could...<br /><ul><li>Not have to configure or manage RAID levels
    11. 11. Switch between RAID levels with a single click
    12. 12. Utilize any size drive from any manufacturer
    13. 13. Instantly expand by adding a larger drive
    14. 14. Never have to manage capacity at the volume level
    15. 15. Have RAID arrays that manage and heal themselves</li></li></ul><li>BeyondRAID – RAID Without Regrets<br />Heterogeneous – mix drive sizes, vendors<br />Auto detecting and configuring<br />Instant expansion<br />Self-healing<br />Change between RAID levels instantly<br />No provisioning required, ever<br />No skilled management required<br />Determine real usage at a glance - “data aware”<br />Operations (e.g. rebuilds) happen much more quickly<br />
    16. 16. BeyondRAID vs. Traditional RAID<br />
    17. 17. Not All Thin Provisioning is Created Equal<br />RAID<br />BeyondRAID<br />Most thin provisioning pulls storage from specific drives<br />Still requires LUN-level capacity management<br />Limited-to-no ability to reclaim blocks from deleted data<br />Smart Volumes pull storage from common pool of drives<br />Common pool eliminates need for LUN-level capacity management<br />Smart Volumes “stay thin” by reclaiming deleted data blocks<br />SV 2<br />LUN 2<br />LUN 1<br />SV 3<br />LUN 3<br />SV 1<br />90%<br />Full<br />15%<br />Full<br />25%<br />Full<br />Common<br />Drive Pool<br />
    18. 18. About Data Robotics<br />
    19. 19. Ease of use<br />Provide SMB and Departmental Enterprise customers with the best storage experience ever<br /><ul><li>Easier to use and manage
    20. 20. Affordability for the value that is unprecedented
    21. 21. Safer and smarter regarding data protection
    22. 22. Expandable in an easy and perpetual manner</li></ul>Affordability<br />Security <br />Expandability<br />Drobo Value Proposition<br />
    23. 23. Rapid Growth<br />Shipped first product mid-2007<br />100% year-year growth rates<br />>150,000 units sold<br />>50 Industry Awards<br />Started with Prosumers and Creative Professionals<br />Expansion to business (SOHO, SMB) products<br />Global: Offices in UK, US, Germany, Singapore<br />
    24. 24. Drobo Customers Range Beyond the SMB<br />Business<br />Government<br />Education<br />
    25. 25. Data Robotics Business Products<br />New<br />
    26. 26. Award-Winning DroboPro<br />Single server storage for creative professionals and SMBs<br />Over 10,000 units installed<br />iSCSI, FireWire, and USB interfaces<br />Eight (8) drive capacity<br />Supports up to 16 Smart Volumes<br />Single or dual-drive redundancy<br />Ideal for single server storage, disk-based backup, or online archive<br />16<br />16<br />
    27. 27. Customer Validation of BenefitsDroboPro<br />
    28. 28. DroboElite – World’s First Self-Managing iSCSI SAN<br />Multiple server storage for SMBs and departments<br />Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports offer best-in-class performance<br />Eight (8) drive capacity with single or dual drive redundancy<br />Supports up to 255 Smart Volumes and up to 16 hosts<br />Symantec and VMware Certified<br />Perfect for email storage (<100 mailboxes), virtual machine storage, disk-based backup, multiple-machine media editing<br />Savings up to 90% compared to other iSCSI solutions<br />
    29. 29. Customer Validation of BenefitsDroboElite<br />
    30. 30. Upgrade<br />Forever<br />Simple<br />Management <br />Data<br />Aware<br />Pay As <br />You Grow<br />Mix n’ Match<br />Drives<br />20<br />

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