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Data Robotics Intros Drobo

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Data Robotics introduces Drobo, the first fully automated storage robot designed to ensure that data is always protected, storage capacity is unlimited and it is exceptionally easy to expand. Drobo limits the amount of human interaction required and includes some of the most advanced automated features available, including self-monitoring, self-healing and an easy-to-understand visual status and alert panel. With the introduction of Drobo, Data Robotics frees consumers and small businesses from the time-consuming chore of storage management, enabling them to focus more of their time on personal or professional interests.

Consumer and small business storage has entered the terabyte era and non-technical users are facing the daunting challenge of managing storage capacities equivalent to those in large businesses. Today, people are struggling with managing and protecting data across multiple external hard drives, and managing enterprise storage technologies like RAID. Both solutions have their drawbacks for creative professionals and consumers, who want to focus on something other than their IT infra-structure.

Enter Drobo, a storage robot that utilizes new automation technology from Data Robotics that provides a solution for those who need an effective and manageable alternative. Just plug it in, feed it with drives, and use it just like you would any external hard drive except this one is self-protecting, infinitely expandable, and requires no complex configuration or management. Drobo is designed to anticipate much of what can go wrong with digital storage and automatically monitors and repairs problems that put data at risk.

"After inventing enterprise storage technologies and building entire data centers, I understand how to store and protect data better than most," said Dr. Geoff Barrall, CEO and Co-Founder of Data Robotics. "But that didn't save me from losing irreplaceable personal data from a system crash at home. When I investigated what solutions were available, the only options were managing a growing number of external hard drives or managing RAID. That's when I realized there needed to be a better solution, and I began the development of Drobo."

Data Robotics Inc.