Drobo: SSD Tiering For SMB Customers
A new SSD tier in the Drobo B1200i storage system boosts IO performance up to 300 percent so customers can take advantage of hard drive capacities and SSD performance in a single storage system. San Jose, Calif.-based Drobo’s patent-pending automated data-tiering automatically utilizes SSDs alongside hard disk drives so that a small number of SSDs will accelerate all applications automatically in a breakthrough fashion. Drobo said the mix provides VMware virtual servers and their applications with the IO performance they need. The new B1200i SSD is suited for use as primary storage for up to 250 users, or as tier-two storage and backup for departments in larger organizations.