Monday, November 21, 2011

One of Drobo FS drawbacks is its inability to be accessed outside of a local area network (LAN). Many NAS servers today have this functionality built-in along with tons of other features that allow mobile users to access their data from abroad. Today, Drobo answered that call in a way with its partnership with Pogoplug, the popular way to make ones data easily accessible on the Internet. Drobo calls it Personal Cloud and will give user 10GB of free cloud storage in addition to instant access to their Drobo unit. All it takes is a software download for either your Mac or Windows machine and you’ll be off and rolling.

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – Nov. 21, 2011 – Drobo http://www.drobo.com , makers of award-winning data storage products for businesses and professionals, and Pogoplug, creators of the award-winning line of streaming and sharing devices, today announced a partnership to deliver a comprehensive personal cloud solution for anytime, anywhere access to files. Drobo customers will have access to free cloud storage, remote file access and digital media streaming using Pogoplug Cloud, a new service announced last week.

Using Pogoplug Cloud, customers can turn their Drobo into a multi-terabyte private cloud that provides secure, remote access to their entire digital library of documents, movies, photographs, games and music files. The agreement between Drobo and Pogoplug also provides Drobo users with 10GB of free public cloud storage – ideal for syncing valuable files between Drobo and the cloud.

“Small businesses, professionals, and consumers already store large collections of files on their Drobo,” said Tom Buiocchi, CEO of Drobo. “Adding remote access, media streaming and other cloud capabilities turns the Drobo into the ultimate personal cloud – combining the simple, reliable storage Drobo users have come to expect with the flexibility and freedom of the cloud.”

Designed specifically for customers who require storage capacity without the complexity and price of legacy storage, Drobo delivers sophisticated yet easy-to-use and affordable storage solutions for professionals and businesses. Every Drobo is powered by the patented BeyondRAID technology that automates traditional storage challenges such as data protection, capacity expansion, and application performance optimization.

“Digital media content has exploded as a major part of our lives, but requires huge amounts of storage, ” said Daniel Putterman, CEO and co-founder of Cloud Engines. “The partnership with Drobo delivers a seamless hybrid cloud experience for professionals and consumers alike to access and stream stored digital media and personal content.”

Pogoplug Cloud, delivered by Cloud Engines, has changed the way personal content is stored and delivered over the Internet with the advent of its personal cloud. Pogoplug Cloud provides secure storage of digital media from any location, enabling users to access, share and stream their content from a mobile or connected device. Together Drobo and Pogoplug Cloud offer customers with large personal media files remote access to these files under the security of linking a Drobo appliance to a personal cloud.

Customers interested in the new offering can find more information at http://www.drobo.com/pogoplug.

About Drobo
Drobo makes award-winning data storage products that provide sophisticated data protection and management features, affordable capacity and ease-of-use for small and medium businesses (SMBs) and professionals. Delivering “Big Storage in a Small Box” to hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide, Drobo solves the three storage challenges – data protection, capacity adjustment, and application service level optimization – all in one box, through patented BeyondRAID™ technology, thin provisioning, reclamation and automated data-aware tiering. To learn more, visit www.drobo.com http://www.drobo.com or follow us on Twitter @drobo.

About Pogoplug
Pogoplug is cloud storage for your mobile life. The service enables users to store, share and stream personal content from any mobile device. Pogoplug is the only service that provides flexible expansion options by allowing users to purchase additional cloud-based storage or to host a private, unlimited cloud for no monthly fees by purchasing a Pogoplug device.

Pogoplug is led by experienced entrepreneurs from the digital media and security space and backed by Foundry Group, Softbank and Morgan Stanley. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with a satellite office in Tel Aviv. For more information, please visit www.pogoplug.com.


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