The Drobo model B1200i combines the most advanced storage technology with Drobo ease-of-use and affordability. Designed for business applications such as VMware, Microsoft Exchange, and backup, the Drobo B1200i offers another fundamental breakthrough with Automated Data-Aware Tiering technology. This innovation enables Drobo to automatically optimize performance over a mix of SAS and SSD drives within a single chassis. Performance levels adapt to your workloads in real time (no knobs, no tuning, no waiting), making it truly application-driven, not admin-driven! The Drobo B1200i also includes 12-bay SAN (iSCSI-attached) capabilities for up to 24TB, with dual redundant power and other hardware redundancy, patented BeyondRAID technology for the world's most automated data protection, as well as thin provisioning and thin reclamation capabilities to optimize your capacity and expandability needs.
A Drobo B1200i iSCSI array can hold up to 36 TB of raw storage and beyond. To add capacity, simply insert a hard drive or replace your smallest drive with a larger one, even when all drive bays are full. Unlike traditional RAID systems, the BeyondRAID technology in Drobo enables you to leverage different drive capacities, allowing for continuous expansion as larger drives become available. With Drobo, expansion is automatic and instantaneous and access to data is always maintained, all while protecting you from two simultaneous drive failures.
Automated Data-Aware Tiering
The Drobo B1200i moves beyond the days of manually tuning an array for applications that have different storage requirements. Automated Data-Aware Tiering leverages high-capacity hard disk drives (HDDs) paired with high-performance solid state drives (SSDs) to deliver application-optimized storage that requires no manual tuning.
Smart volumes with thin provisioning
The timesaving smart volume management technology with thin provisioning integrated into the Drobo B1200i allows volumes to pull storage from the common pool of disks rather than a specific physical disk allocation. The labor of resizing and migrating volumes is replaced with the simplicity of intelligent engineering.
Designed for IT environments
The B1200i is the Drobo with serviceable modular components. This hardware design provides a removable controller card; dual-redundant, hot-swappable power supplies; and a hot-swappable cooling fan unit. You can source field replaceable units in advance in case of a single hardware component failure, to ensure high uptimes. This delivers the higher level of availability demanded by virtualized IT environments.
Optimizing business applicationsProduct Highlights
Similar to business applications, Drobo is ideal for building your first server virtualization cluster, highly available email server, or scalable backup server. Drobo technology has been certified for VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer, Symantec Backup Exec, and Veeam Backup environments.
In The Box
- Thin Provisioning & Reclamation
- Mixed Drive Utilization
- Single or Dual Disk Redundancy
- Dual Power & Cooling
- Modular Design for field replacement
- Rackmount ready
- Drobo B1200i
- 9 X 2TB SAS drives
- 3 X 200GB SSDs
- Rack mount installation guide
- Rack mount parts
- 2 x 6 ft power cords
- Getting Started Guide (printed)
- Resource CD, which includes Drobo Dashboard application