As someone that spend most of his career in the SMB space, I understand the unique challenges faced by SMBs. Recently, Drobo, the maker of SMB-focused storage equipment, contacted me and asked if I’d be interested in hosting a free-form discussion about storage in the SMB space. I jumped at the opportunity. Most analysis on technology and trends is Enterprise-focused. Fact is virtualization is used by shops of all sizes, and the biggest area of challenge has become storage. IT folks value practical advice and info, some of which applies to everyone, little of which applies to the smallest shops.
This live chat 9-9:30AM PDT on Friday 9/21 will be hosted by expert Scott Lowe with the 1610 Group along with Mario Blandini, Chief Evangelist with Drobo. No PPT, several survey questions, lots of analysis and advice from Scott breaking-down the results of the live poll. Everyone is welcome, and if you are a smaller shop (fewer than 250 users), we especially want your input.
By participating in the live chat and survey, you will be entered to win a Drobo B800i iSCSI SAN system, a $2,999 value that can store more than 20TB! Perfect for that virtualization lab at home and your personal data / media, or you can take it to the office too.
By the way, did I mention that one lucky participant will win a Drobo B800i? This isn’t one of the company’s low end units, the B800i is a real live SAN.
To register for the event, visit here.