Drobo today rolled out new 8 and 12 bay storage products aimed at business users.
Details of the new line are somewhat sketchy. But it looks like the 8 bay B800fs and B800i are available now, with a 12 bay B1200i scheduled to ship in Q2. Both the B800fs and B800i have dual Gigabit Ethernet ports and support iSCSI.
The B1200i has expanded redundancy features, support for thin provisioning and deprovisioning and "new data-aware tiering technology". It has three Gigabit Ethernet ports.
All models include performance enhancements, new management software and extended business support and services. All use Drobo's patented BeyondRAID technology and are certified for VMware, Citrix, Microsoft Exchange and Symantec backup.
Prices start "just above $2K". More info is somewhere on Drobo's website.