I have had a Drobo device in my office for years that I use to back up family pictures and other data when needed. The thing is great because it rebuilds the array if one drive breaks and you can use any 3.5-inch HDD you want without worrying if it matches the other drives in the system.
Drobo has announced that it has added three new products to its line for business users. The new storage devices include an 8-bay file sharing Drobo with a remote backup feature, an 8-bay SAN, and a 12-bay SAN. Both of the SANs attach via iSCSI.
The two 8-bay offerings are available right now and the 12-bay will ship in Q2 2011. Prices for the new gear starts a bit over $2000 and they are all certified to work with virtualization systems in the business world including VMware, Citrix, Microsoft Exchange and Symantec.