[svlug-announce] SVLUG General Meeting on Wednesday, July 11th: Drobo, the World's First Data Robot

Mark Weisler mark at weisler-saratoga-ca.us
Mon Jul 9 07:47:17 PDT 2007

Join the Silicon Valley Linux Users Group (SVLUG) this coming Wednesday
to learn about Drobo, the World's First Data Robot.

 Wednesday, July 11th, 2007


Richard Sharpe will introduce Data Robotics's Drobo, the world's first data 
robot. Drobo is a USB storage device that allows users to mix and match up to 
four SATA drives of different sizes, and allows for easy upgrading, all while 
protecting the user's storage. After a demonstration of its capabilities, he 
will then talk about how a Drobo can be used with open source operating 
systems like Linux and FreeBSD. The management protocol that allows a host to 
interact with Drobo will be explained, plus strategies for dealing with the 
fact that Drobo changes size will be suggested in the context of Linux.

Richard Sharpe,
Data Robotics, Inc.

Richard Sharpe is a software engineer at Data Robotics, Inc. Prior to Data 
Robotics, he worked at Mu Security and Panasas. He has also been active in 
the open source arena, having been involved with both Samba and ethereal (now 

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 selection at the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Mark Weisler 
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