Connected Data to merge with Drobo, bring Transporter features to Drobo products

Connected Data, maker of Transporter, just announced that it's entered into a merger agreement with Drobo. As a refresher, Transporter is a cloud-synced file sharing appliance that provides Dropbox-like functionality without the recurring subscription costs. Drobo's best known for its Ethernet, Thunderbolt, FireWire and USB-based multi-drive storage devices which offer seamless expandability. Presumably we'll start seeing some of Connected Data's file sharing features in upcoming Drobo products. The two companies have 30 days to finalize the merger process and perhaps even come up with a clever new brand -- we vote for DroboPorter ourselves. PR after the break.

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Connected Data and Drobo Enter Into Merger Agreement

SANTA CLARA, CALIF. – May 28, 2013 – Connected Data, a provider of elegantly designed storage solutions to share, access and protect data, and Drobo, maker of award-winning data storage products, today announced they have entered into a merger agreement.

Geoff Barrall, founder and CEO of Connected Data, was the original founder and former CEO of Drobo.

The companies are currently in a 30-day due diligence process.

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Connected Data to merge with Drobo, bring Transporter features to Drobo products