Access your media from anywhere
Plex is a media management system that takes your entire collection of movies, music, and photos making them available to all media devices in the connected home. With support for streaming music, high definition video, and photo sharing, Plex is an excellent way to centralise and share all of your rich media content on a Drobo. This not only provides significantly increased throughput supporting multiple simultaneous streams, but ensures that data is stored in a redundant manner protecting content from data loss due to a hard drive failure.
Like a Drobo, Plex does not require advanced IT knowledge to configure and interface with the devices. Utilising standards based DLNA technology; Plex offers out of the box support by nearly all network enabled televisions and media devices. On the go, MyPlex offers access to all content stored on the Drobo streaming to mobile (IOS and Android) devices using a standard broadband internet connections.
While the Plex desktop application is compatible with all Drobo storage products today, Drobo has announced the release of Plex for Drobo Apps. The Plex enabled 5N natively hosts the media server applications and all media content, eliminating the need for a dedicated workstation. All Plex enabled and DLNA devices in the connected home can now stream from a centralised, redundant, and energy efficient storage appliance.
How-To Guide - Creating a Home Media Server with Plex and Drobo Storage (.PDF)
How-To Guide - Drobo Apps - Configuring Plex Media Server (.PDF)