iSCSI is a technology designed to carry SCSI commands and data across an IP network. It enables a server (initiator) to send SCSI commands and data to a storage device (target) over a TCP/IP based network (standard LAN technology) in IP packets.
The Broadberry iSCSI SAN CyberStore Data Storage Servers provide a fast, reliable and scalable platform for IP storage including NAS & iSCSI SAN. Whether you need it for file sharing, storage consolidation, backup and recovery, high availability, virtualization or local or remote replication - asynchronous off site data replication, the iSCSI SAN CyberStore Data Storage Server offers excellent price performance ratio, enhanced manageability and increased productivity.
Broadberry provide a range of Pedestal and Rackmount NAS Storage & iSCSI SAN Storage Servers, scaling from entry level 1U rackmount units with 4 enterprise class hard drives up to 8U with 48 enterprise class hard drives based on Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) or Serial ATA (SATA) technology with 2TB (Terabyte) through 96TB capacities with expansion capabilities to over 1 Petabyte of storage that is centrally managed. Our fully redundant NAS & iSCSI SAN Storage Servers incorporate a choice of hardware RAID levels including RAID level 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 and JBOD, Gigabit Ethernet connectivity and optional Fibre channel and 10GbE connections are also available.
Other features of the Broadberry NAS & iSCSI SAN CyberStore Data Storage Server range include Local and remote volume replication, duplication and snapshots including cross data synchronization of files and directories from one Storage Server to another (Local or Remote). Disaster recovery or disk to disk backup utilizes block-based data transfer to keep network traffic to a minimum.
In todays world most companies have Mission Critical data, if your data is unavailable even just for a few hours - the costs can be substantial and far outweigh the cost of the IT equipment the Data is Stored on.
High availability storage clusters were only available to the large corporations that had an endless budget thus not very popular in the medium and small enterprise markets.
We are proud to offer the first solution that is designed for all sizes of companies from SME to Large Corporations. The high availability feature is built in to the Broadberry iSCSI SAN and NAS Data Storage Server at no additional cost.
To create an automatic failover solution, you just need two of our CyberStore Data Storage Server Appliances and you are all set.
Setup of the failover solution can be done by any IT Administrator within one hour (Broadberry technical help is always available by phone or email). And following the quick setup guide could not be easier (even for first time Cyberstore users).
A basic diagram of each setup is below, please also see our iSCSI Volume Replication with Failover PDF for full details.
The iSCSI SAN range of Storage servers are fully scalable to over 1 Petabyte (1000 Terabytes), just by adding additional Cyberstore DAS (Direct Attached Storage) Units.
Expand up to 5 additional Cyberstore DAS units per SAS Port without losing any performance.
Each iSCSI SAN CyberStore Data Storage Server Appliance can have a Maximum of 6 External SAS ports, which in total can allow 30 additional DAS Units connected to the iSCSI CyberStore Data Storage Server giving over 1.4 Petabyte Expansion Capabilities, all Centrally managed by the single iSCSI CyberStore Data Storage Server Appliance.
CyberStore DAS Units are available in 1U, 2U, 3U & 4U up to 108 Terabytes.
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The iSCSI SAN Data Storage Server web-based Graphical User Interface (GUI) makes remote management of the storage device a simple task. By using a web-browser, the Storage Appliance can be easily managed from anywhere within the network.
The iSCSI SAN Data Storage Server is accessible and configured through a web-based, password-protected GUI over Secured Socket Layer (SSL) administration access.
The iSCSI SAN Data Storage Server can be managed by using the console tool. For security reasons some advanced and critical administrator tasks like removing and restoring volumes, can only be managed from the console. Through the console tool, an administrator monitors the status of the network and memory usage, install drivers and hardware and perform other tasks.
The server performance of the iSCSI SAN Data Storage Server can be increased by changing the settings of disk, network, file system or network using Tuning Tools
The iSCSI SAN Data Storage Server can be used with structured networks in business environments and has an optional data access via Intranet or Internet.
Assigning IP addresses in a network can be centrally managed and automated through using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
The iSCSI SAN Data Storage Server supports usage of two or more network cards to access separate sub-networks or to increase the bandwidth and allows administrators to select services to be enabled on a specified NIC.
AFT assures greater reliability by providing a secondary network adapter which automatically takes over, should the primary network adapter fails.
ALB enhances data throughput by automatically routing data through alternative paths as the application changes.
To improve the data throughput and latency, the Data Storage Server supports 10 GbE to increase bandwidth, improve overall performance, and reduce message latency across connections. The iSCSI SAN Data Storage Server supports the most popular 10GbE cards with TCP/IP.
The iSCSI SAN (Storage Area Network) Server supports InfiniBand cards that increase bandwidth, improved overall performance, and reduced message latency across connections.
The iSCSI SAN Data Storage Server software allows the configuration of the Proxy Server for Internet connections.
The iSCSI SAN supports the Secure Internet Protocol (IPsec). This protocol secures data transmitted across a network, preventing confidential and personal information being intercepted or modified.
The iSCSI SAN Data Storage Server supports hardware iSCSI Initiators and has a software iSCSI Initiator for easily expanding the storage capacity of the NAS server. New units and logical volumes can be added by connecting an iSCSI storage system to the NAS server.
The iSCSI SAN Data Storage Server supports Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA) controllers of all leading hardware RAID controller manufacturers. The integrated hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 6 provides more flexibility while creating the best performance storage solutions. By mirroring two hardware RAID arrays, the probability of failure can be reduced. The iSCSI SAN Data Storage Server offers highest flexibility in redundancy, performance, costs and storage volume.
Email alerts are sent to the system administrator in case of issues with the RAID through the iSCSI CyberStore Data Storage Server software.
The iSCSI SAN CyberStore DSS software includes S.M.A.R.T support for detecting and reporting the status of the Hard Disk Drives (HDD) anticipated on failures.
Email alerts are sent to the system administrator in case of HDD problems through The iSCSI CyberStore DSS software.
For higher bandwidth, better latency and performance, The iSCSI SAN CyberStore DSS version supports Fiber Channel HBA's from Emulex, Qlogic and LSI. Fiber Channel is the standard connection type for connecting high speed storage devices much like The iSCSI SAN CyberStore DSS, to computers in Storage Area Networks (SAN).
The iSCSI SAN Data Storage Server supports logical volumes greater than 2TB and a physical size of up to 16TB in 32bit mode, and unlimited in 64bit mode (Maximum size of Appliance).
Snapshot is an immediate point-in-time image of the logical volume. The snapshot image can be used for both consistent and temporary backup, while users still have uninterrupted and complete access to the LV. Files can be recovered from previous snapshots should a file be accidentally deleted or modified.
The iSCSI SAN CyberStore Data Storage Server supports to create snapshots at predefined points in time (e.g. automatically every hour).
Logical volume groups allow storage administrators to create logical storage pools that span multiple physical disk drives.
Before leaving our UK workshop, all Broadberry server and storage solutions undergo a rigorous 48 hour testing procedure. This, along with the high-quality industry leading components we use ensure all of our server and storage solutions meet the strictest quality guidelines demanded from us.
Our main objective is to offer great value, high-quality server and storage solutions, we understand that every company has different requirements and as such are able to offer un-equaled flexibility in designing custom server and storage solutions to meet our clients' needs.
We have established ourselves as one of the biggest storage providers in the UK, and since 1989 supplied our server and storage solutions to the world's biggest brands. Our customers include: