OpenSuse Storage Servers

OpenSUSE is a Linux-based project and distribution sponsored by SUSE Linux GmbH and other companies which is widely used throughout the world. The focus of its development is creating usable open-source tools for software developers and system administrators, while providing a user-friendly desktop and feature-rich server environment.

Fully Compatible OpenSuse Storage Appliances

Configure the CyberStore range of enterprise-grade storage servers with OpenSUSE software for enterprise-class storage.



Cyberstore
Open Storage Servers

  • Open Standards Hardware combined with OpenSuse Software
  • Transformational Approach used by Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Google, LinkedIn and others
  • No Vendor Lockin
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Multi-Vendor Networking
  • Compatible with all major Storage OS's


The Broadberry CyberStore range of enterprise-grade storage appliances configured with OpenSUSE are an ideal option for those looking for a stable and reliable storage solution.

With OpenSUSE you can run almost all of the major DEs (desktop environments) on the same operating system, something that isn't possible in the majority of other storage server software OS's without potentially causing a number of problems.

OpenSUSE is famous for providing the greatest experience with the chosen DE. Through its design and the regularly released patches, this software is built to fully integrate most of the major DEs with the rest of the OS.

Where OpenSUSE stands out from the rest of the pack is its rock-like stability. It is so solid that you are able to install all of the premier Linux Desktop environments on just one system. On most other popular Linux distros, including Ubuntu, this isn't possible to do without the stability of the system becoming compromised. The robustness of this system is evident. For users who enjoy tinkering with their OS, this may be the perfect software to choice to be configured with your new CyberStore Storage Appliance.

Security is boosted by the fact that the system is locked down. The majority of tasks will require the user to enter a root password before they can be performed. The security features are regularly improved upon through new releases. Packages are available to be downloaded just as soon as they have completed testing.

A great feature included in OpenSUSE is AppArmor. AppArmor is a security tool that was created to deliver easily usable security framework for all your applications. It protects the system and the applications through proactive monitoring and handling of both external and internal threats.

Through AppArmor's security policies, the system resources that each individual application can have access to is defined, in addition to what that level of privilege is.

OpenSUSE is an open source software. There are a large number of benefits to using open source software. Firstly, open source software is free, so choosing openSUSE as your storage server OS will have a positive impact on your TCO.

The code that makes up this software is freely available, which leads to a much higher standard of coding. With such a huge community surrounding this software, there are a huge number of eyes on the code that makes up this software, leading to better code. Security is also much better than with most proprietary software (where the code is not available to see). This is because there are a lot more developers reviewing the security and the makeup of the software code.  

With open source software you get a lot more freedom and flexibility as you can make changes to the software that allow it to better fit your needs and requirements. This adaptability is one of the biggest benefits of using open source software and is an advantage OpenSUSE provides.

As mentioned, there is a strong community around OpenSUSE due to its open source nature. Its this community that provides the majority of the support to users of this software. Errors and bugs can be reported online and are quickly fixed due to the huge amount of user and developers in the open source community. If a user has queries or needs help with an issue, they can very quickly find a solution by utilising the support of the of the wider community around OpenSUSE.

Our CyberStore storage appliances are high quality storage servers that combine incredible performance with low prices. There are a number of special features that make our exciting range of storage servers perfect for you and your business.

One thing that separates our storage servers from the competition is the amazing compatibility they feature. CyberStore storage appliances are fully compatible with all major storage server software. While the majority of storage servers you will find out there are only designed to be compatible with one particular operating system, we design our storage servers to be fully compatible across the board. Giving you the freedom to enjoy using any one of the many major storage server operating systems out there. All you will ever need is one box.

Vendor locking is an unfortunate reality when you order from the majority of the large names in this industry. Often using 3rd party hardware with your new storage servers is a no go and the systems will only be compatible with hardware made by specific brands, usually the brand you just bought from.

We never vendor lock -with our award-winning storage servers you have the freedom to use your own choice of 3rd party hardware. It is our policy to never limit our customers in that way.

Broadberry have been one of the chief providers of storage server technology for almost 3 decades. Our recent clients include huge internationally renowned organisations like Oxford University, ESPN, Sony, Disney, Rolls-Royce, Toshiba, the BBC and many more.

Our belief is that we should work to provide our customers with the best prices possible. Many of the big-name software server providers hike up their prices, taking advantage of customers in the process. We will never do this. We believe in delivering the highest quality products, for the most manageable prices you will find anywhere.

Based on

  • SLS Linux>Slackware>SuSE>openSUSE

Current Linux Kernel

  • 4.4

Default Desktop Environment

  • KDE, GNOME, Xfce, LXDE

Release Schedule

  • 12 Months

Init-System

  • Systemd

Official Supported Architectures

  • amd64, ppc64, arm64

Package manager

  • rpm

Version

  • 42.3

Our range of CyberStore enterprise-grade storage appliances are fully compatible with OpenSuse storage OS.
OpenSuse Storage Appliances

OpenSUSE is a Linux-based project and distribution sponsored by SUSE Linux GmbH and other companies which is widely used throughout the world. The focus of its development is creating usable open-source tools for software developers and system administrators, while providing a user-friendly desktop and feature-rich server environment.

  • Fully Compatible Storage Appliances
  • Pre-Configured with OpenSuse
  • Fully Tested
  • Licence Cost:
    Free
CyberStore 212S 12GB/s Storage Server

2U, 12 Drive Bays, SAS / SATA Rackmount Storage Server

Form Factor:
2U
Drive Size:
3.5" Storage Servers
Drive Bays:
12 Drive Bays
Storage Capacity:
180TB
Compatibility:
Fully compatible with OpenSuse
from: £2,804
Configure
CyberStore 224S 12GB/s Storage Server

2U, 24 Drive Bays, SAS / SATA Rackmount Storage Server

Form Factor:
2U
Drive Size:
2.5" Storage Servers
Drive Bays:
24 Drive Bays
Storage Capacity:
360TB
Compatibility:
Fully compatible with OpenSuse
from: £3,013
Configure
CyberStore 316S 12GB/s Storage Server

3U, 16 Drive Bays, SAS / SATA Rackmount Storage Server

Form Factor:
3U
Drive Size:
3.5" Storage Servers
Drive Bays:
16 Drive Bays
Storage Capacity:
240TB
Compatibility:
Fully compatible with OpenSuse
from: £3,122
Configure
CyberStore 424S 12GB/s Storage Server

4U, 24 Drive Bays, SAS / SATA Rackmount Storage Server

Form Factor:
4U
Drive Size:
3.5" Storage Servers
Drive Bays:
24 Drive Bays
Storage Capacity:
360TB
Compatibility:
Fully compatible with OpenSuse
from: £3,414
Configure
CyberStore 436S 12GB/s Storage Server

Large Capacity 4U, 36 Drive Bays, SAS / SATA Rackmount Storage Server

Form Factor:
4U
Drive Size:
3.5" Storage Servers
Drive Bays:
36 Drive Bays
Storage Capacity:
540TB
Compatibility:
Fully compatible with OpenSuse
from: £3,674
Configure
CyberStore 472S 12GB/s Storage Server

Ultra High-Density 4U, 72 Drive Bays, SAS / SATA Rackmount Storage Server

Form Factor:
4U
Drive Size:
2.5" Storage Servers
Drive Bays:
72 Drive Bays
Storage Capacity:
1.1PB
Compatibility:
Fully compatible with OpenSuse
from: £4,339
Configure
CyberStore 490S Petabyte Storage Server

Ultra High-Density 4U, 90 Drive Bays, SAS / SATA Rackmount Storage Server

Form Factor:
4U
Drive Size:
3.5" Storage Servers
Drive Bays:
90 Drive Bays
Storage Capacity:
1.4PB
Compatibility:
Fully compatible with OpenSuse
from: £9,730
Configure

The Broadberry CyberStore range of enterprise-grade storage servers are designed and built for a wide-range of storage applications.

Completely customisable from processing to storage type and capacity, to operating system - the CyberStore range is your go-to storage platform.

Used by the World's Largest Organisations

The CyberStore range of storage servers are used by the world's largest organisations from the BBC, to the CERN project, governement institutions, universities and much more.

Multi
Award-Winning

Year-after-year, the Broadberry CyberStore range of unified storage appliances has beaten the likes of Dell and HPE to be crowned "Best Storage Appliance" by PC Pro magazine.

Outstanding
Value

When compared to the likes of DELL, HPE, EMC etc, the Broadberry CyberStore range of enterprise-grade unified storage appliances is up to 60% cheaper, although using the same quality components such as Seagate drives and Kingston RAM.

Compatible with your
Favourite Software

The Bradberry CyberStore range has been built from industry-leading commodity hardware, and carefully designed to ensuure full compatibility with leading storage operating systems and database engines.


Lower Cost, Same Components

Broadberry enterprise storage appliances are on average 86% lower cost than EMC and 55% lower cost than DELL although built using the same leading-brand server components such as Intel processors and Samsung memory. HPE hard drives are rebadged Toshiba enterprise-class drives, the exact same models as found in Broadberry storage appliances.

Hard Drive Caddies Included

When you buy a Broadberry storage appliance all drive bays are supplied with caddies - so if in 6 months time you decide to expand the storage you can source it freely from the marketplace or ourselves if you wish. The only way to add hard drives to HPE servers is to buy the drives along with caddies from HPE for 200% the price of Broadberry's price.

No Ongoing Licence Costs

Broadberry storage appliances come with enterprise-grade features like IPMI included, whereas HPE charge large fees for perpetual licences for the same features.

Instant, Accurate Quotations

Our website allows you to configure your server online with accurate prices, as opposed to NetApp who require several face-to-face meetings with them before they'll give you a price.

Market Moving Away from Tier 1 Vendors

Over recent years there's been a massive move from the world's largest organisations such as Google to purchase their servers from the likes of Broadberry rather than DELL and HPE. This move is fuelled by the rise in commodity hardware.


Our Rigorous Testing

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.


Un-Equaled Flexibility

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.

Trusted by the World's Biggest Brands

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: