Windows Storage Server NAS, iSCSI SAN, DAS and Backup Storage

PC Pro's best storage appliance again in 2017, the CyberStore WSS comes preconfigured with Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2016.

Our WSS range of iSCSI SAN/NAS storage appliances and comes with great storage features such as Deduplication, Thin-Provisioning and Compression.

 CyberStore WSS Datasheet

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SystemForm FactorDrive SizeDrive BaysStorage Capacity
CyberStore 104S WSS iSCSI SAN / NAS 1U Windows Storage Server NAS (Network Attached Storage) / iSCSI SAN Storage Server
from: £2,070.11

1UForm Factor

3.5" Drives

4 Drive Bays

32TBStorage Capacity

CyberStore 108S WSS iSCSI SAN / NAS Windows Storage Server iSCSI SAN/NAS
from: £2,460.05

1UForm Factor

2.5" Drives

8 Drive Bays

16TBStorage Capacity

CyberStore 208S WSS iSCSI SAN / NAS 2U, 8 Bay Windows Storage Server 2016 iSCSI SAN and NAS (Network Attached Storage) Server
from: £2,571.66

2UForm Factor

3.5" Drives

8 Drive Bays

64TBStorage Capacity

CyberStore 212S WSS iSCSI SAN / NAS 2U, 12 Bay Windows Storage Server 2016 iSCSI SAN / NAS
from: £3,385.62

2UForm Factor

3.5" Drives

12 Drive Bays

96TBStorage Capacity

CyberStore 224S WSS iSCSI SAN / NAS 2U, 24 Bay Windows Storage Server WSS iSCSI SAN / NAS
from: £3,534.90

2UForm Factor

2.5" Drives

24 Drive Bays

48TBStorage Capacity

CyberStore 316S WSS iSCSI SAN / NAS 3U, 16 Bay Windows Storage Server 2016 NAS/iSCSI SAN
from: £3,739.96

3UForm Factor

3.5" Drives

16 Drive Bays

128TBStorage Capacity

CyberStore 424S WSS iSCSI SAN / NAS 4U, 24 Bay Windows Storage Server 2016 NAS / iSCSI SAN
from: £4,068.86

4UForm Factor

3.5" Drives

24 Drive Bays

192TBStorage Capacity

CyberStore 436S WSS iSCSI SAN / NAS Large Capacity 4U 36 Bay Windows Storage Server iSCSI SAN / NAS
from: £4,626.86

4UForm Factor

3.5" Drives

36 Drive Bays

288TBStorage Capacity

CyberStore 472S WSS iSCSI SAN / NAS Ultra High-Density 4U 72 Bay Windows Storage Server iSCSI SAN / NAS
from: £5,309.95

4UForm Factor

2.5" Drives

72 Drive Bays

144TBStorage Capacity

CyberStore WSS Cluster in a Box 2U, 12 Bay High Availability Windows Storage Server in a single unit
from: £6,133.22

2UForm Factor

2.5" Drives

16 Drive Bays

96TBStorage Capacity

Windows Storage Server Failover Cluster Configure up to 2 header nodes + storage based on Windows Storage Server 2012
from: £9,598.48


3.5" Drives

250 Drive Bays

2PBStorage Capacity

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CyberStore WSS Datasheet [2.18M]

The Broadberry CyberStore WSS® range of iSCSI SAN / NAS Unified storage appliances include 1U-4U server offerings boasting up to 288TB of raw storage capacity in a single storage unit.

Pre-loaded and configured with Microsoft's award winning Windows Storage Server 2016 operating system, the CyberStore WSS® range has been designed from the ground up to exploit the advantages of this feature-rich storage appliance OS.

CyberStore WSS® iSCSI SAN/NAS Unified Storage Appliances:

Based on Microsoft's award winning Windows Storage Server 2016 storage operating system, the CyberStore WSS® range of feature-rich iSCSI SAN/NAS storage servers were voted the best storage appliances available in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and 2017

  • Familiar Windows Interface
  • Data Deduplication
  • Thin Provisioning
  • Cloud-Delivery Server

The Broadberry CyberStore WSS® range is a Network Attached Storage (NAS) and iSCSI SAN range of storage appliances ranging from 1U to 4U with a storage capacity of upto 144TB in a single appliance.

Based on ultra-reliable hardware from leading component manufacturers, the CyberStore WSS® is ideal for unified storage and with a massive selection of customisation options available, this flexible solution can be configured for almost any and every storage application from a first small business storage server to high availability enterprise-class storage appliances with built-in failover.

Since 2012 the CyberStore WSS® range has consistently beaten Fortune-100 server OEM's as the best storage appliance available year-after-year.

What people have said about the CyberStore WSS® Range

With its new storage server, Broadberry Data Systems has beaten the blue chips: the CyberStore 224S-WSS is the first commercially available appliance running Microsoft's latest Windows Storage Server 2016 (WSS2016). And it delivers a powerful hardware package at a very reasonable price.

IT Pro | Review June 2017  |  

The CyberStore was no slouch in our real-world tests, either. Copies of a 2.52GB video clip over Gigabit returned fast read and write speeds of 109MB/sec, and backup operations were just as speedy: our 22.4GB mix of 10,500 small files copied to the appliance at an average of 94MB/sec a new record for this test.

PC Pro | Review 13 Feb 2014  |  

Broadberry's CyberStore 424S combines Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 with a heap of SSD-accelerated storage for a very affordable price.

PC Pro | Review 13 Feb 2014  |  

The first Windows Storage Server 2012 appliance to market offers good value, great performance and massive expansion potential

PC Pro | Review 20 Feb 2013  |  

The CyberStore 316S WSS shows off Microsoft's Windows Storage Server 2012 perfectly. It brings together a substantial hardware package with room to expand, offers plenty of storage features, and tops it off with strong performance and exceptional data reduction ratios.

PC Pro | Review 20 Feb 2013  |  

CyberStore storage servers are used by everyone, from small businesses to the largest organisations in the world.

  • IP Surveillance
  • ISPs & Cloud Hosting
  • Education Sector
  • TV / Media Industry
  • Small Business Complacency Storage

The uses of the CyberStore range are almost infinite, from the BBC archiving the programmes we grew up watching, to CERN using them to store big data collected researching how our universe was created.

In today's world, storage appliances are used in almost every aspect of our lives across all market sectors and industries. The flexibility and configurability of Broadberry CyberStore storage servers make them very popular in a wide range of markets.

The education sector is a very popular user of CyberStore appliances due to it's competitive pricing compared to Dell and HP and data deduplication feature that compresses data by up to 70%. We supply our storage solutions to all 10 out of the top 10 universities in the UK including Oxford and Cambridge as well as many colleges and schools.

Another big market for the CyberStore WSS range is IP Surveillance, with storage requirement rapidly growing as HD cameras become the norm, the CyberStore WSS' renowned reliability, fast performance and high availability make it the perfect solution to store this data securely and cost-effectively.

Windows Storage Server 2016 introduces a staggering range of new features, below are our top 10.

Nano Server

Nano Server boats an amazing 92% smaller installation footprint than the WSS 2016 GUI option. If you'd like your CyberStore WSS Storage aplliance installed with Nano Server rather than the graphical user interface simply let your account manager know and you'll benefit from these advantages:

  • Bare-metal OS means far fewer updates and reboots are necessary.
  • Because you have to administratively inject any server roles from outside Nano, the server has a much-reduced attack surface when compared to GUI Windows Server.
  • Nano is so small that it can be ported easily across servers, data centers and physical sites.
  • Nano hosts the most common Windows Server workloads, including Hyper-V host.


Microsoft is working closely with the Docker development team to bring Docker-based containers to Windows Server. Until now, containers have existed almost entirely in the Linux/UNIX open-source world allowing you to isolate applications and services in an agile, easy-to-administer way. Broadberry CyberStore WSS 2016 storage aplliances offer two different types of "containerised" Windows Server instances:

  • Windows Server Container. This container type is intended for low-trust workloads where you don't mind that container instances running on the same server may share some common resources
  • Hyper-V Container. This isn't a Hyper-V host or VM. Instead, its a "super isolated" containerized Windows Server instance that is completely isolated from other containers and potentially from the host server. Hyper-V containers are appropriate for high-trust workloads.

Linux Secure Boot

Secure Boot is part of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) specification that protects the CyberStore WSS startup environment against the injection of rootkits or other assorted boot-time malware.

The problem with Windows Server-based Secure Boot is that your server would blow up (figuratively speaking) if you tried to create a Linux-based Generation 2 Hyper-V VM because the Linux kernel drivers weren't part of the trusted device store. Technically, the VM's UEFI firmware presents a "Failed Secure Boot Verification" error and stops startup.

Nowadays, the Windows Server and Azure engineering teams seemingly love Linux. Therefore, we can now deploy Linux VMs under Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V with no trouble without having to disable the otherwise stellar Secure Boot feature.


It's been a long time coming, but the CyberStore WSS 2016 range now includes a stable version of Resilient File System (ReFS) - a high-performance, high-resiliency file system intended for use with Storage Spaces Direct and Hyper-V workloads.

Storage Spaces Direct

Storage Spaces is a a great Windows Server feature that makes it more affordable for administrators to create redundant and flexible disk storage. Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016 extends Storage Spaces to allow failover cluster nodes to use their local storage inside this cluster, avoiding the previous necessity of a shared storage fabric.


Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) is a Windows Server role that supports claims (token)-based identity. Claims-based identity is crucial thanks to the need for single-sign on (SSO) between on-premises Active Directory and various cloud-based services.

ADFS v4 in Windows Server 2016 finally brings support for OpenID Connect-based authentication, multi-factor authentication (MFA), and what Microsoft calls "hybrid conditional access." This latter technology allows ADFS to respond when user or device attributes fall out of compliance with security policies on either end of the trust relationship.

Nested Virtualisation

The CyberStore WSS range powered by Windows Storage Server 2016 now includes the ability to host virtual machines through Windows Server Hyper-V. This allows you to deploy additional Hyper-V hosts without needing more servers.

Hyper-V Hot-Add Virtual Hardware

The CyberStore WSS 2016 now allows virtual hardware to be added or adjusted without needing to power down the VM. This allows allocated RAM to be adjusted on a virtual machine, or an additional virtual NIC to be added on the fly.

PowerShell Direct

In Windows Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V administrators ordinarily performed Windows PowerShell-based remote administration of VMs the same way they would with physical hosts. In Windows Server 2016, PowerShell remoting commands now have -VM* parameters that allows us to send PowerShell directly into the Hyper-V host's VMs!

Shielded VMs

Windows Server 2016 shielded VMs allow for much deeper, fine-grained control over Hyper-V VM access. For example, your Hyper-V host may have VMs from more than one tenant, and you need to ensure that different Hyper-V admin groups can access only their designated VMs. By using BitLocker Drive Encryption to encrypt the VM's virtual hard disks, shielded VMs can solve that problem.

Our range of Broadberry CyberStore WSS® storage servers come pre-configured with your choice of Windows Storage Server 2016. Compare the editions below to see which is right for you're application.

Windows Storage Server 2016 Datacenter

  • As many as 50 connections
  • Single processor socket
  • Up to 32 GB of memory
  • As many as 6 disks (no external SAS)

Windows Storage Server 2016 Standard

  • No license limit on number of connections
  • Multiple processor sockets
  • No license limit on memory
  • No license limit on number of disks
  • Deduplication, virtualisation (host plus 2 virtual machines for storage and disk management tools), and networking services (no domain controller)
  • Failover clustering for higher availability
  • Microsoft BranchCache for reduced WAN traffic

3 Years Warranty as Standard

Buy with confidence knowing all Broadberry CyberServe rack servers are backed up by our 3 year warranty, with further warranty upgrade options available.

Up to Dual Xeon Processors

Designed for optimal performance, the CyberStore WSS range can be configured with a single Xeon SP processor, or on larger units up to 2x Xeon SP processors.

Daisy Chain CyberStore Appliances

Increase the storage capacity of your CyberStore WSS storage appliance by daisy-chaining additional CyberStore JBOD units, giving up to 1 Petabyte of storage.

With IPMI Remote Management

All Broadberry CyberStore WSS appliances have built-in iPMI functionality, enabling complete control and management of your server through IP.

Built with Leading Brand Components

All components in the Broadberry CyberStore WSS range are sourced from leading manufacturers who take reliability as seriously as we do.

Built in Thin Provisioning

Expand your storage pools online as and when you need to with the CyberStore WSS' built in Thin Provisioning feature.

Nano Server

Nano Server will have a 93% smaller VHD size, 92% fewer critical bulletins and 80% fewer required reboots

Windows Server & Hyper-V Containers

The CyberStore WSS range will provide native virtualisation capabilities with two kinds of native containers, Hyper-V and Windows Server.

Host Guardian Service & Shielded VMs

Enables shielded virtual machines and protects the data on them from unauthorized access - even from Hyper-V administrators

PowerShell Direct

PowerShell Direct enables you to run PowerShell commands in the guest OS of a VM without needing to go through the network layers

Linux Secure Boot

The CyberStore WSS now bosts the ability to enable secure boot for VMs with Linux guest operating systems

Hot Add & Remove Memory

The CyberStore WSS range can add and remove virtual memory and virtual network adapters while the virtual machine is running

Built in File Replication Service

Windows Storage Server Work Folders works very similar to Dropbox. Install this role on your CyberStore WSS and get a fully functional secure file replication service.

Parallel Rebuild Failed Storage

If you've ever had a disk fail in a RAID array you'll know the rebuild time can take ages, espeically with large disks. WSS 2012 greatly reduces this to less than 1 hour for a 3TB disk.

Network Adaptor Teaming

The CyberStore WSS range can be configured with up to 16 network adaptors for impressive network performance and availability.

Security built-in at the start

Reduce risk with multiple layers of security right in the operating system for on-premises and cloud protection.

Ready for the cloud

Easily make the move to the cloud with Hyper-V - the same hypervisor used by Azure.

Enable application innovation

Realise the benefits of using containers for applications - with little or no code changes.

New cloud licensing benefits

Create new virtual machines in Azure and save up to 40 percent with the Azure Hybrid Use Benefit.

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: