CyberServe R281-Z91, Dual Epyc Processor, 6x NVME Drive Bays®

Gigabyte R281-Z91

  • Dual AMD EPYC™ 7000 series processor families
  • 8-Channel RDIMM/LRDIMM DDR4, 32 x DIMMs
  • 2 x 1Gb/s BASE-T LAN ports (Intel® I350-AM2)
  • 1 x Dedicated management port
  • 6 x 2.5" U.2, 20 x 2.5" SATA/SAS hot-swappable HDD/SSD bays
  • Ultra-Fast M.2 with PCIe Gen3 x4 interface
  • 7 x PCIe Gen3 expansion slots
  • Aspeed® AST2500 remote management controller
  • 1200W 80 PLUS Platinum redundant PSU
  • Supports up to 18x SATA3 and SAS 2.5" Hard Drives
  • Configurable with 2x AMD AMD EPYC "NAPLES" Gen 1 and AMD EPYC "ROME" Gen 2
  • Supports up to 32 modules of DDR4 ECC Registered Memory
  • 6x PCI Express Expansion Slots
  • Configurable with up to 4.1TB Server Memory

Configure From £3,027.60


Independently Reviewed in IT Pro

This core-heavy AMD EPYC rack server is offering an impressive hardware package at a price no equivalent Xeon Scalable system will be able to match

Dave Mitchell IT Pro | 30 Nov, 2018
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CyberServe R281-Z91, Dual Epyc Processor, 6x NVME Drive Bays Specifications

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.

Trusted CyberServe Server Platform

The Broadberry range of CyberServe® rackmount are trusted as the server of choice for thousands of companies from SMBs to enterprise's across the globe.

Configure with up to 4.1TB RAM

Ready for the most demanding enterprise applications, the Broadberry CyberServe R281-Z91, Dual Epyc Processor, 6x NVME Drive Bays can be configured with up to 32 DDR4 ECC Registered memory modules.

Extra Expansion Slots

The CyberServe R281-Z91, Dual Epyc Processor, 6x NVME Drive Bays has 6 PCI-Express expansion slots allowing for plenty of future expandibility

Supports SATA Drives

This system can be configured with SATA drives for cost-effective 12gb/s storage.

Small Form Factor Storage

The CyberServe R281-Z91, Dual Epyc Processor, 6x NVME Drive Bays boasts high density storage and ultimate energy efficiency, catering for up to 18x High-Performance 2.5" SSD or Hard Drives

Configure with up to 1TB RAM

Ready for the most demanding cloud computing, the Broadberry CyberServe EPYC® range can be configured with up to 1TB of DDR4 memory.

Dual AMD EPYC Processors

Designed for the most demanding tasks, the dual socket range of CyberServe EPYC® servers support the latest AMD EPYC® processor 7000 series

Performance Breakthroughs

Powered by the revolutionary AMD EPYC processor range, CyberServe EPYC servers deliver the highest core count, memory capacity, most memory bandwidth, and greatest I/O density in the industry.

Designed for Cloud

The Broadberry CyberServe EPYC® range has been built from the ground up for private / hybrid cloud environments, clustering, virtualised infrastructure and database management.

Industry-Leading I/0 Capacity

The Broadberry CyberServe EPYC® range boasts 128 lanes of PCIe throughput per socket, accelerating performance of clustered systems and I/O-intensive applications from big data to software-defined storage

With IPMI Remote Management

All Broadberry CyberServe EPYC® rack servers are compatible with iPMI functionality, enabling complete control and management of your server through IP.

Reduce I/0 Network Latency

Boasting Intel Integrated I/0 on the processor, Broadberry CyberServe EPYC® servers accelerate data availability to the processing cores, reducing latency by up to 30%.

Built with Leading Brand Components

All components in the Broadberry CyberServe EPYC® range are sourced from leading manufacturers who take reliability as seriously as we do.


The CyberServe R281-Z91, Dual Epyc Processor, 6x NVME Drive Bays is a 2U rackmount server configurable with 2x AMD EPYC 7001 Processor - Dual Socket series range of processors. Built using the latest enterprise-class server technology, the CyberServe R281-Z91, Dual Epyc Processor, 6x NVME Drive Bays has 18x 2.5" SATA Hot-Swap Drives and is ideal for those requiring a combination of high performance and density with its 32x DDR4 ECC Registered memory banks providing up to 4.1TB of high-performance server memory. The CyberServe R281-Z91, Dual Epyc Processor, 6x NVME Drive Bays boasts High RAM Capacity, Extra Expansion Slots, Redundant Power Supply and Ultra High IOPS as just a few of its core features.

The added benefit of hot-swap hard drives means that the CyberServe R281-Z91, Dual Epyc Processor, 6x NVME Drive Bays can have any of its 18 hot-swap hard drives removed during maintenance whilst the system is running completely un-interrupted. Our rackmount servers with a high RAM / memory capacity are purpose built for RAM intensive applications such as virtualisation. Servers with extra expansion slots allow for future expandability or use in applications which require a large amount of PCI cards.

Redundant Power as Standard

The Broadberry CyberServe range of enterprise-class rack servers features high efficiency power supplies with leading features such as Titanium level efficiency, digital switching control, super quiet operation, redundancy, DC inputs, FCC class B certification, remote monitoring with PMBus, support for GPUs/graphics cards and Broadberry's signature server level quality and reliability; in a variety of form factors and capacities.

CyberServe power supplies are designed for enterprise level applications where high quality and reliability are critical, and where the highest power efficiencies are required to reduce TCO.

With strong experience in the server systems market, Broadberry are experienced in testing and validating these power supplies in all relevant enterprise environments under all necessary operating conditions, compiling long operating records for multiple applications.

Storage Technology

The CyberServe R281-Z91, Dual Epyc Processor, 6x NVME Drive Bays supports 18x 2.5" desktop and enterprise-class SATA hard drives, which represents the best cost per GB ratio storage technology.

Originally designed and utilised in mobile applications such as laptops and notebooks, 2.5" hard drives are becoming ever increasingly used in servers due to their lower power consumption and space-saving characteristics. The added benefit of hot-swap hard drives means that the CyberServe R281-Z91, Dual Epyc Processor, 6x NVME Drive Bays can have any of its 18 hot-swap hard drives removed during maintenance whilst the system is running completely un-interrupted.

Configure for your Network

The CyberServe R281-Z91, Dual Epyc Processor, 6x NVME Drive Bays’s ready to be deployed into your network environment with a wide-range of high-throughput connectivity options.

Configure the CyberServe R281-Z91, Dual Epyc Processor, 6x NVME Drive Bays to match your application I/O demands and network infrastructure with up to 6x Intel Gigabit Ethernet Adaptors , Intel X520/550 Series 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adaptors, Qlogic Fibre Channel Adaptors, Solid State NVME PCI-Express Drives, Intel X710/XL710 Series 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet Adaptors, Mellanox ConnectX-3 EN Series 10/40/56-Gigabit Ethernet Adaptors.

Whether your application demands the highest networking throughput, or you’re looking for a more modest enterprise-grade networking option such as Gb/E, the CyberServe R281-Z91, Dual Epyc Processor, 6x NVME Drive Bays is totally customisable with a wide range of robust I/O connectivity options.

IPMI 2.0 & KVM over IP

Whereas most server manufacturers charge ongoing licence fees for IPMI, powerful, industry-standard server management is built in to the CyberServe R281-Z91, Dual Epyc Processor, 6x NVME Drive Bays at no extra cost.

Using the dedicated 3rd LAN port or on-board Gigabit Ethernet ports, you can take full control of the server as though you were standing in front of it through your web browser from anywhere in the world through a pre-defined IP address and password.

Check the health of the CyberServe R281-Z91, Dual Epyc Processor, 6x NVME Drive Bays components, fan speeds, temperatures, update firmware, check logs & set SMTP alerts for you pre-configure thresholds, and list the health of all your servers on one simple screen. 

The CyberServe R281-Z91, Dual Epyc Processor, 6x NVME Drive Bays IPMI feature also allows complete Keyboard Video and Mouse (KVM) control, and send CD/DVD Images over IP to install software & operating systems remotely.

Expand with PCI-Express Expansion

Configure the CyberServe R281-Z91, Dual Epyc Processor, 6x NVME Drive Bays with up to 6x Intel Gigabit Ethernet Adaptors , Intel X520/550 Series 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adaptors, Qlogic Fibre Channel Adaptors, Solid State NVME PCI-Express Drives, Intel X710/XL710 Series 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet Adaptors, Mellanox ConnectX-3 EN Series 10/40/56-Gigabit Ethernet Adaptors. With a wide range of enterprise-class PCI-Express add-on options available, the CyberServe R281-Z91, Dual Epyc Processor, 6x NVME Drive Bays is a flexible platform for a wide-range of applications.

The added benefit of hot-swap hard drives means that the CyberServe R281-Z91, Dual Epyc Processor, 6x NVME Drive Bays can have any of its 18 hot-swap hard drives removed during maintenance whilst the system is running completely un-interrupted.

Broadberry Price Guarantee

We're so confident in our great value solutions, If you find a cheaper genuine price for the same specifications elsewhere we'll match it.


In today’s climate we appreciate the importance of preserving working capital yet understand that businesses still need to invest in new technology. We are delighted to inform our customers that Finance is available from just £1000 + VAT via our Strategic Partner BlueStar.

Key Features
  • Terms from 2 – 5 years available
  • Tax advantages – Leasing is 100% tax allowable
  • Fast credit decisions – Credit approval typically secured within hours + eSign documents
  • Stage payment options – Ideal for phased installations. We can also fund the deposit
  • Cash flow – Preserve your working capital
  • Existing credit facilities remain unaffected
  • Flexibility – Upgrade, make additions or settle at any point during the term
  • Total solution finance – Finance the hardware, software and all delivered services
  • Finance Lease, Hire Purchase and Loans available
  • Leasing available to all limited businesses, including start-ups

You can finance the total solution including hardware, software and installation costs and BlueStar will be happy to advise you of the most suitable package for your organisation.

BlueStar’s leasing options have enabled our customers to spread the cost of a new solution typically over a 3 year period. All payments made on a lease can be offset against taxable profits which may improve tax efficiency. Leasing also provides a flexible upgrade path allowing our customers to add further equipment to their lease throughout the term.

Finance helps to remove cash flow concerns and allows our customers to acquire the right system for their business rather than what available cash reserves dictate. Information technology is an operating cost to your business, pay for the equipment as you use it and get an immediate return on your investment.

Do you need to replace outdated equipment but don’t have the budget to purchase today?

Call us today on 020 8997 6000 to find out how leasing can work for you. Finance is subject to status and available to businesses only.

The above figures have been provided by our finance partner Bluestar Leasing. All figures are indicative only, subject to VAT where applicable, final underwriting/credit approval, document administration fees, payments by direct debit and terms and conditions. The stipulated tax relief assumes a representative rate of 19% due to the scheduled corporation tax rate reductions over the coming years. For exact taxation benefits relevant to your business it is recommended that you seek professional financial advice from your accountant. Bluestar Leasing is a trading name of Blue Star Business Solutions Limited who are Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Available to Limitied Companies, PLCs, LLPs and Larger Partnerships (4 or more) only.

Why Buy Broadberry

Leading Security

We take security seriously. Broadberry servers offer the latest technologies including TPM, self-encryption and military-grade FIPS certification.

Best Price Guarantee

Broadberry offer a Best Price Guarantee on all server and storage solutions. You won't find the same spec cheaper anywhere else.

Ease of Management

Feature-rich IPMI with out of band management and redfish API to allow easy management and monitoring of your Broadberry systems.

Customer Service

Unlike other leading manufacturers, Broadberry assign all customers a dedicated account manager with direct access. There’s no call centers!

Trouble-Free Integration

Our trained engineers will pre-configure your server to your requirements, and are here to help over the phone when your server arrives.

3-Year Warranty

All Broadberry solutions come with a comprehensive 3-5 year warranty, with a range of upgraded warranty options available.

Easy Installation

From clip-in slide rails to pre-configured RAID and pre-installed OS, our engineers ensure installation fast and simple!

Standardisation

Our open-platform approach offers high compatibility with your existing infrastructure and no vendor-lockin.

Flexibility

Every business is different. Configure every element of your solution to your requirements using our powerful online configurator.

Scalability

Our servers are built to grow with your organisation, whether that be by purchasing additional drives, or additional scale-out nodes.

Innovation

Since the introduction of the first Broadberry PC in 1989, we’ve continually innovated and responded to emerging technologies and markets.


CPU Model Latest Range
AMD EPYC Gen 1 Series
Sockets 2
Total Cores 64
Total Memory Channels 16
Total Populated Memory (16GB DIMMS) 256
Memory Frequency 2400
Total PCIe gen3 lanes to CPUs 8 X 16 = 128

*Broadberry servers powered by the latest AMD EPYC 7002 series processors offer superb performance, airtight security and are highly scalable. With up to 64 cores, these processors are the perfect choice for any business that prioritises high performance. Configure yours here.

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