Open-E DSS Storage Server NAS, iSCSI SAN, DAS and Backup Storage

Voted PC Pro's best storage appliance, the CyberStore DSS comes preconfigured with Open-E DSS v7 linux-based operating system.

Our DSS range of iSCSI SAN/NAS storage appliances come with great storage features such as Active-Active Failover, Volume Replication and Unlimited Snapshots.

CyberStore 212S DSS iSCSI SAN / NAS

2U, 12 Bay Open-E DSS iSCSI SAN and NAS (Network Attached Storage) Server

Form Factor:
Drive Size:
3.5" Storage Servers
Drive Bays:
12 Drive Bays
Storage Capacity:
Configure From: £4,294
CyberStore 424S DSS iSCSI SAN / NAS

4U, 24 Bay Open-E DSS iSCSI SAN and NAS (Network Attached Storage) Server

Form Factor:
Drive Size:
3.5" Storage Servers
Drive Bays:
24 Drive Bays
Storage Capacity:
Configure From: £4,809
CyberStore 224S DSS iSCSI SAN / NAS

2U, 24 Bay Open-E DSS iSCSI SAN and NAS (Network Attached Storage) Server

Form Factor:
Drive Size:
2.5" Storage Servers
Drive Bays:
24 Drive Bays
Storage Capacity:
Configure From: £5,325
CyberStore 436S DSS iSCSI SAN / NAS

High Density 36 Bay Open-E iSCSI SAN / NAS Storage Server

Form Factor:
Drive Size:
3.5" Storage Servers
Drive Bays:
36 Drive Bays
Storage Capacity:
Configure From: £6,038
CyberStore 472S DSS iSCSI SAN / NAS

Ultra High-Density 4U 72 Open-E DSS iSCSI SAN / NAS

Form Factor:
Drive Size:
2.5" Storage Servers
Drive Bays:
72 Drive Bays
Storage Capacity:
Configure From: £6,503

  • High Availability
  • Enterprise-Class Cluster
  • Tiered RAM and SSD Caching
  • Inline Data Deduplication
  • Data Integrity
  • Data Compression
  • Thin and Over Provisioning

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Broadberry CyberStore DSS storage servers are based on Open-E, a leading provider of unified file and block storage management software solutions.

CyberStore DSS Storage Appliance

The Open-E Data Storage Software offers support for Network Attached Storage (NAS), iSCSI and Fibre Channel SAN (Storage Area Network) functionality all in a single, easy to use storage operating system. Open-E DSS also provides Automatic iSCSI Failover and Failback for high-availability, Remote Volume Mirroring and Asynchronous Data Replication for disaster recovery, WORM (Write Once Read Many) support for digital archiving, and NDMP (Network Data Management Protocol) support for universal backup - ensuring better data security, increased fault tolerance and improved availability of all data, ultimately delivering better overall performance and value.

CyberStore DSS® iSCSI SAN/NAS Appliances:

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Based on Open-E's award winning DSS v7 storage operating system, the CyberStore DSS® range of feature-rich iSCSI SAN/NAS servers were voted the best storage appliances available in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

CyberStore DSS

Open-E's proven storage OS - Open-E DSS V7 - has achieved the VMware Ready status and is now certified for VMware vSphere 5.5 and 6.0. It means that the software works effectively with VMware's cloud infrastructure.

VMware Ready Highest level of endorsement

This designation indicates that after a detailed validation process Open-E Data Storage Software V7 has achieved VMware's highest level of endorsement, and can be found on the VMware Solution Exchange (VSX) website.

Open-E is committed to provide affordable storage solutions that deliver superior performance and reliability. The certification of Open-E DSS V7 continues our partnership with VMware and proves the effectiveness of our product.

Krzysztof Franek CEO and president of Open-E
VMware Ready Open-E DSS

Several Broadberry CyberStore Storage Servers

Broadberry CyberStore DSS storage servers offer a myriad of advantages with built in enterprise features operating on the principal of universality and scalability storage management.

Reliability, scalability and a cost effective, centralised data protection storage capacity, ensures that CyberStore DSS storage servers host a complete management system, removing any need for an additional service.

Additionally, our DSS range of storage servers boast compatibility with VMware, CitrixXen and MS Hyper-V, meaning they are an ideal solution for cloud storage and virtualisation environments.

Since 2010 the CyberStore DSS® 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 DSS® Range

The CyberStore 316S DSS-R2 combines an impressive range of storage features with incredible expansion potential and top performance. With support as standard for NAS, IP SANs and Fibre Channel SANs, you have a complete, unified storage solution - and it's extremely affordable to boot.

Dave Mitchell | PC Pro Review 13 Oct  |  

A low-cost NAS and IP SAN appliance with huge expansion potential and excellent performance

Dave Mitchell | PC Pro Review 25 Jun  |  
IT Pro Editors Choice, PC Pro A-List Award

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.

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

Windows Storage Server 2012 offers a number of greatly enhanced capabilities and benefits when compared with previous versions.

Industry-leading High availability failover cluster

iSCSI (SAN) Active-Active Failover boosts overall system performance and minimises downtime since the read, write and replication traffic is balanced over two nodes.

Publicly acclaimed and award-winning

Open-E DSS storage software is widely recognised and awarded by the storage industry. There are over 27,000 installations worldwide among which there are many Fortune 500 companies.

Affordable and flexible support plans

We offer bespoke customer support from our team of technical experts, who are on hand to advise and monitor all aspects of your system, and with flexible, transparent support plans, you can be assured that you will receive the guidance you require. Call our friendly team of consultants today for tailored advice on your data management needs.

Explore the features and benefits of the CyberStore DSS Range

Compatible with Industry Standards

Initial Configurations Wizard

As soon as the CyberStore DSS storage server starts, the Setup Wizard helps you with all the network and system settings - you get up fast, with built-in help, and can see immediate results

Task and Schedule Manager

Tasks can be automatically scheduled for data, volume replication and snapshots - making it easy to setup, so you can concentrate on other tasks

Automated Update and Rollback of OS

The automated update and rollback makes it easy to update and get the latest features and is also simple to rollback if there is an issue that needs to be resolved first - reducing system downtime

Monitoring & E-mail Notification

the CyberStore DSS range will automatically notifies the system administrator via e-mail when there are RAID or HDD problems, making it easy to troubleshoot and quickly fix problems

Most Stable

Linux Operating System

The CyberStore DSS range is built on Open-E storage management software which runs on a Linux Platform because of its proven stability, unlike others which are less stable or which have limited and diminishing support for new hardware

Journaling Support

The system tracks and logs changes prior to affecting the main file system, making the file system more reliable

Price - Performance Leader

Continuous Data Protection

Provides continuous backup/replication of data - far superior to 24 hour snapshot backups (lose approx. 17 e-mails in between backups, versus up to 10,000 on an Exchange e-mail system) - also much quicker to restore (20 minutes vs. 3-5 hour tape backup). If available, usually an expensive option for other storage solutions

High-Availability over 2 Nodes

The Broadberry CyberStore DSS range can recognise hardware/software failure and immediately re-starts the application on another system without requiring admin intervention or downtime which further reduces downtime at no extra cost

iSCSI SAN & NAS Network Attached Storage Administration

Web-based Graphical User Interface
Improved look and speed of the GUI
Secured Administration Access
Tuning Tools
Remote Access for Console
Multiple Management Levels
Automated Updating of OS
Rollback to Previous OS
Task Manager
User Interface in German and English languages
Schedule Manager
Network Management
DHCP Client
One Network Interface Card Support
Multiple Network Interface Card Support
Teaming/Bonding (including Adapter Fault Tolerance)
10 Gb Ethernet Support
Infiniband Support
Proxy settings
Jumbo Frames Support
Storage Management
Software iSCSI Initiator
Software RAID 0, 1, 5, 6 with E-Mail Notification
Degraded Mode for S/W RAID 1, 5, 6
S.M.A.R.T. with E-Mail Notification
Single and Multiple Hardware RAID Controller Support
Multiple FibreChannel HBA Support (initiator mode)
Multiple FibreChannel HBA Support (target mode)
Support for over 16TB Logical Volumes
Multiple Snapshot (multiple active snapshots per one LV at a time)
Multiple Logical Volume & Groups
Online Logical Volume Expansion
Support for Online Capacity Expansion
Build-in, SNMP based monitoring system
Storage Management / Replications
Synchronous Volume Replication over LAN
Synchronous Volume Replication over LAN with iSCSI failover
Synchronous Volume Replication over LAN with NFS failover (available as feature pack)
Data Replication over LAN
Data Replication over WAN
Hardware Monitoring
SNMP v2, v3
E-mail Notification
Log Function
Hardware Support
One CPU Support
Multiple CPU Support (32x)
UPS and Network UPS Support
Specific NAS Functionality
Windows Active Directory / Primary Domain Controller
Support For Network Information Service (NIS)
Internal and External LDAP
ADS & NIS User / Group ID Synchronization
File System with Journaling Support
User and Group Quota Control
Antivirus (server's shares scanning)
Supported Network File Clients
Microsoft Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac OS 8.0, 9.0, X, 10.4
Supported Network File Protocols
SMB/CIFS, FTP, Secure FTP, HTTP, Apple Talk, NFS v2, v3
Specific iSCSI Functionality
IP Address Restrictions for a Target
CHAP User Management
MPIO Support
iSCSI Failover
SCSI-3 Persistent Reservation Support
Backup Utility
Local Backup
Integrated Backup System
Virtual Tapes
Support for Tape Libraries, Autoloaders
Tape Retention Time
WORM Support (Write Once Read Many)
NDMP v3.0 Support (Network Data Management Protocol)
USB Storage Support for Dynamic Disk
Backup-Agents (Backup Exec, Retrospect, BrightStor)
Installable Version
Improved Software Architecture
Help with search and index
Extended save & restore settings
Connections Status
Sessions Management
Initially Supported Storage Capacity (TB) 4/8/16TB
Upgrade Ability

Simultaneously run volumes in the active mode on two nodes - providing high availability of data.

CyberStore DSS with Active-Active Failover

Thanks to the Active-Active functionality, overall cluster performance is improved since the read, write and replication traffic can be balanced on both nodes. Within just a few minutes, you will have up to several hundred gigabytes available on your network without much effort and no downtime.

  • This feature enables you to simultaneously run volumes in the active mode on two nodes - providing high availability of data.
  • If one node fails, the other one takes over automatically and all application services continue to run without interruption.
  • Once the failed node is available again in the resource pool, the storage administrator can move the activity of selected volumes back to the node of choice.

Broadberry Open-E Active-Active Failover solutions provide superior perfromance, security and scalability at a fraction of the cost of alternative storage solutions

The flexible design of Open-E DSS V7 enables organisations of all sizes to create effective iSCSI solutions that can adapt to and meet the simplest or the most complex storage needs.

Select the Active-active Failover feature pack when configurating your CyberStore DSS storage server

Active-Active Automatic Failover Built for:

Open-E Failover

Active-Active Automatic Failover for iSCSI is a crucial Data Storage functionality used for:

  • High Availability
  • Cloud Storage
  • Storage for Virtualisation
  • Business Continuity

Open-E DSS V7 Active-Active Cluster Advantages

Doubles your overall performance

Doubles your overall performance in most of the configurations. You just need to set it up right.

Eliminates a Single Point of Failure

Eliminates a Single Point of Failure by configuring Active-Active clusters without shared (common) discs. Thanks to this, your data is more secure.


Self-Validation of the system! When starting a cluster, DSS V7 checks all critical settings on each node, including: (SCSI IDs, tasks, ping notes, configurations, resource pools, auxiliary paths, and more). This way, clusters can' be started if they were configured wrong.

Cluster security

Cluster security is improved by the ability to configure as many Auxiliary paths as many network connections you have.

Increased sensibility for network Failures

Increased sensibility for network Failures, thanks to the possibility of configuring Ping Nodes

Speeds up networking connectivity

Speeds up networking connectivity, since I/O traffic is equally balanced on two nodes.

Utilises all processing power

Fully utilises all processing power on both cluster nodes.

Ultra Efficient

Eliminates waste of hardware resources by providing more efficient usage.

Broadberry CyberStore DSS Storage Servers

Fully Featured Storage Solution

Broadberry CyberStore DSS storage servers are fully featured NAS (Network Attached Storage) and SAN (Storage Area Network) solutions. NAS offers support for multiple file protocols which enable you to build cross-platform solutions and SAN offers iSCSI Target and Fibre Channel Target functionalities.

Flexible and Scalable

The flexible design and excellent scalability of our CyberStore DSS range enables companies and institutions of all sizes to create effective storage solutions that can meet and adapt to the simplest or the most complex data management needs.

Superior Performance, Extensibility and Reliability

Broadberry CyberStore DSS storage appliances bring superior performance, extensibility and reliability, and is out of the box tuned to provide high data-throughput and data protection for centralised storage.

Complete Management Software

No need for an additional operating system - Open-E DSS V7 helps businesses to implement cost-effective data storage solutions by providing complete management software of the CyberStore DSS.

Virtualisation-Ready Enterprise Storage

The CyberStore DSS range boasts compatibility with VMware, CitrixXen and MS Hyper-V, making them ideal appliances for cloud storage and virtualisation environments.

Set-Up on Your Network in Minutes

Add the Broadberry CyberStore storage server to your network within minutes. It is fast and easy thanks to the simple configuration process. Additionally, ongoing management and maintenance of the server is straightforward and user-friendly.

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3 Year Warranty

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.

Dual Xeon Processors

Up to Dual Xeon Processors

Designed for optimal performance, the CyberStore DSS range can be configured with a single Xeon E3 processor or on larger units up to 2x Xeon E5 processors.

Daisy Chain Appliances

Daisy Chain CyberStore Appliances

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

IPMI Remote Management

With IPMI Remote Management

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

Leading Brand Component Hard Drives

Built with Leading Brand Components

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

Thin provisioning hard drive.

Built in Thin Provisioning

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

Simple Interface

Easy-to-Use Interface

The CyberStore DSS range has an easy to use interface and boasts an inital configuration wizard to get you set up straight away.

SSD Caching

Hardware SSD Caching

The CyberStore DSS range includes a hardware-based SSD Caching option, allowing you to cache your most used data on super fast SSD's via a RAID controller.

Network Adaptor

Network Adaptor Teaming

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

Popular Backup Software

Supports Popular Backup Software

Unlike a lot of storage operating systems, Open-E includes backup-agents to support the worlds most popular backup applications like BackupExec®, Retrospect®, BrightStor®


Stable Linux Operating System

Open-E runs on a Linux Platform because of its proven stability, unlike others which are less stable or which have limited and diminishing support for new hardware

Two Highly Available Nodes

High Availability over 2 Nodes

The CyberStore DSS can recognise hardware/software failure and immediately restart the application on another system without requiring intervention or downtime.

Broadberry Celebrating Over 30 Years.

Engineer performing test.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 ensures all of our server and storage solutions meet the strictest quality guidelines demanded from us.

Broadberry professional.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:

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