Arch Linux is a Linux distribution for computers based on x86-64 architectures, composed predominantly of free and open-source software. The design approach of the development team follows the KISS principle ("keep it simple, stupid") as the general guideline, and focuses on elegance, code correctness, minimalism and simplicity, and expects the user to be willing to make some effort to understand the system's operation.
Arch Linux is a great option for your new CyberStore open storage appliance. With possibly the largest software repository of all Linux distros, Arch Linux is one of the best choices for anyone looking for a versatile and reliable storage server operating system.
Where this software solution stands out from others is that almost all the major desktop environments are available. In addition, the variety of options you have during the setup process means Arch Linux has the potential to be moulded into your ideal OS.
Arch Linux essentially comes as a barebone operating system without much on it. During installation you have full control of what components you want to add to the system making a highly personalised OS. Each user who installs Arch Linux on their CyberStore open storage sever will have it tailored specially to their needs.
You won't be stuck with a bunch of systems that you didn't want or need. This high level of control also allows you to cut down on background processes that will unnecessarily be using up your resources.
Due to the nature of the installation process, setup of this software requires some technical knowledge. If you are someone who isn't that proficient at the technical side of things, there is no need to worry. You can have one of our talented Broadberry engineers complete the setup for you.
With most storage server operating systems, new versions are regularly released every 6 months to a year, which you need to upgrade to. Where Arch Linux differs is that you never have to fully upgrade to a newer version. You simply get updates via download, it works entirely on rolling releases. Not having to upgrade saves you a lot of work and time in the long run.
The quality of performance you can get out of Arch Linux on your new CyberStore storage appliance can exceed the performance of most storage server and software combinations out there. You have full control of exactly how Arch Linux is installed and what is installed with it. You won't be wasting any resources on processes that you don't actually need. The full power of your system will be directed toward tasks that you actually want to get completed.
If you properly set it up to fit your needs the best (which as mentioned is something you can get help with from a Broadberry engineer), the OS can end up performing very efficiently and extremely well.
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Find the perfect storage for your business in our range of CyberStore solutions. A rare feature our servers possess is full compatibility with all major software. Not only will you be able to use Arch Linux, but you will also be able to use any of the other major operating systems out there like Ubuntu, Debian, Open-E DSS Jovian, Windows Storage Server and many more.
In addition to being compatible with all major storage server software, Broadberry servers are never vendor locked. Many of the big brands in this industry vendor lock their products, meaning you will be unable to use most 3rd party hardware with your server. Instead their system will only be compatible with hardware from them or their associates, which is often a lot more expensive.
We never vendor lock. When you purchase a solution from us, you will have full freedom to use whatever 3rd party hardware you wish.
Over the last 3 decades, we have built up a name for ourselves as one of the best providers of storage server technology. Broadberry is proud to have served such influential big name clients as the University of Oxford, NASA, CERN, Sky, Disney, Toyota, Sony, the BBC and many more. With Broadberry, you get the best of both worlds. The most cutting edge server technology for very competitive prices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Broadberry storage appliances come with enterprise-grade features like IPMI included, whereas HPE charge large fees for perpetual licences for the same features.
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.
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.
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: