If massive scalability is a requirement, configuring your Broadberry CyberStore Storage Appliance with Ceph Storage is a great choice.
Ceph features a simple-to-use graphical user interface, significantly boosting the overall usability of the system. Troubleshooting can be enabled to deliver you in depth statistics on each cluster component.
If you have some technical knowledge, you can install this software yourself. Alternatively, you can have one of our skilled Broadberry engineers complete the ideal installation for you.
Ceph was designed for huge scalability, being able to scale up to thousands of nodes and manage storage in the range of petabytes. You won’t have to go through any data migration projects or forklift upgrades. Featuring rolling software upgrades, you are able to upgrade clusters in phases, with very little down time.
The peer-to-peer architecture helps in the automatic rebalancing which springs into action to handle failures. Data distribution is ensured throughout the cluster.
A couple of areas where Ceph really excels is its constant availability and its steady reliability. It improves data durability through the utilisation of erasure coding technologies. Data can be replicated across nodes to ensure higher availability.
Ceph block devices can be either expanded or shrunk with zero downtime through dynamic block resizing.
With the snapshot feature you can take snapshots of block devices or even entire pools. This will allow you to recover and return to a previous unaffected state if anything happens to your system.
Ceph is self-healing and self-managing. It is always monitoring failed nodes. If it does come across one, it seamlessly replaces it with a replicated node. Having said that, in general this is rare as the whole architecture is very reliable and fault tolerant.
Disaster Recovery is absolutely vital for today’s businesses. Ceph features very effective disaster recovery methods. Possibly the most notable of these methods is multisite replication, which replicates data and protects you if something was to go wrong.
A cost-efficient option, Ceph storage has a number of features that will help you save money in the long term. With thin provisioning you can get the most out of your storage space. You can create sparse block images, which allow you to be able to over-provision the cluster. Through erasure coding, you can enjoy a cost-effective data durability option.
Ceph contains a variety of useful security features that make it a secure and reliable operating system to run on your Broadberry storage solution.
To further protect your system, you can utilise policies. With policies you can limit accessibility to he system at differing levels. You can limit accessibility at pool, user, bucket or data level.
For more secure authentication and authorisation, the software can be integrated with Active Directory and KeyStone v3.
There are many advantages to owning a Broadberry CyberStore Storage Appliance. Firstly, when you choose a Broadberry storage solution you will never have to worry about vendor lock-in.
With that comes the freedom of knowing you will have control over your appliances and your data centre. The majority of vendors in this industry do vendor lock, locking you into their ecosystem and restricting your choice of hardware to utilise with your existing appliance. With Broadberry you will never have this problem. You will always be able to make the additions to your appliance that you see fit.
In addition to never being vendor locked, Broadberry CyberStore Storage Appliances feature full compatibility to all major storage server software. With these near-universal compatibility capabilities you can switch to another operating system whenever you want to. So, you stay flexible and will be able to react and manoeuvre with the market.
After three decades of service in this industry, Broadberry has served some of the largest organisations on Earth. Including the likes of the BBC, Virgin, Toyota, Toshiba, Sky, Disney, NASA, CERN and ITV.
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: