FreeBSD is an operating system used to power modern servers, desktops, and embedded platforms. A large community has continually developed it for more than thirty years. Its advanced networking, security, and storage features have made FreeBSD the platform of choice for many of the busiest web sites and most pervasive embedded networking and storage devices.
A reliable and effective operating system, FreeBSD is used by millions of people all around the world, including many big-name companies and brands. Delivering great performance, versatility and with an easy installation process, FreeBSD is one of the best operating systems you could choose to run on your new CyberStore Storage Appliance.
FreeBSD is an all-around strong performing OS. Its reliability and stability are impressive, as is the high level of performance it can deliver on our CyberStore Storage Appliances.
This software is a complete operating system environment with a kernel, shell tool and device drivers. It differs here from the majority of Linux-based OS's, as they tend to have separately developed kernel, userland utilities and application.
There are many useful emulation tools built into this software, which allows for installation of 3rd party software packages. The majority of which employ the FreeBSD ports system.
FreeBSD-based systems can be integrated with other systems on the same network, even if they are using different operating systems. This is due to the software supporting a wide range of networking protocols. Some of these include TCP/IP, Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP), AppleTalk, IPv6, IPSec and Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX).
The installation process is quite straightforward. There is a graphical installer that will help guide you through the process. If you wish, you can have one of our talented Broadberry engineers take this challenge off your hands and complete the full installation for you.
There are over 24 thousand ported libraries and applications that are supported by FreeBSD. It is very versatile in that sense. In fact, FreeBSD can execute Linux binaries despite Linux being unable to execute BSD binaries.
As it is open source and comes with the source code, this software can be moulded to better fit your needs. Its adaptability is one of its biggest assets.
FreeBSD is open software and as the name suggests, it is completely free to use. Open source software has many benefits beyond the obvious financial perks. When a software is open source, the source code is available for anyone to take a look at.
Because of this, open source software is often a lot more secure and works better than proprietary software. And the reason for this is as simple as open source having more eyes on it so problems get identified quickly. Whereas with proprietary software, only the development team can view source code.
FreeBSD is a feature rich operating system, the kind of system you would normally expect to be sold at an expensive price. The fact that it is completely free makes it a very appealing option to use with our CyberStore Storage Appliances.
There is a very strong community of developers and users around FreeBSD. If you ever have any problem, you can very quickly go online and get a response from one of the many thousands of active members of the FreeBSD community.
Our range of CyberStore Storage Appliances are high quality storage servers that can be specifically configured to best meet the requirements of your business.
These storage servers possess features that you will likely not be able to find anywhere else, one of these being its universal compatibility with all major operating systems.
With the Broadberry CyberStore range of open hardware, all you need is one box and you'll have the freedom to run whichever operating system best meets your requirements. You won't be forced to buy a whole new box any time you want to try a new operating system.
Another key feature is the fact that we never vendor lock. Many brands in this industry "vendor lock", meaning they don't allow you to use 3rd party hardware with their storage servers. If you want to use any additional hardware, you are going to have to stick to their chosen and branded items which most of the time are more expensive than if you were to buy from someone else.
With us, you'll always have the freedom to choose whatever 3rd party hardware you want. We never vendor lock and we will never limit what hardware you can use in conjunction with your CyberStore Storage Appliance.
Broadberry have built up a strong reputation of being one of the most reliable and cost-effective server technology providers in this industry. Its this fact that has over the years that has allowed us to serve some of the largest organisations in the world such as Toshiba, Sky, Virgin, SONY, Toyota, ESPN, the BBC and many more.
We believe in providing our customers the fairest prices possible for our storage servers. Many storage server providers hike up the prices of their products. We do not believe in taking advantage of customers and aim to bring you the very best prices you can.
With Broadberry CyberServe server solutions, you get solutions that are the highest quality in terms of reliability, consistency and performance in ratio to cost.
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: