Openfiler Storage Servers

Openfiler is a free storage operating system which provides file-based as well as block-based network attached storage. Developed by Xinit Systems, Openfiler is based on rPath Linux distribution.

Fully Compatible Openfiler Storage Appliances

Broadberry can install and configure Openfiler onto our CyberStore range of enterprise-grade storage servers, giving you a full-fledged NAS/SAN appliance or IP storage gateway at a very low price.



Cyberstore
Open Storage Servers

  • Open Standards Hardware combined with Openfiler Software
  • Transformational Approach used by Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Google, LinkedIn and others
  • No Vendor Lock-In
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Multi-Vendor Networking
  • Compatible with all major Storage OS's


Our range of CyberStore enterprise-grade storage appliances are fully compatible with Openfiler storage OS.
Openfiler Storage Appliances

Openfiler is a free storage operating system which provides file-based as well as block-based network attached storage. Developed by Xinit Systems, Openfiler is based on rPath Linux distribution.

  • Fully Compatible Storage Appliances
  • Pre-Configured with Openfiler
  • Fully Tested
  • Licence Cost:
    Free
CyberStore 212S 12GB/s Storage Server

2U, 12 Drive Bays, SAS / SATA Rackmount Storage Server

Form Factor:
2U
Drive Size:
3.5" Storage Servers
Drive Bays:
12 Drive Bays
Storage Capacity:
192TB
Compatibility:
Fully compatible with Openfiler
from: £2,774
Configure
CyberStore 224S 12GB/s Storage Server

2U, 24 Drive Bays, SAS / SATA Rackmount Storage Server

Form Factor:
2U
Drive Size:
2.5" Storage Servers
Drive Bays:
24 Drive Bays
Storage Capacity:
360TB
Compatibility:
Fully compatible with Openfiler
from: £2,995
Configure
CyberStore 316S 12GB/s Storage Server

3U, 16 Drive Bays, SAS / SATA Rackmount Storage Server

Form Factor:
3U
Drive Size:
3.5" Storage Servers
Drive Bays:
16 Drive Bays
Storage Capacity:
256TB
Compatibility:
Fully compatible with Openfiler
from: £3,092
Configure
CyberStore 424S 12GB/s Storage Server

4U, 24 Drive Bays, SAS / SATA Rackmount Storage Server

Form Factor:
4U
Drive Size:
3.5" Storage Servers
Drive Bays:
24 Drive Bays
Storage Capacity:
384TB
Compatibility:
Fully compatible with Openfiler
from: £3,384
Configure
CyberStore 436S 12GB/s Storage Server

Large Capacity 4U, 36 Drive Bays, SAS / SATA Rackmount Storage Server

Form Factor:
4U
Drive Size:
3.5" Storage Servers
Drive Bays:
36 Drive Bays
Storage Capacity:
576TB
Compatibility:
Fully compatible with Openfiler
from: £3,644
Configure
CyberStore 472S 12GB/s Storage Server

Ultra High-Density 4U, 72 Drive Bays, SAS / SATA Rackmount Storage Server

Form Factor:
4U
Drive Size:
2.5" Storage Servers
Drive Bays:
72 Drive Bays
Storage Capacity:
1.1PB
Compatibility:
Fully compatible with Openfiler
from: £4,309
Configure
CyberStore 490S Petabyte Storage Server

Ultra High-Density 4U, 90 Drive Bays, SAS / SATA Rackmount Storage Server

Form Factor:
4U
Drive Size:
3.5" Storage Servers
Drive Bays:
90 Drive Bays
Storage Capacity:
1.4PB
Compatibility:
Fully compatible with Openfiler
from: £9,638
Configure

Openfiler allows IT administrators to make the best use of their CyberStore storage appliance's storage capacity when managing storage in a multi-platform network.

The Broadberry CyberStore range of enterprise-grade storage appliances supports many of the features you'd expect from a storage appliance, including ISCSI target for virtualisation, Fibre Channel target support, block level replication and High Availability.

The Broadberry CyberStore appliance, configured with Openfiler free storage operating system addresses all key data storage concers:

  • Reliability - Openfiler supports both software and hardware RAID with monitoring and alert facilities; volume snapshot and recovery
  • Availability - Openfiler supports active/passive high availability clustering, MPIO, and block level replication
  • Performance - Linux 2.6 kernel supports the latest CPU, networking and storage hardware
  • Scalability - filesystem scalability to 60TB+, online filesystem and volume growth support

The Broadberry CyberStore storage appliance configured with Openfiler storage OS makes is ideal for use as a SAN or a NAS:

Storage Area Networking
  • IP Storage Gateway
  • Disk-to-disk Backup
  • Video Surveillance
  • Oracle 10g raw volume
  • Virtual Machine migration
  • Continuous Data Protection
Network Attached Storage
  • Heterogeneous File Sharing
  • Exchange Server backend
  • Virtual Machine storage backend
  • Network User home directories
  • Media archiving

Once our engineers install Openfiler for you, management of your CyberStore appliance is taken care of via Openfilers intuitivive and powerful web-based graphical user interface in which you can create volumes, network shares, allocate disk quotas for users and manage RAID arrays.

Powerful block storage virtualisation

  • Full iSCSI target support, with support for virtual iSCSI targets for optimal division of storage
  • Fibre Channel target support
  • Extensive volume and physical storage management support
  • Support for large block devices
  • Full software RAID management support
  • Support for multiple volume groups for optimal storage allocation
  • Online volume size and overlying filesystem expansion
  • Point-in-time snapshots support with scheduling
  • Volume usage reporting
  • Synchronous / asynchronous volume migration & replication (manual setup necessary currently)
  • iSCSI initiator (manual setup necessary currently)

Extensive share management features

  • Support for multiple shares per volume
  • Multi-level share directory tree
  • Multi-group based access control on a per-share basis
  • Multi-host/network based access control on a per-share basis
  • Per-share service activation (NFS, SMB/CIFS, HTTP/WebDAV, FTP with read/write controls)
  • Support for auto-created SMB home directories
  • Support for SMB/CIFS "shadow copy" feature for snapshot volumes
  • Support for public/guest shares

Accounts management

  • Authentication using Pluggable Authentication Modules, configured from the web-interface
  • NIS, LDAP, Hesiod, Active Directory (native and mixed modes), NT4 domain controller
  • Guest/public account support

Quota / resource allocation

  • Per-volume group-quota management for space and files
  • Per-volume user-quota management for space and files
  • Per-volume guest-quota management for space and files
  • User and group templates support for quota allocation

Full industry-standard protocol suite

  • CIFS/SMB support for Microsoft Windows-based clients
  • NFSv3 support for all UNIX clients with support for ACL protocol extensions
  • NFSv4 support (testing)
  • FTP support
  • Linux distribution back-end for any other customizations

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.

Used by the World's Largest Organisations

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.

Multi
Award-Winning

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.

Outstanding
Value

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.

Compatible with your
Favourite Software

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.


Lower Cost, Same Components

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.

Hard Drive Caddies Included

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.

No Ongoing Licence Costs

Broadberry storage appliances come with enterprise-grade features like IPMI included, whereas HPE charge large fees for perpetual licences for the same features.

Instant, Accurate Quotations

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.

Market Moving Away from Tier 1 Vendors

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.



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 we use ensure all of our server and storage solutions meet the strictest quality guidelines demanded from us.


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: