OpenSUSE is a Linux-based project and distribution sponsored by SUSE Linux GmbH and other companies which is widely used throughout the world. The focus of its development is creating usable open-source tools for software developers and system administrators, while providing a user-friendly desktop and feature-rich server environment.
The Broadberry CyberStore range of enterprise-grade storage appliances configured with OpenSUSE are an ideal option for those looking for a stable and reliable storage solution.
With OpenSUSE you can run almost all of the major DEs (desktop environments) on the same operating system, something that isn't possible in the majority of other storage server software OS's without potentially causing a number of problems.
OpenSUSE is famous for providing the greatest experience with the chosen DE. Through its design and the regularly released patches, this software is built to fully integrate most of the major DEs with the rest of the OS.
Where OpenSUSE stands out from the rest of the pack is its rock-like stability. It is so solid that you are able to install all of the premier Linux Desktop environments on just one system. On most other popular Linux distros, including Ubuntu, this isn't possible to do without the stability of the system becoming compromised. The robustness of this system is evident. For users who enjoy tinkering with their OS, this may be the perfect software to choice to be configured with your new CyberStore Storage Appliance.
Security is boosted by the fact that the system is locked down. The majority of tasks will require the user to enter a root password before they can be performed. The security features are regularly improved upon through new releases. Packages are available to be downloaded just as soon as they have completed testing.
A great feature included in OpenSUSE is AppArmor. AppArmor is a security tool that was created to deliver easily usable security framework for all your applications. It protects the system and the applications through proactive monitoring and handling of both external and internal threats.
Through AppArmor's security policies, the system resources that each individual application can have access to is defined, in addition to what that level of privilege is.
OpenSUSE is an open source software. There are a large number of benefits to using open source software. Firstly, open source software is free, so choosing openSUSE as your storage server OS will have a positive impact on your TCO.
The code that makes up this software is freely available, which leads to a much higher standard of coding. With such a huge community surrounding this software, there are a huge number of eyes on the code that makes up this software, leading to better code. Security is also much better than with most proprietary software (where the code is not available to see). This is because there are a lot more developers reviewing the security and the makeup of the software code.
With open source software you get a lot more freedom and flexibility as you can make changes to the software that allow it to better fit your needs and requirements. This adaptability is one of the biggest benefits of using open source software and is an advantage OpenSUSE provides.
As mentioned, there is a strong community around OpenSUSE due to its open source nature. Its this community that provides the majority of the support to users of this software. Errors and bugs can be reported online and are quickly fixed due to the huge amount of user and developers in the open source community. If a user has queries or needs help with an issue, they can very quickly find a solution by utilising the support of the of the wider community around OpenSUSE.
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Our CyberStore are high quality storage servers that combine incredible performance with low prices. There are a number of special features that make our exciting range of storage servers perfect for you and your business.
CyberStore appliances are fully compatible with all major storage server software. While the majority of storage servers out there are only designed to be compatible with one particular operating system, Broadberry servers are built to be fully compatible with all major server operating systems. All you will ever need is one box.
Broadberry never vendor locks - with our award-winning storage servers you have the freedom to use your own choice of 3rd party hardware.
With over three decades of experience in this industry, Broadberry has served some of the most internationally renowned organisations in the world. Our recent clients include the likes of Oxford University, ESPN, Sony, Disney, Rolls-Royce, Toshiba, the BBC and many more.
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: