The power of Ceph can transform your organisation's IT infrastructure and your ability to manage vast amounts of data. If your organization runs applications with different storage interface needs, Ceph is for you! Ceph's foundation is the Reliable Autonomic Distributed Object Store (RADOS), which provides your applications with object, block, and file system storage in a single unified storage cluster-making Ceph flexible, highly reliable and easy for you to manage.
Red Hat Ceph Storage is a massively scalable storage solution that is ideal for handling modern workloads like data analytics, backup and restore systems, cloud infrastructure and media repositories.
It features a very easy-to-use graphical user interface, greatly boosting the systems overall usability. The entire storage cluster life cycle can be managed from the Red Hat Storage Console GUI, and troubleshooting can be enabled to give you detailed statistics on every cluster component.
Installation is manageable if you have some technical knowledge, however if you would like you can have one of our talented Broadberry engineers perform the ideal installation for you.
This operating system was designed for huge scalability. Built on scale-out architecture, with this software you can grow a cluster from a single node all the way up to thousands. You won’t need to go through any forklift upgrades or data migration projects.
This software features rolling software upgrades, allowing you to upgrade clusters in phases with very little down time.
The peer-to-peer architecture aids in the automatic rebalancing that comes into effect to handle failures. Data distributed is ensured throughout the cluster.
There are a number of security features that make Red Hat Ceph a secure and reliable operating system to run on your CyberStore Storage Appliance.
Policies give you the ability to limit accessibility at differing levels. Accessibility can be limited at the pool, user, bucket or data level. Cluster-level, at-rest encryption can be utilised to further secure the system.
The software can be integrated with Active Directory and KeyStone v3. Allowing for more secure authentication and authorisation.
Ceph excels in its constant availability and consistent reliability. It takes advantage of erasure coding technologies to enhance data durability. You can replicate data across nodes, ensuring higher availability. With dynamic block resizing, Ceph block devices can be expanded or shrunk with no downtime. The snapshot capability allows you to take snapshots of block devices or even entire pools. Letting you return to a previous unaffected state should anything happen to your system.
The software features effective disaster recovery methods that allow you to return from the brink of catastrophe. Multisite replication can be enabled for disaster recovery or archiving.
Ceph has a number of features that contribute to its cost-effective nature. Thin provisioning allows you to get the most out of your storage space. Sparse block images can be created, allowing you to be able to over-provision the cluster. With erasure coding you can enjoy a cost-efficient data durability option.
Our range of CyberStore Storage Appliances are the latest step in the ever-evolving world of storage technology. As open hardware, they have been created through a similar transformational approach to that used by the likes of Amazon, Facebook and Google.
Where our storage servers stand apart from the competition is their special feature. CyberStore Storage Appliances are fully compatible with all major storage server software. With the majority of storage server providers, you only get one operating system per box with no ability to switch to another system. Your only choice is to buy a whole new box. With us you will never have that problem. All the major storage server software is available to you and you can make a switch at any point, all within the one box.
In addition to possessing this wide range compatibility, our CyberStore Storage Appliances are never vendor locked. Vendor locking is rife in this industry, with most storage server providers not allowing you to use 3rd party hardware with their storage servers. The only accessory hardware that would be compatible with your storage server is their chosen and branded items. Which are often a lot more expensive than the 3rd party hardware you could find elsewhere. We never vendor lock, and our CyberStore Storage Appliances are compatible with 3rd party hardware, giving you the freedom to find the perfect hardware for your needs and your budget.
Our belief is in delivering our customers the very best prices possible for our storage servers. When you buy one of our CyberStore Storage Appliances, you get a storage server that is at the very highest level in terms of performance, reliability and consistency. All the while being available for extremely competitive prices.
Broadberry has a built an excellent reputation of being one of the most cost-effective and reliable server providers in this industry. Through almost three decades of superb service, we have managed to work with some of the largest organisations on the planet. These include the likes of Toyota, Sky, ESPN, Disney, Virgin, Toshiba, the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, ITV, Sony, 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: