StorPool Storage Servers

StorPool is a block-storage software that uses standard hardware and builds a storage system out of this hardware. It is installed on the servers and creates a shared storage pool from their local drives in these servers. Compared to traditional SANs, all-flash arrays, or other storage software StorPool is faster, more reliable and scalable.

Fully Compatible StorPool Storage Appliances

Configure the CyberStore range of enterprise-grade storage servers with StorPool software for enterprise-class block-level storage.




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

StorPool is a block-storage software that uses standard hardware and builds a storage system out of this hardware. It is installed on the servers and creates a shared storage pool from their local drives in these servers. Compared to traditional SANs, all-flash arrays, or other storage software StorPool is faster, more reliable and scalable.

  • Fully Compatible Storage Appliances
  • Pre-Configured with StorPool
  • Fully Tested
  • Licence Cost:
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 StorPool
from: £2,774
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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 StorPool
from: £2,995
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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 StorPool
from: £3,092
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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 StorPool
from: £3,384
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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 StorPool
from: £3,644
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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 StorPool
from: £4,309
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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 StorPool
from: £9,638
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StorPool is a great option for anyone who wants storage server software that is super-fast, very cost effective and among the most efficient on the market. In comparison with other storage software like all-flash arrays or traditional SANs, StorPool is a lot more reliable, a lot more scalable and a lot quicker.

StorPool provides high performance block storage by making the absolute most out of the resources available. Operating at near 100% efficiency, it takes full advantage of all the performance available from the systems drive and network. It also uses its own RDMA network protocol, copy-on-write on-disk format and client. All of which has been fully optimised for delivering efficient and speedy distributed storage.

It works with many different pieces of data in parallel, as it's a distributed system. Performance is high and gets higher with every drive or server that you add.

StorPool's replication mechanism also performs at a high level. The performance of all the drives within the system are aggregated, as data is read and written both to and from drives in parallel.

Only about 5% to 10% of the server resources (CPU & RAM) are used. The remaining resources are put towards compute workloads/running applications on the same nodes. This amazing efficiency puts StorPool among the most efficient storage server software on the market.

Lower TCO

With StorPool, you have the privilege of enjoying huge reductions in your TCO. You can run StorPool on up to 2x less hardware than you would need for other storage software solution. It is also cheaper to maintain and support this system long term. When it comes to value for money, this option features so much more upside than the majority of server software solutions on the market.

StorPool's high availability is down to its distributed architecture and the fact that it has no single points of failure. A usual common method of reaching this point is by making one component extremely reliable. The problem here is that it leads to high costs. Instead StorPool takes advantage of a concept used by the top hyperscale companies. It makes use of cheaper standard components but instead makes them interchangeable. Despite double redundancy being very common even with the costliest systems, some of the most vital components like the backplane or the motherboard still remain one component. StorPool stands out in that it takes its fault tolerance to the next level. They have gone beyond component level redundancy and can tolerate failure or entire servers or racks, without there being any disruption of the storage software.

With end-to-end data integrity, your data is kept safe. Your data is also protected from errors such as silent data corruption or write errors.

Scaling this system is easy, you simply add a disk or a server. After any addition you make, the entire pool's performance increases. The performance also gets an extra boost from the tiering and load balancing mechanisms built into the system.

Compared to other storage software solutions you get a hugely superior performance as StorPool is a legitimate scale out storage system that makes use of the entire cluster of servers to create the best performance possible.

From the very outset, StorPool was designed to with simplicity in mind. Its architecture, while robust, is quite simple. The compatibility with commodity hardware and the overall ease of use of the software makes it one of the simplest and most easily accessible storage software on the market. You do not need any special knowledge to be able to effectively use StorPool, even a junior system admin could get the hang of it with a little basic training.

Having provided server and storsage solutions to some of the world's largest organisations for almost 3 decades, we have a proud history and a strong reputation of high reliability and performance. Among our customers are huge names such as Virgin, Sony, Sky, Tesco, NASA and the BBC.

We are proud to deliver the only storage servers on the market that feature compatibility with every single major storage server software on the market. We differ from the other brands in this market as with us you will never be forced to replace your hardware every time you want to try new storage software.

In addition to this wide range compatibility, with our CyberStore storage servers you will never face vendor lock. Our servers are fully compatible with 3rd part hardware, and the decisions on what hardware additions you want to make to your system are completely yours to make.

  • Advanced Volume management - unmatched flexibility and ease of use when creating and manipulating volumes.
  • Advanced copy-on-write on-disk format.
  • Automatic recovery - the StorPool cluster detects hardware or software failures and automatically recovers from failed drives, network interfaces, failing switches, etc.
  • Backups & DR (Disaster Recovery) - through an asynchronous transfer of encrypted snapshots to a remote location(s).
  • Data locality - each volume may be configured independently, for high-performance access from a particular node.
  • Data tiering - data can be placed on an HDD pool, or on an SSD pool. Live migration between pools can take place.
  • Distributed, scale-out, shared-nothing cluster architecture - high performance, scalability, availability, and reliability.
  • End-to-end data integrity - StorPool's unique checksum protection mechanisms prevent silent data corruption, phantom/partial/misplaced writes, over the full lifecycle of the data from the client/initiator to the underlying drives on the storage servers and back to the client.
  • Hyper-converged Infrastructure - use the same servers for both storage and applications / virtual machines. StorPool is unmatched in efficiency and only needs 5 to 10% of the CPU and RAM per server.
  • In-service software upgrades - the storage service continues operating while the cluster is being upgraded on a rolling basis.
  • iSCSI - built-in HA (Highly Available), scale-out iSCSI target, managed from the main StorPool API.
  • Multi-attach - the same volume may be attached to many servers (clients).
  • Multi-core processing - ability to use multiple CPU cores in parallel in order to increase the performance per server.
  • Native Infiniband and 10/40/56/100 Gbit Еthernet support.
  • Native Hardware Acceleration for some supported NICs (Intel ixgbe/i40e based / Mellanox mlx4/mlx5 based).
  • Network redundancy and load balancing.- automated failover and load balancing allows smooth operation and ensures the maximum level of performance.
  • Networking protocol developed for maximum throughput and lowest possible latency.
  • Online configuration changes - volumes are not brought down during reconfiguration.
  • RESTful JSON API with API failover - provide seamless integration, simple management, and high availability.
  • Shared block devices - available on all of the client nodes, simultaneously accessible and fully consistent.
  • Single VLAN - used when an inter-switch connection is available; provides better partial cluster connectivity over dual switches and better handling of some obscure switch failure scenarios.
  • Snapshots and clones - instantaneous, copy on write (CoW), snapshots and clones.
  • Storage pools - each pool may have a different set of drives assigned. There may be a single pool or multiple pools per cluster. Supports hard drive pools for high capacity use cases, hybrid pools of SSDs and HDDs, and all-SSD pools for high-performance use cases.
  • Storage Quality of Service (QoS), ensures the level of storage performance and SLA's are met. User-configurable per-volume limits of IOPS and MB/s may be set to guarantee that no single user will be able to monopolize the cluster resources.
  • Templates - automate volume creation and management. Reduce space usage.
  • Thin provisioning - allows more storage to be made visible to users than is physically available on the system.
  • Three-way synchronous replication - tuned for high performance, replication level (number of copies), set per volume.
  • TRIM/Discard - data deleted in the upper layers (OS) is also deleted on the underlying drives managed by the StorPool storage system.  This frees up space and also helps with the performance and longevity of SSDs
  • Unique "SSD-Hybrid" - delivers an all-flash level of performance, at close to HDD-only cost. Delivers steady and predictable IOPS & latency metrics for the entire dataset. Flexibility to configure one or two SSD copies on a hybrid pool with triple replication.
  • Zeroes detection - StorPool detects empty blocks of data (ones containing only zeroes) so that they do not occupy any space on the storage system.

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: