Ubuntu Storage Servers

Ubuntu Server brings economic and technical scalability to your datacentre, public or private. Whether you want to deploy an OpenStack cloud, a Hadoop cluster or a 50,000-node render farm, Ubuntu Server delivers the best value scale-out performance available.

Fully Compatible Ubuntu Storage Appliances

Broadberry can install and configure Ubuntu 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.




By choosing Ubuntu as your storage server operating system, you bring performance and scalability to your data centre. No matter what applications you wish to deploy, this storage software option will provide huge scale-out performance for some of the best value available.

Setting up a home network has been made simple. One great benefit of using this storage software solution is being able to assign "super user" tasks which greatly improve the ease with which you can administer the network.

One area where this solution performs better than most is its compatibility - Ubuntu works well with almost any virtualisation platform. The Broadberry CyberStore range has been designed and built to be completely compatible with Ubuntu.

There is almost zero need for any user configuration during the install process, the installation of the OS is very simple. All the features that a beginner would need are already pre-installed to enhance user experience, as is the majority of software in Ubuntu.

Ubuntu is a very cost-effective. It is completely free, anybody can simply download Ubuntu Server and deploy it on as many machines as they want.

The reason Ubuntu is free is because it's an open source project. Not only is it very cost-effective but it allows for you to have more control over your server software. Open Source software is flexible, adaptable and is the way of the future.

With every new version of Ubuntu that is released, support is guaranteed for up to half a decade. Upgrades are released regularly, usually every 6 months. In addition to this there is also significant support for Ubuntu deployments on the desktop, server or cloud.

Along with support from the creators of the software, Ubuntu has a large community of users and developers that can make up your support base. Finding answers to your queries is easy, you can simply go online to a wide range of Linux related sites and forums and engage with the huge community that are available to help you 24/7.

The factor behind Ubuntu's huge community is that it is by far the most widely used storage software solution in the world. Back in 2015 it was found that Ubuntu is used twice as often on Amazon Cloud services than every other operating system combined. So not only is Ubuntu Server a great option, but for the majority of people it is by far the most popular option. Its for this reason that most small to mid-size businesses view Ubuntu as their first stop when looking for a storage software solution.

Ubuntu is a Linux-based operating system. It enjoys all the major advantages that come with being a Linux-based OS, one of the best being the fact that it is customisable. You can always make changes to your environment if you don't like the current layout.

AppArmor, a Linux kernel security module, is already preinstalled with the software. It allows the administrator to restrict program capabilities, helping you avoid potentially rogue programs initiating malicious behaviour.

Patches are released regularly, keeping the security of the system up to date. In comparison with the majority of server operating systems on the market, Ubuntu features the highest levels of security.

With this storage software solution, you do not have to worry about the costs of buying a third-party antivirus. You already get a built-in virus protection method as well as a built-in Firewall, making sure you are always protected.

Broadberry is the premier place to get your Ubuntu Server powered storage server. Our range of CyberStore storage servers have the very special feature of being compatible with all major storage software. This rare feature makes our storage servers one of a kind and with just one box you can run any software you want.

In addition to this huge range of compatibility, we also make sure to never ever vendor lock. Although it's a common practice among many of the bigger brands in this industry, we do not believe in vendor locking and want you to have the freedom to choose whatever 3rd party hardware you wish to use with our storage servers.

With over 3 decades of experience in this industry, we have built up a reputation of being a high-quality provider of storage servers. Our list of customers includes some of the largest brands on the planet, such as Toyota, Sky, Disney, Google, Toshiba and the BBC.

As you may notice, our prices are significantly lower than many of the other brands who provide storage servers. Our philosophy on pricing is to provide our customers with the very fairest prices possible. We do not believe in taking advantage of our customers by inflating our prices. With us, you get the best of both worlds. We deliver some of the highest quality storage servers available, while providing them at possibly the fairest price you will find in this market.

Default Desktop Environment

  • GNOME(various editons with MATE, Xfce, LXDE and other)

Based On

  • Debian Stable

Release Schedule

  • 5 Year LTS / 6 Month Releases

Init-System

  • Systemd

Package manager

  • dpkg

Official Supported Architectures

  • i386
  • amd64

Last Officially Updated

  • 2018-04-26

Current Linux Kernel

  • 4.15

Version

  • Ubuntu 18.04

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

Ubuntu Server brings economic and technical scalability to your datacentre, public or private. Whether you want to deploy an OpenStack cloud, a Hadoop cluster or a 50,000-node render farm, Ubuntu Server delivers the best value scale-out performance available.

  • Fully Compatible Storage Appliances
  • Pre-Configured with Ubuntu
  • 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:
180TB
Compatibility:
Fully compatible with Ubuntu
from: £2,584
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 Ubuntu
from: £2,792
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:
240TB
Compatibility:
Fully compatible with Ubuntu
from: £2,902
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:
360TB
Compatibility:
Fully compatible with Ubuntu
from: £3,193
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:
540TB
Compatibility:
Fully compatible with Ubuntu
from: £3,454
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 Ubuntu
from: £4,143
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 Ubuntu
from: £9,657
Configure

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: