Microsoft Windows Storage Server is based on the Windows Server operating system, and it is specifically optimised for use with network-attached storage devices. Windows Storage Server offers you a platform to build storage appliances that are customised for your hardware.
Ultra High-Density 4U, 90 Drive Bays, SAS / SATA Rackmount Storage Server
Windows Storage Server 2016 is one of the most efficient and popular server software available on the market, known for its wide range of features as well as its great security, easy management and overall high performance. Its Datacenter edition in particular is an extremely effective choice for anyone looking for a high-quality server software option that comes with many great features.
The use of persistent memory devices is enabled enabling you to get a consistent storage medium that has high speeds and low I/O latency, due to it residing on the memory bus. Windows Server 2016 is able to fully unlock this technology’s potential through its latest enhancements.
With the Windows Storage Server 2016 Datacenter edition, you are able to host an unlimited number of virtual machines.
With Microsoft Windows Storage Spaces Direct scaling is extremely easy, allowing you to scale up to 16 servers, over 400 drives and up to a petabyte per cluster. Storage Spaces Direct will automatically onboard the new drives and start to use them immediately, with performance scaling with consistency and reliability. Windows Storage Server 2016 features a number of improvements over previous generatins, including quicker storage spaces rebuilding after disk failure as well as dual parity storage spaces and storage tiering.
Monitoring performance of your CyberStore storage appliance configured with Windows Storage Server 2016 has never been easier due to Storage Quality of Service (QoS), giving you an easy way to centrally monitor the end-to-end storage performance. Policies can be created and assigned as performance is automatically readjusted by WSS to meet the policies set.
One of the biggest advantages offered by Storage Quality of Service is opportunity to consolidate multiple workloads. With many applications deployed on one platform, it's much easier to handle all performance issues in a single storage system.
The Work Folders service now syncs immediately after file changes, unlike the delayed changes experienced in older versions of Windows Storage Server. Clients are also directly notified immediately, whereas in the past no notification would take place.
There are new features which allow for network advancements. Traffic from multiple tenants can be merged, which reduces the number of network interfaces which in turn reduces the number of network ports by up to 50%.
Packet Direct is a feature that increases the efficiency across all workloads. Network Controller is a server role that allows you to monitor and manage network services and infrastructure. Enhanced gateways for connecting to remote sites is another advancement.
Configured with Windows Storage Server Datacenter edition, the Broadberry CyberStore storage appliance has an easy management process, and can be managed remotely through PowerShell.
There are a number of security layers in Windows Storage Server 2016, ensuring high levels of protection for your system. One of these features is Shielded VMs. Shielded VMs safeguards your virtual machines from any malicious entities, protecting you from compromised administrators. It works by encrypting VMs, making it inaccessible to rogue entities.
Just Enough Administration (JEA) is a feature that allows for better segmenting administrators by levels of privilege. Not every admin needs full privileges on every server. In the past you would have to give each system administrator the same amount of access, however now those days are gone. You can now give an admin the privileges they need but nothing more. By being able to give each administrator certain privileges but being able to withhold others, you further secure your systems.
This software includes support for SMB, NFS, AppleTalk, Netware and a number of other protocols. With this feature, data can be shared amongst the many different platforms. With the Active Directory service, there is no need to make any network changes when you are deploying WSS2016 storage devices.
High Availiability is possible with Windows Storage Server 2016 with its native support for multiple node failover clustering. The Distributed File System also aids in ensuring availability at both the file level and the physical level.
There's no point in having the newest hardware technology if your storage software isn’t able to fully utilise its benefits. The Broadberry CyberStore configured with Windows Storage Server 2016 was developed to unlock the full potential of the latest storage technologies such as NVME, so unlike other storage software options available this isn’t a problem you will have to worry about.
Windows Storage Server 2016 features four different data resiliency schemes - dual mirror, three-way mirror, dual parity and mixed. Using a three-way mirror resiliency type, your CyberStore storage appliance will backup your data not once but twice and should anything happen to one of the ‘mirrors’, you'll still have two backups remaining.
Generally, with a three way mirror you can only reach 33.3% storage efficiency. WSS 2016 can subvert this problem using its newest feature 'Mirror accelerated parity', a feature of storage spaces direct, to more intelligently distribute capacity leading to more storage for you.
Time moves fast in the world of technology and what was once new can quickly become out of date. Configuring your CyberStore storage appliance with Windows Storage Server 2016 means you won’t suffer that fate as it was designed to be compatible with the latest storage technology.With no extra setup needed, upgrading your components has never been easier - just pop in your new drive and your away.
With Storage Replica, there is zero chance of data loss due to its native synchronous replication feature. Based on SMB3, Storage Replica features block-level replication which eliminates file locking.
Storage Replica is somewhat unique in that is that it has its high standard security tech built in such as pre-authentiaction integrity attack prevention, packet signing and data encryption. As you'd expect from Windows, Storage Replica was designed for ease of use by any user no matter what their technical ability.
Our wide range of enterprise-grade, high performance and high efficiency storage servers are fully compatible with Windows Storage Server 2016. In fact, not only are they compatible with WSS2016 but they are compatible with all major storage software. So if at any point down the line you want to switch to another software, you'll be able to do so.
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.
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