Now more feature-rich than ever, Windows Server operating system works perfectly with our open-standards storage solutions.
Windows Storage Spaces Direct
Storage Spaces Direct uses industry-standard servers with local-attached drives to create highly ava...
StarWind VSAN eliminates any need in physical shared storage by simply mirroring internal hard disks...
Windows Server 2016
The first of the two of the most relevant changes in Windows Server 2016 compared to the previous ed...
Windows Server 2019
Broadberry storage solutions configured with Windows Server 2019 feature scorching fast performance ...
Compatible with all major operating systems, the CyberStore range of open storage servers can be pre-configured with these storage operating systems.
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Red Hat Ceph Storage
The power of Ceph can transform your organisation's IT infrastructure and your ability to manage vas...
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FreeNAS is the simplest way to create a centralised and easily accessible place for your data. Use F...
NAS4Free is an embedded Open Source NAS distribution based on the latest FreeBSD 11-1 releases which...
NexentaStor is an OpenSolaris or more recently Illumos distribution optimised for virtualisation, st...
Configure your CyberStore storage appliance with a wide range of open-source operating systems for an enterprise-grade, cost-effective storage solution.
The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort focused on delivering a robust open so...
Ubuntu Server brings economic and technical scalability to your datacentre, public or private. Wheth...
OpenSUSE is a Linux-based project and distribution sponsored by SUSE Linux GmbH and other companies ...
Arch Linux is a Linux distribution for computers based on x86-64 architectures, composed predominant...
OpenIndiana is a free and open-source, Unix operating system derived from OpenSolaris and based on i...
Fedora Server is a short-lifecycle, community-supported server operating system that enables seaso...
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The Broadberry CyberStore range of unified storage servers support all major file systems for maximum compatibility.
The Broadberry CyberStore range of unified storage servers are completely compatible with leading database engines.
The Broadberry CyberStore WSS® range of iSCSI SAN / NAS Unified storage appliances include 1U-4U server offerings boasting up to 288TB of raw storage capacity in a single storage unit.
Pre-loaded and configured with Microsoft's award winning Windows Storage Server 2016 operating system, the CyberStore WSS® range has been designed from the ground up to exploit the advantages of this feature-rich storage appliance OS.
Based on Microsoft's award winning Windows Storage Server 2016 storage operating system, the CyberStore WSS® range of feature-rich iSCSI SAN/NAS storage servers were voted the best storage appliances available in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and 2017
The Broadberry CyberStore WSS® range is a Network Attached Storage (NAS) and iSCSI SAN range of storage appliances ranging from 1U to 4U with a storage capacity of upto 144TB in a single appliance.
Based on ultra-reliable hardware from leading component manufacturers, the CyberStore WSS® is ideal for unified storage and with a massive selection of customisation options available, this flexible solution can be configured for almost any and every storage application from a first small business storage server to high availability enterprise-class storage appliances with built-in failover.
Since 2012 the CyberStore WSS® range has consistently beaten Fortune-100 server OEM's as the best storage appliance available year-after-year.
With its new storage server, Broadberry Data Systems has beaten the blue chips: the CyberStore 224S-WSS is the first commercially available appliance running Microsoft's latest Windows Storage Server 2016 (WSS2016). And it delivers a powerful hardware package at a very reasonable price.IT Pro | Review June 2017 |
The CyberStore was no slouch in our real-world tests, either. Copies of a 2.52GB video clip over Gigabit returned fast read and write speeds of 109MB/sec, and backup operations were just as speedy: our 22.4GB mix of 10,500 small files copied to the appliance at an average of 94MB/sec a new record for this test.PC Pro | Review 13 Feb 2014 |
Broadberry's CyberStore 424S combines Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 with a heap of SSD-accelerated storage for a very affordable price.PC Pro | Review 13 Feb 2014 |
The first Windows Storage Server 2012 appliance to market offers good value, great performance and massive expansion potentialPC Pro | Review 20 Feb 2013 |
The CyberStore 316S WSS shows off Microsoft's Windows Storage Server 2012 perfectly. It brings together a substantial hardware package with room to expand, offers plenty of storage features, and tops it off with strong performance and exceptional data reduction ratios.PC Pro | Review 20 Feb 2013 |
CyberStore storage servers are used by everyone, from small businesses to the largest organisations in the world.
The uses of the CyberStore range are almost infinite, from the BBC archiving the programmes we grew up watching, to CERN using them to store big data collected researching how our universe was created.
In today's world, storage appliances are used in almost every aspect of our lives across all market sectors and industries. The flexibility and configurability of Broadberry CyberStore storage servers make them very popular in a wide range of markets.
The education sector is a very popular user of CyberStore appliances due to it's competitive pricing compared to Dell and HP and data deduplication feature that compresses data by up to 70%. We supply our storage solutions to all 10 out of the top 10 universities in the UK including Oxford and Cambridge as well as many colleges and schools.
Another big market for the CyberStore WSS range is IP Surveillance, with storage requirement rapidly growing as HD cameras become the norm, the CyberStore WSS' renowned reliability, fast performance and high availability make it the perfect solution to store this data securely and cost-effectively.
Windows Storage Server 2016 introduces a staggering range of new features, below are our top 10.
Nano Server boats an amazing 92% smaller installation footprint than the WSS 2016 GUI option. If you'd like your CyberStore WSS Storage aplliance installed with Nano Server rather than the graphical user interface simply let your account manager know and you'll benefit from these advantages:
Microsoft is working closely with the Docker development team to bring Docker-based containers to Windows Server. Until now, containers have existed almost entirely in the Linux/UNIX open-source world allowing you to isolate applications and services in an agile, easy-to-administer way. Broadberry CyberStore WSS 2016 storage aplliances offer two different types of "containerised" Windows Server instances:
Secure Boot is part of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) specification that protects the CyberStore WSS startup environment against the injection of rootkits or other assorted boot-time malware.
The problem with Windows Server-based Secure Boot is that your server would blow up (figuratively speaking) if you tried to create a Linux-based Generation 2 Hyper-V VM because the Linux kernel drivers weren't part of the trusted device store. Technically, the VM's UEFI firmware presents a "Failed Secure Boot Verification" error and stops startup.
Nowadays, the Windows Server and Azure engineering teams seemingly love Linux. Therefore, we can now deploy Linux VMs under Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V with no trouble without having to disable the otherwise stellar Secure Boot feature.
It's been a long time coming, but the CyberStore WSS 2016 range now includes a stable version of Resilient File System (ReFS) - a high-performance, high-resiliency file system intended for use with Storage Spaces Direct and Hyper-V workloads.
Storage Spaces is a a great Windows Server feature that makes it more affordable for administrators to create redundant and flexible disk storage. Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016 extends Storage Spaces to allow failover cluster nodes to use their local storage inside this cluster, avoiding the previous necessity of a shared storage fabric.
Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) is a Windows Server role that supports claims (token)-based identity. Claims-based identity is crucial thanks to the need for single-sign on (SSO) between on-premises Active Directory and various cloud-based services.
ADFS v4 in Windows Server 2016 finally brings support for OpenID Connect-based authentication, multi-factor authentication (MFA), and what Microsoft calls "hybrid conditional access." This latter technology allows ADFS to respond when user or device attributes fall out of compliance with security policies on either end of the trust relationship.
The CyberStore WSS range powered by Windows Storage Server 2016 now includes the ability to host virtual machines through Windows Server Hyper-V. This allows you to deploy additional Hyper-V hosts without needing more servers.
The CyberStore WSS 2016 now allows virtual hardware to be added or adjusted without needing to power down the VM. This allows allocated RAM to be adjusted on a virtual machine, or an additional virtual NIC to be added on the fly.
In Windows Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V administrators ordinarily performed Windows PowerShell-based remote administration of VMs the same way they would with physical hosts. In Windows Server 2016, PowerShell remoting commands now have -VM* parameters that allows us to send PowerShell directly into the Hyper-V host's VMs!
Windows Server 2016 shielded VMs allow for much deeper, fine-grained control over Hyper-V VM access. For example, your Hyper-V host may have VMs from more than one tenant, and you need to ensure that different Hyper-V admin groups can access only their designated VMs. By using BitLocker Drive Encryption to encrypt the VM's virtual hard disks, shielded VMs can solve that problem.
Our range of Broadberry CyberStore WSS® storage servers come pre-configured with your choice of Windows Storage Server 2016. Compare the editions below to see which is right for you're application.
Buy with confidence knowing all Broadberry CyberServe rack servers are backed up by our 3 year warranty, with further warranty upgrade options available.
Designed for optimal performance, the CyberStore WSS range can be configured with a single Xeon SP processor, or on larger units up to 2x Xeon SP processors.
Increase the storage capacity of your CyberStore WSS storage appliance by daisy-chaining additional CyberStore JBOD units, giving up to 1 Petabyte of storage.
All Broadberry CyberStore WSS appliances have built-in iPMI functionality, enabling complete control and management of your server through IP.
All components in the Broadberry CyberStore WSS range are sourced from leading manufacturers who take reliability as seriously as we do.
Expand your storage pools online as and when you need to with the CyberStore WSS' built in Thin Provisioning feature.
Nano Server will have a 93% smaller VHD size, 92% fewer critical bulletins and 80% fewer required reboots
The CyberStore WSS range will provide native virtualisation capabilities with two kinds of native containers, Hyper-V and Windows Server.
Enables shielded virtual machines and protects the data on them from unauthorized access - even from Hyper-V administrators
PowerShell Direct enables you to run PowerShell commands in the guest OS of a VM without needing to go through the network layers
The CyberStore WSS now bosts the ability to enable secure boot for VMs with Linux guest operating systems
The CyberStore WSS range can add and remove virtual memory and virtual network adapters while the virtual machine is running
Windows Storage Server Work Folders works very similar to Dropbox. Install this role on your CyberStore WSS and get a fully functional secure file replication service.
If you've ever had a disk fail in a RAID array you'll know the rebuild time can take ages, espeically with large disks. WSS 2012 greatly reduces this to less than 1 hour for a 3TB disk.
The CyberStore WSS range can be configured with up to 16 network adaptors for impressive network performance and availability.
Reduce risk with multiple layers of security right in the operating system for on-premises and cloud protection.
Easily make the move to the cloud with Hyper-V - the same hypervisor used by Azure.
Realise the benefits of using containers for applications - with little or no code changes.
Create new virtual machines in Azure and save up to 40 percent with the Azure Hybrid Use Benefit.
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: