The Broadberry CyberStore WSS® range of iSCSI SAN / NAS Unified storage appliances include 1U-4U server offerings boasting huge raw storage capacity in a single storage unit.
Pre-loaded and configured with Microsoft's ground-breaking Windows Storage Server 2019 operating system, the CyberStore WSS® range has been designed from the ground up to harness the advantages of this feature-rich storage appliance OS.
CyberStore storage servers can be optimised for a wide number of uses, including:
The Broadberry CyberStore WSS® range is a Network Attached Storage (NAS) and iSCSI SAN range of storage appliances ranging from 1U to 4U. Based on ultra-reliable hardware from leading component manufacturers, the CyberStore WSS® is ideal for unified storage. With a massive selection of customisation options available, this flexible solution can be configured for almost any storage application, from a small business storage server to high availability enterprise-class storage appliance with built-in failover. Since 2012 the CyberStore WSS® range has consistently beaten Fortune-100 server OEM's as the best storage appliance available.
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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, the potential uses of the CyberStore range are almost unending.
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 superb options in a wide range of markets.
CyberStore appliances are widely used in the education sector due to their competitive pricing (compared to tier ones) and the data deduplication feature that compresses data by up to 70%. We supply our storage solutions to all of the top 10 universities in the UK including Oxford and Cambridge, as well as many other 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 renowned reliability, performance and high availability of the CyberStore WSS range make it the perfect solution to store CCTV data securely and cost-effectively.
Windows Storage Server 2019 introduces an impressive range of new features in a number of areas. Below are, in no particular order, our top 8.
In order to leverage the high throughput and low latency of persistent memory in VMs, it can now be projected directly into virtual machines, significantly lessening database transaction latency or reducing recovery times for low latency in-memory databases on failure.
With WSS 2019 you are now able to run Windows and Linux-based containers on the same container host, using the same docker daemon. This allows for you to have a heterogenous container host environment whilst still giving application developers flexibility.
The ATP deep platform sensors and response actions expose memory and kernel level attacks. They respond through suppressing malicious files and terminating malicious processes.
Windows Defender ATP Exploit Guard is a new set of host-intrusion prevention capabilities. The four components of Windows Defender Exploit Guard are designed to lock down the device against a large range of attacks and block behaviours often used in malware attacks, while simultaneously balancing security risk and productivity needs.
With Network protection, the endpoint is safeguarded against web-based threats via blocking any outbound process on the device and untrusted hosts/IP addresses through Windows Defender Smartscreen.
Sensitive data is protected by controlled folder access, which blocks untrusted processes from accessing your protected folders.
Windows Defender Application Control (also known as Code Integrity (CI) policy) was a feature present in Windows Server 2016. While hailed as a great concept, feedback from users had suggested it was difficult to deploy. This issue is addressed in Windows Storage Server 2019. Default CI policies have been built, which allows for Windows in-box files and Microsoft applications. It blocks known executables that can bypass CI.
Improved Integrated Identity
Integrated Windows authentication in containers has been made simpler and more reliable, addressing many limitations present in previous versions of Windows Server.
Better Application Compatibility
Container Windows-based applications have become a lot easier. The app compatibility for the existing windowsservercore image has been enhanced. For applications with additional API dependencies, you now have a third base image: windows.
Reduced Size and Higher Performance
The base container image download sizes, size on disk and start-up times have all been improved, speeding up container workflows.
Management Experience Using Windows Admin Center (Preview)
It is now easier than ever before to view which containers are running on your computer and manage individual containers with a new extension for Windows Admin Center. Simply search for the “Containers” extension in the Windows Admin Center public feed.
Windows Server 2019 carries on the improvements to storage, computing and networking from the semi-annual channel releases required to support Kubernetes on Windows.
Container Networking in Windows Server 2019 significantly boosts the usability of Kubernetes on Windows by enhancing platform networking resiliency and support of container networking plugins.
Virtual network encryption allows for the encryption of virtual network traffic between VMs which communicate with each other within subnets that have been marked as Encryption Enabled. Also utilised is Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) on the virtual subnet to encrypt packets. DTLS protects against any tampering, forgery or eavesdropping by anyone with access to the physical network.
The Low Extra Delay Background Transport (LEDBAT) is a latency optimised, network congestion control provider designed to automatically yield bandwidth to users and applications, whilst consuming the entire bandwidth available when the network is not in use. This technology is meant for use in deploying large, critical updates across an IT environment without negatively impacting user facing services and associated bandwidth.
Microsoft's newest file system, the Resilient File System (ReFS) has experienced many improvements. Designed to maximise data availability, effectively scale large data sets across diverse workloads and deliver data integrity through resiliency to corruption. It aims to deal with an expanding set of storage scenarios and establish a foundation for future innovations.
ReFS possesses a number of new features which can accurately detect corruptions and mend those corruptions while still remaining online, aiding in delivering improved integrity and availability for your data.
ReFS is designed to support humungous data sets (possibly millions of terabytes) without it having a negative impact performance, allowing it to achieve a greater scale than previous file systems.
ReFS not only provides resiliency improvement, but it also introduces new features for performance-sensitive and virtualised workloads. Real-time tier optimisation, sparse VDL and block cloning are great examples of the evolving capabilities of ReFS, which are designed to support dynamic and diverse workloads:
Mirror-accelerated parity This feature provides blazing fast performance in addition to capacity efficient storage for your data.
ReFS delivers this by dividing a volume into two logical storage groups, known as tiers. Each of these tiers can possess their own drive and resiliency types, enabling each tier to optimise for either performance or capacity. Examples of configurations include:
|Performance Tier||Capacity Tier|
|Mirrored SSD||Mirrored HDD|
|Mirrored SSD||Parity SSD|
|Mirrored SSD||Parity HDD|
After these tiers are configured, ReFS uses them to provide super-fast and capacity efficient storage for hot data and cold data respectively:
Our Storage Spaces Direct 2019 Certified Nodes are the perfect option if you require highly scalable software defined storage at a significantly lower expense than traditional SAN or NAS arrays.
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, delivering virtually unlimited 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 unauthorised 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. Rebuild time is now greatly reduced.
The CyberStore WSS range can be configured with up to 16 network adaptors for impressive network performance and availability.
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 ensures 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: