CentOS Storage Servers

The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem. For users, we offer a consistent manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For open source communities, we offer a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code.

Fully Compatible CentOS Storage Appliances

Configure the CyberStore range of enterprise-grade storage servers with CentOS software for an enterprise-class NAS and SAN appliance



Cyberstore
Open Storage Servers

  • Open Standards Hardware combined with CentOS Software
  • Transformational Approach used by Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Google, LinkedIn and others
  • No Vendor Lockin
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Multi-Vendor Networking
  • Compatible with all major Storage OS's


Known for its reliability, CentOS 7 is an ideal storage OS option for the Broadberry CyberStore range. One of the most popular storage software solutions on the market, CentOS 7 is widely used on dedicated servers, cloud and VPS. CentOS is a software known for its stability, with each version being usable for up to 10 years after release. As a free variant (or 'clone') of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, this software solution offers support from a large community.

This software solution is easy to use for beginner level administrators, having been specially designed for usability it's compatible with a wide variety of server control panels, including cPanel.

As a high performing system, CentOS 7 is very powerful when it comes to virtualisation. Combining power with high availability, CentOS 7 is extremely effective when operating cloud servers and virtualisation.

CentOS 7 is very resource efficient. It is really lightweight and consumes a lot less of your CPU resources than other software alternatives. If you need to factor heavy applications into your growth model, its always a relief knowing that with this option you will have one less resource-drain to worry about.

Not only is CentOS 7 built to be a great platform for the latest software, it has also been created with the idea of backward compatibility in mind. All future deployments are done with a strong focus on retaining the stability of all the systems active components.

CentOS 7 is an excellent choice for anyone who places importance on security. Security and error checks are the number one priority of every new update, as well as in the integrating of newer programs. Authorisation checks are implemented for use of computer resources, protecting your data from a malicious entity gaining unauthorised access.

With every edition of CentOS you get up to 10 years of free security updates and the CentOS 7 storage software solution is no different. Once you go with this software you won't have to worry about any major changes to your user experience, your security or your applications for up to a full decade.

This software solution uses an XFS file system. An XFS file system is great for larger files and features very impressive parallel I/O capacity.

CentOS is open source, meaning you can enjoy all the positives that come with using open source software. You have more control over your system, as you can directly inspect the code for yourself and be fully aware of exactly what it is doing. Open Source also means that you are able to use the software for free. In addition to being free initially, maintenance of this software is also low cost as you get 10 years of free updates as mentioned earlier.

Due to the strong community of users and developers around this software, you can also enjoy better stability and security. The quality of the software is simply higher than most proprietary software, simply due to the fact that there are so many people collaborating on this open source software than there would be on paid software. This leads to open source software usually being better and having less issues. CentOS definitely benefits from being open source.

Broadberry

Our range of CyberStore storage servers are unique, as they are fully compatible with all major storage software including CentOS so you'll will be able to run any software you choose with only one box.

Another huge difference between our storage servers and those of other brands in this market, is the fact that we never vendor lock. When you buy a CyberStore storage server from us, you will have full freedom to use your own choice of 3rd party hardware.

We have built a reputation of reliability and consistency over almost 3 decades in this industry. During this time, we have been proud to be storage server providers to some of the largest organisations in the world. These include Sky, Toyota, Disney, Google, Toshiba, ITV and the BBC.

System Support

  • Supports i386 Systems (32-bit Pentium, AMD, Via)
  • Supports x86_64 systems (AMD64/EM64T)
  • Supports PowerPC8le systems (IBM Power, Mac)
  • Supports IA-32
  • Supports ARMv7hl systems
  • Supports AArch64 (arm64) systems

Limitations

  • Maximum logical CPUs - x86_64 (Tested/Possible) - 576/5120
  • Maximum memory - x86_64 (Tested/possible) - 12TB/64TB
  • Maximum filesize (ext3) - 2TB
  • Maximum file system size (ext3) - 16TB
  • Maximum filesize (ext4) - 16TB
  • Maximum file system size (ext4) (Tested/possible) - 50TB/1EB
  • Maximum filesize (XFS) - 500TB
  • Maximum file system size (XFS) - 500TB
  • Maximum file system size (GFS2) - 100TB
  • Maximum boot LUN size (BIOS) - <2TB
  • Maximum boot LUN size (EFI) - 50TB
  • Maximum x86_64 per-process virtual address space - 128TB
  • Minimum/Recommended disk space - 10GB/20GB

Kernel foundation

  • Linux 3.10.0

Compiler/toolchain

  • GCC 4.8.5

SELinux

  • Yes

Ext3 Performance Enhancements

  • Yes

Bluetooth support

  • Yes

Native POSIX Threading Library (NPTL)

  • Yes

Hyperthreading scheduler

  • Yes

IPv6 support

  • Ready Logo Phase 2

Autofs V4

  • Yes

Logical Volume Manager (LVM)

  • Yes - LVM2

Auditing

  • Yes - audit

Compatibility libraries (toolchain)

  • Yes - CentOS 5 & CentOS 6

LSB support

  • Yes - 4.1

NFS

  • Yes

Web Server

  • httpd 2.4.6 (apache)

Server Message Block (SMB)

  • Samba-4.1.x

Database

  • MariaDB 5.5.x
  • PostgreSQl 9.2.x

Programming Languages

  • php 5.4
  • python 2.7
  • perl 5.16.3

Desktop GUI

  • Gnome 3.22
  • KDE 4.14

Graphics

  • X.org 7.7

eMail Client

  • Evolution 3.22
  • Thunderbird 52

Default browser

  • Firefox 60

Office Suite

  • Libreoffice 5.3.6.1

Multimedia capabilities

  • Yes (mp3 with add. repos)

Plug and Play

  • Yes

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

The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem. For users, we offer a consistent manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For open source communities, we offer a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code.

  • Fully Compatible Storage Appliances
  • Pre-Configured with CentOS
  • 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 CentOS
from: $3,981
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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 CentOS
from: $4,278
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 CentOS
from: $4,433
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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:
360TB
Compatibility:
Fully compatible with CentOS
from: $4,847
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 CentOS
from: $5,217
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 CentOS
from: $6,162
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 CentOS
from: $13,838
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.


Extensive Testing

Before leaving our build and configuration facility, all of our server and storage solutions undergo an extensive 48 hour testing procedure. This, along with the high quality industry leading components that we use ensures all of our systems meet the strictest quality guidelines.


Customization Service

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 a complete customization service to provide server and storage solutions that meet your individual needs.

Trusted by the World's Biggest Brands

We have established ourselves as one of the biggest storage providers in the US, and since 1989 been trusted as the preferred supplier of server and storage solutions to some of the world's biggest brands, including: