LizardFS Storage Servers

LizardFS software defined storage is a highly available and geo-redundant distributed file system.

Fully Compatible LizardFS Storage Appliances

Featuring geo-redundancy and high scalability, this is an ideal file system option for any business looking for effective and efficient software-defined storage.




There are a number of advantages that come with using LizardFS as your software defined storage.

LizardFS makes use of distributes all data across many chunk servers. Drives can be very easily added or removed, as can the entire storage nodes. The simple process is essentially “plug and scale”.

Installation and Administration are straightforward and simple. If you have knowledge about Linux/Unix, then you are able to get your cluster up and running within less than two hours. Alternatively, you can have one of our talented Broadberry engineers complete the full set up and installation for you.

Scaling is simple, you are able to scale up and down, vertically and horizontally by a single node or a single drive. You can have thousands of chunk servers and up to an exabyte of data.

Erasure Coding has been added, which allows you to save disc space and enables parallel writes and reads to a many chunkservers for enhanced performance.

The design of LizardFS delivers separation of the metadata (for example file names, locations and checksums) from the data. This avoids inconsistencies materialising and supports atomic actions at the file system level. All operations are locked by the system through a master. This master stores all of the metadata and is the central contact for server components and clients.

In the event of the master failing, a second master can acquire a shadow role. For this to be set up, you just install a master on an additional server that remains passive. The shadow master permanently picks up all the alterations to the metadata and reflects the state of the file system in its own RAM. If the master was to fail, the second system with the shadow master takes over the active and provides all participants with information.

Once you configure LizardFS on your Broadberry storage server, there are a variety of potential applications that you can use it for.

These include storage for backups, virtual machines, CCTV and/or media files. As well as archive, HPC and as a DRC (Disaster Recovery Centre).

A mature enterprise solution, LizardFS possesses extra features developed on the basis of constantly an ever-improving core. It can transform possibly the best distributed file system on the plane into Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM), reduce the disk space needed for replication, aid in building Disaster Recovery Centre with asynchronous replication between sites, efficiently manage storage pools (Quotas, QoS) and a lot more.

The Broadberry range of CyberStore Storage Appliances offer a wide range of advantages. When you configure your CyberStore Storage Appliance with LizardFS, you are guaranteed to be free from vendor lock-in.  

Being free from vendor lock-in means you will retain the freedom to make the decisions that will improve your data centre and move your business forward. The majority of brands in this field employ vendor locking on their servers in an attempt to keep you locked into their ecosystem. If you wish to make any additions to your server you will have to go through the original vendor. This allows for the vendor to take advantage of your lack of options and potentially have you pay more than you would if you had bought from a third-party.

With Broadberry, you will never have to worry about this issue. Our CyberStore Storage Appliances are free from vendor lock-in, and you will always have the option of utilising third party hardware however you see fit.

In addition to being free of vendor lock-in, our CyberStore Storage Appliances features full range compatibility to all major storage server software. This rare level of near universal compatibility gives you the ability to switch to another operating system at any time. Enabling you to stay flexible and able to react to market changes as soon as they occur.

Through almost three decades of service in this industry, Broadberry has provided enterprise-grade server and storage solutions to some of the largest organisations on Earth. This includes the likes of Virgin, Disney, CERN, NASA, the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, ITV, the BBC, Toyota, Toshiba and a lot more.

Configuring your Broadberry server with LizardFS affords you some relatively unique features. Including –

  • Multiple data centre support
  • Support for multiple media types
  • Fast snapshots
  • A transparent trash bin
  • Quality of Service mechanisms

LizardFS is suitable for a range of enterprise-class applications due to its utilisation of quotas and its extensive series of monitoring tools.


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

LizardFS software defined storage is a highly available and geo-redundant distributed file system.

  • Fully Compatible Storage Appliances
  • Pre-Configured with LizardFS
  • 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 LizardFS
from: $3,972
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 LizardFS
from: $4,268
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 LizardFS
from: $4,423
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 LizardFS
from: $4,837
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 LizardFS
from: $5,207
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 LizardFS
from: $6,152
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 LizardFS
from: $13,733
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: