StarWind VSAN is a great software-defined storage solution for your business. A simple but effective OS, its's sure to perform well on your CyberStore Storage Appliance.
Installation of StarWind VSAN is rather straightforward and can be completed in just a few minutes. If you would like to completely skip the installation process, our talented Broadberry engineers would be happy to complete the set up for you.
A big benefit of choosing StarWind VSAN is its simplicity. This operating system is really simple to use and does not require you to have any serious storage or network administration skills. With minimal experience in Hyper-V, Windows or VMware you will likely be able to install, configure and maintain this system without problems.
StarWind VSAN is a high performing OS that provides log structuring, a very minimalistic I/O path, server-side flash and memory caches. The level of performance that StarWind VSAN can reach is beyond the limits of most other storage server operating systems.
There are a variety of features that make this operating system so effective. One of those being its server-side cache. I/O latency is reduced and the majority of network traffic is cut down to the minimum through the utilisation of distributed RAM and flash-based caches.
Fault tolerance and high availability are two facets of StarWind VSAN. Fault-tolerant storage pools are created as the actual storage and caches are mirrored. The system administrator has complete control over how many replicas of a VM are kept. Even in dire situations where whole compute and storages hosts fail, the server's uptime is never compromised.
Both scale-up and scale-out architectures are adopted by StarWind Virtual SAN. You can increase the capacity by simply adding more spindles into the existing storage cluster node. Adding a new host that has its own CPU, RAM and internal storage can scale storage capacity and I/O performance.
Space reduction technologies such as in-line deduplication and compression are implemented by StarWind VSAN. The usable capacity of all-flash configurations is increased and I/O performance is boosted. Snapshots and automatic storage tiering are also implemented.
Your data is kept even safer through the added measure of asynchronous replication. Its an effective mechanism that ensures that the mission-critical data is replicated to a disaster recovery site. Should anything happen to your data, there will be backups and your system will be able to make a recovery.
Our revolutionary line of CyberStore Storage Appliances is at the forefront of the open hardware movement.
These storage servers possess a very rare feature that the majority of storage servers do not possess. The Broadberry CyberStore Storage Appliance is fully compatible with all major storage server software.
The vast majority of storage servers on the market only come with a single option of operating system software. If you want to use different software, you need to buy a new box. The Broadberry CyberStore Storage Appliance represents the storage server of the tomorrow, boasting unbelievable universal compatibility.
We never vendor lock, so not only do you have the freedom to run any major storage software you please but your new CyberStore Storage Appliance will also be compatible with 3rd party hardware. Most storage server providers limit your use of 3rd party hardware, often forcing you into purchasing from them or their associates. Which is often much more expensive than other options you can find from 3rd party suppliers. When you buy a box from us you won't have that problem. You are free to find the accessories that best fit your technical and financial requirements.
Over the past 3 decades Broadberry has built up a strong reputation of being one of the most cost effective and reliable storage server providers in this business. We differ from many other brands in this industry through our dedication to delivering the very best value possible to our customers. As a result of our consistent effort in providing the most high-quality service possible we have managed to attract some of the largest organisations on the planet. Our list of past clients includes Sky, Toyota, Disney, the BBC, Toshiba, Virgin, ESPN, SONY and many more.
StarWind Stretched Clustering
StarWind VSAN eliminates any need in physical shared storage by simply mirroring internal hard disks and flash between hypervisor servers. It reduces virtualization expenses (both capital and operational) by utilizing hardware resources for the same workload. StarWind VSAN maintains high performance and data high availability on minimalistic resources thanks to unique StarWind developed technologies. StarWind Virtual SAN delivers performance and reliability using commercial off-the-shelf hardware, removing the need for costly proprietary components.
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 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.
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.
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: