Data Core SANsymphony Storage Servers

With DataCore, you can preserve past investments and avoid hardware vendor lock-in while modernising IT. Digital transformation means embracing new technologies and modes of operation, but it simply isn't practical to "rip and replace" your entire storage infrastructure. DataCore pioneered software-based storage virtualisation, and its products have been deployed at more than 10,000 customer sites worldwide. More recently, DataCore has applied its technology to new challenges, including database optimisation through its MaxParallel for SQL Server product.

Fully Compatible Data Core SANsymphony Storage Appliances

Configure the CyberStore range of enterprise-grade, open storage servers with Data Core SANsymphony.



Cyberstore
Open Storage Servers

  • Open Standards Hardware combined with Data Core SANsymphony 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


Data Core SANsymphony is a feature-rich OS that will perform very well on your new CyberStore Storage Appliance. Its an enterprise-class platform that delivers high performance, high availability and contributes to a low TCO. Installing the system is rather straightforward, however if you would prefer to not have to go through the installation process yourself we would be happy to have one of our Broadberry engineers handle the entire set up for you.

DataCore SANsymphony is a very good choice if you are looking for an OS that is capable of great performance. Performance is boosted by the systems high speed caching. It empowers the existing storage assets, leading to an acceleration of disk I/O and business-critical application performance.

Performance is further boosted by the auto-tiering feature. The system intelligently and efficiently optimises usage based on both cost and performance across differing methods of storage. The random write accelerator increases performance significantly, improving workloads that are characterised by many random writes. There are quality of service controls that ensure the high-priority workloads have predictable I/O performance. This is done by regulating the resources consumed by the lower priority requests.

DataCore SANsymphony was designed to effectively maintain high availability. This level of availability is maintained through continuous mirroring of data between different physical locations.

A very important feature in maintaining constant availability is asynchronous remote replication. Disaster recovery and migration to a remote site is quick and simple, distant copies are maintained and kept up-to-date without there being any impact on the local performance. Through continuous data protection and recovery, businesses are able to recover disasters by simply rolling back to a previous state and time before the incident occurred. Creating snapshots and backups is easy, as system images can be quickly and efficiently cloned.

Efficiency is one of the cornerstones of this software design. DataCore SANsymphony was built to get the very best out of its resources. Storage pooling consolidates disks, allowing for the cost-efficient tiering of resources. Through thin provisioning the utilisation of storage is improved, enabling cost saving. Data is transparently migrated, allowing for business operations to continue as normal even in cases of data centre relocations or system refreshes. Deduplication and compression help to reduce the same that is needed to store multiple copies of the same piece of data.

As storage technology continues to evolve, it becomes ever clearer that open hardware is the way forward. Our CyberStore Storage Appliances have been built through a similar transformational approach to that used by the likes of Amazon, Facebook and Google.

Our CyberStore Storage Appliances feature full compatibility to all major storage software. With this rare feature our CyberStore Storage Appliances stand out amongst the rest of the industry as the storage servers of the future. The majority of storage server providers only offer one OS per box. If you want to change to a different software, possibly for functional or efficiency reasons, you won’t be able to unless you buy a whole new box. With us, you will never have that problem. You will be able to change your operating system at any time.

In addition to being fully compatible with all major storage server software, our storage servers are never vendor locked. Many providers vendor lock their products, forcing you to have to buy any accessories you want to use with the hardware directly from them or their associates. This can be a real issue if their hardware is more expensive and less effective than 3rd party hardware you could have potentially used instead. That will never happen with us, we never vendor lock and you will have the complete freedom to use whatever 3rd party hardware best fits your functional and financial requirements.

Over three decades of reliability and cost-effective service has allowed Broadberry to become an established name in the storage server industry. Our hard work, dedication and innovation has led to us winning multiple industry awards and gaining huge international name clients such as Disney, Sky, ESPN, Virgin, Toyota, the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, Rolls-Royce, Toshiba, the BBC and many more.

Our range of CyberStore Storage Appliances mark the next stage in storage technology evolution. They are not only revolutionary but they can be configured from prices below the industry average. We aim to deliver the most manageable storage server prices you will find anywhere. We believe in delivering the very best of both worlds to our customers, the best quality products for the very best prices.

Current version / Release date

  • 10 PSP 7 U2, June, 2018

Updates

  • Available for download for customers under annual maintenance contract

Packaging

  • Supplied as a downloadable CD image with context sensitive Help files

Licensed By

  • Storage capacity under management, per node, some separately-priced optional features

Host Connectivity

  • Fibre Channel (up to 32 Gbps), iSCSI (up to 40 Gbps), and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) via connection to FCoE switch

SAN Switches Supported

  • All standard iSCSI and Fibre Channel switches are supported

Network Interfaces

  • Standard IP network interfaces for internode communications, console access, and asynchronous remote replication between nodes. Standard IP LAN connections for file sharing (NAS).

Operating Platform

  • SANsymphony is installed on standard Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2 or 2008 R2 platforms. These may be physical or virtual servers.

Operating System Requirements

  • Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 with .Net 4.5.1

Processor

  • Standard Intel/AMD x86-64 CPUs

Cache

  • Up to 8 TB of processor memory (RAM) per node may be used as high-speed cache

Storage Capacity

  • Model dependent; up to 1 Petabytes per node

Max Nodes in a centrally managed group

  • 64 nodes per group - Several groups may be managed from a central DataCore console.

Max # of Virtual Disks

  • There could be a limitation on number of Virtual Volumes created on each SANsymphony node, but the limitation will be defined by size of each Virtual Disk and performance requirements per SANsymphony node.

Min size (GB) of virtual volume

  • 0.001GB

Max size (GB) of virtual volume

  • 1 Petabyte = 1024 TBs

Max # of Physical Volumes

  • The max number of Physical Volumes is dependent on the Storage sub-system hardware

Physical Volumes (max size)

  • 1 Petabyte

Host Initiators (max #)

  • A single SANsymphony node may contain multiple (depending on number of slots on the motherboard) multi-port Fibre Channel (FC) HBAs or iSCSI NICs that would be connected to a number of hosts.

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

With DataCore, you can preserve past investments and avoid hardware vendor lock-in while modernising IT. Digital transformation means embracing new technologies and modes of operation, but it simply isn't practical to "rip and replace" your entire storage infrastructure. DataCore pioneered software-based storage virtualisation, and its products have been deployed at more than 10,000 customer sites worldwide. More recently, DataCore has applied its technology to new challenges, including database optimisation through its MaxParallel for SQL Server product.

  • Fully Compatible Storage Appliances
  • Pre-Configured with Data Core SANsymphony
  • 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 Data Core SANsymphony
from: $3,351
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 Data Core SANsymphony
from: $3,638
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 Data Core SANsymphony
from: $3,764
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 Data Core SANsymphony
from: $4,144
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 Data Core SANsymphony
from: $4,482
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 Data Core SANsymphony
from: $5,615
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 Data Core SANsymphony
from: $12,555
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: