Rockstor is a great choice of storage software to run on your Cyberstore Storage Appliance. While not as big a name as some of the other options in the market, Rockstor is one of best performing and most adaptable storage software solutions on the market. There are a number of advantages you get that make Rockstor a great choice, one of the biggest being the ease of use.
You can manage your Broadberry CyberStore storage applaice using Rockstor's very simple web browser GUI from where you can perform a number of management tasks including scheduling snapshots, resizing volumes, replicating shares and a lot more. Common and popular NAS protocols like NFS, SFTP, Samba and AFP are supported by default.
If you decide to configure your CyberStore storage appliance with RockStor, you have the option of having a qualified Broadberry engineer install and configure it for you, or if you prefer you can do it yourself via a Linux ISO file and straightforward GUI installer. Installation is quick and once its completed, you can do all your management from a web browser. The interface has a number of different features to help you like guides, wizards and tooltips. Its simple design makes it great at managing even complicated storage environments. It also allows you either manually take snapshots or to schedule them to automatically happen periodically all from the web-ui.
Rockstors file system BTRFS provides a number of advanced features. These include data protection, self-healing and compression.
Rockstor is one of the first Linux, BTRFS based NAS distributions that aids users in creating and maintaining a NAS server with very little effort. Maintenance is done completely through the web user interface, which is simple to use and doesn't require you to be any kind of Linux expert.
Rockstor enables you to create your own personal cloud server. It severely reduces the cost of storing data, especially if you are storing huge amounts.
You don't have to be around any physical hardware. You can simply access your data from wherever you are, whether you're on your local network or not. All you need is a device and an internet connection and you can access the huge amounts of data that can be stored of your personal cloud server. Moving data between the cloud, your devices and your CyberStore storage appliance wunning Rockstar storage software is a breeze and onceyour data's in the cloud you're protected from physical theft and loss of data through misplacing physical storage. You can directly manage your privacy and your performance options and enjoy effective capacity scaling.
Rockstor is open source and is freely distributed. You can enjoy complete control over the TCO of your software, as you will be able to make installation decisions with your desired requirements in mind. Its rare that there would be any factor affecting performance and cost that would be outside your own control. You decide how to balance performance with costs while finding the perfect ratio for your needs. Performance and capacity are also scalable at any time.
Data can be very efficiently replicated from one instance to another. If there is another storage appliance running Rockstor at a different location, key data can be simply backed up to it and kept safe. Moving data between remote offices is enabled and you are able to enjoy quick access to any replicated data.
Rockstor enables you to quick build your own custom storage platform and supports a wide range of commodity hardware, which is why you'll get full compatibility with the Broadberry CyberStore appliance. You can use its APIs to provision resources and you can customise BTRFS to your needs.
Rockstor is an open source software, which is a huge factor in how great the community around it is. There are a lot of great benefits of using software with such a strong community around it. If you ever have any issues you can get a lot of support as you have a large group of experienced and technically minded people who are available to help you and advise you for free.
As its open source software, you won't have to worry about vendor locking as well as ensuring the code is higher quality as its visible to everyone and is customisable to better fit your exact requirements.
Your Rockstor experience can be enhanced even further through the use of plugins. These plugins, known as 'rock-ons', can greatly increase the capabilities of your system. They are stored in the rockon-registry, and there are a number of choices to pick from.
|Online pool management||Beta|
|Online share management||Beta|
|sharing via NFS(v3 and v4)||Prod||Network File System cross platform enterprise file access|
|sharing via SMB||Beta||Also known as CIFS / Samba|
|sharing via AFP ie Time Machine||Beta||Apple Filing Protocol|
|SFTP||Beta||Secure File Transport Protocol|
|Asynchronous share replication||Beta||Replicate shares between multiple Rockstor appliances|
|WebUI||Prod||Efficient management through Chrome browser|
|SSH||Prod||Standard bash shell|
|RESTful API||Prod||Integrate applications with Rockstor|
|LDAP||Prod||Lightweight Directory Access|
|NIS||Prod||Network Information System|
|NTP client||Prod||Set system time from NTP server|
|SNMP||Beta||Enterprise monitoring facility|
|S.M.A.R.T||Beta||Disk health information system|
|Docker based Plugin system||Beta||We call these Rock-ons|
|Critical event alerts||Beta||Via email notification system|
|Scheduled tasks||Beta||Snapshots and scrubs|
|Config Backup and Restore||Beta||For recovery / migration use|
|UPS support via NUT||Beta||Configure a UPS from the GUI|
You can find your perfect Cyberstore Storage Server powered by Rockstor right here. Broadberry are trusted to provide high quality storage servers to some of the world's largest organisations from BBC to NASA and CERN. With almost 3 decades of experience in this industry, we have provided storage servers to some of the largest organisations on Earth. Our list of clients includes Sky, NASA, Toshiba, Tesco, the BBC and many more.
Our range of Cyberstore Storage Servers includes a very special feature. Our servers are configured to be fully compatible with all major storage server software on the market. We do not vendor lock, so when you order from us you will be able to use whatever 3rd party hardware you choose, giving you the freedom to choose the hardware that best fits your requirements.
Broadberry storage servers deliver huge value and award winning quality, constantly outperforming the competition in performance/price ratio.
Rockstor Personal Cloud Server is a powerful local alternative to public cloud storage that mitigates the cost and risks of public cloud storage.
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: