Broadberry ZFS - Business Continuity

The constant data availability allows businesses to continue running and to maintain all operations even should a disaster occur.

Broadberry high availability systems deliver fast performance, high availability, reliability, efficiency and redundancy through eliminating single points of failure and minimising downtime periods.

Open-E JovianDSS features a multitude of options when it comes to architecting High Availability environments with iSCSI, Fibre Channel and NFS, SMB (CIFS) client protocols. These options enable you to set up High Availability Load-Balanced Storage Clusters which ensure redundancy and reliability through failover.

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  • Frequent Snapshots
  • Self-Healing
  • High Availability
  • Eliminates single points of failure.
  • Disaster Protection

High Availability Clusters

Broadberry ZFS Appliances contribute significantly to business continuity through support for high availability clusters.


Frequent snapshots protect from potential damage from viruses, as you can identify the latest copy of uninfected data with precision and avoid data loss.

Remote Server Protection

Remote servers keep your business running should a disaster occur at your primary data centre, such as a power outage.

Protocols Supported

All major file-based and block-based protocols are supported, including iSCSI, Fibre Channel (FC) and NFS, SMB (CIFS) client protocols.


Built-in self-healing mechanisms consistently oversee data integrity and repair errors before data loss occurs.

Backup Server

Backup servers store an extra copy of all data from the main server, so it can be used to recreate the orignal data if/when necessary.

High Availability Architecture

Open-E JovianDSS offers unlimited options to help users flexibly build their storage environment according to their business requirements.

Whether you want to have a system based on two nodes each with their own hard drives directly attached or a connection via multiple JBODs over FC or SAS, or even two servers and a common set of directly attached hard drives in one server enclosure.

High Availability Architecture Examples

Open-E JovianDSS allows users to flexibly build their storage environment to best meet their individual business requirements. There are close to an unlimited number of ways to architect your storage environments.

Hyperconverged Clusters

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Clusters can be configured with physical servers in addition to virtual appliances.

Using a hyperconverged infrastructure increases flexibility, reliability and simplifies deployments. It allows you to maximise resources and contributes to a lowered TCO.

Avoid Downtime with High Availability Clusters

Occassionally a data storage server will need to be shut down, possibly due to upgrades or a change in the physical location of the system. You can avoid experiencing downtime by utilising high availability clusters.

High availability clusters connect two servers and enable them to combine their computational power. This leads to enhanced day to day performance and should one system go down, the other will be able to take up all of its duties.

Remote Server - Protection from Natural Disasters, Theft and Human Error

Natural disasters are often unpredictable and can have a massive effect on a business, taking down local servers for long periods of time.

If you have a remote backup server, it can take over the duties of the main production server and maintain business continuity while the primary location is rebuilt. Whenever the servers at the primary location become operational again, the remote backup server can also be utilised to send the data back.

Advanced data storage servers can be expensive and are an attractive target for theft, often then being sold on the black market. A fully-featured remote backup server is capable of taking over the necessary duties during which time the original server is either recovered or replaced.

A poorly trained or rogue administrator is capable of causing a lot of damage to your data, which includes complete deletion. A remote backup server protects from this as it's able to temporarily take over the duties of the main production server.


Virus or ransomware can potentially damage or encrypt data, rendering it unusable. As snapshots are frequently created, you are able to precisely identify the most recent copy of uninfected data and minimise downtime and potential information loss.


ZFS safeguards from errors with built-in self-healing features.

Over time even the very best HDDs and SSDs can develop small errors in data which, if not treated in time, can lead to major corruption issues. ZFS features built-in data self-healing mechanisms which constantly monitor the integrity of data and fixes errors in the early stages while data loss can still be avoided.

Backup Server

Broadberry ZFS storage appliances are designed to prevent data loss and/or corruption in the event of hardware failure.

On rare occasions, a system may fail and cease to be operating at all, for example after a motherboard or CPU failure. The backup server holds copies of all the data from the main production server so that it can be used to recreate the original production data if/when required.

Disk or Rebuild Failure – RAID

Extracting data in the event of disk failure can be a very costly and time-consuming process.

ZFS features a built-in redundancy mechanism, independent of any hardware, that makes it possible to create storage entities which allow for one (or more) drives to completely fail while still maintaining data safety and delivering uninterrupted access.

You are able to replace the failed drives without any interruption. During the replacement process, errors can occur which have the potential to cause the whole process to be restarted. Through the utilisation of RAID-like disk groups, more than one drive can be allowed to fail at any point in time.

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Our Rigorous Testing

Before leaving our UK workshop, all Broadberry server and storage solutions undergo a rigorous 48 hour testing procedure. This, along with the high-quality industry leading components we use ensure all of our server and storage solutions meet the strictest quality guidelines demanded from us.

Un-Equaled Flexibility

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 un-equaled flexibility in designing custom server and storage solutions to meet our clients' needs.

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