StorPool is a block-storage software that uses standard hardware and builds a storage system out of this hardware. It is installed on the servers and creates a shared storage pool from their local drives in these servers. Compared to traditional SANs, all-flash arrays, or other storage software StorPool is faster, more reliable and scalable.
StorPool is a great option for anyone who wants storage server software that is super-fast, very cost effective and among the most efficient on the market. In comparison with other storage software like all-flash arrays or traditional SANs, StorPool is a lot more reliable, a lot more scalable and a lot quicker.
StorPool provides high performance block storage by making the absolute most out of the resources available. Operating at near 100% efficiency, it takes full advantage of all the performance available from the systems drive and network. It also uses its own RDMA network protocol, copy-on-write on-disk format and client. All of which has been fully optimised for delivering efficient and speedy distributed storage.
It works with many different pieces of data in parallel, as it's a distributed system. Performance is high and gets higher with every drive or server that you add.
StorPool's replication mechanism also performs at a high level. The performance of all the drives within the system are aggregated, as data is read and written both to and from drives in parallel.
Only about 5% to 10% of the server resources (CPU & RAM) are used. The remaining resources are put towards compute workloads/running applications on the same nodes. This amazing efficiency puts StorPool among the most efficient storage server software on the market.
With StorPool, you have the privilege of enjoying huge reductions in your TCO. You can run StorPool on up to 2x less hardware than you would need for other storage software solution. It is also cheaper to maintain and support this system long term. When it comes to value for money, this option features so much more upside than the majority of server software solutions on the market.
StorPool's high availability is down to its distributed architecture and the fact that it has no single points of failure. A usual common method of reaching this point is by making one component extremely reliable. The problem here is that it leads to high costs. Instead StorPool takes advantage of a concept used by the top hyperscale companies. It makes use of cheaper standard components but instead makes them interchangeable. Despite double redundancy being very common even with the costliest systems, some of the most vital components like the backplane or the motherboard still remain one component. StorPool stands out in that it takes its fault tolerance to the next level. They have gone beyond component level redundancy and can tolerate failure or entire servers or racks, without there being any disruption of the storage software.
With end-to-end data integrity, your data is kept safe. Your data is also protected from errors such as silent data corruption or write errors.
Scaling this system is easy, you simply add a disk or a server. After any addition you make, the entire pool's performance increases. The performance also gets an extra boost from the tiering and load balancing mechanisms built into the system.
Compared to other storage software solutions you get a hugely superior performance as StorPool is a legitimate scale out storage system that makes use of the entire cluster of servers to create the best performance possible.
From the very outset, StorPool was designed to with simplicity in mind. Its architecture, while robust, is quite simple. The compatibility with commodity hardware and the overall ease of use of the software makes it one of the simplest and most easily accessible storage software on the market. You do not need any special knowledge to be able to effectively use StorPool, even a junior system admin could get the hang of it with a little basic training.
Having provided server and storsage solutions to some of the world's largest organisations for almost 3 decades, we have a proud history and a strong reputation of high reliability and performance. Among our customers are huge names such as Virgin, Sony, Sky, Tesco, NASA and the BBC.
We are proud to deliver the only storage servers on the market that feature compatibility with every single major storage server software on the market. We differ from the other brands in this market as with us you will never be forced to replace your hardware every time you want to try new storage software.
In addition to this wide range compatibility, with our CyberStore storage servers you will never face vendor lock. Our servers are fully compatible with 3rd part hardware, and the decisions on what hardware additions you want to make to your system are completely yours to make.
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 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.
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.
We have established ourselves as one of the biggest storage providers in the UK, and since 1989 supplied our server and storage solutions to the world's biggest brands. Our customers include: