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Posted in Blog, FreeNAS, Tradeshow Events on February 25, 2015
iXsystems Team members Matt Olander, Denise Ebery, James Nixon, and Dru Lavigne recently attended So Cal Linux Expo (SCALE) on behalf of the FreeBSD Project. This year’s SCALE conference had record-breaking numbers with over 3000 open source aficionados in attendance. We did many demonstrations of PC-BSD and FreeNAS and gave out a ton of DVDs, horns, stickers, and brochures at the booth. In addition, the FreeBSD Foundation raised nearly $400 in donations.
Posted in Blog, FreeNAS, Tech Spotlight, TrueNAS on January 15, 2015
“What's the difference between TrueNAS and FreeNAS? Is TrueNAS just FreeNAS installed on a server?” If you look at the software feature list, there aren't a ton of differences. So really....what's the difference?
Posted in Blog, FreeNAS, Storage News, Tech Spotlight on December 30, 2014
With all the excitement over the big changes introduced in FreeNAS 9.3 (including the new update manager and the decision to completely move to ZFS), it’s easy to overlook some of the other features that were added during the release. One of those features we’d like to highlight was the added support for coherent VMware snapshots so ZFS snapshots and VMware snapshots are properly coordinated.
Posted in FreeNAS, FreeNAS News, Press Release on December 09, 2014
Posted in Blog, FreeBSD Community, FreeNAS, Tradeshow Events on November 19, 2014
This year’s MeetBSD California Conference was a tremendous success. Nearly 200 people attended the conference, which was held at Western Digital’s San Jose office, over the course of both days. The conference was held in the “unConference” format, and featured breakout sessions and lightning talks, as well as full-length talks from renowned figures in the BSD Community.
Posted in Blog, FreeBSD Community, FreeNAS, Tradeshow Events on October 30, 2014
All Things Open was held in Raleigh on October 22 and 23. This was the largest ATO to date, with over 1000 attendees. There was also a good mix of female attendees, due in part to the Women in Open Source panel on the second day and the number of female speakers.
Posted in Blog, FreeBSD Community, FreeNAS, PC-BSD, Tradeshow Events on October 28, 2014
Aside from early in the morning and late in the afternoon, there were always lots of people in the Expo hall visiting the FreeBSD booth. I noticed we had a very low percentage of "drive-by" visitors—most people stayed and talked about some aspect of FreeBSD. I would say that we had a pretty even split between system administrators (who were interested in FreeNAS) and desktop users (who were interested in PC-BSD and Lumina).
Posted in Announcement, FreeNAS, PC-BSD on October 02, 2014
Over the past few weeks, the Open Source Software community has been dealing with the fallout from the discovery of a significant vulnerability in the GNU Bash shell used by default in many Linux-based operating systems. iXsystems products are based on FreeBSD, not Linux. Like FreeBSD, our software does not use Bash by default. Most of the "Shellshock" vulnerabilities result from programs that pass external input directly to Bash. While iXsystems software does include Bash as a user shell option, Bash is never the system shell by default and thus our software is not vulnerable to the exploits currently being seen in the wild.
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