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FreeNAS vs TrueNAS

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?

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FreeNAS 9.3 Features - Support for VMware VAAI

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.

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iXsystems Announces Availability of FreeNAS 9.3 for General Consumption

Posted in FreeNAS, FreeNAS News, Press Release on December 09, 2014
iXsystems announced today the general availability of FreeNAS version 9.3. Highlights of the release include a simplified and revamped Web UI, automated updates, a new set-up wizard, and ZFS boot environments. FreeNAS 9.3 underwent extensive testing by thousands of BETA testers from the FreeNAS Community.

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MeetBSD California 2014 Recap

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.

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All Things Open 2014 Recap

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.

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Ohio Linuxfest 2014 Recap

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).

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iXsystems Products Not Vulnerable to Shellshock-related Exploits

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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Fossetcon 2014 Recap

Posted in Blog, FreeBSD Community, FreeNAS, Tradeshow Events on September 15, 2014

Fossetcon was held on September 11-13 in Orlando, FL. iXsystems sponsored a FreeBSD booth in the expo area of this event. It was conveniently located next to the FreeBSD Brasil booth as three members of one of the largest FreeBSD user groups in the world came from Brazil to assist at that booth.

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