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Lies, Damn Lies, and Benchmarks

Posted in Blog, FreeNAS, TrueNAS on April 10, 2015

If you’ve noticed, we don’t publish IOPS or latency numbers for TrueNAS or FreeNAS storage. Now, we realize if you’re comparing storage solutions by looking at brochures and fact sheets, this might be frustrating, but I assure you we don’t do it because we’re hiding anything. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. We do it because it’s in your best interest.

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The History of FreeNAS & TrueNAS

Posted in Blog, Executive Series, FreeNAS, TrueNAS on April 07, 2015

The FreeNAS project got its start way back in 2005, when Olivier Cochard-Labbé wanted to turn his old PC into a home server. There wasn’t an open source project that fit all of his needs, so he did what any self-respecting software developer would do: he sat down and wrote his own. Just like that, the software that would eventually become the world’s most popular open source software defined storage was born.

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SCALE 2015 Recap

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.

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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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