The History of iXsystems

How did iXsystems get its start? I get asked this question a lot. Sure, you could look it up on Wikipedia or Google, but why get the secondhand version when you could get it straight from the source? That’s me, by the way. I was working at BSDi in 2001 when they sold...

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A Little Flash Goes A Long Way

When customers discuss enterprise storage they often talk about multi-tiering. However, many experts recommend that they consider a different concept: combining flash with hard disk. This is not a new concept – IBM did it more than 30 years ago! Back then, flash was...

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The Case for TrueNAS

The Case for TrueNAS

As part of my role at iXsystems, I talk to many customers, analysts and engineering types. What I hear most often is “who is iXsystems” and “what is TrueNAS”? Let me give you a quick overview of iXsystems history and why many people are using TrueNAS instead of legacy...

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