FreeNAS Team Expansion | 1stAveMachine Chooses iXsystems | Issue #22

Hello FreeNAS users,
Have you heard the big news? The FreeNAS Team has a new home! Additionally, we’ve got several user-submitted content and a customer testimonial to share this month so let’s get to it.
The FreeNAS Team

We’re Expanding!
With all the growth we’ve seen at our company, we’ve started to run out of space for our employees. We’re happy to announce the FreeNAS Team has a new home…next door. Read more>>

1stAveMachine Chooses iXsystems TrueNAS
1stAveMachine is a film and media production studio in NY and LA that supports an impressive and growing list of customers including Samsung, Google, Apple, Nike, IBM, and Facebook. When they needed to replace their primary production storage, the engineers at 1stAveMachine selected iXsystems’ TrueNAS Unified Storage Arrays for the job. Here’s why.

FreeBSD Journal

My FreeNAS Lab by David L.
David L, a FreeNAS community member, sent us a write up to show off the FreeNAS/VMware test lab he set up at work. The lab features two FreeNAS systems, one to host VMware datastores and the other to receive backups for the first system. Check it out>>

DIY EconoNAS 2015
Every couple of months, Brian Moses builds a new economically priced NAS using up to date market prices and gives it away to a lucky reader. This year, his DIY EconoNAS build can be created for about $600. Check it out>>

FreeNAS Certification Classes
We offer a free Intro to FreeNAS class that runs every day. For those of you interested in learning more about advanced topics, we also offer paid, fully interactive classes. Read more >>

Live Events

TechTip #18
FreeNAS 9.2.x is the last version of FreeNAS to support 32-bit processors. 9.3 and all future versions of FreeNAS will be 64-bit, ZFS only, and only support ZFS.

Join the Team
iXsystems, the company that sponsors FreeNAS, is looking for a few good people to join our team. Interested? The full list of available positions can be found on our website.

Links of the Month

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