iXsystems was recently recognized in two Gartner Hype Cycle™ reports for 2021. In our opinion, these are important recognitions of TrueNAS software, the TrueNAS Community, and TrueNAS storage appliances, as well as a general validation of Open Source storage as a viable enterprise technology for solving modern data management and storage challenges.
Gartner recognized iXsystems in both the 2021 Hype Cycle for Storage and Data Protection Technologies and the Hype Cycle for Open Source Software as a Sample Vendor in the category of Open Source Storage (an active Gartner membership is required to view both reports).
The Gartner reports state that “Open-Source Storage is playing an important role in enabling cost-effective, scalable platforms for new cloud and big data workloads”. The report further states that “cloud computing, microservices application architectures, big data analytics and information archiving push the capacity, pricing and performance frontiers of traditional scale-up storage architectures. This has led to a renewed interest in open-source software as a means to achieve high scalability in capacity and performance at lower acquisition costs”.
Specifically, iXsystems TrueNAS provides support for both scale-up and scale-out use cases with capacities ranging all the way up to 20 PB and beyond. TrueNAS also provides file, block, and object storage interfaces, which means the storage adapts to the application need and not the other way around. TrueNAS utilizes the OpenZFS file system, which ensures data integrity from start to finish through built-in RAID and powerful data management tools.
TrueNAS Open Storage brings True Data Freedom by liberating your data and your budget from proprietary systems and costly, restrictive vendor lock-in, while also providing the agility to adapt to constantly changing infrastructure needs. With TrueNAS’ all-inclusive licensing model giving access to its full suite of features, there are no unexpected costs or hidden fees, nor any proprietary restrictions that hamper data mobility. We believe, it’s no surprise that an independent third-party analyst firm has determined that iXsystems TrueNAS storage typically offers up to double the performance at half the cost of other major competitors.
 Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Storage and Data Protection Technologies, 2021”, Julia Palmer, July 22, 2021.
 Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Open-Source Software, 2021”, Arun Batchu, Anne Thomas, Mark Driver, July 26, 2021.
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