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This year’s LISA was a huge success and an absolute blast to attend. Despite being in Boston in the middle of December, attendance at the conference was on par with the past few years. We were able to connect with our biggest fans and introduce iXsystems to other attendees for the first time. FreeNAS is still the common thread that ties us together. Even those who were not familiar with iX had heard of FreeNAS.
This year we had a TrueNAS Z50 array and a FreeNAS Mini XL on display. Everyone who stopped by our booth was amazed by the quality of our hardware builds. The Mini XL was an especially huge hit. Many people were amazed by the capacity that could be crammed in a desktop unit. Some mentioned they were using Synology or QNAP but after being shown what the Mini XL could do, they decided to look into replacing.
There was additional buzz in the air over FreeNAS 10 and what features will be included in the release. It was the type of community talk one would expect from a group of enthusiasts who love what they do and look forward to tools that will make them more efficient at work.
“Going to conferences like LISA is always an honor because the system engineering community truly embraces the work we do and our reputation speaks for itself. When you see people who appreciate the job we’re doing as a company, you can’t help but leave feeling inspired,” said Patrick Bullock.
As with every year, we always look forward to LISA and next year is no different. Hope to see you there!