iXsystems presents the November 2019 Newsletter.
The FreeNAS Mini E is a recent addition to the FreeNAS Mini series. As the entry to the product line, it’s designed to be our most compact, cost-effective, and power-efficient NAS system. Powered by FreeNAS, the world’s #1 Open Source storage operating system, and protected by the self-healing ZFS filesystem, the Mini E is an excellent storage system for small and home offices.
The first iteration of TrueCommand was released in June 2019 as a single pane of glass management system for FreeNAS and TrueNAS fleets. Since then, it has been downloaded thousands of times and adopted by hundreds of organizations to manage their NAS fleets. TrueCommand 1.1 introduces significant enhancements for production users and is now ready for prime time.
The seventh annual OpenZFS Developer Summit took place on November 4th and 5th in San Francisco and brought together a healthy mix of familiar faces and new community participants. Several folks from iXsystems took part in the talks, hacking, and socializing at this amazing annual event. The messages of the event can be summed up as Unification, Refinement, and Ecosystem Tooling.
The flexibility of OpenZFS to provide new features, services, platforms, and vendors on top of an enterprise-proven Open Source file system is a powerful proposition. OpenZFS-based storage systems empower enterprises to take control of their budgets and destinies without sacrificing data services or commercial support. When any organization is considering a new storage solution, it should give strong consideration to open storage for long-term cost savings.
After more than a year of success and traction with the first generation AMD EPYC 7000 CPUs (formerly known as “Naples”), iXsystems has introduced AMD’s second generation EPYC 7002 processor family (formerly known as “Rome”) into its line of iX servers. AMD Rome brings exciting possibilities and truly “EPYC” value to the table with incredible scalability, increased memory speeds and bandwidth, bountiful next-gen I/O capability, and cost efficiency leadership.
iXsystems is proud to present FreeNAS 11.3-BETA1! FreeNAS 11.3 will represent another major advancement in the quality and functionality of the leading Open Storage platform. Building upon the very popular API and Web UI improvements of FreeNAS 11.2, FreeNAS 11.3 introduces easy-setup wizards, major replication improvements, and over 500 other enhancements.
Today’s plugins update addresses several security advisories and updates a few plugins to their latest available versions. The latest plugins versions should appear in Plugins ⇾ Available and existing plugin installations can be updated to the new versions using the...
TrueNAS is well suited to back up and archive storage workloads. Offering incredible scalability in a single share, TrueNAS systems can continuously extend storage pools to grow to several petabytes in size without the need for clustering. For users looking to deploy Veeam, or to update their storage repositories, TrueNAS is the ideal data target.
The iXsystems Engineering Team arrived at the Storage Networking Industry Association’s Storage Developer Conference in Santa Clara, California at the end of September, FreeNAS Mini in hand. We were ready to attend, present, and participate in one of the most intense storage-related technical conferences of the year!