Scale-out OpenZFS Storage with Integrated Linux Containers and Virtual Machines
SAN JOSE, CA – February 22, 2022 — iXsystems®, a global leader in Open Storage Solutions, today announced the general release of TrueNAS SCALE 22.02.0, extending the portfolio of offerings for TrueNAS, the world’s most widely deployed Open Storage. TrueNAS® SCALE software enables hyperconverged infrastructure and unified scale-out storage that is also easy to deploy and manage. TrueNAS SCALE is built on Linux, offers existing TrueNAS features, plus new Linux-specific capabilities including Docker Containers, Kubernetes, KVM, and Scale-out ZFS through the gluster file system.
TrueNAS SCALE was developed in true open-source spirit alongside the TrueNAS community, which enables the broadest amount of testing, a higher quality product, and unbeatable value. After 18 months of development and testing effort, including contributions from nearly 10,000 community users, version 22.02.0 is a major milestone. The “RELEASE” stage for TrueNAS SCALE enables customers to start evaluating and building systems for business use with Enterprise support. The software currently manages over 200 PB deployed globally within the TrueNAS community across their widely varying hardware platforms and x86 servers.
TrueNAS SCALE delivers SMB and NFS File Sharing, iSCSI Block Storage, S3 Object API integration, and Cloud Sync for interoperability with public cloud storage. It also offers unique flexibility as hyperconverged infrastructure that allows scaling of compute and storage independently. TrueNAS SCALE can be installed and run on a single node, and over time scale out horizontally to over 100 clustered nodes. With Kubernetes for deploying containerized (e.g. Docker) applications, partners such as TrueCharts.org have further enabled large catalogs of applications to be readily available to the user community.
TrueNAS SCALE is built on the same foundational software and middleware as TrueNAS CORE and TrueNAS Enterprise, giving users the freedom to migrate to TrueNAS SCALE when it is right for them. The software runs on iXsystems storage appliances, including the TrueNAS Mini, the TrueNAS R-Series, and the TrueNAS M-Series, which scales up to 20 petabytes. iXsystems has already received more than $1M in pre-orders for systems installed with TrueNAS SCALE software.
“iX is different from other storage vendor partners in the way they develop products in the open.” said Don Bustin, CTO, AMPD Ventures Inc. “This transparency and the validation that comes from a large community involved throughout development reduces risk, and gives us confidence along the way and when the products reach general availability.”
“TrueNAS SCALE has been a nearly three-year effort from the iXsystems engineering team, with the goal of fully supporting Linux Containers and VM technologies alongside existing TrueNAS storage features,” said Kris Moore, SVP, Engineering for iXsystems. “The RELEASE milestone for TrueNAS SCALE is the start of its next chapter as a product, and we welcome everyone from the Storage and Linux community who are joining us on this exciting new TrueNAS journey. “
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About iXsystems and TrueNAS
Through decades of expertise in system design and development of Open Source software (FreeNAS, FreeBSD, OpenZFS, and TrueNAS), iXsystems has become an innovation leader in high availability storage and servers powered by Open Source solutions. With over one million deployments and backed by the legendary ZFS file system, TrueNAS offers the stability and reliability required for Backup, Multimedia, Cloud Hosting, Virtualization, Hyper-converged Infrastructure, and much more. Since the founding of iXsystems in 2002, thousands of companies, universities, and government organizations have come to rely on the company’s enterprise servers, TrueNAS Open Storage, and consultative approach to building IT infrastructure and Private Clouds with Open Source economics.