October #MissionComplete Best Stories

We received so many great #MissionComplete stories that we had no choice but to declare a tie for October's best!

The first Amazon Gift Card and FreeNAS t-shirt goes to Justin Vare:
"When it comes to data integrity, security, and dependability in storage, FreeNAS has no competition"

The second Amazon Gift Card and FreeNAS t-shirt goes to Todd Russell:
"Thanks for not holding anything back in giving it away free so that people like me can use it at home and to help others."

Read their full stories below and how you have used FreeNAS, FreeBSD, TrueNAS, OpenZFS or iXsystems hardware to complete your mission!

Good luck on your next mission!

By |November 10th, 2015|Blog, FreeNAS|0 Comments

EuroBSDcon 2015 Recap

This year's EuroBSDcon took place in Stockholm, Sweden and was an amazing mix of sessions, reunions and announcements. I had missed the last two EuroBSDcons and was delighted to see the people I love in a city I love. Many of us hit the ground running by working on various projects in the hotel the day Read more [...]
By |October 9th, 2015|Blog, FreeBSD Community, FreeNAS, PC-BSD, Tradeshow Events|0 Comments

OLF 2015 Recap

I just got back from Ohio Linuxfest 2015 and am pleased to report that it was a great conference for FreeBSD outreach! While the attendance was a bit lower than in previous years, we still had a lot of great conversations with Linux users who were interested in trying out FreeBSD. The number of people Read more [...]
By |October 6th, 2015|Blog, FreeBSD Community, FreeNAS, Tradeshow Events|0 Comments

Defeating CryptoLocker Attacks with ZFS

“CryptoLocker is a joke with ZFS”

I talked to enterprise FreeNAS user Todd Ladouceur of Plextec about how he uses ZFS snapshots and clones to mitigate CryptoLocker-style ransomware attacks swiftly and thoroughly.

By |August 27th, 2015|Blog, FreeNAS, TrueNAS|0 Comments

Solving Storage Challenges with Root on ZFS

The ZFS file system provides data integrity features for storage drives using its Copy On Write (CoW) technology and improved RAID, but these features have been limited to storage drives previously. If you have a drive failure, utilizing RAID or mirroring will protect your volumes, but what happens Read more [...]
By |July 24th, 2015|Blog, FreeNAS, TrueNAS|0 Comments

EMC Opens up ViPR, but is it Really Open?

EMC is known in the industry as one of the longstanding archetypes of commercial software. They are also known for restricting access to knowledge and information around their storage products. They certainly aren’t what’s considered “open” by anyone’s definition. However at this year’s EMC Read more [...]
By |June 19th, 2015|Blog, Executive Series, FreeNAS, Misc, PC-BSD, TrueNAS|0 Comments

BSDCan 2015 Recap

Last week the most well-attended BSDCan conference in history took place in Ottawa, Canada, with nearly 300 BSD programmers and hackers in attendance. Several iXsystems staff were present at the conference and shared their thoughts with us on how the conference went. Matt Olander with Olivier Cochard-Labbé, Read more [...]
By |June 17th, 2015|Blog, FreeBSD Community, FreeNAS, PC-BSD, Tradeshow Events|0 Comments

Lies, Damn Lies, and Benchmarks

If you’ve noticed, we don’t publish IOPS or latency numbers for TrueNAS or FreeNAS storage. Now, we realize if you’re comparing storage solutions by looking at brochures and fact sheets, this might be frustrating, but I assure you we don’t do it because we’re hiding anything. In fact, it’s Read more [...]
By |April 10th, 2015|Blog, Executive Series, FreeNAS, TrueNAS|0 Comments