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

The History of FreeNAS & TrueNAS

The FreeNAS project got its start way back in 2005, when Olivier Cochard-Labbé wanted to turn his old PC into a home server. There wasn’t an open source project that fit all of his needs, so he did what any self-respecting software developer would do: he sat down and wrote his own. Just like that, Read more [...]
By |April 7th, 2015|Blog, Executive Series, FreeNAS, TrueNAS|0 Comments

SCALE 2015 Recap

iXsystems Team members Matt Olander, Denise Ebery, James Nixon, and Dru Lavigne recently attended So Cal Linux Expo (SCALE) on behalf of the FreeBSD Project. This year’s SCALE conference had record-breaking numbers with over 3000 open source aficionados in attendance. We did many demonstrations of Read more [...]
By |February 25th, 2015|Blog, FreeNAS, Tradeshow Events|0 Comments

FreeNAS vs TrueNAS

“What's the difference between TrueNAS and FreeNAS? Is TrueNAS just FreeNAS installed on a server?” If you look at the software feature list, there aren't a ton of differences. So really....what's the difference? The first difference is the software delivery method: TrueNAS is a purpose-built Read more [...]
By |January 15th, 2015|Blog, Executive Series, FreeNAS, Tech Spotlight, TrueNAS|0 Comments

FreeNAS 9.3 Features – Support for VMware VAAI

With all the excitement over the big changes introduced in FreeNAS 9.3 (including the new update manager and the decision to completely move to ZFS), it’s easy to overlook some of the other features that were added during the release. One of those features we’d like to highlight was the added support Read more [...]
By |December 30th, 2014|Blog, FreeNAS, Storage News, Tech Spotlight|0 Comments

iXsystems Announces Availability of FreeNAS 9.3 for General Consumption

iXsystems announced today the general availability of FreeNAS version 9.3. Highlights of the release include a simplified and revamped Web UI, automated updates, a new set-up wizard, and ZFS boot environments. FreeNAS 9.3 underwent extensive testing by thousands of BETA testers from the FreeNAS Community. A Read more [...]
By |December 9th, 2014|FreeNAS, FreeNAS News, Press Release|0 Comments