Jordan Hubbard will assume the duties of iXsystems CTO on July 15, 2013. He will take the reins of FreeNAS® (the wildly popular open source storage platform) and work to bring the TrueNAS™ Unified Storage Appliance to a wider audience by adding new capabilities.
One curiosity worth pondering is if this is an indication that Apple is openly turning it’s back on Open Source development and contributions back to the community. Iit is evident that the company has been moving towards a more closed enterprise. From a developer standpoint there definitely appears to be a dramatic shift away from the UNIX way towards an Apple Store only deployment model. Only time will tell if this is indeed the case.
iXsystems has announced the availability of the TrueNAS™ Pro family of storage appliances. TrueNAS™ Pro storage appliances provide security, scalability, and flexibility at a low total cost of ownership. The TrueNAS™ Pro software is based on the FreeNAS™ 8 operating system, and is enhanced with enterprise features such as Intent Log Failure Recovery and De-Duplication, with Active-Passive Failover coming soon. TrueNAS™ Pro also supports Fusion-io ioDrive, ioDrive Duo, and Octal cards as L2ARC to drastically accelerate storage performance.
FreeNAS™ is an Open Source Storage Platform based on FreeBSD and supports sharing across Windows, Apple, and UNIX-like systems. FreeNAS™ 8 includes ZFS, which supports high storage capacities and integrates file systems and volume management into a single piece of software.
FreeNAS is a free NAS (Network-Attached Storage) server, supporting: CIFS (samba), FTP, NFS, AFP, RSYNC, iSCSI protocols, S.M.A.R.T., local user authentication, Software RAID (0,1,5) with a Full WEB configuration interface.
FreeNAS takes less than 32MB for version’s up to 0.686.x and 32+ MB from version 0.69
Can be installed on Compact Flash, USB key, USB key or just run as LiveCD saving the configuration file on floppy or USB key .
The minimal FreeBSD distribution, Web interface, PHP scripts and documentation are based on M0n0wall.