iXsystems Announces TrueNAS™ Storage Appliance Based on FreeNAS™ 8

High-capacity appliance features cross-platform compatibility with enterprise features at an affordable price.

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San Jose, CA (PRWEB) August 03, 2011

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.

TrueNAS™ Pro Appliances are available in 2U and 4U form factors. Features of the TrueNAS™ Pro Appliances include:

  • One or Two Quad-Core or Six-Core, Intel® Xeon® Processor 5600 Series
  • 12 Hot-Swap Drive Bays in the 2U Form Factor - Up to 36TB of Data Storage Capacity (2.5" drive options available)
  • 24 or 36 Hot-Swap Drive Bays in the 4U Form Factor - Up to 108TB of Data Storage Capacity (2.5" drive options available)
  • Periodic Snapshots Feature Allows You to Restore Data from a Previous Version of the File System
  • Remote Replication Allows You to Copy Snapshot to an Offsite Server for Maximum Data Security
  • Up to 4.48TB of Fusion-io Flash Memory in the 2U; Up to 14.08TB of Fusion-io Flash Memory in the 4U
  • 2 x 1GbE Network Interface (Onboard) + Up to 4 Additional 1GbE Ports or Single/ Dual Port 10GbE Network Cards
  • JBOD expansion is available on both the 2U and 4U TrueNAS™ Pro systems

To help TrueNAS™ Pro owners make the best possible use of their systems, TrueNAS™ Pro will soon have built-in support for CopperEgg RevealStorage™ Network Performance Analytics. CopperEgg's RevealStorage™ Service helps NFS administrators monitor, maintain, and track problems and bottlenecks in their network.

TrueNAS™ Pro Appliances are suitable for multiple applications including video streaming and editing, office file sharing and virtualization. With support for popular file sharing protocols CIFS, NFS, and AFP, as well as block-level storage over iSCSI, TrueNAS™ Pro is able to fit a wide variety of usage scenarios and works well with Windows, Mac, Linux, and BSD-based operating systems.

Pricing and Availability
The TrueNAS Pro Storage Appliances and JBOD expansion units are immediately available for purchase, delivery, and deployment. Industry-leading pricing will vary based on the specific configuration needed. For more information contact iXsystems at (855)GREP-4-IX or visit our website at http://www.ixsystems.com/truenas and fill out the inquiry form. One of our expert sales professionals will provide you with a customized quote that best meets your open source hardware solution needs.

About iXsystems
iXsystems is the all-around FreeBSD® company that builds FreeBSD-certified servers and storage solutions, oversees FreeNAS™ development, and is the corporate sponsor of the PC-BSD® Project. iXsystems is an employee-owned and operated, open source-centric, customer focused organization, dedicated to providing the highest quality built-to-order enterprise rackmount server solutions, pre-configured server appliances, and scalable storage solutions to our customers around the globe.

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