FreeNAS Professional Training Courses Announced by iXsystems

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Courses, led by an experienced instructor, will teach both new and advanced users how to hone their skills with FreeNAS and ZFS.

iXsystems, Inc. today announced the availability of a series of live online FreeNAS professional training courses. This initiative will give members of the FreeNAS community access to focused instruction on how to get the most out of FreeNAS and ZFS, and ultimately administer and maintain complex FreeNAS systems.

The first available professional training, "Intro to FreeNAS and ZFS", introduces students to the FreeNAS Web User Interface. They will learn how to setup volumes and share data using AFP, NFS and CIFS. The ZFS portion of the training will cover enterprise features including caching, snapshots, and replication. New users and experienced system administrators will learn everything needed to get started with FreeNAS and set up ZFS for maximum performance and uptime.

The professional instructor of these trainings has more than twenty years of experience with Solaris, the progenitor operating system of ZFS, and has spent more than ten years as a technical instructor, including teaching Fortune 500 companies how to use ZFS when it was first introduced. These in-depth professional trainings apply this expertise to FreeNAS and make it available around the world.

Future trainings will go deeper into FreeNAS administration, including topics such as disk replacement, monitoring tasks, and pool relocation. In addition, there will be FreeNAS performance classes that teach how to analyze and tune FreeNAS for maximum performance on individual workloads. Each class will last a single two to three hour session and cost $250.

ZFS is the powerful, modern filesystem at the heart of FreeNAS. More people use ZFS on FreeNAS than any other platform, and FreeNAS continues to lead the open source community in adoption of new ZFS features. Many of the features of ZFS, including the built-in software RAID, remote snapshot replication, and hybrid flash cache support benefit from planning by a knowledgeable administrator. FreeNAS professional training from an iXsystems professional instructor will give FreeNAS users the skills to design and administer a FreeNAS solution that uses the full potential of ZFS.

Signups and schedules are available at

About FreeNAS®
FreeNAS is a free and open source Network Attached Storage operating system based on FreeBSD®. The goal of the project is to design a lightweight, BSD-based software package that acts as a full featured NAS server, complete with a Django-based web user interface, full ZFS implementation, and the ability to interface with existing networks – regardless of operating system or protocol. FreeNAS also includes the first Free and Open Source ZFS encryption offering in the world.

About iXsystems®
iXsystems is the industry leader in Open-Source-friendly enterprise servers and storage solutions. All of our products are assembled, tested, and shipped from company headquarters in Silicon Valley, and technical support is provided in-house by the same engineers that build the systems. Thousands of companies, universities, and U.S. Government departments have come to rely on iXsystems' customer-first commitment to excellence. iXsystems champions the cause of Open Source technology by dedicating extensive resources to several FreeBSD community projects: FreeNAS®, PC-BSD®, FreeBSD®, TrueOS®, and OpenZFS.

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