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iXsystems Expands TrueNAS Product Line

by Blaise Robitaille

iXsystems – makers of TrueNAS (Formerly FreeNAS) – has been at it again. This time Scaling out and expanding both hardware and software. One thing the company has talked about previously but is out today with the TrueNAS SCALE Open Source HyperConverged Infrastructure (HCI) Platform. The company is also releasing its R-Series of storage systems that are aimed to deliver maximum density, performance, Open Storage flexibility, and cost savings.

iXsystems – makers of TrueNAS (Formerly FreeNAS) – has been at it again. This time Scaling out and expanding both hardware and software. One thing the company has talked about previously but is out today with the TrueNAS SCALE Open Source HyperConverged Infrastructure (HCI) Platform. The company is also releasing its R-Series of storage systems that are aimed to deliver maximum density, performance, Open Storage flexibility, and cost savings.

As previously announced – FreeNAS has been consolidated under the TrueNAS banner earlier this year – into three main offerings –

  • TrueNAS CORE: The most popular Community edition that is succeeding FreeNAS. As with all TrueNAS editions, it supports File, Block, Object, and Application storage.
  • TrueNAS Enterprise: The feature-rich Enterprise edition with Enterprise-grade support provides additional security and Enterprise integrations.
  • TrueNAS SCALE: The new hyperconverged edition includes scaleout ZFS, KVM, and Kubernetes.

iXsystems has announced the TrueNAS R-Series storage solution that replaces the FreeNAS certified hardware and brings truly great things for those on a budget but demand performance and reliability.  The R-Series can run any of the three versions of TrueNAS.

Hardware for the R-Series is broken down into 4 models – each well suited for any workgroup.

  • TrueNAS R50: This is a 4U, 48 x 3.5″ / 4 x 2.5″ NVMe Bay system which features up to 16 CPU cores and a maximum capacity of 890TB that starts at $9,990 MSRP.
  • TrueNAS R40: This is a high-density 2U all-flash system with 48 x 2.5″ and 7mm Bays, up to 16 CPU cores and 360TB of Flash Storage with a starting price of $8,990 MSRP.
  • TrueNAS R20: This system is 2U with 12 x 3.5″ and 2 x 2.5″ Bays, up to 16 CPU cores and 230TB capacity with pricing that begins at $4,990 MSRP.
  • TrueNAS R10: The R10 provides a compact 1U all-flash system with 16 x 2.5″ and 7mm Bays, up to 10 CPU cores, and 120TB of capacity for a starting MSRP of $5,990.

I, for one, am very excited to see the release of the Linux based TrueNAS SCALE. As we said previously, SCALE stands for Scale-out, Converged, Active-active, Linux containers, Easy-to-manage. The company quietly released this two weeks ago but is officially announcing it today. The company claims this HCI system to be a unique, easy to manage and scale-out HCI platform for converged compute and scale-out Open ZFS storage. SCALE is available as Open Source Debian-Linux based software or as an appliance-based solution and can operate from a single node while still being able to scale up and scale out to over 100 storage nodes with many additional compute-only nodes.

The move to ramp up TrueCommand into not only a local solution, but now a cloud offered solution, iXsystems has embraced Open Storage and has provided enterprise grade tools freely and openly for partner and community benefits.  TrueCommand makes having a single pane of glass to quickly manage and visual end to end the health of your home lab to your enterprise freely and easily.

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