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TrueNAS 12.0 & TrueNAS M60 Announced

by Adam Armstrong

Today iXsystems announced the TrueNAS 12.0 operating system that finally merges the FreeNAS and TrueNAS brands unifying the software and documentation. As we’ve said several times before, there will still be a free version for those that are worried. The companied also announced TrueNAS M60 Unified Storage System that they are calling the industry’s fastest OpenZFS storage system.

Today iXsystems announced the TrueNAS 12.0 operating system that finally merges the FreeNAS and TrueNAS brands unifying the software and documentation. As we’ve said several times before, there will still be a free version for those that are worried. The companied also announced TrueNAS M60 Unified Storage System that they are calling the industry’s fastest OpenZFS storage system.

TrueNas 12.0

Way back in March, iXsystems announced that it was changing the name of the incredibly popular (the number one Open Source Software since 2012) FreeNAS, to TrueNAS CORE. TrueNAS was the premium enterprise service that is now TrueNAS enterprise. The free version of TrueNAS CORE will be available as an edition of the TrueNAS Open Storage software, which also encompasses TrueNAS Enterprise and TrueNAS SCALE editions, each designed for different use cases. TrueNAS 12.0 will work with existing hardware and comes with the following benefits:

  • Multi-layer Enterprise Security
    • Dataset encryption for ultra-secure remote replication
    • Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) for drives and datasets
    • Two-factor administrator authentication
    • API Keys for TrueCommand, vSphere, and other REST API systems
    • OpenVPN Client and Server integration
  • Performance Improvements of up to 30%
    • Fusion pools with mixed SSDs and HDDs (metadata on flash)
    • NVMe SSDs with High Availability and Persistent Read Cache
    • ZFS improvements: Async ops and Vectorization
    • iSCSI, SMB, and NFS improvements (>20%)

To go along with the new performance benefits, iXsystems in launching the TruNAS M60. The M60 is configured for enterprise environments where high-availability and maximum performance are a mandate. The systems provide unified file, block, and object storage with single or dual-controller and hybrid, fusion or all-flash configurations. The TrueNAS M60 comes with some nifty features and capabilities including:

  • 20 Petabyte hybrid capacity with 1200 18TB HDDs
  • 3,800TB affordable all-flash capacity
  • 5TB RAM and 64 CPU Cores
  • 128GB of NVDIMM fast write cache
  • NVMe flash tier of 12.8TB
  • 8 x 100Gbe network connectivity
  • 1 Million IOPS
  • 20GB/s bandwidth

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