Debian-based TrueNAS Scale updated – and iXsystems wins a gong

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Enterprise NAS vendor iXsystems has updated its Kubernetes-capable Debian-based NAS OS, and scored Digital Public Good position too.

iXsystems now has a family of dedicated storage-server OSes, and nan caller merchandise of TrueNAS Scale, version 22.12.1. The institution has a very cautious, slow-moving lifecycle – which is what you want from a vendor whose offerings will clasp each your firm data.

At nan extremity of past year, it released Scale 22.12, codenamed "Bluefin", arsenic we predicted erstwhile we covered TrueNAS Core type 13 past May. The company's Morgan Littlewood told us: "'Bluefin' was nan first afloat release, and this is nan 'point-one' type of that."

At nan clip of writing, nan company's Software Status page hasn't yet been updated pinch nan caller version, but location you tin publication its explanation of nan suitability of each version. Its point-one releases people nan constituent wherever it considers nan package fresh for accumulation usage for "general", "conservative" and "mission-critical" customers.

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TrueNAS Scale is nan newest version of TrueNAS, and somewhat amazingly for nan biggest commercialized vendor of FreeBSD products, Scale is based connected Linux: specifically, connected Debian. The logic is fundamentally Kubernetes. Otherwise, Scale looks and useful very overmuch for illustration its elder siblings: it has nan aforesaid UI, and runs connected nan aforesaid OpenZFS retention back-end arsenic nan FreeBSD-based TrueNAS Core, which is nan free version of nan OS that nan institution sells connected its Enterprise products. You tin moreover do an in-place upgrade from nan FreeBSD-based TrueNAS Core to TrueNAS Scale, and it will clasp your config – it will moreover migrate Core's bhyve-based VMs to Scale's KVM VMs.

Reg sister tract Blocks & Files has looked astatine TrueNAS Scale's clustering support, arsenic good arsenic its cloudy Global Distributed Storage business pinch StorJ.

The institution is besides proud that TrueNAS has won certification arsenic a Digital Public Good. The DPG standard is simply a worldwide cooperative effort to guarantee that FOSS products meet nan United Nations' guidelines for integer cooperation.

It besides has a caller exemplary successful what, for iXsystems, is its low-end line, TrueNAS Mini. The TrueNAS Mini-R is simply a 12-drive rackmount exemplary and starts astatine $1,998, truthful it's not going to origin user NAS shifters specified arsenic Synology to sweat. Its offering for location users is nan free TrueNAS Core, which you tin tally connected immoderate PC-compatible kit: The Reg FOSS table has a mates of instances, 1 connected an aged HP Microserver N54L and different connected a somewhat newer Microserver G8. It useful good successful 8GB of RAM, and happily talks SMB, NFS and AppleTalk, including acting arsenic a networked Time Machine for a mates of aged Intel Macs. ®