All About FreeNASRelease Date: 2013-04
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FreeNAS – Detachable Storage has Come of Age
As FreeNAS is very light, it is ideal for installing on older hardware, and provided the target box has > 6GB of RAM, the security and additional functionality of ZFS is available facilitating snapshots.
Which FreeNAS? Lessons from a Year in the Trenches with BSD’s Killer App
We have developed an insatiable need for digital storage and most people probably don’t realize how fragile their storage infrastructure is until it’s too late. FreeNAS stands out from other Open Source storage appliances by bringing enterprise-class features to within the reach of just about everyone with the key feature being the ZFS “Zettabyte File System” developed by Sun Microsystems.
What’s New in FreeNAS 8.x
This article highlights some of the new features which have been added to FreeNAS 8.x since July, 2012. These include the Plugins Jail, ZFSv28, and GELI encryption.
FreeNAS Plugins: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
Beginning with FreeNAS 8.2.0, a plugin architecture was introduced. This architecture allows FreeNAS systems tobe extended in any way that the user sees fit. In this article John describes the technical details of how the architecture works so that plugin authors have the knowledge to create new plugins.
From this article you will learn how to build a NAS by hand, plugging different components together using the command line and FreeBSD. It’s a jumpstart guide on the basic components that make up a NAS, which the reader can expand on and enrich with more features.
FreeNAS in an Enterprise Environment
Despite the massive popularity of FreeNAS, most people aren’t aware of its big brother, dutifully storing and protecting data in some of the most demanding enterprise business environments: the proven, enterprise-ready, and professionally-supported line of appliances known as TrueNAS.
Creative Integrations: Workflow Improvements with FreeNAS and TrueNAS
FreeNAS provides an Open Source storage platform for its customers to use in their media environment. TrueNAS has additional features that provide extra data security with commercial grade support from the developers that bring the world FreeNAS.
FreeNAS: a Migration Story
This article briefly summarizes the migration process and what advantages the usage of FreeNAS provided. This is not a technical article, it is just a “tale” of how the author has managed the migration.
The Interview with Alfred Perlstein, VP of Software Engineering at iXsystems
Alfred’s areas of interest have been file systems, multiprocessor support, performance, and stability of FreeBSD. His current role is FreeNAS project manager and VP Software Engineering at iXsystems. Recently, he agreed to give an interview to BSD Magazine.
From Reading to Real Life: Try Out a Demo of FreeNAS!
Thanks to one of the BSD Magazine contributors you can try out what you have read about in this issue. In this article you will find all the needed details about the demo host of FreeNAS.