iXsystems today announces general availability of three all-new models of the TrueNAS Unified Storage Appliance. The new models also come with the latest revision of the TrueNAS appliance firmware series, TrueNAS 9.2, which includes major improvements to nearly every feature, including reporting, enclosure management, and a REST API for automated management, along with dramatic performance gains.
The new TrueNAS models, in ascending order, are the TrueNAS Z20, Z30, and Z35. The Z20 provides entry-level functionality with performance sufficient for small business file storage, low-utilization VM storage, or simple backups. The Z30 adds capacity and performance, and increases scalability in order to support the needs of heavier workloads and/or larger businesses. The Z35 is the highest performing model of the group, designed for enterprise workloads and beyond-petabyte scalability.
Each model can now be equipped with redundant storage controllers for high availability or purchased with only one and field-upgraded with a second storage controller to add high availability at a later date. The common modular platform between all three models also makes upgrading or downgrading between appliances a snap. So, customers can pay as they grow, or enhance the availability of their system at a later date, instead of having to make those decisions on the date of purchase.
Headless and automated management has long been high on the list of features requested by the diverse TrueNAS client base, and the TrueNAS 9.2 firmware series includes a complete REST API providing full parity with the web user interface. This will allow administrators to integrate TrueNAS with any automated or remote management tools they desire, such as Cacti, Nagios, Zabbix, Zenoss, etc.
The Web UI in TrueNAS 9.2 also features information on each individual swappable component connected to the system, including power supplies, fans, and storage expanders. This will make service easier than ever, by pointing out where failed components are located and assisting in remote diagnosis of complex problems.
Other new capabilities that have been added to TrueNAS 9.2 are real-time LZ4 compression, per-disk performance monitoring, and enhancements to CIFS, NFS, AFP, and iSCSI. As a result, performance has been improved throughout the system. Thanks to these optimizations, some customers who upgraded to TrueNAS 9.2 experienced more than tenfold reductions in storage latency for their workloads.
Together, the updated hardware and software in the new TrueNAS models make for an appliance that provides excellent storage performance and all the features needed to manage and deploy it effectively. For more information or a free storage consultation and quote, contact iXsystems today at (855) GREP-4-IX (855 473-7449) or iXsystems.com/TrueNAS.
TrueNAS is the only Enterprise Unified Storage Appliance from the creators of the world's most popular open source storage system, FreeNAS®. TrueNAS leverages a hybrid flash storage architecture, real-time compression, and advanced functionality of the ZFS filesystem, to create a high-performance, feature-rich storage appliance. Along with rock-solid iXsystems hardware expertise and the familiar FreeNAS interface, TrueNAS is a storage appliance like no other.
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
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