FreeNAS is powerful, freely-available, enterprise-grade storage. Its comprehensive graphical user interface is designed to make the world’s most advanced file system, ZFS, easier to use. When using FreeNAS to store critical business data, there are two options to consider: install and support it yourself, or invest in a turnkey solution from iXsystems.
Option 1: Self-Support FreeNAS
If you have the time, appropriate hardware, and necessary expertise to support and maintain your own storage infrastructure, then the software needed to complete the puzzle is here at your fingertips!
Option 2: Rely on the Experts
As the corporate steward and core developers of the FreeNAS Project, iXsystems realizes that most businesses aren’t able to rely on the self-support model for their mission-critical and sensitive data storage. These businesses understand the opportunity costs and challenges associated with building and supporting their own homegrown FreeNAS systems. Therefore, iXsystems has designed a robust portfolio of FreeNAS-powered storage appliances and servers, designed for the full spectrum of storage applications from small office file servers to massive enterprise storage workloads.
TrueNAS - Enterprise Hybrid or All-Flash Storage Arrays With High Availability and 24x7 Support
Is your storage application critical to your business operations? Can storage downtime be measured in hundreds or thousands of dollars lost per minute? Do you need to support an extensive virtual infrastructure? When storage is mission-critical, there’s no substitute for the guaranteed performance, functionality, high-availability, and professional software support offered with an iXsystems TrueNAS enterprise storage array. At its core, TrueNAS is FreeNAS, but hardened and tuned for the uncompromising stability and performance that businesses require. Learn more.
"Storage this powerful should have another zero in the price tag." - Terry Rataiczak - CEO Kinetic Networking
FreeNAS Certified Servers - Basic File or Workgroup Server, or Any Other Non-Critical Storage Application
iXsystems takes the guesswork out of building and supporting hardware yourself with a line of FreeNAS Certified Servers, preinstalled with FreeNAS. Choose a FreeNAS Certified Server for guaranteed FreeNAS compatibility and the reliability that comes with nearly 20 years of experience building rackmount servers. Learn more.
"Fully preconfigured, ready to rock systems at a price that is unimaginable from the other NAS vendors." - Dave LeSiege - Information Technologies Manager
FreeNAS Mini - Best-in-Class Storage for Home and Small Office Environments
Finding hardware powerful enough to support ZFS, yet compact and affordable enough for home or small office use is no easy feat. iXsystems met the challenge with the FreeNAS Mini, pound for pound the most robust storage system ever built in a small form factor. Equipped with 16GB of ECC RAM (upgradeable to 32GB), a low power 8-Core 2.4GHz Intel Processor, dual Gigabit network, remote management, and four lockable hot swap drive bays, the FreeNAS Mini is powerful, yet still quiet and efficient. The FreeNAS Mini does more than store your data: it has the power to keep it safe and forever free from silent data corruption. The rich combination of features, reliability, performance, flexibility, and data protection are simply unmatched by anything in its class. There’s nothing even close. Learn more.
"I've been using ZFS for years in production and I'm ecstatic to have a low power unit for my home office." - Will McDoe (excerpt from Amazon Review)