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We’re Expanding!

Written by Annie Zhang on .

As you may know, last year saw an increase in demand for our storage and server products and that demand continues to grow. When we started out, we were just a small group of close-knit people. Over the years, we steadily added more and more talent to our company and before we knew it, we had grown to over 100 employees.

Of course, with that growth comes challenges. To put it simply, we don’t have enough space for employees to sit.

We had this problem about a year ago, so we renovated the software engineering area to add more desks. But here we are, out of space again. Some suggested using a double-tiered desk, but clearer heads prevailed with the solution of acquiring a second building.

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Meet our second office. It will be the new home of FreeNAS as well as house TrueNAS software engineering and support. It’s down the same road from our current office. We’re not moving, just expanding. The iXsystems headquarters office is unchanged, as is our contact information.

The obvious benefit of this expansion is that people will have their own work spaces again and as we hire new employees, they will have a place to sit. The expansion will also allow us to cluster departments together.

It will be finished shortly. We expect to finish it in the next few months. When we’re all settled in, we’ll let you know, so feel free to drop by and check it out.

TrueNAS Awarded ‘Excellent’ Once Again | How to Virtualize FreeNAS | Setup Wizard Tutorial | Issue #21

Written by Annie Zhang on .

Hello FreeNAS Users,

This time DCIG ranked both our TrueNAS Z20 and Z30 arrays “Excellent” and “Best-in-Class” in hardware in the newest guide in their series, the “Midsize Enterprise Hybrid Storage Buyer’s Guide”, putting it ahead of competitive offerings from EMC, Hitachi, HP, Dell EqualLogic, Nimble Storage, Fujitsu, and others.
Also by popular request, we have a guide for running FreeNAS as a VM and a tutorial demonstrating the setup wizard introduced in FreeNAS 9.3.

Cheers,
The FreeNAS Team
DCIG Ranks TrueNAS Excellent Again
Good news – our TrueNAS Z20 and TrueNAS Z30 were ranked “Excellent” by DCIG in their 2015-2016 DCIG Midsize-Enterprise Hybrid Storage Buyer’s Guide. Twenty-seven different products were evaluated for over 90 different criteria. Both of our systems were awarded “Excellent” for software and the Z30 was named “Best in Class” for hardware. Read More>>
6 Reasons Why TrueNAS is replacing NetApp and EMC – Free Webinar
We invite you to join Matt Olander, Co-Founder of iXsystems, in a free webinar about TrueNAS. Find out why people are making the switch from big-name, legacy storage vendors to TrueNAS. Read more >>

FreeBSD Journal
Yes, You Can Virtualize FreeNAS
Running FreeNAS as a virtual machine is complicated so it’s not something we generally recommend. However, it is possible as long as you take the right precautions. Josh Paetzel, FreeNAS developer and iXsystems Senior Engineer, explains the steps you need to take to safely virtualize FreeNAS in this blog post.
FreeNAS 9.3 Setup Wizard Tutorial
In our newest video tutorial, we demonstrate how to use the initial setup wizard to configure a volume and set up a share. Check it out>>
FreeNAS at Linuxfest Northwest
The FreeNAS team is back from this year’s LFNW with a recap of the events and photos from Day 1 & Day 2 of the event.
FreeNAS Certification Classes
We offer a free Intro to FreeNAS class that runs every day. For those of you interested in learning more about advanced topics, we also offer paid, fully interactive classes. Read more >>
Live Events

TechTip #17
FreeNAS 9.3 jails don’t just support plugins, they also support FreeBSD packages in general.
Join the Team
iXsystems, the company that sponsors FreeNAS, is looking for a few good people to join our team. Interested? The full list of available positions can be found on our website.
Links of the Month

TrueNAS Awarded ‘Excellent’ and ‘Best in Class Hardware’ by DCIG | FreeNAS 10.0 Preview | Issue #20

Written by Annie Zhang on .

Hello FreeNAS Users,

In case you hadn’t heard the exciting news, our TrueNAS appliance was ranked “Excellent” by DCIG in their latest Buyer’s Guide. This month, we take a look at the progress we’ve made on the project and what’s planned for FreeNAS 10.0.

Cheers,
The FreeNAS Team
TrueNAS Awarded “Excellent” by DCIG
DCIG rated TrueNAS “Excellent” in its recent DCIG Small and Midsize Enterprise Hybrid Storage Buyer’s Guide. Of particular note, the analysts gave TrueNAS “Best-in-Class” for hardware and “Excellent” for the software category. Read more >>
6 Reasons Why TrueNAS is replacing NetApp and EMC – Free Webinar
We invite you to join Matt Olander, Co-Founder of iXsystems, in a free webinar about TrueNAS. Find out why people are making the switch from big-name, legacy storage vendors to TrueNAS. Read more >>

FreeBSD Journal
The History (and Future) of FreeNAS & TrueNAS
Jordan Hubbard, iXsystems CTO and FreeNAS Project Manager, recounted the history of FreeNAS and TrueNAS in a recent blog post. For a look at all of the progress that’s been made and a preview of FreeNAS 10.0, read more on our site.
Snapshot and Replication Setup
One of our storage engineers recorded a demonstration for setting up snapshot and replication tasks in TrueNAS 9.3. The video is very easy to follow and since the UI is based on FreeNAS, we thought FreeNAS users would find it useful too. Check it out >>
FreeNAS Certification Classes
We offer a free Intro to FreeNAS class that runs every day. For those of you interested in learning more about advanced topics, we also offer paid, fully interactive classes. Read more >>
Live Events

TechTip #16
The FreeNAS Web Interface supports HTTPS. If you’re going to be administering FreeNAS remotely, you can set up a certificate and secure your traffic.
Join the Team
iXsystems, the company that sponsors FreeNAS, is looking for a few good people to join our team. Interested? The full list of available positions can be found on our website.
Links of the Month