Hello FreeNAS Users,

This month, we’ll take a closer look at some of the underlying technologies that power FreeNAS, and Tom’s Hardware gives a glowing and in-depth review of the FreeNAS Mini. Additionally, we’ll preview how Docker works on FreeBSD courtesy of Michael Dexter.

Cheers,
The FreeNAS Team
Tom’s Hardware FreeNAS Mini Review
Tom’s Hardware examined the FreeNAS Mini and pit it against several competitors in a series of performance tests. How did the Mini stack up? “The iXsystems FreeNAS Mini is the top of the food chain when it comes to performance. The 8-core SOC coupled with 16GB of DRAM that acts as a cache are superior to other products in this price range.” Read more >>
Why We Use ZFS
Ever wonder why we use ZFS? This article explains the benefits ZFS provides, including superior data integrity, additional RAID levels, and useful features like snapshots and replication. Read more >>

FreeBSD Journal
How OpenZFS Provides Data Integrity Where Other File Systems Don’t
OpenZFS provides superior data integrity over hardware RAID and other file systems by addressing the infamous Write Hole problem other file systems overlook. Read more >>
Maximize Performance with ZFS Caching
Learn more about how ZFS caching works and how you can improve the performance of your FreeNAS system by adding SSD cache drives. Read more >>
Docker Done Right
Docker is an open source software that can package applications inside virtual containers for portability and easy deployment. And now it works on FreeBSD. Read more >>
Solving Storage Challenges with Root on ZFS
By incorporating Root on ZFS technology for boot drives, FreeNAS gains an improvement over previous boot technology by taking advantage of ZFS-based data integrity protections. Read more >>
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 >>
6 Reasons Why TrueNAS is replacing NetApp and EMC – Free Webinar
What’s the difference between FreeNAS and TrueNAS? For the answer, 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.
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Live Events

TechTip #20
You can chose which train of updates you follow from the updates manager in the web UI. Just don’t choose nightly if the system’s being used in production!
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.
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