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.
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