What is FreeNAS Corral?


FreeNAS Corral is 100% Open Source and includes multiple enterprise-grade features including unified data storage, Docker container support, and virtual machine management. FreeNAS Corral is the simplest way to create a centralized and easily accessible place for your data, spin up a VM, or deploy a container. FreeNAS is used everywhere, for the home, small business, and the enterprise.

What is ZFS?


ZFS is an enterprise-ready open source file system, RAID controller, and volume manager with unprecedented flexibility and an uncompromising commitment to data integrity. It eliminates most, if not all of the shortcomings found in legacy file systems and hardware RAID devices. Once you go ZFS, you will never want to go back.

Web Interface

The Web Interface simplifies administrative tasks. Every aspect of a FreeNAS system can be managed from a Web Interface.

Self-Healing & Unified File & Block Storage

FreeNAS Corral uses OpenZFS, a next-generation file system, to ensure the integrity of data. It also provides multiple file and block protocols to any operating system or web-scale application.

Docker Container Support

Deploy applications inside software containers using Docker. Applications use the self-healing file system provided by FreeNAS Corral.

Virtual Machine Management

FreeNAS Corral uses the bhyve hypervisor to provide a VM management UI, resulting in graphical console support for VMs from the Web UI.


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Happy FreeNAS Users

“I had an opportunity to implement FreeNAS 8 at a client site and it was glorious! I love the jail setup. I love the web interface. So much good stuff. You made my professional life better. I appreciate your work.”

Larry Morroni,  Morroni Technologies, Inc.

“FreeNAS is the go to solution for managing storage. Viewers of my podcast often ask me about building servers for work, home and the cloud, when storage is involved my answer is always “Just use FreeNAS”. FreeNAS leaves you feeling secure in the knowledge that anyone can operate its web interface, but you can still benefit from the power of the command line.”

Allan Jude
Host of the weekly sysadmin podcast TechSNAP.tv

“I heard about FreeNAS at a conference and realized it was an immediate necessity for one of my clients. They had an existing NAS system that was not being used to its potential. After I rebuilt their back-up system using FreeNAS, their workflow improved by probably 5 times what they were able to do do previously.”

Tim Nagle
Creative Integrations

“Creating NFS/CIFS mounts – done. Uploading my music, pictures, videos, and documents – done. Sharing my uploads with my PS3, smart TV, and tablet – done. I have barely scratched the surface of what FreeNAS can do because it has been doing everything I want it to do.”

Aaron Pierson
Cloud Computing and Backup Administrator

“We are a 24/7/365 operation and cannot afford any downtime. FreeNAS has helped build our virtualization platform to this effect and has provided us with a very flexible system through with a ROI not matched by any competitor on either the Open-Source or Closed-Source market.”

Rob Fauls
Southern Freight Administrator

“I’m a big, big fan of the platform. My little FreeNAS box has been running without fail for almost a year now and it gets a LOT of use in my home. It’s practically earned family-member status.”

Shane Kirk
Software Engineer