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iXsystems TrueNAS SCALE Adds High Availability And SMB Clustering

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iXsystems has announced the availability of the second release of TrueNAS SCALE for  scale-out storage and open hyperconvergence. TrueNAS SCALE now offers High Availability (HA) and support for SMB clustering. This release is complemented by new functionality in TrueCommand which provides wizards for creating SMB clusters. Built on Linux, TrueNAS SCALE supports Docker Containers, Kubernetes, KVM, and Scale-out OpenZFS with open source economics.

The second major update to TrueNAS SALE “Angelfish” has been tested by more than 20,000 users in the four months since its release. This update adds high availability on TrueNAS M-Series systems for scale-out storage, VM, and Container workloads. If a storage controller fails or is taken down for maintenance, the other controller can reliably provide all services.

TrueNAS SCALE offers SMB, Gluster, and NFS File Sharing, iSCSI Block Storage, S3 Object API integration, and Cloud Sync for interoperability with public cloud storage. With the addition of SMB clustering, clients can connect to the cluster via any SMB node across the cluster for access to hundreds of petabytes of capacity and terabits of bandwidth per second.

TrueNAS SCALE can be installed to run on a single node and then scale out to multiple clustered nodes, as needs change. Additional details on choices among clustering options can be found in the recent blog on TrueNAS SCALE clustering.

TrueCommand 2.2 is also now available for testing ahead of its planned release in mid-July 2022 to begin managing clusters.

TrueNAS is available as Open Storage software that is downloadable at no cost, or as TrueNAS appliances for a turnkey experience with enterprise-grade features and support.

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