iXsystems has announced the availability of two major updates to TrueNAS Open Storage software editions.
TrueNAS 13.0, available as CORE (free, community edition) and Enterprise editions, is the latest evolution of unified, scale-up Open Storage with several significant enhancements over the 12.0 version.
The update of the underlying operating system to FreeBSD 13.0 improves performance by up to 20%, while the update of the file system to OpenZFS 2.1 reduces system restart and failover times by more than 80% for multi-PetaByte systems. Additionally, Samba 4.15 brings important security and virtual file system improvements to SMB, and NFS nconnect enables up to 400% performance improvements.
TrueNAS SCALE 22.02.1 is the first major update to TrueNAS SCALE “Angelfish” after testing involving over 16,000 users. This update improves quality and enables the deployment of more complex scale-out and hyperconverged infrastructure. TrueNAS SCALE is based on Linux and can be installed and run on a single node and then scale-out to multiple clustered nodes. It is also possible for TrueNAS 12.0 and TrueNAS 13.0 users to easily migrate to TrueNAS SCALE as the needs of their applications change.
In addition to these software advancements, iX is investing in its community resources to improve collaboration and responsiveness. TrueNAS documentation now enables commenting from the community, allowing any user to more easily contribute.
Issue reporting and feature requests will also be improved with the transition to Jira Cloud, accelerating the experience for contributors and TrueNAS software developers.