iXsystems Introduces Second Major Update of TrueNAS SCALE With High Availability and SMB Clustering

iXsystems®, an Open Source pioneer and the company behind TrueNAS, today 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 SCALE "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. TrueCommand is software that can be deployed on-premises or in a globally accessible cloud for managing fleets of TrueNAS Open Source and Enterprise systems. TrueCommand 2.2 has been enhanced to make use of the additional TrueNAS SCALE APIs and clustered SMB with wizards for creating SMB clusters. Additional improvements include a reworked statistics engine for added performance, improved certificate handling for added simplicity, and improved middleware for better error handling and testing frameworks.

"We have experienced TrueNAS to be a flexible and reliable software defined storage platform that has helped our team meet customer requirements including virtual machine storage, video and media storage, and deploying applications in containers with TrueNAS SCALE," said Trevor Carlson, Vice President of Engineering, THUMBWAR. "We really dig the Open Source culture at iX, allowing us to quickly test and experiment with new ideas on easy-to-install production-ready software."

Pricing and Availability

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. Despite industry-wide global supply chain issues, iX has the inventory to deliver complete TrueNAS appliances to customers within weeks.

"We have seen widespread adoption by Linux admins and have received great feedback as TrueNAS SCALE matures," said Kris Moore, SVP of Engineering, iXsystems. "With the addition of capabilities that are interesting to both personal and IT use cases, we look forward to seeing momentum build further among Open Source users and Enterprise customers."

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About iXsystems and TrueNAS

iX is an Open Source pioneer and the company behind TrueNAS, the world's most deployed storage software. Used by millions, TrueNAS has laid the foundation for the Open Storage Era so that all organizations can access the benefits of true Data Freedom. TrueNAS enables users to harness the power of the legendary ZFS file system and provides unified and hyperconverged storage for private and cloud datacenters, with the reliability and performance demanded by virtualization, backup, and other data-intensive workloads. Thousands of organizations around the world have chosen TrueNAS Enterprise systems and support from iX to scale-up or scale-out their infrastructure while leveraging Open Source economics.                                               

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Source: iXsystems