'Today, storage vendor iXsystems is launching a new R-series
hyperconverged infrastructure appliance for its TrueNAS product
line—and the first alpha release of TrueNAS SCALE, a Debian
Linux-based version of the TrueNAS storage distribution.
The new R-series appliances are designed to run either traditional,
FreeBSD-based TrueNAS, or the new Debian-based TrueNAS SCALE. The
series launches with four models—all rack-mounted—ranging from the 1U,
16-bay TrueNAS R10 to the up to 12U, 52 bay TrueNAS R50. All four
models offer Ethernet connectivity up to dual 100GbE, as well as
optional dual 32Gb Fibre Channel and Intel Xeon CPUs. The three larger
models are expandable via separate JBOD shelves as well.
TrueNAS itself is an OpenZFS-based storage distribution, which can be
purchased preinstalled on NAS hardware or installed by users on their
own generic PC equipment. It offers users the rich feature set of the
ZFS filesystem—including block-level checksums and data healing,
advanced storage topologies, atomic COW snapshots, rapid asymmetric
replication, and more—along with a broad range of network sharing
protocols, including SMB, NFS, sFTP, and iSCSI.'
Dept. of Computer Science
University of Waikato, NZ
+64 (7) 577-5304