iXsystems offers TrueNAS storage for branch office edge

iXsystems offers TrueNAS storage for branch office edge

The TrueNAS Open Storage portfolio now includes the TrueNAS Mini X storage appliance – optimized for storage at the edge. Designed for remote, branch, and other office environments, the new appliance utilizes TrueNAS CORE, the latest generation Open Storage software featuring OpenZFS, business-class security and management with compelling features and performance.

“The volume of data stored globally continues to rise, driven by data generation at endpoints and processing at the edge, is putting pressure on IT professionals who manage this data,” says Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates. “Even with the tightened economic situation, businesses need to enable cost-effective storage solutions that can help them meet this challenge. The TrueNAS Mini X is a good option for storage in these edge environments.”

TrueNAS Minis are built with professional-grade capabilities including error correcting (ECC) memory, IPMI remote management, and the OpenZFS file system. These features are not found in consumer-grade systems whose designs typically favor minimum cost over data integrity. By contrast, the entire Mini line’s primary focus is keeping data intact and protected from corruption and bitrot.

The two new storage systems – Mini X+ and Mini X – provide up to 85TB of storage in a compact (13.5L) chassis with seven hot swap drive bays (5 x 3.5” and 2 x 2.5”), which allow for a variety of RAID layout choices and caching configurations. The Mini X and X+ are designed to address a broad range of office/edge requirements for block, file, video, and unstructured data storage. Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) and Solid State Drives (SSDs) can be mixed into fusion pools, which provide the performance of flash and the economics of disk drives.

The TrueNAS Mini X+ includes 2 x RJ45 10GbE ports, 8 cores, between 32-64GB of DDR4 ECC memory, USB 3.1 connectivity, and 1 x RJ45 IPMI remote management interface. With high bandwidth networking and optional flash capacity, this system is capable of supporting video editing, data backup, and file sharing applications with up to 2GB/s of bandwidth at less than 100W per unit, fully-loaded with drives.

The TrueNAS Mini X includes 4 x RJ45 GbE ports, 4 cores, between 16-32GB of DDR4 ECC memory, USB 3.1 connectivity, and 1 x RJ45 IPMI remote management interface. The system uses less than 80W of power.

For offices or remote storage at the edge, the TrueNAS Mini family supports a wide range of unique operating environments with a compact, quiet, and flexible system. The ready-to-deploy TrueNAS Mini includes enclosure management that provides visual management of all drives from the UI, and applications such as Plex, NextCloud, Asigra, Iconik, and many others are deployable as either plugins or VMs.

Additionally, organizations managing multiple systems spread across multiple sites can utilize TrueCommand single-pane-of-glass management to simplify 24×7 operations. TrueCommand management offers performance monitoring, custom reports, predictive analytics for capacity/health, and system audits for businesses of any size.

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