“FreeNAS and TrueNAS, two leading open source operating systems, join forces to become the ultimate powerhouse – BetaNews”

iXsystems Unites FreeNAS and TrueNAS into the Ultimate Open Source Storage Solution!

In a groundbreaking merger, iXsystems has announced that its two leading open source operating systems, FreeNAS and TrueNAS, will now combine to form the ultimate storage solution: TrueNAS Open Storage. This unification will bring together the best of both worlds, offering a faster development cycle, shared code base, and even more advanced features.

But don’t worry, there will still be two versions available: TrueNAS CORE and TrueNAS Enterprise. While both are enterprise-quality software, TrueNAS Enterprise requires a license and offers a more extensive set of features, while TrueNAS CORE remains free for all.

iXsystems emphasizes that TrueNAS will always have a free version available, and the upcoming release of version 12.0 is set to deliver some major updates, including Fusion Pools and encrypted datasets. Plus, with the new shark fin icon representing TrueNAS Enterprise, users can expect a modernized and powerful storage solution.

For current TrueNAS customers, the move to version 12.0 will bring with it a new icon and name change – but still with all the same great features and support. And for those eager to see what the future holds, a sneak peek of TrueNAS 12.0 is just around the corner with nightly images available on March 11 and a final release expected in the third quarter of the year after rigorous testing.

Don’t miss out on the ultimate open source storage solution – keep an eye out for TrueNAS 12.0 and experience the powerful combination of FreeNAS and TrueNAS with TrueNAS Open Storage.