What is FreeNAS?
FreeNAS is an operating system that can be installed on virtually any hardware platform to share data over a network. FreeNAS is the simplest way to create a centralized and easily accessible place for your data. Use FreeNAS with ZFS to protect, store, backup, all of your data. FreeNAS is used everywhere, for the home, small business, and the enterprise.
ZFS is an enterprise-ready open source file system, RAID controller, and volume manager with unprecedented flexibility and an uncompromising commitment to data integrity. It eliminates most, if not all of the shortcomings found in legacy file systems and hardware RAID devices. Once you go ZFS, you will never want to go back.
SMB/CIFS (Windows File shares), NFS (Unix File shares) and AFP (Apple File Shares), FTP, iSCSI (block sharing), and more.
Who’s Using FreeNAS
Happy FreeNAS Users
I had an opportunity to implement FreeNAS 8 at a client site and it was glorious! I love the jail setup. I love the web interface. So much good stuff. You made my professional life better. I appreciate your work.
Larry Morroni, Morroni Technologies, Inc.
FreeNAS is the go to solution for managing storage. Viewers of my podcast often ask me about building servers for work, home and the cloud, when storage is involved my answer is always Just use FreeNAS . FreeNAS leaves you feeling secure in the knowledge that anyone can operate its web interface, but you can still benefit from the power of the command line.
I heard about FreeNAS at a conference and realized it was an immediate necessity for one of my clients. They had an existing NAS system that was not being used to its potential. After I rebuilt their back-up system using FreeNAS, their workflow improved by probably 5 times what they were able to do do previously.
Creating NFS/CIFS mounts done. Uploading my music, pictures, videos, and documents done. Sharing my uploads with my PS3, smart TV, and tablet done. I have barely scratched the surface of what FreeNAS can do because it has been doing everything I want it to do.
We are a 24/7/365 operation and cannot afford any downtime. FreeNAS has helped build our virtualization platform to this effect and has provided us with a very flexible system through with a ROI not matched by any competitor on either the Open-Source or Closed-Source market.
Southern Freight Administrator