iXsystems sees significant growth in TrueNAS & FreeNAS revenues
March 29, 2019

iXsystems sees significant growth in TrueNAS & FreeNAS revenues

SAN JOSE, CA — iXsystems started 2019 on strong footing, reporting three consecutive years with over 50 percent year-over-year revenue growth in its TrueNAS product line. The company attributes the results to the rapid adoption of the TrueNAS M-Series storage appliance.
The TrueNAS M-Series unified file, block and object storage appliances deliver “advanced technologies in perfect harmony” according to DCIG (an analysis company) and are proving to be the go-to storage solution for businesses, schools and government agencies that need a storage solution scalable to over 10 petabytes. Released in May 2018, the M-Series provides high availability and 100Gb/s performance using best-of-breed technologies including NVDIMMs, NVMe and the ZFS file system. Units can be configured in hybrid or all-flash modes with price-performance-capacity.

According to iXsystems, the media and entertainment (M&E) industry was among the earliest adopters of the TrueNAS M-Series. Production houses, including three major Hollywood studios, have implemented the TrueNAS M50 for both archive and editing workflows. The high capacity and high bandwidth of the M-Series, along with all the data protection and replication tools, make it well suited for the production and storage of valuable multimedia assets. 

iXsystems reports that both the TrueNAS X-Series and M-Series are also being used in more turnkey solutions. The Asigra TrueNAS backup appliance was identified by SearchDataBackup, a newsletter for the IT industry, as one of the converged secondary storage solutions changing “buying patterns for organizations,” and is a finalist in its 2018 SearchStorage Backup Products of the Year.

FreeNAS, the open source storage operating system, is integral to the success of the TrueNAS platforms. Version 11.2 of FreeNAS launched in December and features an all-new angular-based Web interface that will be extended to TrueNAS in 2019. With over 10 million downloads and a rapidly-growing community, FreeNAS can be found in many organizations around the world.

"There are an estimated 1 million deployed TrueNAS and FreeNAS systems with many exabytes under management,” says Morgan Littlewood, senior VP, product management, iXSystems. “To support this vast user base, we will be releasing a single pane of glass management system for the combined FreeNAS and TrueNAS community." 

The TrueNAS family, including FreeNAS, had another high growth year in 2018. The significant product enhancements and the high quality of the TrueNAS software and support stimulated the highest ever annual growth in revenue and units shipped.