TrueNAS M-Series Certified for Veeam Backup


April 23, 2018

iXsystems, the leader in enterprise storage and servers driven by Open Source, officially passed the Veeam Backup and Replication v9.5 for VMware certification tests for the TrueNAS M-Series enterprise storage systems. This certification includes the TrueNAS M40 and M50 models running TrueNAS version 11.x. The TrueNAS M40 and M50 are the newest high-performance models in the iXsystems hybrid unified storage product line, were announced in early April, and replace the TrueNAS Z-Series. This adds the TrueNAS M-Series to the existing certification of the TrueNAS X-Series.

The test environment defined by Veeam included two VMware ESXi servers and storage for the VMs as well as the certified backup repository, a TrueNAS M-Series storage array, all connected on a 10Gb network. The certification process, reviewed and approved by Veeam Software, includes testing for full and incremental backups of predefined virtual machines running on VMware ESXi 6.5, VM Full Restore, Synthetic Full Backup, and Instant VM Recovery. The TrueNAS M-Series passed all tests with flying colors!

The first three tests were full backup, full restore, and synthetic backup. Four GNU/Linux VMs were provided by Veeam Software, each with 100GB of data used to populate the backup VMs. Each test required completion within a specified time limit, and the TrueNAS M-Series blew away all tests with spectacular performance results, as shown in the table below.

The fourth test was VM Instant Recovery, consisting of eight Windows Server test VMs, requiring a maximum average latency limit of 20ms. TrueNAS performed the certification testing 5X times better than the Veeam requirement, with an average latency of between 3.94ms to 4.47ms.

Achieving this Veeam Ready certification, along with TrueNAS VMware certification, reinforces iXsystems’ commitment to supporting the virtualization and backup and recovery environments required by many of our customers. The TrueNAS M-Series line of storage arrays is ideal for meeting the enterprise backup needs of small to mid-sized businesses.

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