- World’s Most Popular Storage OS
- Free and Open Source
- Unified Storage Built on OpenZFS
- Installs on Hardware or VMs
TrueNAS Core Overview
Experience Storage Freedom
TrueNAS® CORE (formerly known as FreeNAS®) is the world’s most popular storage OS because it gives you the power to build your own professional-grade storage system to use in a variety of data-intensive applications without any software costs. Simply install it onto hardware or a VM and experience the true storage freedom of open source storage.
Share Files. Serve Media. Store Anything.
TrueNAS CORE can be used from the home to the office to the data center for a variety of data-intensive use cases. IT professionals, photographers, designers, audio/video producers and editors, developers, and any user serious about storing and protecting lots of data can take advantage of TrueNAS CORE. Pair it with your favorite backup software to archive large quantities of infrequently used data off of your local devices and even sync and push data to the cloud.
Nothing Protects Your Data Like ZFS
At the heart of TrueNAS is the self-healing OpenZFS filesystem. Previously only available on the highest-end enterprise storage systems, TrueNAS gives you direct, user-friendly access to ZFS. With its built-in RAID, powerful data management tools, and ability to automatically detect and repair silent data corruption (and bit rot), TrueNAS and OpenZFS ensure data integrity from start to finish.
Go Beyond “NAS”
More than a traditional “Network Attached Storage”, TrueNAS is Unified Storage that integrates seamlessly into any environment with a variety of file, block, or object access protocols. You can also expand its functionality with a variety of free plugins, like Plex Media Server, NextCloud, Zoneminder surveillance, and many others.
Manage Your Data Like a Pro
Unlimited snapshots, clones, and replication add additional layers to safeguard your data from human error or external threats like ransomware. Add system memory (DRAM) and flash to supercharge performance. Use built-in data compression to maximize space. Manage it all from a user-friendly web interface.
Join the TrueNAS Community
If your data is critical or you simply need professional support, TrueNAS Enterprise and the full line of TrueNAS storage appliances provide enhanced features and the around-the-clock support necessary to keep your storage online.
TrueNAS CORE Features
|Multi-Systems||TrueCommand, RBAC, Auditing||Single Sign-on, Dataset Management||Alerting, Reporting, Analytics|
|Administration||Web UI, SNMP, Syslog||REST API, WebSockets API||NetData (Plugin), Reports|
|Systems Utilities||Tasks, Cron Jobs, Scripts||In-Service Updates||Alerting, Email, Support|
|Clients and Applications||Windows, MacOS, Linux, UNIX, iOS, Android Clients||Many applications via SMB, NFS, or iSCSI||Integrated applications via ZFS and Jails/VMs|
|Application Services||Jails, Plugins, VMs||Plex, Asigra, Iconik, NextCloud, other Plugins||Linux (VM), FreeBSD (Jails or VMs)|
|Directory Services||Active Directory, 2-Factor||Local Users and Groups||NIS, LDAP, Kerberos|
|Storage Services||File: NFS v3/4, SMB1/2/3, AFP, FTP, WebDAV, rsync||Block: iSCSI, VAAI, OpenStack Cinder||Object: S3 Host, Cloud sync, Credentials|
|Data Management||Unlimited Snapshots, Pool checkpoints||Space-efficient Clones||Replication: Remote, Local, Auto-resume, to Linux ZFS|
|Data Protection||Accelerated Copy-on-Write, Multi-Copy Metadata||Built-in RAID: Single/Dual/Triple Parity, Mirrors, Fast Resilvering, Fast Boot||Self-healing Checksums, Background Scrubbing|
|Data Reduction||Thin/Thick Provisioning||In-line Adaptive Compression||Clones, Deduplication, Trim|
|Data Acceleration||All Flash, Fusion Pools, Metadata on Flash||Read Cache (ARC/L2ARC): RAM/Flash||Write Cache (SLOG/ZIL): Flash|
|Networking||IPv4, v6: 1- 100GbE, DHCP||LAGG, VLANs||Jumbo Frames, TCP options|
|Data Security||Self-Encrypted Drives (TCG Opal), Dataset Encryption||Encrypted Replication, WireGuard, OpenVPN||ACLs, IP Filtering|
|Foundation||FreeBSD, Boot Management, SSH||Local Jails, Bhyve VMs||System logging, NTP|
|High Availability||Fast ZFS Replication||Client-based Mirroring||Application-level Replication|
|Hardware Management||IPMI Remote Management||SAS JBODs, Global Spares||SMART, SSD Wear Monitoring|
|Hardware Platforms||Any x86 system (CORE only) Improved AMD support||Mini E/X/XL+/R||iXsystems Servers|
|Support||Community Support – Forums, Documentation, Release Notes, Bug Ticketing|