Proxmox killer?

Yep, it’s deliberately provocative topic title; more accurate would probably be “Proxmox competitor”. But iXSystems, best known for FreeNAS TrueNAS CORE, just announced TrueNAS SCALE, a silly acronym for “Scale-out, Converged, Active-active, Linux containers, Easy-to-manage”. It’s Debian-based, obviously uses ZFS, has something to do with Gluster, does KVM virtualization and Linux containers, and a partridge in a pear tree. They expect release next year. Sounds like something to watch.

Announcement:

Discussion:

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Hi

Sounds VERY interesting! I do approve of the company and their products, but TrueNAS is very pricy IMHO… Would be good to see how their pricing and features compares with Proxmox, including clustering…
I could imagine, that they will add a hefty price tag for support…

My 2 cents
Andy

With version 12, all the NAS stuff is going to become TrueNAS. TrueNAS CORE is going to be the free version (i.e., the product formerly known as FreeNAS); TN Enterprise will have some extra bells and whistles. See below for the rundown:


…and discussion:

One key difference is that, as yet, Enterprise runs only on iX hardware, and one result of that is that you can’t really tell what the cost of the software is. No idea what pricing will be like for SCALE, of course.

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@danb35

You can compare used hardware with competitors or generic servers, and deduct the pricing to get a rough idea of the software costs, but it’s still what’s known in the US as an “educated guess”! :slight_smile:

That enterprise only runs on their hardware is understandable, like apple, they want to be sure it runs smoothly without quirks…

We’ll have to wait, see, and of course test!

My 2 cents
Andy