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Open Storage Portfolio Expanded

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The TrueNAS Open Storage portfolio has been expanded with the addition of TrueCommand Cloud, a cloud-based service to simplify 24×365 TrueNAS management. As an upgrade to the iXsystems Channel Partner Program, the cloud-based management software for TrueNAS deployments enables revenue producing services for partners moving into managed storage service delivery.¬† The solution lowers operational costs and improves productivity through increased asset utilisation, system optimisation, real-time system monitoring, on-demand provisioning, and more.

TrueNAS embraces the need for flexible and hybrid Cloud deployments. TrueNAS can use Cloud storage services (S3, Backblaze, Azure and many others) and be deployed as cloud instances (AWS, Azure, VMware). Data can be backed up or synchronised between Cloud and cost-effective on-premises systems. TrueNAS CORE instances can be deployed on AWS and managed via the TrueCommand Cloud service. In early 2021, TrueNAS SCALE instances will be available for scale-out deployments. TrueCommand Cloud will also act as the management platform for these Hybrid Cloud deployments.

TrueCommand Cloud extends the management software to a SaaS model with an integrated VPN capability.

‘Cloud solutions and services have taken centre stage and many¬†plan to make the move to managed services and capture the surge in demand,’ stated Kevin Rhone, Senior Partnering Consultant for Channel Acceleration with the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). ‘With TrueCommand Cloud, iXsystems is simplifying this shift with what is essentially a cost-effective virtual network operations centre (NOC). Empowered with the right tools for remote supervision, monitoring and maintenance of local, hybrid and cloud-based enterprise storage, service providers can better manage storage services and efficiently support their cloud services customers.’