FreeNAS 11.1 provides greater performance and cloud integration
FreeNAS 11.1 adds cloud integration and OpenZFS performance improvements, including the ability to prioritise ‘resilvering’ operations, and preliminary Docker support to the world’s most popular software-defined storage operating system. It also adds a cloud sync (data import/ export to the cloud) feature, which lets you sync (similar to back up), move
(erase from source) or copy (only changed data) data to and from public cloud providers that include Amazon
S3 (Simple Storage
Services), Backblaze B2
Cloud, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure.
OpenZFS has noticeable performance improvements for handling multiple snapshots and large files. Resilver Priority has been added to the ‘Storage’ screen of the graphical user interface, allowing you to configure ‘resilvering’ at a higher priority at specific times. This helps to mitigate the inherited challenges and risks associated with storage array rebuilds on very large capacity drives.
The latest release includes an updated preview of the beta version of the new administrator graphical user interface, including the ability to select display themes. It can be downloaded from freenas.org/download.