A great tool for our legacy application and systems.
February 07, 2022

A great tool for our legacy application and systems.

eldhose k shibu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with FreeNAS

Our company uses FreeNAS to support our legacy systems, which were implemented long before, although FreeNAS is now officially TrueNAS, We still use FreeNAS in our on-premises system (legacy). Since it is based on BSD it has all the functionalities that FreeBSD has to offer. The performance capability of FreeNAS is really amazing it still continues to operate on our legacy systems with minimum tolerance. Also since the porting of FreeNAS to TrueNAS is really easy, it also gave us an advantage for us.
  • Highly Flexible.
  • Simplified UI and ease of usage in volumes.
  • Efficient storage management.
  • Secure and reliable in legacy systems.
  • Initial installation is a hassle.
  • Really difficult in switching between RAID storages.
  • Support for free version is very limited.
  • Backing up of data.
  • Secure storage of files.
  • Effective utilization of network resources.
  • As it is free and open-source, we need not spend much except when we require support.
  • Really works well still, so we have infinite ROI.
  • handled all the network resources effectively.
FreeNAS effectively uses all resources really well and it is highly recommended for in premises NAS. It has unlimited ROI as it is really free and open-source. The only payment we need to pay is when we need any support from those guys. FreeNAS helps us to effectively do our work with the legacy systems as it manages all the components really well. FreeNAS although rebranded to TrueNAS will still be there until our legacy systems run.

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FreeNAS suited really well in managing our legacy systems and it handled all our network flows really well, less maintenance is required on our part. FreeNAS also gave the option to switch to TrueNAS for free as now its support is limited. The major issue that we faced was with the installation as it is really complex and required lots of time. Rest all is good and FreeNAS still works well on our systems.