iXsystems has announced the availability of FreeNAS 8-RELEASE. Along with the new .0 release, the FreeNAS website received a make-over.
Some of FreeNAS 8′s main features are:
1. FreeNAS 8.0-RELEASE supports NFS, CIFS, AFP, FTP and TFTP as filesharing mechanisms. It also supports exporting devices via iSCSI as an iSCSI target.
2. Active Directory or LDAP for user authentication.
3. The ZFS and UFS2 filesystems are supported. ZFS is the primary filesystem and enables usage of many features, including quotas, snapshots, compression and replication that are not available in UFS2.
More information and background information to follow later today.