XigmaNAS is an Open Source Storage NAS (Network-Attached Storage) distribution based on FreeBSD.
The XigmaNAS operating system can be installed on virtually any hardware platform to share computer data storage over a computer network. ‘NAS’ means “Network-Attached Storage”. XigmaNAS is the simplest and fastest way to create a centralized and easily-accessible server for all kinds of data easily accessed with all kinds of network protocols and from any network.
XigmaNAS supports sharing across Windows, Apple, and UNIX-like systems. It includes ZFS v5000 , Software RAID (0,1,5), disk encryption, S.M.A.R.T / email reports etc. with the following protocols: CIFS/SMB (Samba), Active Directory Domain Controller (Samba), FTP, NFS, TFTP, AFP, RSYNC, Unison, iSCSI (initiator and target), HAST, CARP, Bridge, UPnP, and Bittorent which is all highly configurable by its WEB interface. XigmaNAS can be installed on Compact Flash/USB-key/SSD Drive, Hard disk or booted from a LiveCD/LiveUSB with a small usb-key/floppy drive for it’s configuration storage.
Why XigmaNAS? It’s nice to have an expensive off-the-shelf NAS box, but how can you be sure you bought a great solution or just a shiny box? It probably has a slick interface but underneath it isn’t really what you were looking for. Over the years with competition we see underpowered NAS devices that are modified with hardware/software locks and software updates ends within 2-3 years. And with many other things, once you’ve bought it, good luck getting upgrades.
XigmaNAS keeps going where many commercial box solutions stop. Your customized XigmaNAS solution will likely be cheaper, more powerful, and more custom fit to your needs than many commercial NAS boxes. The XigmaNAS project also sees regular development, always with the focus on stability and simplicity. This means XigmaNAS receives regular updates, some of which include new features, bug fixes, and version upgrades of included components. These updates help keeping your NAS up-to-date with the latest standards and the best working versions for many, many years.