After two years in private development until 2011 and four years since, Volker Theile has announced today the availability of OpenMediaVault 1.0 “Kralizec”.
The developers call OpenMediaVault (OMV) “a next generation network attached storage (NAS) solution” which is available for free and open-source. OMV is based on Debian 7 Wheezy 7 and developed for us in home environments or small home offices, but is not limited to those places.
OMV contains services like SSH, (S)FTP, SMB/CIFS, DAAP media server, RSync, BitTorrent client and many more. Thanks to the modular design of the framework it can be enhanced via plugins.
OMV has very low resource requirements (i486 or amd64 platform with 1Gb RAM) and can even be run on low-power ARM systems like the Raspberry Pi.
OpenMediaVault 1.0 comes with many bug fixes, performance tweaks, plugin support improvements, security updates and many other changes which can be found in the OpenMediaVault 1.0 release announcement.
Congratulations to Volker Theile and the development team on reaching this milestone.