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News: Facilis Unveils v7 of Shared File System and Deploys New Tech at NAB 2017
on Jan 31, 2017 at 2:45:01 pm

Changes benefit new and existing TerraBlock systems

(Hudson, MA--January 31, 2017) At NAB 2017, Facilis (Booth SL7920), a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, will introduce version 7.0 of its award-winning TerraBlock shared storage system and showcase changes that offer significant performance gains for both new and installed TerraBlock storage networks. With ever increasing media file sizes, and HDR and VR workflows continually putting pressure on facility infrastructure, the newest storage products from Facilis are aimed at future-proofing their customers’ current storage and offering the most powerful new systems available.

Through the use of drive set aggregation and offload of some server processes, this newly announced technology places Facilis systems into a new category of performance. With speeds over 4GB/sec available from a single volume, these systems offer industry-leading capability. Customers will also benefit from enhanced system redundancy and data resiliency, all while receiving near-linear scalability of bandwidth when expanding the network.

“We have never announced such a leap in performance with a single release,” said James McKenna, VP at Facilis Technology. “Through the use of technology currently in development, existing customers will be able to substantially increase the effective bandwidth of their systems.”

Speed isn’t everything, so Facilis is also developing tools that increase the efficiency of administrative tasks, and improve the end-user experience. Newly-designed server and workstation monitoring interfaces, remote volume management console and a more integrated user database will be among the many improvements.

Also showing at NAB will be a new version (v.1.5) of the Facilis FastTracker, a comprehensive application for cataloging, searching and viewing any media type within the Facilis TerraBlock network shared storage system. With its simple drag-and-drop interface, FastTracker is the fastest way to find, view, and access media in your project.

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About Facilis Technology
Founded in 2003, Massachusetts-based Facilis Technology, Inc. designs and builds affordable, high-capacity, turnkey shared storage and archiving solutions for collaborative media production networks in the film, television, education and audiovisual markets. Its production-proven solutions are fast and intuitive –making it easier for creative professionals to collaborate and work more efficiently. Flexible, scalable and compatible with industry-standard creative solutions, Facilis’ products blend seamlessly into any studio environment –boutique, mid-size or large –and have been installed in more than 2000 facilities worldwide.

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