Facilis Ships New HUB Shared Storage System

Facilis Technology, a provider of shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, is now shipping its new HUB Shared Storage System. Built as an entirely new platform, Facilis HUB represents the evolution of the Facilis Shared File System with the block-level virtualization and multi-connectivity performance required for demanding media production workflows.

In related news, version 7.2 of the Facilis system software and FastTracker 3.0 is now available and included in all HUB systems.

New for version 7.2, Facilis Object Cloud virtualizes Cloud and LTO storage and into a cache volume on the server, available on the client desktops through the Facilis Shared File System.

“When object storage is combined with FastTracker auto-indexing and proxy generation, it becomes a very powerful way to archive, track and restore project data through a simple, familiar interface,” said Jim Mckenna, vice president of Sales and Marketing at Facilis. “The object storage cache looks and acts like any other volume but has infinite storage behind it!”

New features of Facilis version 7.2 include:

  • Facilis Object Cloud - Brings Object Storage to the server and client desktop
  • Facilis FastTracker 3.0 - Support for the latest version of FastTracker asset management
  • Added Kernel Support for Linux - The Facilis Linux Client is now supported on Linux Kernel 5.0.x
  • Improved Web Console UI - Dark mode, more bulk actions, storage tab and much more
  • Simplified Server Upgrade - New one click, one reboot, server installer

FastTracker 3.0 New Features

  • New Client Interface – FastTracker Desktop Browse window, featuring a modern web-based interface
  • Improved proxy quality options, per-catalog proxy presets, and proxy on demand
  • Unlimited Connected Users
  • Quick and intuitive Keyword/Note Tagging
  • Launch of full resolution Source Material from the Adobe Panel and Desktop Browse
  • Volume Search Filter - Records can now be browsed by specific indexed volume
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