Facilis Updates Shared Storage System With Bandwidth Priority Feature

Version 8 of its Shared Storage System dynamic SSD mirroring and v3.5 of the FastTracker MAM make debuts in Las Vegas. There are new Object Cloud Synchronization features too.

The Facilis Shared Storage System version 8 includes software-defined Bandwidth Priority, SSD Tiering and Multi-disk Parity.

Bandwidth Priority delivers full throughput to all workstations during normal operation but prioritizes workstations to maintain greater throughput when the server enters a high-load condition. This priority setting is dynamic and can affect client performance within seconds of applying, Facilis state.

SSD and HDD tiering was developed to deliver dedicated speed for projects needing SSD-level performance, while maintaining a perpetual HDD-based mirror.

Software-defined Multi-disk Parity can be enabled for up to four drive failures per drive group, on a virtual volume-basis. This technology allows owners of aging systems to better protect their assets from data loss due to drive failure.

Facilis FastTracker MAM software continues to advance with file movement profiles, duplicate file reporting, and a secure browse interface. It can now flush and pre-fetch files and folders from cloud and LTO locations through the Object Cloud feature, while reporting the status of archived media.

Facilis Object Cloud will introduce a new Multi-site Sync feature that can bring together groups of editors on the same file system across multiple locations. Using the cloud storage included with the feature, projects can be shared and linked on remote workstations, “as easily as linking to a local drive,” says Jim McKenna, CMO. “Our shared file system and storage architecture continues to be the best in the business, allowing content creators all over the world to be more efficient and collaborative. This year, we’re reaching outside the facility as well, to enable secure access for remote workgroups, producers and stakeholders to in-facility assets through cloud workflows that are as simple as they are powerful.”

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