​Facilis Cut Costs and Boost Performance

Shared storage solutions specialist Facilis will showcase the latest enhancements to its TerraBlock system at NAB.

The firm's latest SSD (Solid State Drive) technology is incorporated within its Hybrid24 and SSD8 products and “significantly” increases the available shared bandwidth for data heavy production workflows.

“By combining the best of traditional spinning disk technology with enterprise-class SDDs, a hybrid solution offers the best of both worlds and gives users the ability to dynamically assign volumes where performance matters most,” says James McKenna VP of Marketing and Pre Sales, Facilis. “Most importantly, users never have to waste valuable space on SSDs with persistent data, since spinning HDs in the same enclosure are used for automated offload and mirroring.”

Capacity increases have also been announced across the model line, with substantially lower price points, intended to make TerraBlock accessible to the broadest range of broadcast and corporate users.

“2016 will be a significant year in the development of Facilis products,” added McKenna. “Our focus continues to be on streamlined workflows and highest system performance and flexibility, with a lower cost of ownership. At NAB, visitors will find that Facilis is positioned as the very best, most progressive and cost-effective partner for its customers.”

Also showing at NAB will be the newly shipping version of the FastTracker for cataloging, searching and viewing many media types within Facilis Shared Storage, including all major QuickTime, MP4 and MXF codecs, along with DPX and TARGA image sequences.

“This easy-to-use system includes custom metadata tagging, catalog user permissions, Boolean search capability and incremental indexing functionality. FastTracker is the fastest way to find, view, and access media in your project,” said McKenna.

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