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Facilis Technology Ships a New Generation of Shared Storage for Video Post Production

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DMN Newswire--2010-1-22--Facilis Technology, a leader in shared media storage technology for post-production and content creation, has delivered the next installment of the Facilis Shared File System. With cross-platform support, version 4.2 represents the most compelling shared storage advancement in recent years.

Through 2009, Facilis Technology has strengthened its feature set by including an innovative shared file system that allows TerraBlock Virtual Volumes to be accessed from multiple writers across both Fibre Channel and Ethernet. As part of this new technology, traditional high-performance Single-user Write volumes existing on the TerraBlock may be switched to Multi-user Write on the fly and on a per-volume basis. TerraBlock is the only SAN to provide a choice of high performance or fully collaborative sharing through software attribute.

Facilis Technology continues to grow its install base of shared storage networks in a host of creative environments worldwide. TerraBlock 4.0 customers include: Sony DADC, Modern Video, National Geographic, Chocolate Studios, Microsoft, San Francisco Giants and NASA. Each facility deploys their TerraBlock solution in a unique way, but all benefit from the new Facilis Shared File System introduced in version 4.0.


In addition to other workflow enhancements, Facilis Technology is helping facilities take advantage of the new file-based camera acquisition by allowing real-time playback of any resolution streaming or sequential file format. From 35Mbit Sony EXCam to 4K RED ONE, TerraBlock is built to deliver high performance and instant facility-wide availability.

"A new generation of post production workflow requires a new generation of shared storage systems," said James McKenna, Vice President of Facilis Technology. "File-based video requires hard drive storage in place of tape and VTRs; file-based film acquisition removes the digital intermediate phase and creates an intense workflow of data masters and proxy generation. This requires advanced storage systems and complimentary asset management and archive solutions. TerraBlock is well positioned to serve as the hub of these workflows."


About Facilis Technology
Facilis Technology, Inc. designs and builds high-capacity, turnkey shared storage networks for the post-production field. The company delivers cost-effective, high-bandwidth storage solutions that facilitate a more efficient workflow for content creators in HD, broadcast, graphics and animation industries. For more information, visit www.facilis.com or contact sales@facilis.com.


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