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TerraBlock 3.0 Powers Corporate Production Departments

SAS Institute, Netflix, Red Bull and others rely on TerraBlock?s performance to power in-house video production (December 11, 2007)
DMN Newswire--2007-12-11--Facilis Technology, a leader in shared media storage technology for post-production and content creation, today announced the first 1TB drive installation and iSCSI module adoption at the worlds largest private software manufacturer.

SAS Institute, the leader in business intelligence and analytical software and services, invested in their second TerraBlock 24D, a 24 terabyte model, after successfully transitioning to shared storage from a network-attached and local-attached storage environment. SAS Institute worked with Marshall Graphics, an authorized TerraBlock reseller in Tennessee, to replace their NAS system with a more flexible and powerful TerraBlock SAN environment.

?Our team of engineers, editors, graphic designers and audio engineers generate approximately 15 hours of content every three to four days, so speed and performance are key to getting everything done on time, explains Woody Weaver, manager of engineering and operations at software giant SAS. ?Since moving all our data to the TerraBlock shared storage network, we no longer have to copy or move files across the network. TerraBlock is much faster, and getting rid of the middle layer of storage improved our output tremendously.

In addition to powering some of the worlds largest post-production and rental facilities, TerraBlock is also the preferred SAN environment for these corporate teams: National Geographic, Lockheed Martin, NetFlix, Red Bull, John Deere and Northwestern Mutual Insurance.

TerraBlock combines intelligent drive management software with lower-cost SATA drive technology and dedicated optical fibre channel client connectivity. TerraBlock supports all Avid, Apple, Adobe and other non-linear editorial, graphics and effects applications, content creation, DI and encoding systems on various Windows, Macintosh and Linux platforms. Facilis Technologys capacity and scalability options provide post-production environments the greatest flexibility by supporting all creative tools, without limitations. 

To learn more about TerraBlock shared storage or to locate an authorized reseller, visit or call 800-620-7022.

About Facilis Technology
Facilis Technology, Inc. designs and builds high-capacity, turnkey storage area 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

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