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TerraBlock Receives Top Performance Rating from ASSIMILATE SCRATCH®

ASSIMILATE APL Testing Verifies Speed, Power of 64bit TerraBlock (September 11, 2010)
DMN Newswire--2010-9-11--
Today’s digital post-production workflows require streamlined storage technologies that deliver high performance, scalability and consistency. These features are critical in supporting the ASSIMILATE(TM) SCRATCH resolution-independent data pipeline, which is why Facilis Technology’s TerraBlock is the turnkey SAN of choice for intense workflows. SCRATCH 5.2 with TerraBlock 4.5 64bit will be demonstrated at IBC 2010 in Facilis stand 7.D05.

"The Facilis TerraBlock is an extremely fast and stable turnkey shared storage network, and many SCRATCH customers are using it very successfully," explained Jeff Edson, CEO at ASSIMILATE. "High impact imagery requires a lot of storage, so it’s imperative that we gather this APL performance information as a service to our customers."

TerraBlock 4.5 was tested through the Assimilate APL in August 2010. The benefit of TerraBlock’s improved hardware configuration was clear in the results, as ASSIMILATE reported the following performance specs.


"The combination of hardware and software improvements in the new TerraBlock combine to produce a very powerful turnkey shared storage network," added Francis Albert, founder and president of Facilis Technology. "Facilities using ASSIMILATE SCRATCH want to know that TerraBlock is the right solution, and these performance tests will give them full confidence."

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 or contact [email protected]  

ASSIMILATE™ is transforming post production of visually complex imagery projects with its SCRATCH® Digital Finishing Solution, the essential mix for a real-time, resolution-dependent data workflow. SCRATCH v5.1 moves creative artists into Post 2.0, the next-generation of digital post production tools to achieve the highest level of quality in digital cinema imagery. Along with data management, SCRATCH features a rich set of DI and post tools for working in any combination of 3D, RED MX and beyond, RED MX-3D, ALEXA ARRIRAW, HD/SD, film, DPX, AVID MXF, or any mix of formats.  ASSIMILATE is committed to empowering the broad spectrum of creative and post-production professionals with state-of-the-art, easy-to-use, data-centric solutions that deliver optimal price/performance. To learn more about SCRATCH, see 


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Facilis Technology
Melissa Jenkins
+(978) 499-9250 x 242

Aggie Frizzell 
+ (425) 503-3036 

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