HUDSON, MA — At IBC 2017, shared storage solution provider Facilis (Booth 7.B40) is showcasing new Version 7.0 Shared Storage features for the first time in Europe. Included within Version 7.0 are the new Facilis Hub Server, a performance aggregator that can be added to new and existing TerraBlock systems, Open Storage Attachment that promotes generic storage partitions to Facilis Shared File System volumes and a new browser-based, mobile compatible Web Console that delivers enhanced workflow and administration.
According to the company, Facilis is focusing on users that are seeking to grow their content-creation infrastructure on a limited CapEx budget. Ever increasing media file sizes and 4K, HDR and VR workflows are continually putting pressure on facility infrastructure.
The Facilis Hub Server is aimed at protecting customers’ current storage investment and providing the most future-proof new systems available. The Hub Server architecture optimizes drive sets and increases the bandwidth available from standard TerraBlock storage systems. In addition to this, Facilis is also shipping SSD and Hybrid systems with 12Gb/s components that are the fastest shared storage systems in the smallest form factor available.
The new Facilis Web Console increases facility control, and improves access to administrative functions. The modernized browser-based and mobile-compatible interface delivers enhanced functionality and removes barriers to creativity. With dynamic bandwidth monitoring, remote volume mount control, and auto connectivity failover, Facilis has advanced customers’ expectations of shared storage systems.
The latest enhancements to Facilis’ FastTracker software are also being shown at IBC. FastTracker is designed for cataloging, searching and accessing media on all attached storage. New features include preview clip generation and global indexing for automatic cataloging of all media assets.
“Facilis has stayed true to our mission, and version 7 is a prime example of that,” says James McKenna, VP of sales and marketing at Facilis. “We’ve enhanced ease of use, maintained high levels of resiliency and reliability, and positively changed the expectations of administrators. We’re delivering features that our customers didn’t think were possible, and doing it without increasing complexity for the end-user.”