Facilis (www.facilis.com) introduced its new HUB Shared Storage line developed specifically for demanding media production workflows. Built as an entirely new platform, Facilis HUB represents the evolution of the Facilis shared file system with the block-level virtualization and multi-connectivity performance required in shared creative environments.
“HUB Shared Storage is an all-new product, based on our popular HUB Server that launched in 2017,” explains Jim McKenna, VP sales and marketing at Facilis. “It’s the answer to our customers’ requests for a more compact server chassis, lower-cost hybrid (SSD and HDD) options, and integrated cloud and LTO archive features. We deliver all of this with new, more powerful hardware; new drive capacity options and a new look to both the system and software interface.”
Facilis’ shared storage network allows both block-mode Fibre Channel and Ethernet connectivity simultaneously. It also offers the ability to connect through either method with the same permissions, user accounts, and desktop appearance. This simplifies user access, connection resiliency and network permissions.
Object Cloud is an integrated disk-caching system for cloud and LTO backup and archive that includes up to 100TB of cloud storage for one low yearly cost. A native Facilis virtual volume can display cloud, tape and spinning disk data in the same directory structure, on the client desktop.
Every Facilis HUB Shared Storage server comes with unlimited seats of the Facilis FastTracker asset tracking application. The Object Cloud software and storage package is available for most Facilis servers running Version 7.2 or higher.