August 12, 2011

Facilis offering discounts on Apple, Avid trade-ins

HUDSON, MA — Storage provider Facilis Technology ( is offering a trade-in program for Avid Unity MediaNetwork, LANshare and Apple Xsan owners. Through the end of 2011, any pro who trades in their Unity or Xsan systems will receive a 20 percent discount toward the purchase of a new Facilis TerraBlock 24D/24EX shared storage system. 

TerraBlock supports 4Gb and 8Gb Fibre and 1Gb and 10 Gb Ethernet, allowing studios to repurpose much of their current Fibre channel and Ethernet infrastructure. They also benefit from the ability to add dynamic switchable sharing for volume and file-level control; multi-platform shared file system capability; and Pro Tools file-level support. Systems can also be easily expanded without per-seat fees.

“We’ve heard from a number of post facilities that their Unity and Xsan systems are maxed out, but cost and complexity makes upgrading difficult,” explains Francis Albert, founder and president of Facilis. “This trade-in program can help facilities increase their performance, achieve greater capacity and expandability with cross-platform support and cutting edge features. It’s a flexible path to the future.”