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About Facilis Network Storage Servers

Facilis Technology offers industry-leading network storage servers for collaborative production networks. Our shared storage for video editing included with HUB & TerraBlock systems easily manages the most complex, multi-platform network environments and enables collaborative workflows including diverse image formats and applications. Whether your job is 4K color grading, VFX compositing or HD craft editorial, working with Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Cloud,FCPX, DaVinci Resolve or Avid Pro Tools, TerraBlock and HUB video shared storage provides the performance and collaboration that lets you create with confidence.


CUSTOMERS & CASE STUDIES

Over 3,000 installations worldwide

  • “We got to the point last year where we were bringing in so much data and everyone wanted to shoot in 4K because of the quality and flexibility it gave us in post-production,”

    Jason Freer
    Production Director, Senior Video Editor & Audio Engineer
  • “With their new 4K production studio, Crazy TV are leading the way in 4K postproduction in Japan,”

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    Akihiko Matsui
    Facilis Authorized Reseller Itochu Cable Systems at Crazy TV Install
  • “With Facilis, I like how easy it is to expand our storage network, simply by adding an additional server and not having to concern ourselves with issues such as managing servers, databases or client licensing,”

    Norman Ende
    Head of Postproduction at nobeo Studios
  • “The Facilis system displays only what they have permission to access in each suite. Just because a client starts a project in one room, doesn’t mean they have to stay there. This level of adaptability is one of the keys to their success.”

    Barak Epstein
    Facilis Authorized Reseller VideoTex Systems install at Lucky Post
  • “Our goal is to shoot and produce video with the highest image quality we can afford in order to preserve our digital media distribution options well into the future. With this move to 4K, we needed a robust storage system capable of the heavy lifting required to move multiple streams of 4K video simultaneously.”

    Adam Genzink
    Broadcast Director at Mosaic
  • “We have a lot of users connected to our systems at any given time. Maybe 6 heavy users on either Fibre or 10gig copper at any one time and our producers also connect over Ethernet as well. We demand a lot from our systems, and don’t have time for any problems. The reliability and flexibility of the TerraBlock systems has been good for us.”

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    Ryan Kehn
    Creative Director at VWSE
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Celebrating 10 years of the Facilis Shared File System 

Jim McKenna
Facilis Technology is a software company that designs turn-key storage solutions. Most of the software development at Facilis is focused on improving the performance, efficiency and compatibility of our products' major feature, the Facilis Shared File System.

It's a common misconception that any storage attached through a network is "Network Attached Storage". NAS is better defined as storage accessed through a set of generic network file systems, regardless of the physical connection. These file systems, like SMB (a generic server-client communication protocol), CIFs (a popular type of SMB), and NFS (a little better than CIFs and SMB but not as widely compatible) are the basis for traditional NAS architecture in enterprise environments. Most network attached storage in the world is Windows and Linux based, more Linux for internet hosting, more Windows for in-facility NAS. The vast majority of networking technology is developed for enterprise environments, not for media and content creation workflows. 

In 2009 Facilis introduced a first-of-it's-kind feature designed to displace NAS file systems in favor of a more simple, purpose-built sharing method for video and audio - the Facilis Shared File System. It's a system of drivers for Mac OSX, Windows and Linux that provides an optimized data path from the client application to the project media files. With the Shared File System, software-defined storage volumes can be pushed to user desktops from remote workstations and accessed as local-attached drives or network shares on the desktop. Both Ethernet and Fibre Channel-connected workstations can access the same project-based storage volumes at the same time, with simple permissions management through our Web Console. Client workstations automatically connect to the server without any mapping or setup, and can fail over from one connection path to another seamlessly.

This is advanced technology developed exclusively for the media and entertainment industry, not enterprise technology borrowed for video workflow. With this specialized feature set, Facilis helps content creators focus more on their craft, and less on the setup, management and troubleshooting of their network configuration and permissions. If you'd like to see an example of the Facilis Shared File System at work, and discuss how we can help your facility collaborate better, please contact us at sales@facilis.com.