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About Facilis' Shared Storage Solutions

Facilis Technology designs and builds shared storage servers for collaborative media production networks. Our unique Shared File System is included with all Facilis HUB servers and allows complex, cross-OS network environments to collaborate workflow across media production applications and file formats. Whether your job is 4K color grading, VFX compositing or HD craft editorial, working with Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro Creative Cloud, Apple FCPX, DaVinci Resolve, or Avid Pro Tools, Facilis HUB is a shared storage solution that provides the performance and collaboration so that you can create with confidence.

Press, News & Events

The latest news, events and press coverage of Facilis shared storage

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Voxx Studios Scraps NAS and Upgrades to Facilis Shared Storage

Voxx Studios Scraps NAS and Upgrades to Facilis Shared Storage Voxx Studios is a Los Angeles-based facility dedicated to film and TV audio production and postproduction. Voxx specializes in localization, language dubbing, Dolby Atmos 7.1, 5.1 audio mixing, ADR, translations, adaptations, subtitling, closed captioning, sound design and editing. When they started five years ago, there…

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Facilis to Debut Version 8 of their Shared Storage System and Version 3.5 of FastTracker MAM at NAB 2020

HUDSON, MA (February 6th, 2020) – At NAB 2020, on booth SL9613, Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, will debut version 8 of the Facilis Shared Storage System, version 3.5 of its FastTracker Media Asset Management software, and new Object Cloud Synchronization features. Read…

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Facilis Technology and Titan Data Solutions form Distribution Partnership

Facilis Technology and Titan Data Solutions form Distribution Partnership HUDSON, MA (January 29, 2020) – Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks today announced its partnership with Titan Data Solutions to distribute its products in EMEA, initially focusing on United Kingdom, Italy, France, Spain, Benelux…

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Join us at NAB Show 2020 – April 18-22 (Las Vegas, NV) – SL9613

NAB Show 2020 Join us at NAB Show 2020 – April 18-22, 2020 Booth # SL9613 NAB 2020 registration is now open! Use our registration code LV5928 for a complimentary exhibits only pass ($159 value). Click Here to Register for a Free Guest Pass>> Click Here to View Our Booth (#SL9613) >> Register for a…

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Virtual Volumes

Facilis has a unique way of creating virtual disks on demand that look and act like basic hard drives but are evenly distributed across a much larger drive set. Instead of a linear path, data is written on the entire disk surface at all times, ensuring that every virtual volume has the same performance, whether the system is empty or full.

 

Facilis Shared File System

Client software is necessary for storage area networks (SAN) but can be complex and expensive. Our Shared File System was developed exclusively for video and audio content, to be easy to use and inexpensive to deploy. It changes what’s old, clunky, and inefficient about TCP-IP network file systems but keeps the scalability and reliability that they’re known for.

 

Fibre Channel & Ethernet in Perfect Harmony

Facilis does both seamlessly even on the same client workstation. We know the benefits in high-bitrate workflows, and we’re advocates of ethernet for its lower-cost scalability and performance. Any Virtual Volume can be accessed through any connectivity method, will full write permission on every workstation.

 

Web Console Management

Included with every shared storage servers, the Web Console is a user-facing representation of the Facilis Shared File System and virtual volume management. Volumes of any size can be created, size can be changed on the fly, and permissions can be managed with either total simplicity or ultimate security.

 

FastTracker Asset Management

A media indexing application runs on the Facilis video storage server and tracks all the files entering the system. When working in Adobe, the FastTracker Adobe Panel gives the editor immediate access to indexed files through catalogs that can be secured their user account. There's a Desktop Browse Window for media access when in Avid, FCPX or Resolve, and for access to preview and proxy files outside these applications.

 

About Our SAN Servers

Facilis HUB storage area network servers are not generic NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices that rely on standard network protocols that can be changed or broken. Our Shared File System for video editing is unique in many ways:

 

  • Automatic multi-connectivity failover (including Fibre Channel to Ethernet) with no manual configuration required.
  • Automatic Load balancing of clients across multiple server IP addresses, also with no manual configuration requirement.
  • Historical and dynamic client and volume bandwidth tracking, as well as overall server load monitoring.
  • Simplified remote client deployment, enabling software update of every workstation from any connected browser.

Facilis Shared Storage FAQ

What type of facility would buy a Facilis system?

Any workgroup that produces image content for web, television or print can use a Facilis system. Most of our customers produce video content for delivery to networks and streaming content providers, or in the case of our corporate customers, internal use.

How is Facilis HUB different than NAS?

Facilis uses the Facilis Shared File System software, not generic NAS file systems like SMB/CIFS/NFS which are controlled by the operating system of the client workstations. Avoiding network filesystem overhead lowers the latency of the client-server communication, especially when accessing directories with large file count.

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