Remote Access and Remote Edit Solutions

Facilis S3 Private Cloud

The S3 protocol for data access is used across multiple cloud providers, and there is number of S3 client applications available for both Mac and Windows workstations. Facilis uses this S3 protocol to expose a volume of any size to the internet for direct access on remote workstation desktops. This method of remote access avoids cloud storage cost, as well as upload and synchronization delays. As soon as data is copied or ingested to the S3 volume on a Facilis server, it's available for access across any number of internet-attached desktops. Folder-level security within the S3 volume protects project data from unauthorized access. Dedicated keys can be generated for certain file paths and only those paths will be accessible to the remote user.

Facilis Object Cloud

Facilis has integrated field-proven object storage software for managed upload to cloud storage. In-facility storage volumes are synchronized into a cache location that represents all cloud files with identical directory structure. From any PC or Mac desktop, access a AWS. Wasabi or Azure cloud storage for a virtual view into the facility cache volume. Give your edit and creative staff access to files on demand, and on their desktop. Contact our staff at to learn more about the Object Cloud product integrated with our Facilis HUB shared storage for video editing.

FastTracker Web

Facilis FastTracker is not only a great way to track and manage assets within the facility, it can also deliver file-based content to remote editors anywhere in the world. Through authenticated login to the FastTracker database in a web browser, the remote artist can download indexed sources, and proxies. Remote workers can also upload to pre-set locations in the server through the FastTracker web upload. User accounts can be enabled for download, and upload paths are set on a per-user basis. FastTracker is also a great way to manage media through VPN. Generate proxy files on demand in FastTracker for lower-bitrate sources that can be played in real time through most VPN connections.

FastTracker Edge

A Turn-key Asset Management, Cloud Cache and S3-direct Private Cloud with optional LTO Library Management

FastTracker Edge is a turn-key management solution for your remote access workflows. Index any facility storage into a database capable of millions of records, create proxies for high bitrate camera files directly to cloud storage or access the local hard drive storage remotely through S3 client software. Alternately, set up a VPN for access to the FastTracker client and the low bitrate proxy files for real-time playback on most home internet connections.

An on-board cache volume of 16TB (14TB RAID5 protected) can hold thousands of hours of low-bitrate proxy and preview files that can be accessed directly through S3 or VPN. When using larger cloud storage allocations or LTO, files can be flushed down to directory contents only, taking no disk space. The 14TB cache can represent hundreds of terabytes on cloud or LTO.

FastTracker can schedule data copies to cache automatically. After flushed from the cache, restore files to previous or custom locations, and prefetch file contents to the cache volume to be used directly on the end-user desktops.

Using FastTracker Web, enable remote producers to log into the database and review and approve ingested footage, preview exported cuts, and upload additional sources to FastTracker EDGE cache.