Shared Storage

TerraBlock is an industry-leading network shared storage system dedicated to post-production and content creation workflows. The Facilis Shared File System included with every TerraBlock easily accommodates the most complex multi-platform environments and enables collaboration among diverse applications and image formats. With TerraBlock, DO IT ALL - From 4K film color grading to HDV craft editorial, TerraBlock provides the performance to get the job done.

Facilis Technology Shared Storage Models

24D

Fully Populated Shared Storage

96TB, 192TB

The TerraBlock 24D is a building block for many larger facilities with a traditional form factor shipped since 2004. Continually updated hardware and optimizations in software have kept the 24D at the top of it's class. the 24EX/12 can be expanded to a full 24D, TX16 expansions are available to max out the per-server capacity at 448TB.

24EX/32

Expandable Shared Storage

128TB, 256TB

At the top of the spinning-disk model range, the 24EX/32 combines 16 internal and 16 external 4TB or 8TB drives to produce more stream count and raw bandwidth for 4K and HDR editorial workflows. The unique 2-group internal structure allows for creation of fully-spanned or single-group volumes based on your requirements.

24EX/12 & 24EX/16

Expandable Shared Storage

48TB, 64TB, 96TB, 128TB

The 24EX/12 is "half a 24D" and can be expanded to a fully populated 24D easily. Perfect for smaller workgroups that are built to grow. The 24EX/16 holds a single group of 16 drives, and delivers powerful performance and an affordable cost of entry. A TX16 can be added to the 24EX/16 to create the higher-performance 24EX/32.

8D

Entry-Level Shared Storage

32TB, 64TB

The 8D is a great value in shared storage systems. All the software features of the larger servers, and a cost of entry at only $9,999 USD. Spare drive and rail kit included, as well as 5 seats of FastTracker and 1 year support and hardware warranty. It's a turn-key production network for a fraction of the cost.

TX16

Capacity Expansion

64TB, 128TB

The TX16 delivers high-speed expansion of TerraBlock systems over 6Gb SAS. At a lower cost/GB than internal TerraBlock storage, scaling capacity is affordable and easy with quick setup time and immediate availability. Volumes can be spanned among internal and TX16 drive groups, and the TX16 is an integral part of the 24EX/32 system, where it provides the second group of 16 drives for internally spanned volumes. . 

Hybrid24/16 & Hybrid24/8

Fully Populated Hybrid Shared Storage

136TB, 144TB, 160TB or 80TB, 96TB, 128TB

The Hybrid24 12GB SAS is the flagship of the Facilis Shared Storage products. Hybrid24 comes in several configurations - you can have a group of 16 or 8 x HDD drives (8TB each), and a group of 8 or 16 x SSD drives (1TB, 2TB, 4TB); this system is ready for whatever you need to deliver.

SSD16

All Flash / SSD Shared Storage

SSD16 - 16TB, 32TB, 64TB

The SSD16 is a 16-drive shared storage system with 1TB, 2TB or 4TB SSD drives. No longer are SSD drives only built for short-form high-bandwidth requirements. With the SSD16, over 10 hours of EXR 16bit UHD can be held on protected SSD storage and available for real time playback from 3 clients simultaneously. 

SSD8

All Flash / SSD Shared Storage

SSD8 - 8TB, 16TB, 32TB

The SSD8 is an 8-drive Shared Storage System with 1TB, 2TB or 4TB SSD drives. No longer are SSD drives only built for short-form high-bandwidth requirements. On the SSD8, over 5 hours of EXR 16bit UHD can be held on protected SSD storage and available for real time playback from 2 clients simultaneously. Add a nearline or TX16 expansion and customize your own Hybrid system. 

  UHD 2160 6K RED UHD DNxHR HQ UHD XAVC HD Pro Res HQ HD Pro Res SQ XDCAM
 24p DPX HD 7:1 24p Pro Res HQ 60p DNxHD 220 DNxHD 145 HD 50Mb
  Hybrid24/16
SSD16
80-128TB  16-64TB 4-6* 32 36 48 90 108 216
  Hybrid24/8
SSD8
136-160TB
8-32TB
3-5* 26 30 40 75 90 180
  24EX/32
2x16 Drive Groups
128TB, 256TB 1-3* 12 13 16 30 41 90
  24D
2x12 Drive Groups
96TB, 192TB 1-2* 10 11 12 24 34 74
  24EX/16
16 Drive Group
64TB, 128TB 1 8 7 10 18 24 48
  24EX/12
12 Drive Group
48TB, 96TB 1* 5 6 8 14 17 42
  8D
8 Drive Group
32TB, 64TB - 4 5 6 10 14 28

Unless otherwise noted, stream counts are based on Multi-user Write RAID5 with system at 99% full. TerraBlock’s virtualization maintains full stream count even at full capacity and at high levels of fragmentation.

* May require Single-user Write sharing. SSD-based volumes only in Hybrid24.

With increasing media file sizes, and 4K, HDR and VR workflows testing facility infrastructure, the Facilis Hub Server is aimed at future-proofing customers’ current storage and offering the most powerful new systems available. The Facilis Hub Server offloads server processes and increases the bandwidth available from TerraBlock storage systems. New customers will benefit from customized Hub Server Stacks with enhanced system redundancy and data resiliency; all while delivering a linear scalability of bandwidth when expanding the network. Standalone Hub Server is available for existing TerraBlock owners in need of increased bandwidth and scalability with centralized client access.

Dual 24D Hub Stack

192TB or 384TB

Each 24D is capable of over 1.3GB/sec of sustained real-world throughput through the Shared File System. When two are combined with a Hub server, that number increases to 3.5GB/sec through offload of processing and block-level aggregation. Up to 192TB of raw capacity can be completely redundant, and failure-proof at the drive, controller and server-level. Or, use RAID50 for efficient use of space, and add an inexpensive 128TB nearline array for backup. Additional 24D servers and additional Hub server will double the available throughput and capacity, still managed as a single network and fully redundant at every component.

Dual 24EX/16 Hub Stack

128TB or 256TB

Each 24EX/16 is capable of over 1GB/sec of sustained real-world throughput through the Shared File System. When two are combined with a Hub server, that number increases to 3GB/sec through offload of processing and block-level aggregation. If you outgrow even that level of performance, add an inexpensive TX16 to each server and access over 4GB/sec on any spanned volume. Up to 128TB of raw capacity can be completely redundant, and failure-proof at the drive, controller and server-level. Or, use RAID50 for efficient use of space, and add an inexpensive 128TB nearline array for backup.

Dual 8D Hub Stack

128TB or 256TB

Like our entry-level 8D, the Dual 8D Hub Stack is our entry-level redundant multi-server environment. With this simple and inexpensive configuration, you can access all the Hub server features like RAID50 spanned volumes for aggregate bandwidth and RAID51 server mirroring for data and up-time resiliency. Up to 64TB of raw capacity can be completely redundant, and failure-proof at the drive, controller and server-level. Or, use RAID50 for efficient use of space, and add an inexpensive 128TB nearline array for backup.

Facilis Hub Shared Storage System Stream Counts

  Aggregate Bandwidth 6K RED
HD 7:1 24p
UHD DNxHR HQ
Pro Res HQ
UHD XAVC
60p
HD Pro Res HQ
DNxHD 220
HD Pro Res SQ
DNxHD 145
XDCAM
HD 50Mb
 
Dual 24D
Hub Stack
192TB or
384TB
3.5GB/sec* 24 26 30 60 75 150
 
Dual 24EX/16
Hub Stack
128TB or
256TB
3GB/sec* 21 23 26 41 60 90
 
Dual 8D
Hub Stack
64TB or
128TB
1.5GB/sec* 11 12 14 18 28 50

Stream counts are based on Multi-user Write RAID5 with system at 95% full. TerraBlock’s virtualization maintains full stream count even at full capacity and at high levels of fragmentation.

Configurations

These are just a few of the custom configurations we can design for your facility. Powerful base units can be expanded with external SAS enclosures, LTO and Nearline for data resiliency, and Hub server for aggregation and optimization.

24EX/32 128TB with LTO8 Library - Aggregate 1.5GB/sec*

High performance 32-drive system with SAS-attached Archive library provides speed for multi-system 4K editorial, and archive of raw camera masters for the final conform and finish. With 144TB of tape-based storage, and 110TB of tier 1 shared storage, this configuration can handle heavy episodic or feature-length editorial workload for several Fibre channel or Ethernet clients.

 

SSD8 32TB with Nearline 64TB - Aggregate 3GB/sec*

Affordable ultra-high performance SSD primary storage with high-capacity HDD backup. SSD storage is fast and scalable to multiple GB/sec, but capacity is expensive. Add a cost-effective nearline to our SSD8 and save your project data to spinning disk while rotating jobs through the SSD drive group. The nearline group is fast enough for compressed 4K workflow, and the SSD group can be dedicated to the uncompressed finishing and delivery.

 

Hub Dual 24D Stack 192TB with 128TB Nearline - Aggregate 3.5GB/sec*

With 48 drives of bandwidth and an additional nearline cache of 128TB, this system is extremely flexible. The 24D units are connected through 32Gb Fibre Channel, the fastest  block-mode connectivity available. Each unit contributes thousands of MB/sec of raw bandwidth to the Hub server, which feeds the Ethernet and Fibre Channel clients through a single head unit with no need to load balance. Offload and backup is accommodated through a 128TB Nearline NL16, which can transfer files at over 1GB/sec through our SyncBlock backup software.


*Optimal multi-client speed benchmarks on Multi-user Write volumes connected over fibre channel and Ethernet.