At Broadcast Video Expo (BVE) 2012 Facilis Technology, a leader in advanced shared storage solutions for post-production and content creation, will debut version 5.5 of its TerraBlock Shared Storage System featuring the Facilis Shared File System for Linux. Delivering improved compatibility, value, scalability and performance, the new software release also includes integrated server spanning and mirroring, Adobe® Premiere® Pro project sharing and a new capacity expansion product called TX16.
TerraBlock is Facilis multiplatform, high-capacity, shared storage solution supporting 4Gb and 8Gb Fibre channel, and 1Gb and 10Gb Ethernet through the Facilis Shared File System. Key version 5.5 features include:
Linux Shared File System Support Mount Multi-user Write volumes on Linux workstations connected via Fibre channel or Ethernet
Integrated Server Spanning and Mirroring Create volumes that span across multiple TerraBlock servers or mirror to another server
TX16 Expansion Cost-effective capacity expansion of 32TB per unit
Recovery (Rebuild) Priority Control the speed of recovery, or pause recovery when bandwidth-intensive work is required during the recovery process
Adobe Premiere Pro Project Sharing Share both Apple® Final Cut Pro® 7 and Adobe Premiere Pro projects on Multi-user Write volumes through the Facilis Project Manager Application and avoid costly overwrites
Support for Avid® Media Composer® 6.0 and Symphony® 6.0 - Qualification of the latest Avid applications on Windows 7 and OS X Lion
TerraBlock 5.5 packages all the functionality of a custom, high-performance file system into an affordable, collaborative and easy-to-use SAN giving users expanded capacity and new capabilities that help streamline data protection and the load balancing process, said Shane Rodbourn, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Facilis. The team has invested a lot of time in the development of version 5.5, and were excited to deliver a release that can bring such tremendous value to post production and content creation professionals.
Facilis TerraBlock 5.5 is planned for availability at the end of February as a free download to customers with current support contracts. For the latest TerraBlock feature list, please visit http://www.facilis.com/products.html