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Facilis updates TerraBlock storage solution

February 17, 2012
Facilis updates TerraBlock storage solution

HUDSON, MA — Shared storage solution provider Facilis Technology (http://facilis.com) recently debuted Version 5.5 of its TerraBlock system featuring the Facilis Shared File System for Linux. 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. 

The new software release includes integrated server spanning and mirroring, Adobe Premiere Pro project sharing and a new capacity expansion product called TX16. TX16 Expansion is a cost-effective capacity expansion of 32TB per unit. 

Highlights for the Version 5.5 release include Linux shared file system support allowing for the mounting of multi-user write volumes on Linux workstations connected via Fibre channel or Ethernet. Recovery (rebuild) priority features control the speed of recovery or pause recovery when bandwidth-intensive work is required during the recovery process.

Studios can now 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.

And support has been added for Avid Media Composer 6.0 and Symphony 6.0, with 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," explains 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 we're 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 2012 as a free download to customers with current support contracts.