The new versions will debut at NAB 2020, featuring bandwidth prioritisation, SSD mirroring, and enhanced data protection.
Facilis, an international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for 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 Synchronisation features at NAB 2020. The event is set to take place from April 18 to 22 on Las Vegas, United States.
The version 8 of the Shared Storage System includes a software-defined bandwidth priority, SSD tiering and multi-disk parity. Bandwidth priority delivers full throughput to all workstations during normal operation but prioritises workstations to maintain greater throughput when the server enters a high-load condition.
SSD and HDD tiering delivers dedicated speed for projects needing SSD-level performance while maintaining a perpetual HDD-based mirror.
Software-defined multi-disk parity can be enabled for up to four drive failures per drive group, on a virtual volume-basis. This technology promises to allow users of ageing systems to better protect their assets from data loss due to drive failure.
Facilis FastTracker media asset management software continues to advance with file movement profiles, duplicate file reporting, and a secure browser interface. It can now flush and pre-fetch files and folders from cloud and LTO locations through the Object Cloud feature while reporting the status of archived media.
Facilis Object Cloud will introduce a new Multi-site Sync feature that can bring together groups of editors on the same file system across multiple locations. Using the cloud storage included with the feature, projects can be shared and linked on remote workstations, as easy as linking to a local drive.
Commenting on the new versions, Jim McKenna, Chief Marketing Officer at Facilis Technology, said: “We’re extremely excited to show our latest developments this year at NAB. Our shared file system and storage architecture continue to be the best in the business, allowing content creators all over the world to be more efficient and collaborative. This year, we’re reaching outside the facility as well, to enable secure access for remote workgroups, producers and stakeholders to in-facility assets through cloud workflows that are as simple as they are powerful.”