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Facilis has updated its shared storage network for media production with the new version 7.1, adding features that, said the company, can’t be found in generic network attached storage (NAS) systems.

Key features include automatic multi-connectivity failover (including fibre channel-to-ethernet), with no manual client or server-side configuration; automatic load balancing of clients across multiple server IP addresses; historical and dynamic client and volume bandwidth tracking, as well as overall server load monitoring; changeable volume ownership for multi-server environments, enabling data on older storage enclosures to be shared more efficiently, simplified remote client deployment.

In addition, Facilis claims that optimisation in the shared file system has resulted in 15% to 20% better speeds across each connection method, load-balanced across any number of server uplinks, without teaming or bonding. In addition, dynamic ownership and RAID51 features are design offer no single point of failure in multi-server environments.

“At Facilis, we have a thriving installed base of over 3,000 facilities worldwide, a large percentage of whom have been our customers for over ten years,” said James McKenna, vice president at Facilis. “We recognise the importance of being their trusted partner through the long haul. Our product is vital to our customers’ business, and we take that responsibility extremely seriously. Visitors to our booth at NAB will see a range of products and systems that are battle proven, offer incredible operational capabilities, and provide best in class value for money. We are looking forward to an exciting show where we will bring some truly exciting technology to market.”