Uploaded on 11/25/2014


An interview from the 2014 Content & Communications World Expo in New York City with James McKenna of Facilis Technology. Facilis designs and builds affordable, high- capacity, turnkey shared storage and archiving solutions for post production and content creation professionals working in the film, television, education and audiovisual markets. In this interview James talks with us about the company, its recent partnerships, and the release of TerraBlock Version 6.1.

Facilis TerraBlock is a multi-platform, high-performance shared storage solution for post production and content creation. Supporting 8/16Gbps Fibre Channel and 1/10Gbps Ethernet through Facilis’ Shared File System, the high-capacity solution enables flexible, collaborative workflows, and supports a wide range of industry-standard creative applications and formats. TerraBlock Version 6.1 is now available with support for OSX Yosemite 10.10, qualification of RED EPIC DRAGON 6K workflows, support for NewTek TriCaster capture to MUW volumes, Shared File System performance and compatibility improvements and enhanced FCPX support. Version 6.1 is a must-have for current TerraBlock users, and a must-see for anyone considering new shared storage.

Designed to complement TerraBlock Shared Storage workflows, SyncBlock 2.0 is Facilis’ latest line of integrated synchronization, backup and archive solutions that helps TerraBlock customers build a tiered storage network at an affordable price. Using best-of-breed tools from Archiware®, SyncBlock enables artists and administrators to easily and cost-effectively manage backup and archive pools.

Facilis is also now part of the expanding NewTek Developer Network, affording NewTek customers the flexibility to record and play out multiple live-streams simultaneously, using an industry-leading multi-platform, high-capacity shared storage server that supports both 8/16Gbps Fibre Channel and 1/10Gbps Ethernet. TerraBlock 6.0 has been tested on the TriCaster 860 model, and the full complement of eight capture streams of HD 4:2:2 video can be accommodated on a TerraBlock 24EX/16 or 24D system over the standard 1Gb connection. When using a 24D system, a total of 32 streams of 4:2:2 capture can be achieved with concurrent playout streams.

For more information please visit: www.Facilis.com