Facilis products come with Integrated Software Solutions for managing your device, Asset Management and a cloud and LTO tiered backup ready solution.
Facilis Web Console- The Management Software
The Ultimate Shared Storage Management Tool The Facilis Web Console gives you total control over your shared storage environment. Create, change and permission project-based storage volumes, and deploy them to the desktops of the facility workstations with the push of a button. Monitor real-time bandwidth usage by workstation and volume and apply the optimal server and client connections dynamically. Log in securely to manage the workgroup from any browser, on any device that can access the server IP address. Set up user and group look-up with your active directory server for a single point of user account administration, or apply permissions based on desktop user account and/or secure user/password. This is just one of the many features that come with our video storage servers.
- NEW! Per-volume RAID6 with up to 4-drive Failure
- NEW! Bandwidth Priority for Critical Workflows
- Browser-based Administration and Monitoring
- Connectivity Failover
- Remote “Push/Pull” volume mounting
- Connectivity Settings per Volume
- Direct-Attached Mount Appearance
- Dynamic Volume Ownership
- Accurate Bandwidth Monitoring
- AD/LDAP integration
- Remote Client Software Deployment
- Unscripted Persistent Mount
Facilis FastTracker Asset Management
Simple Media Asset Management and Proxy Generation. with features and integrations that streamline the process of ingest, tagging, access, and archive.
Using FastTracker, you can develop a custom workflow without the complexity and cost of traditional MAM systems. Easy to learn and quick to use, you'll find this asset tracker to be a huge benefit in almost any workflow
Even small facilities can have hundreds of terabytes of files across multiple hard drives, network locations, and tier 1 shared storage. Managing the access and location of these files can be a challenge, wasting time that should be used for production. FastTracker is a media asset management system that is designed to be a fast way to index, catalog and find your video, audio, and still image files across Facilis volumes, network drives, and local storage.
New in FastTracker 3.5 are file movement and archive profiles, enabling the user to copy assets to archive locations, other online locations or move from ingest location to project volumes. Duplicate file tracking will find and reallocate the location of files that have been moved outside FastTracker, and show multiple file locations on the same record for locating alternate copies and file cleanup. Integration with Facilis Object Cloud and Object LTO is complete, showing the status and storage location of all archived files on Cloud and LTO, and enabling simple drag and drop restore from archive locations. Proxy on demand features are new, including proxy to cloud and proxy to LTO for keeping lower bitrate versions of the master footage, or making proxies available through the cloud to remote locations.
Indexing can be automatic on a global scale, by watch folder for specific catalogs, or manual with drag-and-drop of folders. Catalogs can be assigned permissions just like Facilis virtual volumes, and asset records can be assigned to one or more catalogs. Metadata tags are customizable, to add as much useful data to asset records as possible. An integrated media player for preview and a separate full resolution player is included, supporting desktop playback of hundreds of formats and codecs. There is no external workstation required for FastTracker, as the software, database, and encoded proxies are stored on the Facilis server.
- Auto Index and catalog all incoming files on Facilis volumes without manual interaction.
- Encode Proxies at preview, HD, and same-as-source resolutions, automatically at index time or on-demand.
- Catalog and encode proxies for archived video through Facilis Object Cloud.
- Restore files from LTO or Cloud locations through Facilis Object Cloud with drag and drop into work volume
- Filter unwanted files with index filters based on file extension and size.
- Manage access to indexed data through per-catalog user permissions and password protection.
- Search assets based on imported/custom metadata, Boolean terms, index time, tag content, and more.
- Access assets directly from FastTracker Desktop Browse or Adobe Panel, and drag/drop directly to the current application.
Facilis Object Cloud & Object LTO
The way to ensure data redundancy with our video storage servers is to include a backup storage solution, incorporating backup and archive within an already functioning workflow. Facilis Technology has integrated field-proven object storage software to create a turnkey Cloud and LTO tiered storage system. Offline files are represented in the same volume and tracked by the same interface as active project files. With Object Cloud software, a Facilis Virtual Volume doubles as the cache volume for Cloud and LTO locations, making movement to archive and restoration of archived or backup files simple and fast.
As an add-on to many existing Facilis servers or any newly purchased Facilis HUB Shared Storage System, Object Cloud software utilizes a native Facilis virtual volume as the disk cache for a 10TB to 100TB cloud account. One yearly fee is applied and there are no additional fee regardless of how many times you access the files. Add the cloud account renewal to your Facilis Total Care support contract, and always be supported and protected.
When purchasing a 8/24/48-tape library from Facilis, Object LTO lets you use a native Facilis volume as the cache for your LTO tape storage library. Copy files to disk and after they’re successfully written to tape and indexed by FastTracker, the files are removed but still viewable in the folder. Use FastTracker to search video and audio files on LTO and if needed, restore them from the LTO for use in your project. Combine LTO with the 50TB or 100TB Cloud package and be protected locally and globally!
Simple LTO Library and Archiware P5
For customers that don’t require the functionality of Object Cloud and would rather have a separate database for archived media, we offer more affordable LTO library support on Facilis servers through Archiware P5.
Simple Nearline Drive Arrays
Facilis has up to 192TB nearline drive arrays attached through 6Gb SAS to Facilis servers. These can be used for offload or backup and can be shared out through the Facilis Shared File System to the desktops of your client workstations.