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Facilis Introduces SyncBlock Archive and Backup System

Updates TerraBlock to Support 4 TB Drives, New OS X Releases, 16 Gb Fibre Channel

Facilis this week launched SyncBlock, a high-performance archive and backup system that connects directly to the company's TerraBlock shared storage systems. The new archive system arrives alongside a v5.7 update to TerraBlock that adds support for 4 TB disk drives, up to 16 Gbps Fibre Channel (including support for ATTO"s ThunderLink Thunderbolt-to-Fibre-Channel adapters), and the ability to capture DPX files to multi-user write volumes.

The SyncBlock comes in single-drive and library LTO-5 tape versions as well as disk models with capacity ranging from 8 TB up to 64 TB. They can be set up to automatically archive, backup, sync, mirror and transport of file-based media ingested into TerraBlock systems. They ship from Facilis resellers as turnkey packages complete with hardware, software, cables, and documentation.

"Organizations can easily replicate critical data to less expensive nearline, disk-based storage media, and archive to long-term, tape-based media without the need to dedicate a client workstatsion," said Facilis SVP and GM Shane Rodbourn in a prepared statement.

Other new features in TerraBlock v5.7 include support for Mac OS X 10.8.2 and 10.7.5, a 50 percent reduction in drive-recovery time, and a Windows project manager for working in Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects. For more information, visit the Facilis website.

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