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CIS Group Adds Facilis Technology Shared Storage to Product Offerings

Tue 09, 10 2018

Shared file-system architecture offers a choice from traditional NAS storage products

HUDSON, MA (October 9th, 2018)Facilis, a leading international supplier of cost-effective, high performance shared storage solutions for collaborative media production networks, and CIS Group Corporation, a leading distributor and digital media systems designer and integrator covering the United States and Brazil, today announced the addition of Facilis shared storage products to the CIS solutions portfolio.

CIS Group will carry the entire line of Facilis storage products including TerraBlock network shared storage, FastTracker Asset Tracking, and storage/archival solutions.

Unlike traditional NAS (Network Attached Storage) systems, Facilis is a shared file system and avoids the workflow issues inherent in NAS when used in a cross-platform creative environment. With simple project-based volume management and user access control, administrators can manage Fibre Channel and Ethernet clients with the same multi-user write access. Facilis shared storage systems have additional improvements on NAS, including local-attached volume appearance, cross-connectivity failover, and one-touch remote volume mounting.

“In addition to raw performance, ease of administration, efficient media management and value per terabyte, having seamless Fibre Channel and Ethernet support is an important requirement for many customers,” said Shane Rodbourn, Sr. Vice President & General Manager, Facilis. “We’re pleased to offer this combination of flexibility and performance to CIS Group’s customers.”

“Facilis has a reputation for excellence with its customers across the media and entertainment industry,” said Matt Silva, Director of Corporate Development at CIS Group. “This makes Facilis a perfect complement to our industry-leading solutions designed for the rigors of modern post-production and broadcast workflows.”

About Facilis Technology

Founded in 2003, Massachusetts-based Facilis Technology, Inc. designs and builds premium, turnkey shared storage solutions for collaborative media production across all content creation workflows. Their production-proven solutions are designed for use by the craft editor, facility engineer, and owner-operator alike. Flexible, scalable and compatible with industry-standard creative solutions, Facilis’ products blend seamlessly into any network environment and have been installed in more than 3,000 facilities worldwide.

About CIS Group

Since 1988 CIS has been a digital media systems designer and integrator, providing innovative solutions for the Production, Post-Production, Broadcast, Content Distribution, Sports, Educational and Corporate market segments. CIS delivers turnkey systems that combine proven broadcast, IT and storage technologies to enable full digital media workflows. CIS designs workflows and integrates systems based on the technology of manufacturers like Avid, Adobe, Cantemo, GLOOKAST, Sony, Object Matrix, EditShare, NewTek, Harmonic, StorageDNA, SpectraLogic, FileCatalyst, Cisco, HP, Dell, DAD, Waves and Teradek. Headquartered in Florida, CIS has offices in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo), New York, and Portugal, serving markets globally. Learn more at

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