Avid NEXIS | E4
For mid- to large-size post-production, broadcast, government, corporate, and media education environments, this enterprise-class, facility-level storage engine offers high availability, scalability, performance, and collaboration.
Invest in your future with the reliability you need today, the scalability for tomorrow, and the technology to take you beyond. Avid NEXIS is the world’s first software-defined storage platform that enables true storage virtualization for any media application. This powerful system delivers unrivalled media performance, scalability, and reliability to accelerate production in the most media-intensive broadcast, video post, education, and corporate environments. And now it offers greater scalability, a new nearline storage option, and even easier, more flexible systems management.
Avid NEXIS easily integrates into both Avid and third-party application workflows, as well as solutions across MediaCentral, to accelerate media production. Get on-demand access to a shared pool of centralized storage that can be quickly provisioned and repurposed. Tailor and tune each workspace’s capacity, performance, and drive protection to the project and client. Conveniently manage the system through the Avid NEXIS Management Console. And now you can instantly expand your Avid NEXIS storage to the cloud with new Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces.
Need more power to handle high-res finishing? With 9.6 TB, 19.2 TB, and now 38.4 TB of flash SSD storage available for Avid NEXIS | E2 SSD engines, you get the access speed, increased throughput, and reliability you need to accelerate 4K mastering workflows. Edit bandwidth-intensive media in real time with up to 8x greater read performance over hard disk drives. Because there are no moving parts, it adds great robustness to your workflow. Plus, all Avid NEXIS engines now support 40Gb Ethernet client connections, providing the high bandwidth speed you need for UHD and finishing workflows.
Powered by the common Avid NEXIS | FS file system, Avid NEXIS easily scales to accommodate the smallest teams to the largest media enterprises, offering up to 6.4 PB of total storage and more than 25 GB/s of bandwidth in a single system. Its scale-out architecture enables you to mix and match engines in a single system, upgrade capacity and bandwidth as needed, and add redundancy when high availability is required. All while providing the bulletproof security and fail-safe disk protection you need.
Media production is unpredictable. With Avid NEXIS, you can make changes dynamically, without disruption or downtime. Give critical projects and high-priority teams maximum performance while throttling back on less important workflows. Enable remote and collaborative workflows with Media Composer | Cloud Remote and MediaCentral. And easily expand your workflow to new platform applications and services.
Avid NEXIS now supports up to 64 Media Packs, enabling you to scale up a single multi-engine E2/E4/E5 system to a maximum 6.4 PB of total storage when using 100 TB HDD Media Packs—with more than 25 GB/s of collaborative bandwidth. Or increase the capacity of a multi-engine Avid NEXIS | E5 NL nearline storage system up to 7.5 PB.
To accommodate the needs of the largest broadcast and post productions, Avid NEXIS supports up to 64 Media Packs across a single networked enterprise-class system. That means you can mix and match any combination of E5 NL, E5, E4, E2, and/or E2 SSD engines together as a single system and scale its capacity from 9.6 TB up to 6.4 PB of total online and nearline storage—without any hassle or downtime.
Don’t keep adding new storage silos. Avid NEXIS is an economical, modular solution, enabling you to integrate online (E2, E4, E5), finishing (E2 SSD), and nearline (E5 NL) storage resources together into one virtualizable pool of storage. In fact, virtualizing your storage infrastructure with Avid NEXIS will lower your operational costs by eliminating the complexity and cost of managing multiple, disparate storage systems, while radically reducing media duplication and labor-intensive media wrangling.