Instead, ISIS (Infinitely Scalable Intelligent Storage) leverages a distributed-intelligence architecture, which enables 16 individual storage blades – housed within a single storage chassis called the ISIS Engine – to process media, while simultaneously sharing data and balancing the collective workflow between entire groups of connected storage drives.
With its distributed intelligence architecture, the Avid Unity ISIS system has no inherent storage or connectivity limitations and avoids bottlenecks that can occur in storage systems that use centralized intelligence. The result is a realtime shared workflow that delivers virtually unlimited storage headroom, high resiliency, and vast client connectivity.
The hardware/software-based system is controlled by a System Director box and uses standard Gig-E connections.
Currently available, Version 1.0 of Avid Unity ISIS will scale from 8 TB to 64 TB, with storage available in 8 TB increments. As data demands grow, users can connect additional Avid ISIS Engines. Each new engine increases the aggregate bandwidth and reliability of the entire system.
Pricing for ISIS systems starts at $106,995, and this includes one Unity ISIS engine and one System Director.