Avid expands NEXIS performance & capacity
November 29, 2016

Avid expands NEXIS performance & capacity

BURLINGTON, MA — Avid (www.avid.com) has announced new innovations for its NEXIS software-defined storage platform. Avid NEXIS scalability enhancements now double the capacity of Avid NEXIS|Enterprise systems. 

Avid NEXIS supports up to 48 Media Packs across a single scale-out enterprise-class system, enabling customers to mix and match a combination of Avid NEXIS|E5, E4, and E2 engines, whether for new installations or integrated with their existing Avid ISIS systems. With this new release, customers can scale the Avid NEXIS system’s total capacity up to nearly 3PBs of total storage with up to 19.2GB/seconds of bandwidth, capable of delivering 250 streams of Sony XAVC-Intra 59p UHD or more than 680 streams of DNxHD-220 media.

The new scale out features build upon the previously announced Avid NEXIS high availability options, including the Avid NEXIS Redundant Storage Controller, Redundant System Director, and Redundant Networking, protecting mission-critical productions against potential hardware performance issues. Avid NEXIS Media Mirror Protection protects an entire Avid NEXIS system against any five simultaneous disk failures, and even an entire engine failure.

“Media organizations need more robust storage infrastructure, greater reliability and control, and closer collaboration in order to create high-quality and engaging content,” says Alan Hoff, vice president, market solutions, Avid. “These new innovations for Avid NEXIS deliver the most resilient storage system in the industry with unmatched scalability, together with high-availability options that address these needs and boost operational efficiency.”

Thanks to the openness of MediaCentral, Avid NEXIS solutions work with all top media creation applications, including Media Composer, Pro Tools, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Grass Valley Edius, and many others. Production teams can quickly access a shared pool of virtualized storage resources, which dramatically increases their efficiency.