Avid updates NEXIS storage platform
June 26, 2017

Avid updates NEXIS storage platform

BURLINGTON, MA — Avid (avid.com) has released new software for its NEXIS storage platform. The latest relase delivers greater bandwidth for fast, reliable workflows and support for Avid Pro Tools to optimize professional audio production workflows.

New high-performance storage groups (HSPGs) deliver up to 28.8GB/s of bandwidth in a single Avid NEXIS system, providing the throughput needed to handle full-resolution media for online editing workflows. For smaller environments, Avid NEXIS|Pro professional-class storage provides collaborative capabilities while also delivering realtime 4K performance at up to 2.4GB/s. NEXIS and NEXIS|Pro also provide realtime creative team collaboration for workflows employing non-Avid brand editorial and creative tools, including Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Apple Final Cut Pro X, and DaVinci Resolve.

Pro Tools is now qualified on Avid NEXIS, enabling audio creative teams to leverage the powerful media storage environment. With Pro Tools combined with Avid NEXIS, users can now share projects on a centralized pool of media storage.

In the case of high-performance storage groups, each media pack is capable of data rates up to 50 percent faster at 600MB/s. Scalability enhancements double the capacity of Avid NEXIS|Enterprise systems to support up to 48 media packs across a single scale-out networked system. Customers can mix and match a combination of Avid NEXIS|E5, E4, and/or E2 engines, providing nearly 3PBs of storage capacity and 28GB/s of high-performance bandwidth.