Avid NEXIS is Now Available

Avid NEXIS is Now Available

Avid Delivers the Industry’s First and Only Software-defined Storage Platform

Avid® today announced that Avid NEXIS™, the industry’s first and only software-defined storage platform specifically designed for storing and managing media, is now available. The award-winning platform enables fully virtualized storage so media organizations can adjust storage capacity mid-project, without disrupting workflows.

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Powered by the Avid MediaCentral™ Platform, Avid NEXIS delivers unrivaled media storage flexibility, scalability, and control for both Avid-based and third-party workflows. Designed to serve the smallest production teams as powerfully as the largest media enterprises, it’s the only storage platform built with the flexibility to grow with customers at every stage of their business – fulfilling a key tenet of Avid Everywhere™.

Thanks to the openness of Avid Everywhere, Avid NEXIS works with all top media creation applications, including Avid Media Composer®, Avid Pro Tools®, Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Grass Valley EDIUS, and many more. Production teams can quickly access a shared pool of virtualized storage resources, which dramatically increases their efficiency.

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“We are thrilled about the versatility of the new Avid NEXIS storage platform,” said Jon Mauldin, vice president Technology at FotoKem NLS. “Avid has done a great job of adding in the flexibility needed for the many different types of productions that access a single storage system. We are very excited to offer this new technology to our clients.”

Avid Delivers the Industry’s First and Only Software-defined Storage Platform: Avid NEXIS is Now Available

Avid NEXIS works with all top media creation applications, including Avid Media Composer

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The software-defined storage architecture of Avid NEXIS allows customers to select components that meet their current needs, and easily expand storage capacity and bandwidth as their business grows. Avid NEXIS is also the only scale-out storage solution that enables customers to dynamically tune the system to ensure that high-priority workflows always have the capacity, performance and data protection levels they require. Customers can give critical projects maximum performance, while throttling back on less critical workflows. This ability lets teams react quickly to changes, adjusting performance and protection levels to match the needs of a project at any stage in the workflow.

Avid Delivers the Industry’s First and Only Software-defined Storage Platform

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The unique modularity of Avid NEXIS enables teams to mix and match storage engines and elastically scale capacity from as little as 20 TB to over 1.4 PB in a single system, without any interruption in service or down time. All Avid NEXIS systems are powered by the Avid NEXIS | FS file system, so customers experience consistent performance, reliability, and protection, regardless of configuration size.
The Avid NEXIS family includes several new storage engine options, designed to meet any scalability and density requirement:
·    Avid NEXIS | E4—High-density integrated storage engine
·    Avid NEXIS | E2—Small-footprint integrated storage engine
·    System Director Appliance—Increases Avid NEXIS scale and redundancy
·    Media Pack—Pack of 10 drives with 20 TB or 60 TB of storage
·    Redundant Controller—High-availability option for Avid NEXIS systems
·    Avid NEXIS | PRO—Professional-class integrated storage engine
As the newest Avid shared storage solution, Avid NEXIS provides an easy transition path for existing users of Avid ISIS and Avid Unity shared storage solutions.

About Avid
Through Avid Everywhere™, Avid delivers the industry's most open, innovative and comprehensive media platform connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution and consumption. Media organizations and creative professionals use Avid solutions to create the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world—from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, to the most popular television shows, news programs and televised sporting events, as well as a majority of today’s most celebrated music recordings and live concerts. Industry leading solutions include Pro Tools®, Media Composer®, ISIS®, Avid NEXIS™, Interplay®, ProSet and RealSet, Maestro, PlayMaker, and Sibelius®.

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