BaM™ Product Highlight: Avid
Wed 11, 07 2018
STORE CATEGORY BaM™Award Nominee: Avid NEXIS | E5 NL delivers unrivalled nearline media storage
In today’s fast-moving media landscape, broadcasters require scalable and reliable storage solutions to grow collaboration between teams and facilities, optimise the value of their media assets and create high-quality media quicker and easier than thought possible.
Avid NEXIS is the world’s first software-defined storage platform that enables true storage virtualisation for any media application. Powered by MediaCentral, the most open, tightly integrated and efficient platform designed for media, Avid NEXIS delivers unrivalled media storage flexibility, scalability and control for both Avid-based and third-party workflows.
The latest addition to Avid NEXIS is Avid NEXIS | E5 NL – a high-density on-premises nearline storage solution. Avid NEXIS | E5 NL enables media organisations to seamlessly and efficiently manage media across online, nearline and archive storage.
By extending the Avid file system Avid NEXIS | FS to a secondary storage tier, Avid NEXIS | E5 NL eliminates the need for third-party tools to search for, find and import media. And instead of having to search for media in multiple pools of storage, users see only one pool of storage – from their high-performance storage to their archive storage-enabling them to find content much more quickly and efficiently.
Ideally suited for project parking, staging workflows and proxy archive, Avid NEXIS | E5 NL can be easily and tightly integrated into any media workflow. As it is managed under MediaCentral, Avid NEXIS | E5 NL can be easily integrated with MediaCentral | Cloud UX or Media Composer, and is supported by MediaCentral | Production, MediaCentral | Asset Management, and Shared Library to facilitate collaboration.
In contrast with commodity IT nearline storage solutions, Avid NEXIS | E5 NL is optimised for media storage. With Avid NEXIS’ hallmark redundancy and reliability, it’s built for 24×7 operation. A new HTML-5 Administration UI enables access from any device, with improved security and usability.
Avid NEXIS | E5 NL provides a cost-effective way to scale storage capacity with a media organization’s changing needs. It provides more than 7 Petabytes per system and enables nearline workflows to be expanded to the cloud. Its flexible storage infrastructure can be provisioned with required performance, capacity and fault tolerance characteristics.
Until the launch of Avid NEXIS | E5 NL, media organizations have had to manage multiple storage systems from multiple vendors, which is costly, time consuming, and results in slow, unreliable and inefficient workflows. With the addition of Avid NEXIS | E5 NL to the Avid NEXIS family, media organisations can now use the same Avid NEXIS software-defined storage architecture across their nearline, production and high-performance SSD storage, enabling them to seamlessly, efficiently and cost-effectively manage media across online, nearline and archive storage tiers.
A game-changer in how teams operate and collaborate, cloud-enabled shared storage advances processes from production to distribution and securely manages media assets without the need for inefficient hardware-based silos. By enabling fully virtualized, cloud-enabled storage, media organizations can adjust storage capacity mid-project, without disrupting workflows and productivity.
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