​Avid’s NEXIS E5 Nearline Storage Now Available

The latest addition to the Avid NEXIS range is suited for project parking, staging workflows and proxy archive.

The product includes a new web-based management console for controlling and monitoring NEXIS installations. The product can be accessed through Avid MediaCentral Cloud or Media Composer.

“Extending the Avid NEXIS | FS (file system) to a secondary storage tier makes it easy to search for, find and import media, enabling users to locate content distributed throughout their operations more quickly and efficiently,” Dana Ruzicka, Chief Product Officer at Avid said.

Avid NEXIS E5 NL “streamlines the workflow between active and non-active assets” according to Avid, allowing facilities to park assets as well as completed projects on high-density nearline storage, and keep them within easy reach for rediscovery and reuse.

Up to eight NEXIS E5 engines can be integrated as one virtualizable pool of storage, making content and associated projects and bins more accessible. In addition, other NEXIS Enterprise engines can be integrated into a single storage system that is partitioned for better archival organization.

Additional features include:

Scalability from 480 TB of storage to more than 7 PB by connecting multiple Avid NEXIS | E5 NL engines together as a single nearline system for a highly scalable, lower-cost secondary tier of storage.

A flexible storage infrastructure that can be provisioned with required capacity and fault-tolerance characteristics.

“The addition of Avid NEXIS | E5 NL enables us to offer customers a comprehensive range of media-optimized storage solutions, from nearline to very high-performance all-flash SSD storage—all under one storage architecture and one file system,” said Ruzicka. “With the hallmark scalability, redundancy, and reliability of Avid NEXIS, this new addition will help media organizations manage multiple storage systems with optimal reliability, saving them time and money.”

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