Grass Valley’s AMS Express Delivers Flexible Storage For Remote And Smaller Production Applications

Grass Valley announce the launch of AMS Express (Advanced Media Storage) a scalable, high-performance Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution that allows content producers to more easily expand storage capacity.

Opening up feature-rich shared storage capability for small to medium-size media operations, AMS Express is ideal for remote production, corporate, education and outside broadcast (OB) deployments.

AMS Express works seamlessly with existing Grass Valley editing and playout solutions, allowing customers to quickly and easily expand capacity without incurring system downtime. Combining compute, network and secure storage capability in a compact 2RU footprint, the system is cost-efficient, easy-to-use, fully redundant hardware and can be up and running in hours rather than days.

“Flexibility and future-readiness are very much front of mind for our customers, and the global pandemic has only served to highlight this need further,” commented Marco Lopez, Grass Valley’s general manager for live production. “In today’s environment, broadcasters and content producers need solutions that help them to adapt quickly without interrupting the flow of content. AMS Express meets these needs, allowing customers to grow their storage capacity in step with their business and easily pivot to a remote set-up when needed.”

AMS Express requires fewer boxes and cables than other products in its class, avoiding the need to manage storage with complex fiber channel or disk allocation.  Offering up to 384 TB of raw capacity (256TB usable), it is built on top of the proven StorNext operating system and comes pre-installed with Grass Valley’s market-leading software for tracking media assets. 

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