Avid Nexis Pro 40TB

Brand: Avid

Avid Nexis Pro 40TB
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Description

Get proven, real-time collaboration—for everyone

Get the performance and reliability of Avid NEXIS in a more affordable system designed for small video or audio production teams. Avid NEXIS | PRO offers real-time collaboration to accelerate your media workflow. Find and share media fast. Adapt workspace capacity, performance, and protection as requirements change. And get the same secure and reliable workflows trusted by an industry.

Enable creative collaboration

With the increasing demand for more content in shorter timeframes, Avid NEXIS | PRO enables you to connect your team, share media and sequences, and work together on the same projects in real time. Without fear of accidentally overwriting someone else’s work. Gain more time to spend focusing on telling a great story—and less time searching for and shuttling media. And put the “flow” back in your workflow with the ability to connect up to 24 contributors simultaneously, with support for 1Gb, 10Gb, and high-speed 40Gb Ethernet connections.

Experience exceptional performance

Production schedules are unpredictable. Can one system really change the possibilities of what you can achieve? Absolutely. With its advanced architecture, intelligent file system, high bandwidth, and automation abilities, Avid NEXIS | PRO delivers unrivaled media performance with up to 2.4 GB/s of bandwidth speed, enabling projects to move in parallel, so you can turn around more projects faster. No matter what editing and media asset management tools you use.

Get the reliability you need

When your reputation and business are on the line, Avid NEXIS | PRO protects and secures your media like no other. The system is built on the same technology trusted by thousands of top broadcasters and post-production studios. From its bulletproof security privileges, to fail-safe disk protection with automatic drive rebuild, you can rest assured that your content is safe. And should you need it, tech experts are available around the clock to help. Plus, with new Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces, you can safely park projects and back up media to the cloud.

Features
Expand Avid NEXIS to the cloud—just added

Running out of storage space on your Avid NEXIS system? Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces provides a super-simple way to safely offload media from Avid NEXIS and park projects in the cloud. You can also sync onsite Avid NEXIS workspaces to the cloud for easy offsite backup, reducing costs, risk, and administrative errors. Best of all, this new add-on service is available now for all Avid NEXIS systems, providing 2 TB of cloud storage through a limited-time free offer—get the details.

Migrate to Avid NEXIS with ease

Got content on Avid ISIS shared storage that you'd like to move to Avid NEXIS? The Avid NEXIS Data Migration Utility—available now for both Mac and Windows—makes the process quick and easy, enabling media and multiple workspaces to be copied from Avid ISIS to Avid NEXIS. Or from one Avid NEXIS to another. You can even use multiple computers to migrate unique workspaces in parallel, saving tons of time.

Integrate the latest Apple products into your workflow

With support for macOS Mojave, you can now mount Avid NEXIS workspaces from any computer running Apple’s latest OS, giving you more workstation flexibility with the latest MacBooks, Mac Pro, and iMacs. Connect to any Avid NEXIS system to find and access the projects and media you need.

Monitor Avid NEXIS using SNMP

With new support for SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol), you can now monitor your Avid NEXIS shared storage, embedded System Director, and related system events more easily and effectively. Monitor system usage and performance in real time. And get simpler integration into enterprise-wide management systems.

Manage your system more efficiently

With new multi-select enhancements made to the Avid NEXIS Management Console, you can now edit settings and configure your system much faster than before. Make bulk changes to multiple items simultaneously. Select any number of parameters to update workspaces, user access, groups, storage groups, or storage engines in one fell swoop. You can even select or deselect all settings to accelerate your actions.

Get greater compatibility and security

Avid NEXIS now supports CentOS 7.5, providing extended connectivity and integration with MediaCentral and third-party applications that run on this open source Linux platform.

Increase your storage capacity

Why add more storage islands to your sea of media? With Avid NEXIS | PRO, you can expand your raw storage capacity from 40 TB up to 160 TB. Connect up to four Avid NEXIS | PRO engines together for maximum capacity and bandwidth. Your valuable assets will be protected, available, and within easy reach through a centralized media hub.

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Boost your bandwidth

Need more power for 4K/UHD, color grading, and finishing workflows? With new support for 40Gb Ethernet client connections and high-performance storage groups that deliver up to an astounding 600 MB/s of bandwidth per Media Pack (up from 400 MB/s), you gain up to a 50% increase in performance so you can get more done—faster. Need more power? Connect up to four Avid NEXIS | PRO engines together and ramp up performance with up to 2.4 GB/s of bandwidth.

Ramp up production

With the increase in bandwidth speed, you can create and deliver higher volumes of high-res content more easily. Play back over 27 streams of DNxHR-encoded 4K media at high quality when running four Avid NEXIS | PRO engines to support even the most bandwidth-intensive workflows. Or enable 130 streams of DNxHR-LB-encoded 4K media.

Connect Pro Tools teams together

With new support for Pro Tools, audio teams can now connect into the industry’s most efficient media production environment, share projects, and collaborate, eliminating the time wasted moving files between systems while speeding up turnaround time. It’s ideal for using across a number of audio-only and audio/video workflows, specifically for small to mid-sized audio post production.

accelerate workflows

Bring value to your business

Can you find the footage you need? Do you constantly plug and unplug drives to share files across multiple workstations? How can you turn around projects faster and get more work? Powered by its unique Avid NEXIS | FS file system, Avid NEXIS | PRO makes it easy to manage and share media and collaborate in real time, so you can accelerate production. Deliver your best work—on time and on budget. It’s the smartest way to streamline your entire workflow.

Create and edit with power

Don’t let sluggish systems and bandwidth bottlenecks slow you down. Avid NEXIS | PRO delivers real-time SD, HD, 2K, and 4K media performance and streaming in even the most editing-intensive environments. And when you need more throughput to support more demanding high-res projects and collaboration, simply connect up to four Avid NEXIS | PRO engines together to boost your bandwidth—now up to 2.4 GB/s.

Collaborate in real time

Put an end to the storage sharing and media-copying shuffle of using individual USB, FireWire, eSATA, and Thunderbolt drives. With Avid NEXIS | PRO, up to 24 editors, assistants, loggers, and other contributors can access media at the same time. It’s the only shared storage technology deployed in over 3,000 production environments that provides a highly protected, real-time collaborative editorial workflow.

Adapt quickly to unpredictable changes

When projects or business needs change, Avid NEXIS | PRO can be flexibly reconfigured on the fly without impacting production. Intuitive software tools enable you to reallocate bandwidth, add or remove storage capacity, dynamically resize workspaces, and increase or decrease media protection quickly—all without any downtime or impact to teams.

Work with the tools you want

No need to ditch your favorite tools to collaborate. Avid NEXIS | PRO works with a variety of Avid and third-party editing tools, including Media Composer | UltimatePro Tools, Adobe Premiere, Grass Valley EDIUS, and Apple Final Cut Pro. And it’s easy to integrate with many media asset management systems too, including Interplay | Production and Pronology.

store and protect your media

Get real reliable protection

Your content is your goldmine. That’s why Avid NEXIS | PRO is built to safeguard your media in the event that one or even two drives go down, enabling you to retain real-time performance, with automatic drive rebuild. And because the file system is media-aware, it rebuilds only your actual stored assets—not the entire capacity of the disk, bit-for-bit—so repair times are radically faster.

Get expert help when you need it

When things don’t go as expected, our Customer Care team can bring you peace of mind. Get troubleshooting help, advice, and more with access to professional Avid Support, available through an annual subscription or on a per-incident basis. Whether you have a technical issue or want support on-call for the duration of a major project, we’re here to help.

 

 

Specification
Avid NEXIS | PRO STORAGE ENGINE
 Media Drives 40 TB of storage capacity with a single Media Pack per engine (offering up to 600 MB/s of bandwidth)
 Scalability Scalable from 40–160 TB by combining one to four Avid NEXIS | PRO engines together (cannot be mixed with E-class Avid NEXIS engines)
 Rack  Rackmount-ready; 2U rack height
 Controller  Field replaceable Storage Controller, power supplies (2), and fans
 SSDs  Redundant, hot-swappable SSDs for system configuration and metadata management
 Network Connection   10GbE network connection. SR (Short Range), LR (Long Range), and direct attach copper connectivity options.
 Power supply  Redundant 764W, 100–240 VAC, 60/50 Hz
 DIMENSIONS
 Width  Width (mounting): 19 in (483 mm); IEC rack compliant
 Height  Height: 3.5 in (88.9 mm)
 Depth  Depth: 24.8 in (630 mm)
 Weight Max weight (shipping): 57.2 lb (26 kg) with drives 
 NETWORK SWITCHING
 Works with the following switches (not included): NETGEAR XS712T, XS716T
 Dell Networking N2024, N3024, S4048-ON
 Dell S4810, S4820
 Cisco 4948E, 4900M, 4500-X
 Avid NEXIS | FS FILE SYSTEM
 System 64-bit self-balancing, distributed file system 
 Media Distribution  Intelligent distribution/redistribution of media
 Editing and Playback  Optimized for media editing and playback
 Failsafe Protection  Two drive failure protection, with media-aware drive rebuilds. Optional one drive protection.
 Metadata Management  Internal System Director metadata management
 ADMINISTRATION TOOLS
 Workspace  Dynamic workspace set-up and monitoring
 FlexDrive dynamically adjusts storage workspaces without editing interruption
 User workspace access controls
 User Administration  View, create, define workgroups, and delete and assign passwords
 Active Directory Active Directory (LDAP) integration for user account synchronization with IT systems
 Error Handling  Error warning and informational logging
 Monitoring  Monitoring of user status, workspace status, comprehensive event log, read and write bandwidth usage
 Remote Notification  Remote notification of system events
 ENVIRONMENTAL
 Temperature  Operating temperature: 5°C to 40°C (35ºC max. above 2,000m)
 Non-operating temperature: -40°C to 60°C
 Relative Humidity Relative humidity (operating): 20% to 80% non-condensing 
 ELECTRICAL  
Power Consumption Maximum power consumption: 764W 
 Average power consumption: 380W
 PLATFORM SUPPORT
Supported clients Windows 10, 8, and 7 (64-bit); macOS 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, 10.11, and 10.10 (64-bit); Red Hat Linux 6.5; CentOS 7.3, 7.4, and 7.5
 Client Network Connections Supports 1Gb, 10Gb, and 40Gb Ethernet clients (single or dual)
 COLLABORATION
 Files/Folders 3 million 
 User Accounts 5,000 
 User Groups 1,000 
 Supported Avid Products Media Composer | Ultimate 
 Media Composer | Symphony Option
 Media Composer | NewsCutter Option
 MediaCentral
 Pro Tools
 Supported Third-party Editing  Adobe Premiere Pro CC
 Apple Final Cut Pro X
 Grass Valley EDIUS Pro
 Black Magic DaVinci Resolve