• Storage

Avid Nexis Enterprise Storage Platform

  • Description
  • Features
  • Specification

The software-defined storage architecture of Avid NEXIS is what 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.

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.

Avid NEXIS | E2 

Small-footprint integrated storage engine

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Media drives and scalability  One Media Pack of 10 drives (2 TB or 6 TB) for a total storage capacity of 20 TB–60 TB maximum per engine, with up to 400 MB/s of bandwidth
System drives  Two solid-state system and metadata drives (400 GB)
File system  Avid NEXIS | FS—64-bit self-balancing, distributed file system with intelligent media distribution/redistribution, real-time media access, and dynamic disk protection
Client connections  Supports up to 40 active clients; expandable to support up to 330 active clients (600 connected users) with the optional System Director Appliance
File support  8 million files; expandable to support 20 million files with the optional System Director Appliance
System management  Embedded System Director included; optional System Director Appliance available for larger-scale deployments and high availability
Network interface  10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+
Rack size  2U
Dimensions (W x D x H)  19 x 24.8 x 3.5 inches (483 x 630 x 89 mm)
Weight (with drives) 57.2 lbs (26 kg)
Power supply Dual 764W, 100–240 VAC, 60/50 Hz (one must be functional)
Operating temperature  41°–104° F (5°–40° C)
Operating humidity  8%–80% noncondensing
Operating altitude  100–10,000 feet (30–3,045 m)
Non-operating altitude  10,000 to 40,000 feet (3,050 to 12,192 m)


Avid NEXIS | E4

Medium-density integrated storage engine

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Media drives  Up to two Media Packs of 10 drives (2 TB or 6 TB) each for a total storage capacity of 20 TB–120 TB maximum per engine, with up to 800 MB/s of bandwidth
System drives  Two solid-state system and metadata drives (400 GB)
File system  Avid NEXIS | FS—64-bit self-balancing, distributed file system with intelligent media distribution/redistribution, real-time media access, and dynamic disk protection
Client connections  Supports up to 40 active clients; expandable to support up to 330 active clients (600 connected users) with the optional System Director Appliance
File support  8 million files; expandable to support 20 million files with the optional System Director Appliance
System management  Embedded System Director included; optional System Director Appliance available for larger-scale deployments and high availability
Network interface  10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+
Rack size  4U
Dimensions (W x D x H)  19 x 24.8 x 7 inches (483 x 630 x 178 mm)
Weight (with drives)  101.4 lbs (46 kg)
Power supply  Four 580W, 100–240 VAC, 60/50 Hz (two must be functional)
Operating temperature  41°–104° F (5°–40° C)
Operating humidity  8%–80% noncondensing
Operating altitude    100–10,000 feet (30–3,045 m)
Non-operating altitude  10,000 to 40,000 feet (3,050 to 12,192 m)

Avid NEXIS | E5

High-density integrated storage engine

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Media drives  Up to eight Media Packs of 10 drives (2 TB or 6 TB) each for a total storage capacity of 80 TB–480 TB maximum per engine, with up to 3.2 GB/s of bandwidth
System drives  Two solid-state system and metadata drives (800 GB)
File system  Avid NEXIS | FS—64-bit self-balancing, distributed file system with intelligent media distribution/redistribution, real-time media access, and dynamic disk protection
Client connections  Supports up to 330 active clients (600 connected users)
File support  20 million files
System management  Requires System Director Appliance
Network interface  40 Gigabit Ethernet QSFP
Rack size  5U
Dimensions (W x D x H)  19 x 36.8 x 8.7 inches (483 x 930 x 220 mm)
Weight (with drives)  282 lbs (128 kg)
Power supply  Dual 2,200W, 220 VAC, 60/50 Hz (one must be functional)
Fans  Five fan modules (two must be functional)
Operating temperature  41°–104° F (5°–40° C)
Operating humidity  8%–80% noncondensing
Operating altitude   100–10,000 feet (30–3,045 m)
Non-operating altitude  10,000 to 40,000 feet (3,050 to 12,192 m)
System Director Appliance  Increases NEXIS scalability and redundancy

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System drives  Two solid-state system and metadata drives (400 GB)
File system  Choice of Avid NEXIS | FS Extended or Advanced—64-bit self-balancing, distributed file system with intelligent media distribution/redistribution, real-time media access, and dynamic disk protection
Client connections   

  • Extended File System license supports up to 165 active connected clients
  • Advanced File System license supports up to 330 active connected clients

File support  20 million files
Network interface  10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+
Rack size  2U
Dimensions (W x D x H)  19 x 24.8 x 3.5 inches (483 x 630 x 89 mm)
Weight  37 lbs (16.8 kg)
Power supply  Dual 764W, 100–240 VAC, 60/50 Hz (one must be functional)
Operating temperature  41°–104° F (5°–40° C)
Operating humidity  8%–80% noncondensing
Operating altitude  100–10,000 feet (30–3,045 m)
Non-operating altitude  10,000 to 40,000 feet (3,050 to 12,192 m)