Avid NEXIS. Software Defined Media Storage.
Optimized to accelerate media workflows, Avid NEXIS storage enables content creators to collaborate faster and achieve better efficiency and security across flash, online, nearline, cloud, and archive storage. It’s the storage solution the industry relies on to help them adapt to the changing needs and unpredictability of today’s media production.
ALT Systems sells, supports, and provides training for the full Avid NEXIS storage line, as well as Avid Media Composer, Media Central asset management, and Avid audio products.
Key Benefits of Avid NEXIS
- Avoid production disruption and achieve maximum uptime – From the largest broadcasters and media enterprises, to post-production facilities big and small, industry professionals trust Avid NEXIS to power their critical media workflows. That’s because it delivers the proven reliability you need to optimize the entire lifecycle of your content at every stage—from ingest, editing, and finishing, to project parking, backup, repurposing, and archive.
- Balance costs and performance with scalable tiered storage – Empower teams with faster, more efficient access to your entire library of assets, whether housed in online, offline, nearline, or archive storage tiers—on premises or in the cloud. With its modular, scale-out design, you can scale Avid NEXIS to meet the needs of any size team, project, and workflow, lowering operational costs and complexity. Cost-effectively scale capacity and bandwidth to more than you will ever need—without disruption or downtime.
- Accelerate production with workflow-optimized performance – Avid NEXIS delivers powerful performance and the best user experience for today’s complex media workflows across a wide range of Avid and third-party applications, services, and systems. Quickly scale and optimize performance to meet the fluctuating demands of any project with your media applications of choice.
- Protect your assets – Media creators live and breathe by the content they create. Avid NEXIS provides the bulletproof security and fail-safe protection you need to keep your media and workflows safe. From single- and dual-disk protection, automatic drive rebuild, and media mirroring, to high availability options and the ability to set user permissions down to the folder level, you can create and collaborate with confidence.
Avid and the San Francisco Giants Legacy Project
The Giants media production system is based on an Avid editorial system featuring Avid NEXIS storage, Avid Media Central Production Asset Management, and Avid Media Composer editorial workstations.
Watch the video to learn how producers can instantly locate and browse thousands of media clips and add descriptive metadata through an Avid asset management database deployed by ALT Systems.
Which Avid NEXIS Solution is Right For You?
Composed of the intelligent Avid NEXIS | FS file system and pre-integrated modular hardware, Avid NEXIS delivers unprecedented levels of agility, performance, and control. ALT Systems sells and supports the full Avid Nexis product line:
Avid NEXIS | E2 is an enterprise-class, small-footprint integrated storage engine that offers real-time editorial collaboration, powerful scalability and performance, and high availability (with built-in 10GbE). It provides 20–100 TB of storage capacity per engine (one Media Pack) for small- to mid-size post-production, broadcast, live event, house of worship, government, corporate, and media education environments.
Avid NEXIS | E2 SSD is an enterprise-class, all-flash array (AFA) storage engine that offers the highest performance for coloring, finishing, VFX, and other specialized workflows; it provides 3 GB/s of performance with the built-in 40GbE interface, and offers 9.6 TB, 19.2 TB, or 38.4 TB of enterprise flash storage per engine.
Avid NEXIS | E4 is an enterprise-class, medium-density integrated storage engine that offers real-time editorial collaboration and high availability, scalability, and performance (with built-in 10GbE); it provides 20–200 TB of storage capacity per engine (with the maximum two Media Packs) for mid- to large-size post-production, broadcast, government, corporate, and media education environments.
Avid NEXIS | E5 is an enterprise-class, medium-density integrated storage engine that offers real-time editorial collaboration and high availability, scalability, and performance (with built-in 10GbE); it provides 20–200 TB of storage capacity per engine (with the maximum two Media Packs) for mid- to large-size post-production, broadcast, government, corporate, and media education environments.
Avid NEXIS | E5NL is a high-density, disk-based nearline and archive storage system that offers integrated media management and proxy archive; it provides high scalability, from 480 TB to 960 TB of redundant nearline hard disk storage per engine, and up to more than 7.5 PB in a single nearline system to support any size broadcast or post-production environment.
Avid NEXIS | PRO is a professional-class storage solution purpose-built for independent professionals, small post-production, house of worship, government, corporate, and media education environments; offers real-time editorial collaboration (supporting 1–24 clients) and great scalability and performance; provides 40–160 TB of storage capacity across up to four engines at a budget-conscious price point.
The System Director Appliance is an option for Avid NEXIS (required for all Avid NEXIS | E5 and E5 NL engines) that increases system throughput, storage capacity, file count, client count, and redundancy, supporting up to 64 Media Packs in a single multi-engine Avid NEXIS system.
Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces is a cloud-based subscription service for all Avid NEXIS systems that enables teams to safely park completed projects in the cloud to free up Avid NEXIS storage space, as well as sync on-premises Avid NEXIS workspaces to the cloud for easy offsite backup.
Avid Nexis Media Packs are packages of 10 media drives for Avid NEXIS storage engines that scale bandwidth linearly as you add capacity to optimize performance. Media Packs are available as follows:
The optional Avid NEXIS Redundant Contoller provides system high availability redundancy when combined with Avid NEXIS storage engines and the System Director Appliance.
As an Avid Elite Solutions Partner, the ALT Systems Sales Team is ready to help you discover the value Avid NEXIS storage provides. We can also help you evaluate Avid Media Composer, Media Central asset management, or Avid’s line of Audio products.