Avid has unveiled its next generation of NEXIS shared storage solutions with the Avid NEXIS F-series family of storage engines and Avid NEXIS | VFS (virtual file system).
The Avid NEXIS F-series solutions allow media production teams of all sizes to work from anywhere by providing secure, remote access to media and metadata across online, nearline, cloud and archive storage. Avid NEXIS | VFS allows users to deploy Avid NEXIS storage on-premises, in the cloud, or as a SaaS solution, simplifying their ability to collaborate from anywhere.
With performance that can scale to more than 30 gigabytes per second, the new family of Avid NEXIS F-series storage engines gives media production organisations the power to accelerate the most complex media workflows. The speed and capacity of the Avid NEXIS F-series accommodates business growth, new projects and remote collaboration without disruption or down time.
This new generation of Avid NEXIS shared storage systems, which provides storage with no latency or delay for collaborative and real-time workflows, also includes the Avid NEXIS | PRO+ introduction for smaller collaborative teams. The Avid NEXIS | PRO+ delivers the proven reliability teams demand to optimise the entire lifecycle of their content at every production stage — from ingest, editing, and finishing, to project parking, backup, repurposing and archive.
Serving as the brain of the Avid NEXIS F-series and Avid NEXIS | PRO+, Avid NEXIS | VFS now virtualises storage into a single pool of shared resources. It accelerates collaborative media workflows by allowing teams of any size to quickly and securely access content from anywhere.
Avid NEXIS | VFS software also features built-in intelligence to automate administrative tasks and allow Avid NEXIS F-series storage to adapt to changing workloads without user intervention. From dynamically reallocating storage capacity and optimising bandwidth to delivering protection with automatic drive rebuild, it provides the agile environment and reliability required for 24×7 operations.
Avid NEXIS | VFS also powers easy collaboration and fast turnaround, no matter what video, audio, news, sports or graphics production tools are being used. Hundreds of users can simultaneously browse, find and share media and projects from anywhere — in the facility, on location, or at home — keeping their organisation’s entire content library and archive within easy reach.
The new Avid NEXIS F-series and Avid NEXIS | VFS are available as a subscription offering via the recently announced Avid NEXIS | FLEX purchase plan.