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Avid NEXIS

The next generation of scalable, flexible shared storage for creative professionals.

Avid NEXIS

The next generation of scalable, flexible shared storage for creative professionals.

Unrivalled, trusted performance

Media organisations are under pressure to create more content for everything, from broadcast and OTT delivery to social media and mobile apps. Avid NEXIS is a more powerful, more reliable system that can support even the most demanding production pipelines while refusing to compromise on flexibility. You can mix and match capacities, performance tiers, redundancy levels and storage density to suit your setup, and scale as your facilities change.

Our Avid Certified Support Representatives can train your internal IT and creative staff on how to set up users, manage workspaces, add security, integrate with directory services and advise on the day to day running of your system. Our team of experts will work closely with you to integrate NEXIS storage into your current workflow and environment, then provide ongoing advice and maintenance.

Scale efficiently and flexibly.

Enable options for redundancy and high availability.

Access data from any suite on your NEXIS network.

Choose from a range of Storage Protection schemes.

Work on Windows, macOS or Linux systems.

Handover training included as part of our installation service.

Why choose the Avid NEXIS?

Avid NEXIS solutions

All NEXIS systems are powered by a common, unique file system at their core – NEXIS | FS. This highly intelligent, scalable file system delivers the unrivalled industry-trusted performance and reliability today’s media production demands. Choose from the professional-class, standalone NEXIS | PRO for smaller working groups, or enterprise-class E2, E4 and E5 units for the ultimate in performance and capacity. For parked projects, there’s also a nearline option, the E5 NL, and the E2 SSD for high-performance workflows.

Scalability

NEXIS solutions allow complete scalability, so your storage system can grow with your facility and meet bandwidth requirements for UHD, 4K and beyond, across many users and many connected devices. Currently the NEXIS system can scale to deliver an aggregated storage system bandwidth of over 20GBps (yes, that is gigabytes per second) with an Advanced File System licence and a System Director Appliance.

E2, E4 and E5 units can be combined, either with an embedded system director or in conjunction with an external System Director Appliance and Avid | FS Advanced. This means you can achieve the balance of capacity, performance and accessibility you need, with up to 6PB of storage available in a single enterprise NEXIS system.

Flexibility

NEXIS is able to cater to all your creative applications, including Media Composer, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, After Effects and DaVinci Resolve. Editors can use whichever tool is right for the job, safe in the knowledge that their storage system can handle whatever they throw at it.

Within the storage itself, you have the ability to choose between multiple capacities and performance tiers (for example, the E2 is available as an HDD or all-Flash array, so you can take advantage of the speed of SSDs if you have sufficient bandwidth). You can also build in different levels of redundancy and protection to keep pace with your changing needs.

Resilience

With expert level support available across the NEXIS range, and redundant power and cooling as standard, you can ensure your storage system stays in good condition. Adding the optional Redundant Controller will enable system redundancy and provide high availability for all data.

You can choose from a range of Storage Protection schemes, with system designs that protect against the loss of one, two or five media disks within your NEXIS engine, or the loss of one full storage engine (to handle these larger failures, you’ll need to use mirror protection that requires three or more identical engines).

NEXIS | Cloudspaces

Introduced at NAB 2019, Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces allows you to extend your NEXIS storage into the cloud, without losing any of the media management functionality that your local NEXIS storage provides, or having to invest in and learn any new software.

You get 2TB of free cloud storage for three months with every NEXIS engine you purchase, and can buy on an annual subscription basis. With direct integration with your local NEXIS storage and access to industry standard media management tools, Cloudspaces is the simplest way to sync and back up media to the cloud, park projects away from your online storage, and extend your storage quickly and securely when times are busy.

Get in touch to find out more about starting your free trial.

Three month 2TB free trial, so you can start storing media in the cloud immediately.

Sync on-premises NEXIS workspaces to the cloud using common tools like Marquis Workspace Tools, Windows File Explorer, and macOS Finder.

One-step activation and configuration, using existing NEXIS controls.

Eliminates the time wasted manually shuttling media to and wrangling media from external drives.

Requires 100Tb internet or above.

"We’ve found it very reliable and very scalable – to add new storage to it has been very easy. For us, it’s the only storage we’d choose."

Sam Linforth, Operations Manager, Splice

Meet the NEXIS range

40TB capacity and 600MBps bandwidth per engine.

Combine up to four engines to scale from 40-160TB.

Two hot-swappable SSDs.

10 Gigabit Ethernet.

Redundant power and cooling.

2U rack-mountable chassis.

NEXIS | PRO

For independent professionals, small post-production, houses of worship, government, corporate, and media education environments, this professional-class standalone storage system can be used alongside other Avid NEXIS E-class storage engines, but not physically mixed with them.

Combine up to 64 Media Packs to reach 6PB capacity.

10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in E2 and E4, 40 Gigabit Ethernet in E5.

All models feature hot-swappable SSDs for file system metadata.

All models feature redundant power and cooling.

Performance scales up to 3.2GBps.

NEXIS Enterprise

The NEXIS Enterprise range is more powerful and scalable then the PRO range, and is designed to meet the demands of production and post facilities no matter what format they are asked to work in. E2, E4 and E5 units are populated with Media Packs, clusters of media drives with capacities ranging from 20TB to 100TB. You can add Media Packs to scale up your storage, combine Media Packs of different sizes and drive types, and even run engines that are only partially populated with Media Packs then scale up when needed.

9.6 or 19.2TB of storage capacity per E2 SSD engine, offering up to 3GBps of bandwidth.

Scalable from 9.6TB to more than 1PB of flash storage by combining up to 64 E2 SSD engines.

Two hot-swappable SSDs.

40 Gigabit Ethernet.

Redundant power and cooling.

2U rack-mountable chassis.

NEXIS SSD

For post-production facilities that require maximum media throughput for demanding finishing, colour grading and VFX workflows, Avid offer the NEXIS | E2 SSD. This all-SSD array features a 40GbE connection so that you can take advantage of the full speed advantages of SSDs.

480TB or 960TB of nearline storage with 1GBps of bandwidth per engine.

Scalable from 480TB-7.4PB by combining multiple NL engines and NEXIS enterprise engines.

Two hot-swappable SSDs for the system metadata.

10 Gigabit Ethernet.

Redundant power and cooling.

5U rack-mountable chassis.

NEXIS E5 | NL

For Avid NEXIS-equipped, MediaCentral-enabled creative teams, Avid also offer high-density, disk-based nearline storage for parked projects. With higher capacities and lower bandwidth connections, the NL represents a more cost-effective option for storing parked projects.

We cover:

Avid Interplay for editors.

Avid Interplay System Administration.

Avid NEXIS System Administration.

ACSR Avid NEXIS System Support.

ISIS 5000 Administration.

ACSR Training

As an Avid Learning Partner, we can deliver technical training for end users and facility engineers, and can help your support staff earn their Avid Certified Support Representative qualification. Courses are delivered periodically – get in touch using the form below to find out about the next available date.

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Services and support

Infrastructure

Our engineers have years of experience working in production environments, installing shared storage to some of the UK’s largest companies. Ask them about DAS, NAS and SAN.

Training

We include handover training as part of our installation services, and can provide accredited training for specific applications, or arrange first line technician training for your team.

Support

We offer a dedicated point of contact, guaranteed break-fix times, emergency hardware loans and same day delivery of replacement components, remote system fixes and embedded engineers.

Want to know more?

Get in touch with the team to book your Avid NEXIS | PRO demo. Call 03332 409 210, email broadcast@Jigsaw24.com, or pop your details in the form and one of the team will get in touch to discuss further.

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