Features

New features

Leverage high-speed connections—just added

All Avid NEXIS engines support 1Gb, 10Gb, and now 40Gb Ethernet client connections, providing the high bandwidth you need to handle the most demanding UHD and finishing workflows.

Migrate to Avid NEXIS with ease—just added

Got content on Avid ISIS shared storage that you'd like to move to Avid NEXIS? The new Avid NEXIS Data Migration Utility 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 Windows-based computers (Mac support coming soon) to migrate unique workspaces in parallel, saving tons of time.

Go bigger and faster

Avid NEXIS now supports up to 64 Media Packs, enabling you to scale up a single multi-engine E2/E4/E5 system to a maximum 6.4 PB of total storage when using 100 TB HDD Media Packs—with more than 25 GB/s of collaborative bandwidth. Or increase the capacity of a multi-engine Avid NEXIS | E5 NL nearline storage system up to 7.5 PB.

Scale out your SSD storage

Avid NEXIS | E2 SSD engines provide up to 8x faster read speeds and the reliability you need to accelerate bandwidth-intensive high-res finishing workflows. And now they can be configured in hybrid deployments with a mix of Avid NEXIS | E2, E4, E5, and E5 NL engines and the System Director Appliance, making it easy to scale systems with SSDs and HDDs up to 64 Media Packs. This hybrid deployment also enables you to deploy scalable enterprise HDD (E2, E4, E5), cost-effective nearline (E5 NL), and ultra-performance (E2 SSD) storage tiers in a single file system namespace.

Add nearline storage to your workflow

Streamline the workflow between active and non-active production by adding the new Avid NEXIS | E5 NL engine to your storage environment. This high-density, disk-based nearline storage engine provides a fast, intelligent solution for parking and retrieving assets and projects no longer in active production. Use it as a standalone nearline/archive solution or integrate it with other Avid NEXIS enterprise engines for greater workflow flexibility.

Get easy systems management

Avid NEXIS Management Console is a new easy-to-use, highly responsive web-based application that makes it easier and more convenient to manage, control, and monitor Avid NEXIS systems. Aligned with the look and feel of MediaCentral | Cloud UX, this redesigned user interface offers the flexibility and security of HTML5 to provide mobile device support, enabling you to monitor and configure your system while on the go. Its Dashboard provides an overview of your system’s performance, bandwidth, and status, as well as access to configure and manage workspaces, storage groups, user access, notifications, and other functions quickly.

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Get more workspaces

With support for 3,072 workspaces when using Avid NEXIS with the System Director Appliance—up from 1,024—you gain much more flexibility for organizing client projects and creating workspaces for different production requirements and users. You can even provide personal workspaces for every member of your creative team and facility, or per student in an educational institution.

Key features and benefits

Boost your bandwidth

Need more power for 4K/UHD, color grading, and finishing workflows? With high-performance storage groups (HPSGs) that deliver up to 600 MB/s bandwidth per Media Pack—and more than 25 GB/s of bandwidth in a single Avid NEXIS system with E4 and/or E2 engines, you gain up to a 50% increase in performance so you can get more done—faster. It’s ideal for bandwidth-intensive online editing workflows, supporting play back of over 300 streams of DNxHR-encoded 4K media at high quality, or more than 1,500 streams of DNxHR-LB-encoded 4K media. For maximum performance, Avid NEXIS | E2 SSD engines deliver 3 GB/s of throughput per engine for finishing, color grading, and other high-bandwidth workflows.

Get highly scalable shared storage

To accommodate the needs of the largest broadcast and post productions, Avid NEXIS supports up to 64 Media Packs across a single networked enterprise-class system. That means you can mix and match any combination of E5 NL, E5, E4, E2, and/or E2 SSD engines together as a single system and scale its capacity from 9.6 TB up to 6.4 PB of total online and nearline storage—without any hassle or downtime.

Get performance on demand

Avid NEXIS is powered by a unique file system—Avid NEXIS | FS. This highly intelligent, scalable file system delivers unrivaled performance, enabling you to flexibly provision storage capacity and bandwidth to create virtual workspaces that are optimized for any workflow.

Quickly adapt to unpredictable changes

When projects or business needs change, Avid NEXIS 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.

Manage every facet of your system with ease

With the new highly responsive HTML5 Avid NEXIS Management Console and the original web interface, you gain unprecedented visibility into your system and control. Whether you need a simple, intuitive interface for day-to-day management, or need to make changes while on the go from your smartphone, Avid NEXIS enables you to reconfigure and reallocate resources on demand, as well as perform advanced monitoring and analysis.

Get high availability and media mirroring

For mission-critical productions, Avid NEXIS offers high availability options to boost performance and reliability. Protect your most vital media-intensive workflows against potential hardware failures with the Redundant Avid NEXIS Storage Controller, Redundant System Director, and Redundant Networking options. With media mirroring*, the system can protect against the failure of any five drives with dual disk mirroring. Or mirror media with single disk protection, which gives you the option of having more usable storage space while being protected against the failure of any three drives.

Secure assets with the utmost reliability

Choose the optimal type of data protection for each workspace—and change protection settings on the fly when needs change. You can protect a workspace against single or dual drive failures, with automatic drive rebuild. Or add engine protection with media mirroring to protect the entire system against up to five simultaneous disk failures. You can even safeguard against an entire engine failure—without losing any of your precious media.

Eliminate complexity and lower costs

Don’t keep adding new storage silos. Avid NEXIS is an economical, modular solution, enabling you to integrate online (E2, E4, E5), finishing (E2 SSD), and nearline (E5 NL) storage resources together into one virtualizable pool of storage. In fact, virtualizing your storage infrastructure with Avid NEXIS will lower your operational costs by eliminating the complexity and cost of managing multiple, disparate storage systems, while radically reducing media duplication and labor-intensive media wrangling.

Enable real-time collaboration with anyone, anywhere

Avid NEXIS works seamlessly with your favorite Avid and third-party creative tools and asset management systems, including Media Composer and Pro Tools. As an integral part of the Avid MediaCentral platform, Avid NEXIS enables you to boost efficiency and expand production on premises—and beyond the walls of your facility to the cloud—going beyond the boundaries of other storage solutions.

Accelerate workflows with industry-proven technology

Avid NEXIS was built from the same proven platform technology trusted by thousands of the world’s most demanding content facilities. In addition, all Avid NEXIS systems are backed by Avid’s worldwide Customer Care team, so you get the support you need—whenever, wherever, and however you need it.

* Please note that media mirroring is not supported with Avid NEXIS | E2 SSD and Avid NEXIS | E5 NL engines.

Avid NEXIS for content creators

For editors, producers, and other content contributors, Avid NEXIS gives you the agility, on-demand access, and reliability you need to overcome today’s production challenges. Meet critical deadlines. Find assets fast. And get unprecedented security and protection for uninterrupted production.

Get the same proven workflows trusted by the industry

Avid NEXIS is built on the same proven technology trusted by thousands of media professionals. But its unique modularity enables you to mix and match storage engines and scale capacity up to 6.4 PB of raw storage (or more than 5.5 PB protected) and more than 25 GB/s of bandwidth in a single system. And because all systems are powered by the Avid NEXIS | FS file system, you get consistent performance, reliability, and protection, whether you have one Avid NEXIS engine or a large network.

Work with the assets, tools, and people you want

Don’t change your workflow—accelerate and expand it. Avid NEXIS works with your favorite Avid and third-party creative tools and asset management systems. As an integrated shared storage system on the Avid MediaCentral Platform, Avid NEXIS enables you to boost efficiency and expand production on premises, or beyond the walls of your facility in the cloud, going where other storage solutions dead-end.

Unite and divide your media

Trying to find, access, and manage media across multiple storage silos is challenging. Avid NEXIS | FS integrates all Avid NEXIS storage engines together as one virtualizable pool of storage, making these tasks effortless. You can partition your storage pool any way you like. Customize and prioritize separate workspaces for critical projects, media ingest, video logging, production assets, content for repurposing or archive, and more. The possibilities are endless.

Get power on demand

Avid NEXIS is the only storage solution that enables you to configure the system to ensure critical workflows get the capacity and performance they need so you don’t miss that project deadline. React quickly to changes and tune performance and protection to the needs of the project and client. And with its distributed architecture and intelligent, automated data distribution, you get predictable, optimized performance under all load conditions.

Collaborate in real time

Accelerate production by connecting with hundreds of other content contributors simultaneously for real-time collaboration. No matter what software you use. That’s because Avid NEXIS works with all top media creation applications, including Media Composer, Pro Tools, Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Grass Valley EDIUS, Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve, Autodesk Smoke, FilmLight Baselight, and many more.

Get the protection you need

Not only does Avid NEXIS come with redundant power supplies and drives, you can set the type of drive protection to use for each workspace and make changes dynamically. Choose from dual or single disk protection—with automatic drive rebuild. Or select mirrored—even on top of dual disk—to protect against five simultaneous disk failures or an entire engine failure. And get high availability with redundant controller, system director, and networking options for total peace of mind.

Enjoy the benefits of a true cloud platform

The unique Avid NEXIS | FS file system makes it possible for large media enterprises seeking maximum flexibility and efficiency to build a custom storage system that reflects the essential characteristics of a cloud platform*. Get easy on-demand configuration, shared access to media assets, the ability to carve workflow-optimized workspaces from a shared pool of storage, dynamically scalable workspaces and capacity, and advanced metrics and usage reports.

* See the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) definition for cloud computing.

Avid NEXIS for technical professionals

If you’re the CTO, chief engineer, systems administrator, or other technical leader, you need the best solution for deploying and managing your media production storage. Avid NEXIS provides the capacity, scalability, security, and reliability you need to ensure production keeps moving.

Manage your system with ease

Using a simple web user interface or SOAP APIs, you can manage and administer your entire Avid NEXIS system from anywhere—on practically any device. Reconfigure and reallocate workspace resources on demand using easy-to-use management, monitoring, and analysis tools. And because all systems are powered by the Avid NEXIS | FS file system, you get reliable performance and protection, whether you have one Avid NEXIS engine or a large network.

Scale workspaces and resources on the fly

Thanks to its intelligent file system and modularity, you can mix and match storage engines, reconfigure workspaces, and scale capacity up to 6.4 PB of raw storage (or more than 5.5 PB protected) and more than 25 GB/s of bandwidth in a single system. Upgrade capacity, bandwidth, and availability as needs change. As storage engines and Media Packs are added, media is automatically redistributed to provide efficient, linear bandwidth scaling and sustained real-time performance.

Adapt quickly to changes

Easily reconfigure a workspace’s storage capacity and drive protection to handle changes to project priority or business needs—without impacting production. Avid NEXIS | FS intelligently maximizes bandwidth and your system’s usable capacity, giving your workflows the space and performance they need so critical project deadlines aren’t missed and high-priced talent aren’t idle when changes are required.

Work with the assets, tools, and people you want

Don’t change everyone’s workflow—accelerate and expand it. Avid NEXIS works with the Avid and third-party creative tools and asset management systems your teams have or want. As an integrated shared storage system on the MediaCentral Platform, it enables you to boost efficiency and expand production on premises, or beyond the walls of your facility in the cloud, going where other storage solutions dead-end.

Unite and divide your media

Trying to manage media across multiple storage silos is challenging. Avid NEXIS | FS integrates all Avid NEXIS storage engines together as one virtualizable pool of storage, making it easy for teams to find, access, and share media. Partition the storage pool to optimize production efficiency. Customize and prioritize separate workspaces for critical projects, media ingest, video logging, production assets, content for repurposing or archive, and more. The possibilities are endless.

Enable real-time collaboration

Accelerate production by enabling hundreds of content contributors to connect to more media streams for unrivaled real-time collaboration. No matter what software they use. Avid NEXIS works with all top media creation applications, including Media Composer, Pro Tools, Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Grass Valley EDIUS, Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve, Autodesk Smoke, FilmLight Baselight, and many more.

Get the protection you need

Not only does Avid NEXIS come with redundant power supplies and drives, you can set the type of drive protection to use for each workspace and make changes dynamically. Choose from dual or single disk protection—with automatic drive rebuild. Or select mirrored—even on top of dual disk—to protect against five simultaneous disk failures or an entire engine failure. And get high availability with redundant controller, system director, and networking options for total peace of mind.

Secure your assets

Ensure that only the right people have the right access to safeguard your media across the entire system. Avid NEXIS | FS uses simple and secure workspaces, enabling you to control and set who has read, read/write, or no access to any given workspace through User and Group permissions. Content will only be available to those who are authorized to access it.

Enjoy the benefits of a true cloud platform

The unique Avid NEXIS | FS file system makes it possible for large media enterprises seeking maximum flexibility and efficiency to build a custom storage system that reflects the essential characteristics of a cloud platform*. Get easy on-demand configuration, shared access to media assets, the ability to carve workflow-optimized workspaces from a shared pool of storage, dynamically scalable workspaces and capacity, and advanced metrics and usage reports.

* See the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) definition for cloud computing.

Avid NEXIS for business leaders

For CFOs, VPs of operations or engineering, GMs, and others responsible for your company’s financial success, Avid NEXIS is designed to grow with you at every stage. Work with the tools you already have today and want tomorrow—on premises or in the cloud. You gain operational efficiency while lowering costs, so you can make the most of your media.

Lower cost and complexity

Don’t add to your growing storage silos. Avid NEXIS | FS integrates all Avid NEXIS storage engines together as one virtualizable pool of storage, lowering operational costs by minimizing the time spent wrangling media. In addition, you can configure Avid NEXIS | E2 and E4 storage engines with an embedded System Director for cost-effective small-scale deployments. And set up larger scale deployments and high availability with the external System Director Appliance with any combination of E5 NL, E5, E4, E2, and E2 SSD engines.

Get the same proven workflows trusted by the industry

Avid NEXIS is built on the same proven software and platform technology trusted by the world’s leading media and broadcast enterprises. But it goes where other storage systems leave off, offering greater flexibility, scalability, control, and extensibility to future-proof your investment. And because all systems are powered by the Avid NEXIS | FS file system, you get persistent performance and reliability, whether you have one Avid NEXIS engine or a large network.

Gain a system that scales dynamically for your needs

Avid NEXIS is the only storage solution that grows with you. Its unique file system and modularity enables teams to mix and match storage engines and scale capacity up to 6.4 PB of raw storage (or more than 5.5 PB protected) and more than 25 GB/s of bandwidth in a single system. Start with a configuration that meets your needs and budget now. Then scale your system to adapt quickly to changes and emerging opportunities.

Optimize the value of your assets

You can’t monetize your media if you don’t know what you have. Avid NEXIS breaks down barriers, providing a proven file system that unites your assets. Teams can quickly find and access media for reuse and repurposing, so you can capitalize on lucrative opportunities to monetize content before they slip away. Plus, when integrated with MediaCentral, you can locate media across local and remote Avid NEXIS, Avid ISIS, and other storage systems.

Work with anything, anyone, anywhere

Avid NEXIS is an open storage solution that easily adapts to fit into your existing and constantly changing production environment. It works with platform-enabled Avid and third-party applications and services—on premises and in the cloud. And it supports real-time collaboration, enabling local and remote editors to access and share the same media as if everyone was working in the same facility.

Get the protection you need

Not only does Avid NEXIS come with redundant power supplies and drives, you can set the type of drive protection to use for each workspace. Choose from dual or single disk protection—with automatic drive rebuild. Or select mirrored—even on top of dual disk—to protect against five simultaneous disk failures or an entire engine failure. And get high availability with redundant controller, system director, and networking options for total peace of mind.

Secure your assets

Ensure that only the right people have the right access to safeguard your media across the entire system. Avid NEXIS | FS uses simple and secure workspaces, enabling you to control and set who has read, read/write, or no access to any given workspace through User and Group permissions. Content will only be available to those who are authorized to access it, enabling you to protect your media and business.

Enjoy the benefits of a true cloud platform

The unique Avid NEXIS | FS file system makes it possible for large media enterprises seeking maximum flexibility and efficiency to build a custom storage system that reflects the essential characteristics of a cloud platform*. Get easy on-demand configuration, shared access to media assets, the ability to carve workflow-optimized workspaces from a shared pool of storage, dynamically scalable workspaces and capacity, and advanced metrics and usage reports.

* See the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) definition for cloud computing.