Avid launches NEXIS

Software-defined storage platform now available
Avid Nexis.
Avid Nexis.


Avid has launched Avid NEXIS, the industry’s first and only software-defined storage platform specifically designed for storing and managing media

The platform enables fully virtualised storage so media organisations can adjust storage capacity mid-project, without disrupting workflows.

Powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform, Avid NEXIS delivers media storage flexibility, scalability, and control for both Avid-based and third-party workflows.

Designed to serve the smallest production teams as powerfully as the largest media enterprises, it’s the only storage platform built with the flexibility to grow with customers at every stage of their business – fulfilling a key tenet of Avid Everywhere.

Avid NEXIS works with all top media creation applications, including Avid Media Composer, Avid Pro Tools, Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Grass Valley EDIUS, and many more. Production teams can quickly access a shared pool of virtualised storage resources, which increases their efficiency.

Jon Mauldin, vice president technology at FotoKem NLS, said: “Avid has done a great job of adding in the flexibility needed for the many different types of productions that access a single storage system.”

The software-defined storage architecture of Avid NEXIS 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 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 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.

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