IBC 2016: Accelerate Production and Efficiency With New Avid NEXIS Solutions

By in Shared Storage, Video Editing

Across our industry, the rapid proliferation of content is driving storage demands higher and higher. Unfortunately, yesterday’s shared storage solutions don’t provide the infrastructure, reliability, and control that media organizations need to optimize production efficiency and keep up with growing content demands.

At IBC 2016, we unveiled new high-density, high-availability Avid NEXIS solutions to help large broadcasters and post-production organizations increase operational efficiency and maximize the lifetime value of their assets. After delivering Avid NEXIS earlier this year, we’ve seen an incredible adoption rate from media organizations of all sizes. And now, we’re extending the NEXIS family to provide unrivaled reliability and performance for the most demanding environments.

Introducing Avid NEXIS | E5

The Avid NEXIS | E5 is an enterprise-class, hyper-dense storage engine that will help large-scale broadcast and post production companies meet their most demanding production challenges.

The E5 represents a groundbreaking technical achievement for Avid, and offers the highest level of performance, scalability, and client connections in the industry. The E5 provides 40GbE connectivity and 80–480 TB of storage capacity per engine, with the ability to scale up to 1.4 PB of capacity and 9.6 GBps of bandwidth, supporting more than 2000 DNxHR HD streams or 500 DNxHR 4K streams across over 300 connected clients in a mere 17U of rackspace.

Introducing Avid NEXIS High Availability

Avid has been providing mission-critical storage solutions for decades—no one better understands the importance of bulletproof reliability. So it only makes sense that we’d also provide the industry’s most redundant storage systems.

New Avid NEXIS High Availability options increase the reliability and performance of NEXIS enterprise-class storage systems for the most critical deployments. The Avid NEXIS Redundant Storage Controller, Redundant System Director, and Redundant Networking options protect against potential hardware performance issues, while the Media Mirroring option protects an entire Avid NEXIS system against up to five simultaneous disk failures—and even an entire engine failure.

Leveraging the openness of the Avid MediaCentral Platform, Avid NEXIS solutions work with all top media creation applications—so production teams can work with the creative tools of their choice and quickly access a shared pool of virtualized storage resources. NEXIS is fully scalable, so you can select components that meet your current needs, and easily grow your system along with your business. Plus, Avid NEXIS is the only scale-out storage solution that allows you to dynamically tune the system to ensure that high-priority workflows always have the capacity, performance and data protection levels they require.


Invest in your future with the reliability you need today, the scalability for tomorrow, and the technology to take you beyond. Take your storage to the next level with Avid NEXIS.


Ed is a senior Product Manager in the Avid NEXIS collaborative storage solutions group, committed to designing, developing and delivering compelling solutions for the Media and Entertainment Industry.