A Super-Simple Way to Safely Park and Back up Projects to the Cloud — Introducing Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces

By in Media Management, Shared Storage

As production teams create more immersive, rich video content, they are paving the way for deeper engagement with audiences. But that higher-quality media comes with larger, more complex projects. Teams need the ability to back up or park storage workspaces quickly and easily to protect project files and keep content production moving forward. And, unless there’s a secret stash of money lying around, budget constraints make large, up-front purchases of more storage difficult if not impossible.

The answer is cloud-based storage. Our newest addition to the multi-award winning Avid NEXIS family is just the solution.

Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces is designed for small- to medium-size news, sports, and post-production organizations that need to back up or free up their Avid NEXIS storage space. As an add-on service, it enables your team to store onsite projects and media offsite and scale storage space as needed on demand, in the cloud. Unlike other solutions, it doesn’t require additional software components or complex configuration to set up and maintain. That means lower costs, less risk, and fewer administrative errors.

Making Life Easier for Editors, Assistant Editors, Journalists, and Producers

Say you’re an editor, assistant editor, journalist, or producer in a post-production environment using Avid NEXIS storage. You need a way to park finished projects and media not currently in production so you can easily find and retrieve them in the future.

If your Avid NEXIS storage is full, you need to manually shuttle media to external NAS/DAS storage devices, making it hard to find the clips you need. Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces makes it super easy to offload media, finished content, and suspended projects from your Avid NEXIS system to the cloud. And because Avid NEXIS workspaces and cloudspaces are both managed through the Avid NEXIS Management Console, it’s easy to organize,  find, retrieve, and restore what you need fast. With Cloudspaces, you no longer waste time searching for and wrangling media. That means more time to create projects and faster turnaround!

You also want to back up media and project files offsite while making sure your latest changes are protected. But backing up media offsite takes time and can be complicated. Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces works like an extension of your on-premises Avid NEXIS workspaces, enabling you to safely back up media and project files to offsite cloudspaces. It eliminates complex processes and management while safeguarding your projects from loss.

Designed to Support Business Owners, CTOs, Engineers, IT Managers and System Architects

If you’re on the technical side of the house, you want a simple and safe way to back up media and projects offsite. But setting up and maintaining an offsite system is time-consuming and complex. That’s because it often involves additional hardware, multiple software components and labor intensive processes. That’s not the case with Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces.

Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces’ fully integrated offsite storage solution is incredibly simple to enable, set up, and maintain—with zero learning curve. You can activate and configure it quickly from the Avid NEXIS Management Console while leveraging your Avid NEXIS user access controls for built-in end-to-end security. And it uses the same familiar Avid NEXIS workspace semantics, making management easy.

Plus, with Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces, it’s super easy for editors to offload media, finished content, and suspended projects from Avid NEXIS to the cloud. That means no more time-consuming manual processes and additional hardware for you to maintain.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a simple way to integrate a secure and effective backup solution that won’t disrupt production? As you know, integrating new systems can impact production if it involves any changes to the workflow or training. The good news is that teams can safely back up and park media to Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces without having to learn new processes or change their workflow. Workspaces can be synced to your cloudspaces, without requiring any editor involvement. And media can be parked in the cloud to free up Avid NEXIS storage space, so production keeps moving.

You Too Can Try Backing Up and Parking Projects in the Cloud – For Free!!!

Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces offers a fully integrated offsite storage solution—without requiring any additional hardware or software. Simply upgrade your Avid NEXIS Enterprise or Avid NEXIS | PRO storage systems to the latest release of the Avid NEXIS | FS file system software (2019.4 or later).  Then choose from a variety of subscription plans in your Avid Account and get 3 months of free Cloudspaces storage.

Stop investing money in NAS or DAS storage drives that add complexity and risk to production workflows every time you need extra storage. With Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces, you can match your storage expense to your business needs, easily scale up your capacity as needed, and safely park and back up media while leveraging Avid NEXIS to manage your on-premises workspaces and cloudspaces together for greater workflow efficiency.

Remember, all Avid NEXIS systems come with 2 TB of cloud storage  so you can start storing media in the cloud immediately. What are you waiting for?

Instantly expand your Avid NEXIS storage to the cloud

For small- to medium-size news, sports, and post-production organizations, Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces provides a super-simple way to park projects in the cloud, as well as sync onsite Avid NEXIS workspaces for easy offsite backup.

As a senior Product Manager for Avid shared storage, I get to talk with a wide array of passionate creative professionals that simply want a scalable, fast, reliable and easy way to manage massive quantities of digital media. Translating those needs and wants into Avid's next great product is one of my passions and my job.