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 NEXIS | FS file system, you get reliable performance and protection, whether you have one 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 2.88 PB of raw storage (or more than 2 PB protected) and up to 28.8 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. 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 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, 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 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.