EVO™ Shared Media Storage Server

EVO Shared Media Storage Server

EVO v5.6 includes new project and asset management apps, plus more performance and scalability for production teams of any size.

The EVO video editing server takes a giant leap forward in shared storage for media production.

The SNS EVO shared media storage server is a beautiful blend of simplicity and performance, with just the right options to make it perfect for your collaborative workgroups.

EVO gives professional media creation teams total flexibility with built-in SAN and NAS, more connectivity, more storage capacity, enhanced features like automatic project file locking, project/bin sharing, proxy previews, asset tagging, RAID 5/6, NAS quotas, and remote monitoring and setup—all in one box.

The latest release of EVO offers 16 bay, 8 bay, and 4 bay configurations, and includes ShareBrowser – a new app that finally ties all of your storage and project/media management into a single comprehensive window. The ShareBrowser desktop client enables your users to search across all EVO storage as well as local, offline, and other network disks.

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EVO At-a-Glance

EVO is a complete, networked storage server solution for Video/Film/TV, graphics, VFX, animation, audio, and broadcast production environments.

The EVO shared media storage server combines a high-performance storage array with the most extensive connectivity options available in a single product – including 8 Gb/s Fibre Channel and 10 Gb/s Ethernet. EVO can be a SAN, a NAS, or both at the same time and is designed for online, real-time use with leading Mac/Windows applications such as Final Cut Pro/FCP X, Avid, Blackmagic, Smoke, Scratch, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Pro Tools.

  • Workflow

  • Search, index, verify, preview assets
  • Native Avid Bin and Project sharing
  • Adobe Premiere Pro Project sharing
  • Final Cut Pro, FCPX, Pro Tools file sharing
  • SAN & NAS Sharing
  • Scalability & Performance

  • No per-seat licensing, unlimited users
  • Up to 320TB per managed system
  • Storage Pool Expansion/Growth
  • Supports multi-stream HD/2K video, stereoscopic 3D, and 4K
  • Ethernet & Fibre Channel

  • Up to 28 Direct-connect GbE Ports
  • Up to 12 Direct-connect 10 GbE Ports
  • Up to 12 Direct-connect 8Gb Fibre Ports

 

File and Volume Sharing

Developed specifically for post production workgroups, EVO offers a huge advantage in terms of connectivity and upgradeability – since it integrates a NAS and a SAN into one system, you get the benefits of both file sharing and volume sharing. By including Fibre Channel, iSCSI and NAS into a single product, EVO assures that creative workgroups will have the best tool for every aspect of a project. You can even use Xsan, metaSAN or StorNext (or SANmp, of course!) to share EVO’s Fibre Channel storage just like you would any FC RAID system.

What’s in the Box?

EVO is a complete “SAN+NAS in a box.” It comes with everything you need to get started, and can be upgraded and expanded to grow into a much larger system when you need it.

You can choose from a pre-packaged EVO, or customize your own system.

Configuration Options

Upgrade options are available to easily add more storage into the system or increase the number of direct-connect Ethernet and Fibre Channel clients. EVO’s options allow you to pick the perfect shared storage system for your workgroup – simply start with the EVO Base, then add more drives and extra Fibre Channel or Ethernet ports. A 10 Gb/s Ethernet option is also available, giving a 10x increase in network bandwidth for NAS and iSCSI.

The 16 Bay Starts With:

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  • A 64-bit, multi-CPU, multi-core, 3U storage server
  • SAN and NAS sharing
  • 16 SATA/SSD drive bays (Expandable)
  • 4 x 1 Gb/s Ethernet SAN/NAS ports (Expandable)
  • Unlimited licenses of ShareBrowser Desktop Client
  • Unlimited licenses of SANmp Windows & Mac SAN sharing software
  • Unlimited licenses of globalSAN iSCSI Initiator for Mac OS X
  • Redundant power supplies

With the available 16 Bay EVO options, you can:

  • Add up to sixteen drives in EVO Base
  • Add EVO Expansion Units for additional storage
  • Increase Ethernet ports for a total of 28 GbE ports
  • Add Fibre Channel ports for a total of 12 FC ports
  • Add multiple 10Gb Ethernet ports

A fully configured EVO can support a total of 80 disks and up to 28 clients without needing a switch. But if you’d prefer to use a switch, that’s OK, too…


Advanced Features

EVO also includes features such as advanced disk-provisioning that enables drives to be arranged into storage pools, each capable of containing one or more volumes. Individual volumes can each be assigned a discrete RAID level, meaning the flexibility to choose what matters most: performance, reliability, usable space, or a mix of all three. For the most demanding applications, EVO offers the ability to dedicate any pool’s bandwidth to a specific task such as ingesting video.

Click here to learn more about EVO’s features.

Click here to see how EVO can be used in Video/Film/TV, graphics, VFX, animation, audio, and broadcast production environments.

The 8 Bay Starts With:

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  • A 64-bit, multi-core CPU, 2U storage server
  • SAN and NAS sharing
  • 8 SATA/SSD drive bays
  • 2 x 1 Gb/s Ethernet SAN/NAS ports (Expandable)
  • Unlimited licenses of ShareBrowser Desktop Client
  • Unlimited licenses of SANmp Windows & Mac SAN sharing software
  • Unlimited licenses of globalSAN iSCSI Initiator for Mac OS X
  • 600W Power Supply (Optional redundant power supplies)

With the available 8 Bay EVO options, you can:

  • Add up to eight drives in EVO Base
  • Increase Ethernet ports for a total of ten GbE ports
  • Add Fibre Channel ports for a total of four ports
  • Add multiple 10Gb Ethernet ports

A fully configured EVO 8 Bay can support a total of 8 disks and up to ten clients without needing a switch. But if you’d prefer to use a switch, that’s OK, too…


Advanced Features

EVO also includes features such as advanced disk-provisioning that enables drives to be arranged into storage pools, each capable of containing one or more volumes. Individual volumes can each be assigned a discrete RAID level, meaning the flexibility to choose what matters most: performance, reliability, usable space, or a mix of all three. For the most demanding applications, EVO offers the ability to dedicate any pool’s bandwidth to a specific task such as ingesting video.

Click here to learn more about EVO’s features.

Click here to see how EVO can be used in Video/Film/TV, graphics, VFX, animation, audio, and broadcast production environments.

The 4 Bay EVO Prodigy Starts With:

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  • A 64-bit, multi-core CPU, 1U storage server
  • SAN and NAS sharing
  • 4 SATA/SSD drive bays
  • 2 x 1 Gb/s Ethernet SAN/NAS ports (Expandable)
  • Unlimited licenses of ShareBrowser Desktop Client
  • Unlimited licenses of SANmp Windows & Mac SAN sharing software
  • Unlimited licenses of globalSAN iSCSI Initiator for Mac OS X

With the available 4 Bay EVO Prodigy options, you can:

  • Add up to 4 drives in EVO Prodigy Base
  • Increase Ethernet ports for a total of eight GbE ports
  • Add Fibre Channel ports for a total of four ports
  • Add multiple 10Gb Ethernet ports

A fully configured EVO Prodigy can support a total of 4 disks and up to eight clients without needing a switch. But if you’d prefer to use a switch, that’s OK, too…


Workflow Appliance

EVO Prodigy is an intelligent, multi-purpose shared storage server and workflow appliance. This compact system features a 16” deep 1RU chassis that accommodates four 2.5” enterprise edition disks and is ideal for DSLR workflows, mobile/field artists, and studios with limited rack space.

As a workflow appliance, Prodigy is the perfect solution for users of aging SAN systems who will now be able to affordably gain the project sharing, asset management, and collaborative workflow benefits offered by EVO and ShareBrowser.

Click here to learn more about EVO’s features.

Click here to see how EVO can be used in Video/Film/TV, graphics, VFX, animation, audio, and broadcast production environments.

 

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