EVO Shared Media Storage Server

EVO includes easy-to-use project and asset management apps, plus 6K-ready 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 project/media storage server is a beautiful blend of simplicity and performance, with just the right options to make it perfect for your collaborative workgroups.

The EVO workflow-defined shared storage system gives professional media creation teams total flexibility with built-in NAS and SAN, more connectivity, more storage capacity, enhanced features like automatic project file locking, project/bin sharing, cloud integration, proxy previews, asset tagging, RAID 5/6, LDAP/AD, 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, shared storage workflow server solution. The hardware and EVO OS are designed specifically 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 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 Media Composer, Resolve, Smoke, Scratch, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Pro Tools.

  • Workflow

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

  • No per-seat licensing, unlimited users
  • Up to 640TB per managed system
  • Storage Pool Expansion/Growth
  • Supports multi-stream HD/2K video, stereoscopic 3D, and 6K
  • Ethernet & Fibre Channel

  • Up to 28 Direct-connect GbE Ports
  • Up to 8 Direct-connect 10 GBase-T Ports
  • Up to 12 Direct-connect Fibre Channel Ports
 

New to shared storage?

Watch a two minute introductory animation — Signs Your Team Needs Shared Storage — that covers the common problems faced by video editing workgroups and how EVO helps solve these recurring challenges for teams of all sizes.


What’s in the Box?

A complete SAN+NAS shared storage system, built for your post production workgroup.

Includes storage server, ShareBrowser asset management software, SSD/SATA drives, and direct-connect Ethernet or FC ports. Upgrade options are available to easily add more capacity or increase the number of connectivity ports. EVO’s options allow you to pick the perfect shared storage system for your team — simply choose a Base, then add more drives and extra ports as necessary.

 


16 Bay EVO Base

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More storage, more speed, more flexibility

With the 16 Bay EVO options, you can:

  • Add up to sixteen drives in EVO Base
  • Add EVO Expansion Units for more 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 16 bay system can support a total of 80 disks and up to 28 clients without an Ethernet or FC switch.

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Quick specs:

  • EVO OS on a 64-bit, multi-CPU, multi-core, 3U storage server
  • High performance SAN and NAS subsystem
  • 16 x SATA/SSD drive bays (Expandable)
  • 4 x 1 Gb/s Ethernet SAN/NAS ports (Expandable)
  • Unlimited licenses of ShareBrowser Desktop Client
  • Unlimited licenses of globalSAN iSCSI Initiator for Mac OS X
  • Redundant power supplies

 
 


8 Bay EVO Base

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High performance, affordable shared storage

With the 8 Bay EVO options, you can:

  • Add up to eight drives in EVO Base
  • Add an EVO Expansion Unit for more storage
  • 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 system can support a total of 24 disks and up to ten clients without an Ethernet or FC switch.

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Quick specs:

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

 
 


4 Bay EVO Prodigy

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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.

With the 4 Bay EVO 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 an Ethernet or FC switch.

Quick specs:

  • EVO OS on a 64-bit, multi-core CPU, 1U storage server
  • SAN and NAS sharing
  • 4 x 2.5″ SATA/SSD drive bays
  • 2 x 1 Gb/s Ethernet SAN/NAS ports (Expandable)
  • Unlimited licenses of ShareBrowser Desktop Client
  • Unlimited licenses of globalSAN iSCSI Initiator for Mac OS X

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User Spotlight

Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Institute Teaches Audio Recording on EVO

The essence of Recording Arts and Science's approach is hands-on immersion. Students record and work with an immense amount of audio content from the conservatory, from solo instrument recitals to full-on orchestral ensembles, in addition to their regular course work in which they are editing, producing, and mastering sound. All of their work is done in one of four primary control rooms, and all of those control rooms are connected to an EVO shared storage media server.

Biscardi Creative Media is Prepared for Anything with EVO

The BCM studio is setup to enable any workstation to work on any application, and every room in the facility allows for 4K & HD output. All of the workstations are connected via 10Gb Ethernet and GbE to the EVO server array, which is housed in the studio's equipment room. Many of their projects are edited on Adobe Premiere Pro. "Being able to protect our projects is big," says Biscardi. "More than anything it's huge peace of mind. The project locking is taking care of the kinds of things you don't want to think about while you're working."

The Life Church Embraces Video, and EVO, to Share Its Message

Life Church"s vision is to serve people, develop leaders and impact generations in a dynamic and diverse environment that emphasizes community and bridging divisions. The Siebelings wanted a vibrant ministry that would speak to the needs of a new generation, and one of Life Church"s core values is creativity. Life Church has embraced that value by making video a primary channel for its message, and employing a full-time creative staff that collaborates through the EVO platform.