EVO Shared Storage Server Models & Specs

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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.

 

Choose the EVO that’s perfect for you.

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

Every system includes the storage server running EVO OS, ShareBrowser asset management software, SSD or 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 16 Bay

  • Large workgroups, up to 640TB per node
  • 3U
  • Up to 80 disks

EVO 2U 8 Bay

  • Medium workgroups, up to 192TB per node
  • 2U
  • Up to 24 disks

EVO 4U 8 Bay

  • Medium workgroups, up to 192TB per node
  • Short-depth 4U
  • Up to 24 disks

EVO 4 Bay

  • Asset management appliance
  • Prodigy 1U
  • Up to 4 disks

EVO Desktop

  • Small workgroups, up to 32TB
  • Prodigy Desktop
  • Up to 4 disks

EVO Nearline

  • Nearline use only, up to 640TB
  • 3U
  • Up to 80 disks

The EVO OS, systems, and all included software are designed by SNS, specifically for professional media applications.

 


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 expands to a total of 80 disks and up to 28 clients without an Ethernet or FC switch.

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

Base Physical and Electrical

  • 64-bit, multi-CPU, multi-core, 3U storage server
  • Power Requirement: 100-240VAC 50-60Hz (auto switching)
  • Power Supply: 1300W Redundant (3 650W modules)
  • Maximum Load: 20-10A
  • Operational environment: 40 to 72°F (5 to 22°C)
  • Thermal: ~1297 BTU/hr
  • Physical dimensions: Height 5.25″ x Width 17″ x Length 28.5″ chassis, 32″ w/ cables
  • Shipping weight: 95 lbs (Fully loaded base: 95+20)
  • Height Requirements: 3U
  • SPL: Base chassis with 16 disk drives, at idle, <60db SPL @ 1m, A-weighted
  • EVO connects to standard 120v mains power. Each base unit has 3 power supplies and therefore 3 mains power cables using standard NEMA 5-15 plugs. The base unit will draw about 10A at 120v.

Rack Requirements

  • EIA-310 rack, 4-post with front and rear rails
  • Included Mounting rails
    • 0.625″ pitch, round hole (square hole compatible)
    • Inner-rail to inner-rail depth: 26.125″ to 35″ (66cm – 89cm)
    • Rear-rail mount can be flipped to fit a minimum depth of 17″, with 9″ of rail overhang.

Expansion Physical and Electrical

  • Power Requirement: 100-240VAC 50-60Hz (auto switching)
  • Power Supply: 720W Redundant (2 720W modules)
  • Maximum Load: 10-5A
  • Operational environment: 40 to 72°F (5 to 22°C)
  • Thermal: ~785 BTU/hr
  • Physical dimensions: Height 5.25″ x Width 17″ (19″ rack) x Length 24.25″ chassis, 27.75″ w/ cables
  • Shipping weight: 90 lbs (Fully loaded base and exp: 95+90+37)
  • Height Requirements: 3U

Connectivity and Expansion

  • Included ShareBrowser Desktop Client Licenses: Unlimited
  • Included EVO-only SANmp Sharing Licenses: Unlimited
  • Included EVO-only iSCSI Initiator Licenses: Unlimited
  • Included GbE Ports: 4
  • Maximum GbE Ports: 28
  • Maximum 10GbE Optical Ports: 12
  • Maximum 10GbE Base-T Ports: 8
  • Maximum Fibre Channel Ports: 12
  • Maximum SATA/SAS/SSD Disks per Chassis: 16
  • Maximum Disks per System: 80

Supported RAID Levels

  • RAID Levels: 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, and 10 (SSD: JBOD/RAID 0 only)

Available Drives

  • 256GB, 512GB, 1TB SSD
  • 2TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB Enterprise-class RAID-edition 6Gbps SATA drives

 

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8 Bay EVO Base (2U)

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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 eighteen GbE ports
  • Add Fibre Channel ports for a total of four ports
  • Add multiple 10Gb Ethernet ports

A fully configured EVO 8 Bay system expands to a total of 24 disks and up to 18 clients without an Ethernet or FC switch.

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
  • 650W Redundant Power Supply

Base Physical and Electrical

  • 64-bit, multi-core CPU, 2U storage server
  • Power Requirement: 100-240VAC 47-63Hz (auto switching)
  • Power Supply: 650W Redundant (2 650W modules)
  • Maximum Load: 9-4A
  • Operational environment: 40 to 72°F (5 to 22°C)
  • Thermal: ~785 BTU/hr
  • Physical dimensions: Height 3.625″ x Width 17″ x Length 28.5″ chassis, 32″ w/ cables
  • Shipping weight: 62 lbs
  • Height Requirements: 2U

Rack Requirements

  • EIA-310 rack, 4-post with front and rear rails
  • Included Mounting rails
    • 0.625″ pitch, round hole (square hole compatible)
    • Inner-rail to inner-rail depth: 26.125″ to 35″ (66cm – 89cm)
    • Rear-rail mount can be flipped to fit a minimum depth of 17″, with 9″ of rail overhang.

Expansion Physical and Electrical

  • Power Requirement: 100-240VAC 50-60Hz (auto switching)
  • Power Supply: 720W Redundant (2 720W modules)
  • Maximum Load: 10-5A
  • Operational environment: 40 to 72°F (5 to 22°C)
  • Thermal: ~785 BTU/hr
  • Physical dimensions: Height 5.25″ x Width 17″ (19″ rack) x Length 24.25″ chassis, 27.75″ w/ cables
  • Shipping weight: 90 lbs (Fully loaded base and exp: 95+90+37)
  • Height Requirements: 3U

Connectivity and Expansion

  • Included ShareBrowser Desktop Client Licenses: Unlimited
  • Included EVO-only SANmp Sharing Licenses: Unlimited
  • Included EVO-only iSCSI Initiator Licenses: Unlimited
  • Included GbE Ports: 2
  • Maximum GbE Ports: 18
  • Maximum 10GbE Optical Ports: 4
  • Maximum 10GbE Base-T Ports: 4
  • Maximum Fibre Channel Ports: 4
  • Maximum SATA/SSD Disks per Chassis: 8
  • Maximum Disks per System: 24

Supported RAID Levels

  • RAID Levels: 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, and 10 (SSD: JBOD/RAID 0 only)

Available Drives

  • 256GB, 512GB, 1TB SSD
  • 2TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB Enterprise-class RAID-edition 6Gbps SATA drives

 

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8 Bay EVO Base Short-Depth (4U)

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High performance shared storage in a short-depth enclosure

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 24 GbE ports
  • Add Fibre Channel ports for a total of four ports
  • Add multiple 10Gb Ethernet ports

A fully configured EVO 8 Bay system expands to a total of 24 disks and up to 24 clients without an Ethernet or FC switch.

Quick specs:

  • EVO OS on a 64-bit, multi-core CPU, 4U 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
  • 650W Redundant Power Supply

Base Physical and Electrical

  • 64-bit, multi-core CPU, 4U storage server
  • Power Requirement: 100-240VAC 47-63Hz (auto switching)
  • Power Supply: 650W Redundant (2 650W modules)
  • Maximum Load: 9-4A
  • Operational environment: 40 to 72°F (5 to 22°C)
  • Thermal: ~785 BTU/hr
  • Physical dimensions: Height 7″ x Width 17″ x Length 18″ chassis, 21.5″ w/ cables
  • Shipping weight: 62 lbs
  • Height Requirements: 4U

Rack Requirements

  • EIA-310 rack, 4-post with front and rear rails
  • Included Mounting rails
    • 0.625″ pitch, round hole (square hole compatible)
    • Inner-rail to inner-rail depth: 26.125″ to 35″ (66cm – 89cm)
    • Rear-rail mount can be flipped to fit a minimum depth of 17″, with 9″ of rail overhang.

Expansion Physical and Electrical

  • Power Requirement: 100-240VAC 50-60Hz (auto switching)
  • Power Supply: 720W Redundant (2 720W modules)
  • Maximum Load: 10-5A
  • Operational environment: 40 to 72°F (5 to 22°C)
  • Thermal: ~785 BTU/hr
  • Physical dimensions: Height 5.25″ x Width 17″ (19″ rack) x Length 24.25″ chassis, 27.75″ w/ cables
  • Shipping weight: 90 lbs (Fully loaded base and exp: 95+90+37)
  • Height Requirements: 3U

Connectivity and Expansion

  • Included ShareBrowser Desktop Client Licenses: Unlimited
  • Included EVO-only SANmp Sharing Licenses: Unlimited
  • Included EVO-only iSCSI Initiator Licenses: Unlimited
  • Included GbE Ports: 2
  • Maximum GbE Ports: 24
  • Maximum 10GbE Optical Ports: 4
  • Maximum 10GbE Base-T Ports: 4
  • Maximum Fibre Channel Ports: 4
  • Maximum SATA/SSD Disks per Chassis: 8
  • Maximum Disks per System: 24

Supported RAID Levels

  • RAID Levels: 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, and 10 (SSD: JBOD/RAID 0 only)

Available Drives

  • 256GB, 512GB, 1TB SSD
  • 2TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB Enterprise-class RAID-edition 6Gbps SATA drives

 

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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 expands to 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

Base Physical and Electrical

  • 64-bit, multi-core CPU, 1U storage server
  • Power Requirement: 100-240VAC 60-50Hz (auto switching)
  • Power Supply: 250W, non-redundant
  • Maximum Load: 2.5-1.04A
  • Operational environment: 40 to 72°F (5 to 22°C)
  • Thermal: ~512 BTU/hr
  • Physical dimensions: Height 1.75″ x Width 17″ with rack tabs, 17″ without x Length 16″ chassis, 18″ w/ cables
  • Shipping weight: 25lbs
  • Height Requirements: 1U

Rack Requirements

  • EIA-310 rack, 4-post with front and rear rails
  • Included Mounting rails
    • 0.625″ pitch, round hole (square hole compatible)
    • Inner-rail to inner-rail depth: 26.125″ to 35″ (66cm – 89cm)
    • Rear-rail mount can be flipped to fit a minimum depth of 17″, with 9″ of rail overhang.

Connectivity and Expansion

  • Included ShareBrowser Desktop Client Licenses: Unlimited
  • Included EVO-only SANmp Sharing Licenses: Unlimited
  • Included EVO-only iSCSI Initiator Licenses: Unlimited
  • Included GbE Ports: 2
  • Maximum GbE Ports: 8
  • Maximum 10GbE Ports: 2
  • Maximum Fibre Channel Ports: 4
  • Maximum SATA/SSD Disks per Chassis: 4
  • Maximum Disks per System: 4

Supported RAID Levels

  • RAID Levels: 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, and 10 (SSD: JBOD/RAID 0 only)

Available Drives (2.5″)

  • 256GB, 512GB, 1TB SSD
  • 1TB Enterprise-class RAID-edition 6Gbps SATA drives

 

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4 Bay EVO Prodigy Desktop

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A small and quiet multi-purpose shared storage desktop server and workflow appliance

This compact system features a small and quiet desktop enclosure that accommodates four 2.5” or 3.5″ enterprise edition disks and is ideal for compressed workflows, mobile/field artists, and studios without rack space. The EVO Prodigy Desktop enables centralized network storage workflow, project sharing, and asset management for two user workgroups, and workstations can be directly connected to Prodigy — no Ethernet switch required.

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 up to two 10Gb Ethernet ports

A fully configured EVO Prodigy expands to 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, desktop storage server
  • SAN and NAS sharing
  • 4 x 3.5″ 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

Base Physical and Electrical

  • 64-bit, multi-core CPU, Desktop Storage Server
  • Power Requirement: 115-230VAC 60-50Hz (auto switching)
  • Power Supply: 300W, non-redundant
  • Maximum Load: 2.72-1.36A
  • Operational environment: 40 to 72°F (5 to 22°C)
  • Thermal @ Idle: ~225 BTU/hr
  • Thermal @ Max Load: ~300 BTU/hr
  • Physical dimensions: Height 9.25″ x Width 8.75″ x Depth 13″
  • Shipping weight: 35lbs
  • Rack Height Requirements (Stacked on Shelf): ~6U

Connectivity and Expansion

  • Included ShareBrowser Desktop Client Licenses: Unlimited
  • Included EVO-only SANmp Sharing Licenses: Unlimited
  • Included EVO-only iSCSI Initiator Licenses: Unlimited
  • Included GbE Ports: 2
  • Maximum GbE Ports: 8
  • Maximum 10GbE Ports: 2
  • Maximum Fibre Channel Ports: 4
  • Maximum SATA/SSD Disks per Chassis: 4
  • Maximum Disks per System: 4

Supported RAID Levels

  • RAID Levels: 0, 1, 4, 5, 6, and 10 (SSD: JBOD/RAID 0 only)

Available Drives (2.5″)

  • 256GB, 512GB, 1TB SSD
  • 1TB Enterprise-class RAID-edition 6Gbps SATA drives

Available Drives (3.5″)

  • 2TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB Enterprise-class RAID-edition 6Gbps SATA drives

 

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EVO Nearline

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Nearline storage for use with EVO and other systems

EVO Nearline is an affordable server for teams that need a secondary networked-storage tier to accommodate large reference libraries, completed projects, and related media before deep archive. Install alongside your in-place storage and easily access it from workstations or other servers, using normal utilities like OS X Finder or Windows Explorer.

With the 16 Bay EVO Nearline 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 6 GbE ports
  • Add Fibre Channel ports for a total of 2 FC ports
  • Add up to two 10Gb Ethernet ports

A fully configured EVO Nearline expands to a total of 80 disks.

Quick specs:

  • EVO OS on a 64-bit, multi-core, 3U storage server
  • SAN and NAS subsystem optimized for transfers
  • 16 x SATA drive bays (Expandable)
  • 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
  • Redundant power supplies

Base Physical and Electrical

  • 64-bit, multi-core, 3U storage server
  • Power Requirement: 100-240VAC 47-63Hz (auto switching)
  • Power Supply: 860W Redundant (2 860W modules)
  • Maximum Load: 13-6.5A
  • Operational environment: 40 to 72°F (5 to 22°C)
  • Thermal: ~785 BTU/hr
  • Physical dimensions: Height 5.25″ x Width 17″ x Length 28.5″ chassis, 32″ w/ cables
  • Shipping weight: 95 lbs (Fully loaded base: 95+20)
  • Height Requirements: 3U
  • SPL: Base chassis with 16 disk drives, at idle, <60db SPL @ 1m, A-weighted
  • EVO Nearline connects to standard 120v mains power. Each base unit has 2 power supplies and therefore 2 mains power cables using standard NEMA 5-15 plugs. The base unit will draw about 10A at 120v.

Rack Requirements

  • EIA-310 rack, 4-post with front and rear rails
  • Included Mounting rails
    • 0.625″ pitch, round hole (square hole compatible)
    • Inner-rail to inner-rail depth: 26.125″ to 35″ (66cm – 89cm)
    • Rear-rail mount can be flipped to fit a minimum depth of 17″, with 9″ of rail overhang.

Expansion Physical and Electrical

  • Power Requirement: 100-240VAC 50-60Hz (auto switching)
  • Power Supply: 720W Redundant (2 720W modules)
  • Maximum Load: 10-5A
  • Operational environment: 40 to 72°F (5 to 22°C)
  • Thermal: ~785 BTU/hr
  • Physical dimensions: Height 5.25″ x Width 17″ (19″ rack) x Length 24.25″ chassis, 27.75″ w/ cables
  • Shipping weight: 90 lbs (Fully loaded base and exp: 95+90+37)
  • Height Requirements: 3U

Connectivity and Expansion

  • Included ShareBrowser Desktop Client Licenses: Unlimited
  • Included EVO-only SANmp Sharing Licenses: Unlimited
  • Included EVO-only iSCSI Initiator Licenses: Unlimited
  • Included GbE Ports: 2
  • Maximum GbE Ports: 6
  • Maximum 10GbE Base-T Ports: 2
  • Maximum Fibre Channel Ports: 2
  • Maximum SATA Disks per Chassis: 16
  • Maximum Disks per System: 80

Supported RAID Levels

  • RAID Levels: 5 and 6

Available Drives

  • 6TB, 8TB Enterprise-class RAID-edition 6Gbps SATA drives

 

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User Spotlight

EVO Adds More Juice to Creative Liquid Productions

With their new EVO in place, the editors, designers, and producers at Creative Liquid can now work directly from a centralized location with access to all of their digital assets. They can collaborate on projects more efficiently, and they've taken back hundreds of hours of time that used to be spent waiting for files to transfer, shuttling drives back and forth from edit bays, and working around lengthy processes.

Bait Studio’s Award Winning VFX and Animation Teams Expand with EVO

The team at Bait Studio includes between 50-75 artists, and they can be working on 15-20 projects at any given time. Each project requires some combination of animation, visual effects, and/or motion graphics, which requires the use of 12-24 different applications and the ability to render projects 24 hours per day. Some of the primary tools in use by Bait Studio are Maya, Nuke, Houdini, C4D, After Effects, and Premiere, all of which perform flawlessly with EVO.

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.