SNS Announces v.5.5 with Significant Hardware and OS Upgrades to EVO Shared Media Storage Server

EVO v5.5 Shared Storage Server Delivers High Performance and Extensive Connectivity for Production Environments of Any Size

Amsterdam, Netherlands, IBC Conference, Stand 7.A03 (September 13, 2013)–Studio Network Solutions, LLC. (SNS) a leading provider of shared storage solutions for video and audio workgroups, today announced a major hardware and OS upgrade to its EVO shared storage server with EVO v5.5.

The latest release of EVO includes new project/asset management functionality, quota features, and doubled storage scalability for production teams of any size. EVO is SNS’s complete shared media storage server with SAN and NAS features. The “All in One Box” system combines a high-performance storage array – capable of nearly 2.5 GB/s throughput and 4K support – with extensive connectivity options including 1/10 Gb/s Ethernet and 8/16 Gb/s Fibre Channel. EVO can be a SAN, a NAS, or both at the same time, and is developed and tuned for the demanding workflow needs of TV, film, video, graphics, VFX, animation, audio, and broadcast production environments.

Among numerous major upgrades to the system EVO v5.5 now introduces and includes great new functionality that can tie all site-wide storage and project/media management into a single comprehensive window.

A new rich client interface – similar to Finder/Explorer but created by SNS for professional media teams – enables users to search across all EVO storage as well as local, offline, and other network disks. Files can now be indexed on the fly, and users can more easily find, preview, and share media assets and projects. The new interface also offers the capability to securely ingest and migrate data using built-in verification.

“Content creators have to deal with media and projects across a diversity of storage types and locations,” stated Ryan Stoutenborough, President of SNS. “We saw users opening many different utilities and wading through lots of windows just to find what they needed, so we’re working to simplify all of that. Our new interface goes well beyond EVO and aims to coordinate all necessary storage under a single umbrella for editors. The interface provides at-a-glance key information – even for offline storage – and simplifies common storage operations like finding files, mounting, previewing, opening, locking, and migrating. The result is a far-reaching lasso that can streamline the interactions between media teams and their storage assets.”

The latest EVO gives professional media creation teams total flexibility with built-in SAN and NAS, 100% more storage capacity, enhanced features like automatic project file locking, project/bin sharing, RAID 5/6, NAS quotas, and remote monitoring and setup.

New in EVO Version 5.5 – Hardware and Software features include:

  • Search, Index, Verify, and Preview assets
  • Search offline and local storage
  • Distributed, Scheduled, and On The Fly Indexing
  • Mix SSD, SAS, and SATA disks
  • Up to 64 disks per EVO node
  • Dynamic workspace resizing
  • Active Directory / LDAP Integration

EVO v5.5 can be ordered in 8 bay and 16 bay configurations, starting at $6,999. Contact SNS for pricing and information.


About Studio Network Solutions (SNS)
SNS is a leading provider of shared storage hardware and software technology for Mac, Windows & Linux workgroups. For over 15 years SNS has been advancing workflow efficiency for the media and entertainment, broadcast, post production, digital content creation, game development, and education and government marketplaces. For more information visit