EVO Shared Storage Server

EVO Shared Storage Servers

Models and Specs

The SNS EVO shared project/video storage server is a beautiful blend of simplicity, features, and performance.

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Complete, networked, high-performance shared storage workflow servers

Available in 16 bay, 8 bay, and 4 bay configurations

A suite of incredible workflow tools

The EVO suite—included with every new system—includes ShareBrowser, Nomad, and Slingshot. Editors around the world use these apps to power a modern, practical, on-premise and remote workflow solution.

Unlimited licenses are included, so everyone on your media team can instantly work more effectively.

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Workflow

Ready for on-site and remote workflow
  • ShareBrowser enables your team to tag, organize, find, comment, and review video, image, and audio files.
  • Nomad enables your editors to work virtually anywhere.
  • Slingshot is a robust automations engine and powerful API for EVO, enabling on-site and cloud backup to services like S3, Azure, and Dropbox.

Also includes tight integrations with the leading professional applications. Panel extensions for Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Final Cut Pro, native Avid Media Composer project and bin sharing, Resolve database hosting, and more…

EVO is scalable for teams of any size.

Performance

The hardware, EVO OS, and software suite are designed specifically for video/film/TV, graphics, VFX, animation, audio, and broadcast production environments.

  • 8K-ready performance
  • Up to 50GbE available
  • Available with SSD and HDD

EVO is made for online, real-time use with apps like Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Scratch, and Pro Tools.

Why your creative team needs EVO.

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Watch a short explainer video that covers the most common problems faced by video editing teams and see how EVO helps solve these recurring challenges.

Choose the perfect system.

Every system includes the storage server running EVO OS, the EVO software suite, SSD or HDD, direct-connect Ethernet ports (up to 50GbE), and lifetime technical support.

Upgrade options are available to easily add more capacity or increase the number of connectivity ports.

EVO 16 Bay
Large workgroup, up to 960TB
3U
Up to 80 disks

EVO 2U 8 Bay
Medium workgroup, up to 288TB
2U
Up to 24 disks

EVO 8 Bay Live
Medium workgroup, up to 288TB
Short-depth 4U
Up to 24 disks

EVO 4 Bay
Asset management appliance
Prodigy 1U
Up to 4 disks

EVO Desktop
Small workgroup, up to 48TB
Prodigy Desktop
Up to 4 disks

EVO Nearline
Nearline, scale to Petabytes
3U
Scale-out

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

EVO 16 Bay

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More storage, more speed, more flexibility

With this EVO, you can:
  • Add up to sixteen drives (HDD or SSD) in EVO Base
  • Add EVO Expansion Units for a total of 960TB per node
  • Increase Ethernet ports for a total of 26 GbE ports
  • Add multiple 10Gb, 25Gb, or 50Gb Ethernet ports

A fully configured EVO 16 bay system expands to a total of 80 disks and up to 26 clients without an Ethernet switch.

Quick specs:
  • EVO OS on a 64-bit, multi-CPU, multi-core, 3U storage server
  • 16 x SATA/SAS drive bays (Expandable)
  • Unlimited licenses of EVO suite (ShareBrowser MAM, Nomad remote tools, Slingshot)
  • Redundant power supplies

Expand full specs for 16 Bay EVO (3U)

Base Chassis 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: Length 28.5″ (32″ w/ cables) x Width 17″ x Height 5.25″
  • Shipping dimensions: Length 37″ x Width 24″ x Height 13″ (110lbs loaded)
  • 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: 25.75″ to 32.25″ (65.4cm – 81.9cm)
    • Rear-rail mount can be flipped to fit a minimum depth of 18.5″, with 7.25″ of rail overhang.
Expansion Chassis 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: Length 24.25″ (27.75″ w/ cables) x Width 17″ x Height 5.25″ (19″ rack)
  • Shipping dimensions: Length 32.5″ x Width 23″ x Height 12″ (100lbs loaded)
  • Height Requirements: 3U

Connectivity and Expansion
  • Included ShareBrowser, Nomad, Slingshot: Unlimited
  • Included GbE Ports: 2
  • Maximum GbE Ports: 26
  • Maximum 10GbE Optical Ports: 12
  • Maximum 10GbE Base-T Ports: 8
  • Maximum 25GbE Optical Ports: 4
  • Maximum 50GbE Optical Ports: 2
  • Maximum SATA or SAS Disks per Chassis: 16
  • Maximum Disks per System: 80
Supported RAID Levels
  • RAID Levels: 5 and 6
Available Drives
  • SSD: ~1TB, ~2TB, ~4TB, ~8TB (Enterprise-class RAID-edition 6Gbps SATA)
  • HDD: 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB, 12TB (Enterprise-class RAID-edition 6Gbps SATA)
  • 12Gbps SAS drives also available

EVO 8 Bay (2U)

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High performance, affordable shared storage

With this EVO, you can:
  • Add up to eight drives (HDD or SSD) in EVO Base
  • Add an EVO Expansion Unit for a total of 288TB per node
  • Increase Ethernet ports for a total of eighteen GbE ports
  • Add multiple 10Gb, 25Gb, or 50Gb Ethernet ports

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

Quick specs:
  • EVO OS on a 64-bit, multi-core CPU, 2U storage server
  • 8 x SATA/SAS drive bays
  • Unlimited licenses of EVO suite (ShareBrowser MAM, Nomad remote tools, Slingshot)
  • 650W Redundant Power Supply

Expand full specs for 8 Bay EVO (2U)

Base Chassis 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: Length 28.5″ (32″ w/ cables) x Width 17″ x Height 3.625″
  • Shipping dimensions: Length 37″ x Width 24″ x Height 13″ (90lbs loaded)
  • 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: 25.75″ to 32.25″ (65.4cm – 81.9cm)
    • Rear-rail mount can be flipped to fit a minimum depth of 18.5″, with 7.25″ of rail overhang.
Expansion Chassis 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: Length 24.25″ (27.75″ w/ cables) x Width 17″ x Height 5.25″ (19″ rack)
  • Shipping dimensions: Length 32.5″ x Width 23″ x Height 12″ (100lbs loaded)
  • Height Requirements: 3U

Connectivity and Expansion
  • Included ShareBrowser, Nomad, Slingshot: Unlimited
  • Included GbE Ports: 2
  • Maximum GbE Ports: 18
  • Maximum 10GbE Optical Ports: 4
  • Maximum 10GbE Base-T Ports: 4
  • Maximum 25GbE Optical Ports: 4
  • Maximum 50GbE Optical Ports: 2
  • Maximum SATA or SAS Disks (base unit): 8
  • Maximum Disks per System: 24
Supported RAID Levels
  • RAID Levels: 5 and 6
Available Drives
  • SSD: ~1TB, ~2TB, ~4TB, ~8TB (Enterprise-class RAID-edition 6Gbps SATA)
  • HDD: 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB, 12TB (Enterprise-class RAID-edition 6Gbps SATA)
  • 12Gbps SAS drives also available

EVO 8 Bay Live

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High performance shared storage in a short-depth enclosure

With this EVO, you can:
  • Add up to eight drives (HDD or SSD) in EVO Base
  • Add an EVO Expansion Unit for a total of 288TB per node
  • Increase Ethernet ports for a total of 24 GbE 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 switch.

Quick specs:
  • EVO OS on a 64-bit, multi-core CPU, 4U storage server
  • 8 x SATA/SAS drive bays
  • Unlimited licenses of EVO suite (ShareBrowser MAM, Nomad remote tools, Slingshot)
  • 650W Redundant Power Supply

Expand full specs for 8 Bay EVO Live

Base Chassis 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: Length 18″ (21.5″ w/ cables) x Width 17″ x Height 7″
  • Shipping dimensions: Length 37″ x Width 24″ x Height 13″ (90lbs loaded)
  • Height Requirements: 4U
Rack Requirements
  • EIA-310 rack, 4-post with front and rear rails using included mounting rails. Available 2-post mounting using only front rails
  • Included mounting rails for 4-post racks
    • 4RU required
    • 0.625″ pitch, round hole (square hole compatible)
    • Inner-rail to inner-rail depth: 21″-27.5″ (53cm – 69.85cm)
    • Rear-rail mount can be flipped to fit a minimum depth of 13.75″, with 7.25″ of rail overhang.
  • Optional mounting for 2-post racks
    • 6 RU required
    • 0.625″ pitch, round hole (square hole compatible)
    • Chassis depth 21″ (18″ chassis plus 3″ cable clearance)
Expansion Chassis 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: Length 24.25″ (27.75″ w/ cables) x Width 17″ x Height 5.25″ (19″ rack)
  • Shipping dimensions: Length 32.5″ x Width 23″ x Height 12″ (100lbs loaded)
  • Height Requirements: 3U

Connectivity and Expansion
  • Included ShareBrowser, Nomad, Slingshot: Unlimited
  • Included GbE Ports: 2
  • Maximum GbE Ports: 24
  • Maximum 10GbE Optical Ports: 4
  • Maximum 10GbE Base-T Ports: 4
  • Maximum SATA/SAS Disks (base unit): 8
  • Maximum Disks per System: 24 (16 bay expansion chassis requires standard-depth rack)
Supported RAID Levels
  • RAID Levels: 5 and 6
Available Drives
  • SSD: ~1TB, ~2TB, ~4TB, ~8TB (Enterprise-class RAID-edition 6Gbps SATA)
  • HDD: 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB, 12TB Enterprise-class RAID-edition 6Gbps SATA drives

4 Bay EVO Prodigy

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An intelligent, multi-purpose shared storage server and workflow appliance

With this EVO, you can:
  • Add up to 4 drives in EVO Prodigy Base
  • Increase Ethernet ports for a total of eight GbE 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 switch.

Quick specs:
  • EVO OS on a 64-bit, multi-core CPU, 1U storage server
  • 4 x 2.5″ SATA drive bays
  • Unlimited licenses of EVO suite (ShareBrowser MAM, Nomad remote tools, Slingshot)

Expand full specs for 4 Bay EVO Prodigy (1U)

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.

Base Chassis 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: Length 16″ (18″ w/ cables) x Width 17″ with rack tabs x Height 1.75″
  • Shipping dimensions: Length 22.5″ x Width 22″ x Height 7.5″ (21lbs loaded)
  • 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: 25.75″ to 32.25″ (65.4cm – 81.9cm)
    • Rear-rail mount can be flipped to fit a minimum depth of 18.5″, with 7.25″ of rail overhang.

Connectivity and Expansion
  • Included ShareBrowser, Nomad, Slingshot: Unlimited
  • Included GbE Ports: 2
  • Maximum GbE Ports: 8
  • Maximum 10GbE Ports: 2
  • Maximum SATA Disks per Chassis: 4
  • Maximum Disks per System: 4
Supported RAID Levels
  • RAID Levels: 5 and 6
Available Drives (2.5″)
  • SSD: ~1TB, ~2TB, ~4TB, ~8TB
  • HDD: 1TB Enterprise-class RAID-edition 6Gbps SATA drives

4 Bay EVO Prodigy Desktop

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

With this EVO, you can:
  • Add up to 4 drives in EVO Prodigy Base
  • Increase Ethernet ports for a total of eight GbE 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 switch.

Quick specs:
  • EVO OS on a 64-bit, multi-core CPU, desktop storage server
  • 4 x 3.5″ SATA drive bays
  • Unlimited licenses of EVO suite (ShareBrowser MAM, Nomad remote tools, Slingshot)

Expand full specs for 4 Bay EVO Prodigy (Desktop)

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.


Base Chassis 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: Length 13″ x Width 8.75″ x Height 9.25″
  • Shipping dimensions: Length 23″ x Width 21″ x Height 12″ (35lbs loaded)
  • Rack Height Requirements (Stacked on Shelf): ~6U
  • SPL: Idles at approximately 45db SPL @ 1m, A-weighted, on the slow (averaging) response time. (The predominant audible component is semi-broadband noise from cooling fans, and secondarily from the spinning disk drives. Fan noise may be higher during system boot-up, and possibly during periods of sustained, very high data transfer rates. There is also an audio beeper built into the system that is intended to function as an alert when particular fault conditions occur, such as a failed disk drive.)
Connectivity and Expansion
  • Included ShareBrowser, Nomad, Slingshot: Unlimited
  • Included GbE Ports: 2
  • Maximum GbE Ports: 8
  • Maximum 10GbE Ports: 2
  • Maximum SATA Disks per Chassis: 4
  • Maximum Disks per System: 4

Supported RAID Levels
  • RAID Levels: 5 and 6
Available Drives (2.5″)
  • SSD: ~1TB, ~2TB, ~4TB, ~8TB
  • HDD: 1TB Enterprise-class RAID-edition 6Gbps SATA drives
Available Drives (3.5″)
  • 2TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB, 12TB RAID-edition 6Gbps SATA drives

EVO Nearline

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Nearline storage for use with EVO and other systems

Cluster/scale-out to multiple petabytes

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 to cloud or LTO.

With EVO Nearline, you can:
  • Add up to sixteen drives in EVO Base
  • Add EVO Expansion Units for a total of 960TB per node or use clustered mode for scale-out to multiple petabytes in a single namespace.
  • Increase Ethernet ports for a total of 6 GbE ports
  • Add up to two 10Gb Ethernet ports

Quick specs:
  • EVO OS on a 64-bit, multi-core, 3U storage server
  • 16 x SATA/SAS drive bays (Expandable)
  • Unlimited licenses of EVO suite (ShareBrowser MAM, Nomad remote tools, Slingshot)
  • Redundant power supplies

Expand full specs for EVO Nearline

Base Chassis 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: Length 28.5″ (32″ w/ cables) x Width 17″ x Height 5.25″
  • Shipping dimensions: Length 37″ x Width 24″ x Height 13″ (110lbs loaded)
  • 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: 25.75″ to 32.25″ (65.4cm – 81.9cm)
    • Rear-rail mount can be flipped to fit a minimum depth of 18.5″, with 7.25″ of rail overhang.
Expansion Chassis 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: Length 24.25″ (27.75″ w/ cables) x Width 17″ x Height 5.25″ (19″ rack)
  • Shipping dimensions: Length 32.5″ x Width 23″ x Height 12″ (100lbs loaded)
  • Height Requirements: 3U

Connectivity and Expansion
  • Included ShareBrowser, Nomad, Slingshot: Unlimited
  • Included GbE Ports: 2
  • Maximum GbE Ports: 6
  • Maximum 10GbE Base-T Ports: 2
  • Maximum SATA/SAS Disks per Chassis: 16
  • Maximum Disks per System: 80 (choose scale-out for more)
Supported RAID Levels
  • RAID Levels: 5 and 6
Available Drives
  • 6TB, 8TB, 10TB, 12TB Enterprise-class RAID-edition 6Gbps SATA drives

60 Bay + EVO Prodigy

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High density nearline storage combined with EVO Prodigy and ShareBrowser media asset management

This high-density system packs 60 disks into a 4U chassis, making it an economical choice for large nearline storage capacities up to 600TB, with a smaller footprint. This bundle includes an EVO Prodigy 1U server to add the intelligence of the EVO OS and ShareBrowser media asset management software to your nearline storage tier.

Bundle specs:
  • Includes 1 x EVO Prodigy server
  • Includes 1 x 4U 60 bay nearline enclosure
  • Accommodates up to 600TB

Features:
  • 60 x top load SATA drive bays
  • 2 x 10 Gb/s Ethernet ports
  • Redundant power supplies

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