SNS Announces OS and Hardware Updates to Industry Leading EVO Shared Storage NAS+SAN System

EVO v5.6 Introduces New Features Including Dropbox Integration and Enhanced Asset Management Functionality

Las Vegas, NV, NAB Conference, Booth #SL10827 (April 7, 2014)-Studio Network Solutions (SNS), manufacturer of shared storage solutions for film, video, VFX, graphic animation and audio workgroups, today announced an all new version of its EVO Shared Storage Server, version 5.6. The latest version includes new project, workflow, and asset management functionality plus more performance and scalability for production teams of any size.

The EVO v5.6 release brings new asset management features like proxy previews, tagging, and Dropbox integration, as well as finer permissions for NAS users. EVO now has the capability to scale to 80 disks per node, and can be ordered with up to 24 CPU cores and 512GB RAM for the largest environments.

EVO v5.6 includes ShareBrowser Desktop Client–a new rich client interface similar to Finder/Explorer, but designed by SNS specifically to help media teams work and collaborate more efficiently.

“We’re excited about our latest version of EVO,” stated Eric Newbauer, Vice President, SNS. “Professional media creation teams will have more flexibility over their projects and workflow. EVO version 5.6 brings more connectivity, more storage capacity, and enhanced asset management functionality by integrating cloud workspaces, proxy previews and asset tagging.”

ShareBrowser client is a unified file/project/asset management interface for OS X and Windows. It ties storage and project/media management into a single comprehensive window, and enables teams to search across all EVO storage as well as local, offline, and other network disks. File metadata can be instantly indexed to the shared database, and users can more easily find, preview, and share media assets and projects.

Most importantly, when used together, EVO and ShareBrowser unlock features like project/bin/media sharing functionality for leading video applications like Adobe, Apple, Avid, Autodesk, Assimilate and Blackmagic Design and others.

Additionally, the latest version of EVO introduces accelerated file transfers via FileCatalyst and the ability to directly access Dropbox/Hightail content via the EVO ShareBrowser interface leaving one less window to navigate further streamlining the workflow process.

EVO v5.6 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.

Hardware and Software features include:

  • Up to 24 CPU cores and 512GB RAM
  • Up to 80 disks per EVO node
  • Up to 28 GbE direct-connect users
  • Finer permissions for NAS users
  • Proxy previews of assets
  • Dropbox/Hightail/FileCatalyst integration – access cloud-based assets directly from within ShareBrowser
  • Tag assets with ShareBrowser comments
  • MD5 checksum enhancements

EVO v5.6 can be ordered in 4 bay, 8 bay, and 16 bay configurations. ShareBrowser is included with every new EVO Shared Storage Server. Contact SNS for pricing and information, 314-733-0551.

Visit SNS in Booth #SL10827 at NAB 2014, April 7-10, Las Vegas Convention Center for a demonstration of all the new features in EVO v5.6.


About Studio Network Solutions (SNS)
For over 15 years SNS shared storage hardware and software solutions have been advancing workflow efficiency for Mac, Windows and Linux workgroups for content creators worldwide. EVO, SNS flagship shared storage server combines high-performance with extensive connectivity in a single product including 16Gb/s Fibre and 10Gb/s Ethernet. With EVO’s ShareBrowser desktop client, you can search, index, preview, protect and verify assets with no additional software required. SAN or NAS, or both at the same time, EVO is designed for online real-time use with leading applications including Apple, Adobe, Autodesk, Avid and Blackmagic. For more information visit