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SNS EVO V5.8 16-Bay Storage System
SNS EVO V5.8 16-Bay Storage System

Product Overview
The EVO V5.8 Shared Media Storage features new project and asset management apps, plus 6K-ready performance and scalability for production teams of any size. An affordable complete shared storage solution all in one box.
Abel Code SNS-EVO-V5.8-16BAY
Mfr. Code EVO 16-BAY
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EVO is a complete, networked storage server solution for Video/Film/TV, graphics, VFX, animation, audio, and broadcast production environments. It combines a high performance storage array with the most extensive connectivity options available in a single product including 8 Gb/s 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, Blackmagic, Smoke, Scratch, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Pro Tools.

Developed specifically for post production workgroups, EVO offers a huge advantage in terms of connectivity and upgradeability since it integrates a NAS and a SAN into one system, you get the benefits of both file sharing and volume sharing. By including Fibre Channel, iSCSI and NAS into a single product, EVO assures that creative workgroups will have the best tool for every aspect of a project. You can even use Xsan, metaSAN or StorNext (or SANmp, of course!) to share EVOs Fibre Channel storage just like you would any FC RAID system.

Upgrade options are available to easily add more storage into the system or increase the number of direct-connect Ethernet and Fibre Channel clients. EVOs options allow you to pick the perfect shared storage system for your workgroup simply start with the EVO Base, then add more drives and extra Fibre Channel or Ethernet ports. A 10 Gb/s Ethernet option is also available, giving a 10x increase in network bandwidth for NAS and iSCSI.

In the latest V5.8 software, EVOs networking capabilities have been extended with the addition of Virtual Switch. By enabling EVOs Ethernet ports to function as an Ethernet switch, the new Virtual Switch feature allows each connected workstation to communicate with EVO while also maintaining communication paths to other connected workstations as well as external network shares/devices.

EVO v.5.8 also introduces a major achievement in collaborative Final Cut Pro X workflows. A well-known limitation of Final Cut Pro X is that its Libraries cannot be saved to, nor opened on a standard NAS share. EVO v.5.8 introduces a unique sharing and project locking system built specifically for Final Cut Pro X, that enhances workgroup collaboration and still enables editors to have their Final Cut Pro X Libraries on EVOs network shares.

EVO ShareBrowser is a unified file/project/asset management software for Windows and OS X that allows EVO users to comment, search, tag, preview proxies, and verify file transfers across all EVO storage as well as local, offline, cloud and other network shares. The companion version of ShareBrowser receives many UI refinements, in addition to new features for FCPX users, and improved overall performance.

16-Bay Key Features:

  • A 64-bit, multi-core CPU, 3U storage server
  • SAN and NAS sharing
  • 16 SATA/SSD drive bays
  • 4 x 1 Gb/s Ethernet SAN/NAS ports (Expandable)
  • Unlimited licenses of ShareBrowser Desktop Client
  • Unlimited licenses of SANmp Windows & Mac SAN sharing software
  • Unlimited licenses of globalSAN iSCSI Initiator for Mac OS X
  • Redundant Power supplies
EVO also includes features such as advanced disk-provisioning that enables drives to be arranged into storage pools, each capable of containing one or more volumes. Individual volumes can each be assigned a discrete RAID level, meaning the flexibility to choose what matters most: performance, reliability, usable space, or a mix of all three. For the most demanding applications, EVO offers the ability to dedicate any pools bandwidth to a specific task such as ingesting video.

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