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.
EVO is a shared storage video editing server for digital media workflows and demanding use with leading professional applications.
EVO includes NLE integration and helpful workflow features for teams that need to create, store, share, and organize media and projects.
If you need shared storage, sooner or later your team will want a better way to organize and find everything that’s on it.
ShareBrowser is easy-to-use asset management software by SNS. It’s included with EVO purely to help media teams work and collaborate more efficiently. Its shared database lives on your EVO and enables your team to search, preview proxies, collaborate, add tags and time-based comments, export to NLE, and more.
ShareBrowser is the face of EVO, and every feature in it is created from feedback straight from teams like yours. It’s a better way to use shared storage, period.
EVO gives you the capability to have multiple 1, 10, 25, 50, and 100GbE ports, which you can mix and configure for your requirements.
Your workstations connect straight into any of these ports—you don’t even need an Ethernet switch (unless you prefer it).
In most cases there are no special software install requirements… users simply connect to the network and login to EVO.
Not just for on-site teams! Nomad—one of the many features included with EVO—and SNS Cloud VPN enable work-from-anywhere continuity for your remote users and freelancers.
EVO is designed and built for digital artists.
You use applications like Avid Media Composer, Adobe CC/Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, and Final Cut Pro. These apps can have extraordinary I/O requirements, so EVO is tuned to give them exactly what they want, right out of the box.
Advanced caching algorithms help to make EVO capable of handling more video streams per array than most shared storage systems. This means you can do more work with a fewer number of disks, which results in a less expensive, more reliable, energy conscious storage solution.
Every system includes ShareBrowser, Nomad, and Slingshot.
Your team’s source files can be automatically transcoded as they are added to EVO’s ShareBrowser database, giving you lightweight proxy files (including Apple-certified ProRes) that can be used for things like previewing offline media and offline editing.
Configure your system to automatically push data to your cloud storage accounts, using services like Amazon S3, Dropbox, Azure, and more.
Somebody accidentally trashed something important? No problem. With EVO’s recycle bin you can easily restore deleted files, and you can schedule when the trash should be taken out for good.
You can even go a step further with EVO’s “reject delete” feature, which simply locks down and prevents users from deleting files!
Up to 26 Ethernet ports are available, giving you an easy and inexpensive way to quickly add more computers to the storage system. You can also choose to add up to 100GbE ports for maximum bandwidth.
You can start with as few as four drives (HDD or SSD), then add up to a total of 16 in the base unit. Expansion units can bring the total number of disks per managed system to 80. As you add capacity, you can also increase the system’s overall capability. An unlimited number of base/expansion nodes can be integrated into a facility.
Up to 26 users (workstations, notebooks, servers) can be direct-attached through EVO’s network ports. If you need to support more, any available Ethernet port can be connected to a switch. And with EVO, there are no per-user software licensing costs to worry about as your team grows.
Your company is growing faster than expected, and you’re running out of space. What now? Increase capacity by phasing in larger disks or adding more drives to your existing storage pools.
EVO is also available in a Nearline version, capable of clustered operation and scalability to multiple petabytes in a single namespace.
Pairing your main EVO with a companion EVO Nearline system is an easy, effective, and economical way to set up tiered storage for your workflow.
Configuring and managing a storage system doesn’t have to be complicated. Much attention is given to EVO’s user interface design to make it both attractive and intuitive. The result is a very functional and helpful administration tool, with features ranging from the very basic to the very advanced. And since it’s web-based, it can be administered from just about anywhere.
EVO can connect to a remote authentication server (Active Directory or LDAP) to get user names and groups. You can then assign permissions to EVO resources based on these accounts and groups for easier management.
Each new version of the EVO OS brings useful improvements and new features. With most other storage systems, once you own that box its capabilities aren’t going to change much, except for the occasional firmware upgrade. With EVO, you have an investment in an efficient and flexible storage server that can actually improve its tool set and usefulness over time.
EVO can be enabled to automatically capture the who, what, when, and where, giving you advanced, configurable, and highly detailed activity logging of users and files.
Automatically sync, copy, and backup your shares, folders, and files to other on-site systems and cloud services including S3, Azure, and Dropbox. Replication can be run on-demand, or as scheduled incremental sync/copy jobs, with the ability to define start and pause times. You can also configure EVO’s ShareBrowser software to work with archive systems for cataloguing, sending, and restoring on-demand.