Avid NEXIS | E5 NL

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Intelligent nearline storage for real-time media production

Avid NEXIS | E5 NL is a high-density, disk-based nearline storage system that provides a fast, intelligent solution for parking and retrieving assets and projects no longer in active production. It offers highly scalable, multilevel protected storage, making it easy to access, preview, and restore content for reuse. From accelerating archive-to-online workflows, to delivering to multiple storage tiers when integrated with MediaCentral for public and private cloud workflows, Avid NEXIS | E5 NL provides everything you need to maximize and protect the value of your media.


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Product Highlights

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  • Access archived media fast
  • Integrate seamlessly into MediaCentral
  • Get easy scalability
  • Gain peace of mind
  • Forget pulling media from tape. Avid NEXIS | E5 NL gives broadcast and post-production teams faster access to archived media, enabling you to quickly browse and retrieve assets for repurposing and staging upcoming projects and events. It’s the perfect cost-effective companion to any Avid NEXIS and MediaCentral environment, streamlining the workflow between active and non-active production. Plus, you can now instantly expand your Avid NEXIS storage to the cloud with new Avid NEXIS | Cloudspaces.

  • Avid NEXIS | E5 NL integrates with MediaCentral to take advantage of the platform’s media management capabilities. This includes MediaCentral | Shared Library, which provides a powerful, flexible archiving solution for all types of assets. Get instant browse access to parked assets, projects, and proxy archive, which can be restored to Avid NEXIS | E5, E4, or E2 for active production, then parked back to Avid NEXIS | E5 NL when finished.

  • As your business and project needs grow, Avid NEXIS | E5 NL is right there with you. Avid NEXIS | FS—the common file system across all Avid NEXIS storage engines—makes it easy to add storage capacity. Scale from 480 TB of storage to more than 7.5 PB by connecting multiple E5 NL engines together as a single nearline system. Plus, each engine delivers 1 GB/s of throughput performance, enabling lightning-fast media transfer in even the most media-intensive production environments.

  • Avid NEXIS | E5 NL is the only nearline storage solution that offers tight integration with MediaCentral and its workflows to streamline production. And because it's built on the same robust, industry-proven architecture and file system as Avid NEXIS online storage, you have the reliable media protection and redundancy you need to prevent your nearline from going offline.