Studio Network Solutions EVO

Complete Shared Storage Solutions… All in one box!

SNS EVO v5.6

All new EVO Version 5.6 hardware and a major new OS.
More performance and connectivity for production environments of any size.

EVO v5.6 includes new project and asset management apps, plus more performance and scalability for production teams of any size. The EVO video editing server takes a giant leap forward in shared storage for media production.

The SNS EVO shared media storage server is a beautiful blend of simplicity and performance, with just the right options to make it perfect for your collaborative workgroups.

EVO 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—all in one box.

The latest release of EVO offers 16 bay, 8 bay, and 4 bay configurations, and includes ShareBrowser – a new app that finally ties all of your storage and project/media management into a single comprehensive window. The ShareBrowser desktop client enables your users to search across all EVO storage as well as local, offline, and other network disks.

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EVO At-a-Glance

EVO is a complete, networked storage server solution for Video/Film/TV, graphics, VFX, animation, audio, and broadcast production environments.

The EVO shared media storage server 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.

SAN & NAS Sharing

  • File and Volume-Level sharing
  • Native Avid Bin and Project sharing
  • Adobe Premiere Pro Project sharing
  • Pro Tools file sharing

Scalability & Performance

  • No per-seat licensing, unlimited users
  • Up to 128TB per managed system
  • Storage Pool Expansion/Growth
  • Supports multi-stream HD/2K video, stereoscopic 3D, and 4K

Ethernet & Fibre Channel

  • Up to 16 Direct-connect GbE Ports
  • Up to 12 Direct-connect 10 GbE Ports
  • Up to 8 Direct-connect 8Gb Fibre Ports

File and Volume Sharing

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 EVO’s Fibre Channel storage just like you would any FC RAID system.

What’s in the Box?

EVO is a complete “SAN+NAS in a box.” It comes with everything you need to get started, and can be upgraded and expanded to grow into a much larger system when you need it. You can choose from a pre-packaged EVO, or customize your own system.

Configuration Options

Upgrade options are available to easily add more storage into the system or increase the number of direct-connect Ethernet and Fibre Channel clients. EVO’s 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.

MediaPros is the exclusive distributor of the Studio Network Solutions range of products in the UK, Europe and Scandinavia, for further information please contact one of our SNS Storage Solutions Specialists.

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  • A 64-bit, multi-CPU, multi-core, 3U storage server
  • SAN and NAS sharing
  • 16 SATA/SSD drive bays (Expandable)
  • 4 x 1 Gb/s Ethernet SAN/NAS ports (Expandable)
  • Unlimited licenses of SANmp SAN sharing software
  • Unlimited licenses of globalSAN iSCSI Initiator for Mac OS X
  • Redundant power supplies

With the available 16 Bay EVO options, you can:

  • Add up to sixteen drives in EVO Base
  • Add an EVO Expansion Unit for additional storage
  • Add Fibre Channel ports for a total of eight ports
  • Increase Ethernet ports for a total of sixteen GbE ports
  • Add multiple 10Gb Ethernet ports

A fully configured EVO can support a total of 32 disks and up to sixteen clients without needing a switch. But if you’d prefer to use a switch, that’s OK, too…

Advanced Features

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 pool’s bandwidth to a specific task such as ingesting video.

Evo Connectivity

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 pool’s bandwidth to a specific task such as ingesting video.

Click here to learn more about EVO’s features.

Click here to see how EVO can be used in Video/Film/TV, graphics, VFX, animation, audio, and broadcast production environments.

MediaPros is the exclusive distributor of the Studio Network Solutions range of products in the UK, Europe and Scandinavia, for further information please contact one of our SNS Storage Solutions Specialists.

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SNS EVO 8 Bay

  • A 64-bit, multi-core CPU, 2U storage server
  • SAN and NAS sharing
  • 8 SATA/SSD drive bays
  • 2 x 1 Gb/s Ethernet SAN/NAS ports (Expandable)
  • Unlimited licenses of SANmp SAN sharing software
  • Unlimited licenses of globalSAN iSCSI Initiator for Mac OS X
  • 600W Power Supply (Optional redundant power supplies)

With the available 8 Bay EVO options, you can:

  • Add up to eight drives in EVO Base
  • Add Fibre Channel ports for a total of four ports
  • Increase Ethernet ports for a total of ten GbE ports
  • Add multiple 10Gb Ethernet ports

A fully configured EVO 8 Bay can support a total of 8 disks and up to ten clients without needing a switch. But if you’d prefer to use a switch, that’s OK, too…

Advanced Features

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 pool’s bandwidth to a specific task such as ingesting video.

Evo Connectivity

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 pool’s bandwidth to a specific task such as ingesting video.

Click here to learn more about EVO’s features.

Click here to see how EVO can be used in Video/Film/TV, graphics, VFX, animation, audio, and broadcast production environments.

MediaPros is the exclusive distributor of the Studio Network Solutions range of products in the UK, Europe and Scandinavia, for further information please contact one of our SNS Storage Solutions Specialists.

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MediaPros welcome the launch of the Studio Network Solutions Prodigy, the latest addition to the EVO product family is an affordable, flexible, SSD/SATA shared storage server and workflow appliance for compact spaces and field use.

EVO is a complete shared media storage server that includes project/asset management functionality, quota features, and storage scalability for production teams of any size. The “All in One Box” EVO system combines a 4K-ready high-performance storage array with extensive connectivity options including 10Gb Ethernet and Fibre Channel. EVO Prodigy is a robust 1U shared media storage system ideal for studios with limited rack space, smaller teams, on-location, and mobile/ENT/DIT use.

EVO Prodigy features a 16″ deep 1RU chassis that accommodates four 2.5″ enterprise edition SATA disks in a RAID 0, 5, or 6. The system also supports SSD disks, and includes two GbE ports for NAS and SAN access. Additional ports of GbE, 10GbE, or Fibre Channel are optionally available.

With the available 4 Bay EVO Prodigy options, you can:

  • Add up to 4 drives in EVO Prodigy Base
  • Increase Ethernet ports for a total of eight GbE ports
  • Add Fibre Channel ports for a total of four ports
  • Add multiple 10Gb Ethernet ports

A fully configured EVO Prodigy can support a total of 4 disks and up to eight clients without needing a switch. But if you’d prefer to use a switch, that’s OK, too…

Workflow Appliance

EVO Prodigy is an intelligent, multi-purpose shared storage server and workflow appliance. 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 ageing SAN systems who will now be able to affordably gain the project sharing, asset management, and collaborative workflow benefits offered by EVO and ShareBrowser.

Advanced Features

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 pool’s bandwidth to a specific task such as ingesting video.

Click here to learn more about EVO’s features.

Click here to see how EVO can be used in Video/Film/TV, graphics, VFX, animation, audio, and broadcast production environments.

MediaPros is the exclusive distributor of the Studio Network Solutions range of products in the UK, Europe and Scandinavia, for further information please contact one of our SNS Storage Solutions Specialists.

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