The EFS shared storage range enables the worlds leading creative facilities to collaborate and deliver content on time and within budget. From capturing media in the remotest locations to managing petabytes of data for the largest media organizations, there is an EFS storage system for every scenario. Now with the launch of the EditShare File System (EFS) based storage solutions, EditShare delivers ultra-fast performance with rock-solid reliability.
The EFS storage product family includes:
EFS 450: award-winning distributed, fault-tolerant “scale out” storage system that offers enterprise-class storage capabilities and collaboration features to a broad range of production and broadcast facilities - at unbeatable price points. Configurations can range from under 100TB all the way up to 5PB+.
EFS 300: Ultra-fast Enterprise scale-out storage for high-end post production. Start small and expand up to 5PB’s inline with your production and business requirements.
EFS 200: high-performance scale-out shared storage for small and emerging media facilities. Resilient EFS storage that can be easily and cost-effectively expanded up to 360TB.
EFS 40NL: cost-effective nearline storage for 'parking' media that needs to be readily accessible without taking up valuable space on higher-performance primary storage.
EFS SSD: high-bandwidth, SSD shared storage that meets the demands of high-resolution 4K/UHD, VFX, DI and Finishing environments.
The EFS advantage
The EditShare File System (EFS) is uniquely tailored for media and production environments delivering accelerated performance and reliability benefits across the EFS storage range:
- Single namespace eliminating management of multiple storage volumes
- Distributed file system and hardware redundancy ensure the highest level of data protection
- EFS Native Client direct connectivity delivering increased performance
- Intelligent SwiftRead system protocol managing data access contention
- Combine HDD-based EFS servers with the EFS SSD server for versatile storage clusters with easily configured media spaces
- Choice of file protection mechanisms to suit content value and cost
- Tremendous scalability with data automatically redistributed with no downtime
Intelligent media management
EFS shared storage is much more than just a place to put your media and project files. Every EFS system integrates with Flow, our complete media management system for file-ingest, scanning, logging, cataloguing, and searching your media, stills, graphics, and documents. Straight out of the box Flow allows you to manage the most complex production with the ability to automate intensive workflow tasks and allow remote access to media. To ensure that your online media is safe you can also use Ark with additional nearline disk and LTO tape for integrated backup and archiving.
Extensive collaboration tools
When you store your NLE projects on EFS storage, multiple editors will be able to work in the same projects simultaneously. That means they can safely open up each other's bins and sequences and edit as a team with one editor building on the work of another. While unlimited editors can get read-only access to bins and other metadata files, EditShare makes sure only one editor at a time gets write access. We do this not only for Avid Media Composer but also for Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Grass Valley EDIUS, and for our own Lightworks. Collaboration doesn't stop at NLE’s and finishing tools, with Flow you can bring hundreds of non-editors into the production chain too.
Scalability - systems that grow with your business
Any storage investment must be cost-effective at purchase while providing for future growth and performance. It needs to expand with your business demands and deliver extra performance as you need it. With EFS systems you can expand in two ways - add more storage to a single server OR you can add additional servers to your network.
File Auditing - track all activity
Winner of NAB Show 2019 award - ‘Product of the Year’ - Storage category
Available for all single node and enterprise class EFS storage platforms, EFS File Auditing provides system administrators with a high-level view of all actions across the EFS storage pool, historic and real-time, right down to individual user and file level.
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