Invest in your future with the reliability you need today, the scalability for tomorrow, and the technology to take you beyond. Avid NEXIS is the world’s first software-defined storage platform that enables true storage virtualization for any media application. This powerful system delivers unmatched flexibility, control, and extensibility to Avid MediaCentral Platform applications. And now it offers double the original capacity and performance, enabling you to mix and match engines to form virtualizable pools of storage to streamline, expand, and accelerate workflows at every stage of your business.

Avid NEXIS is designed to accelerate online and nearline production, giving teams easy on-demand access to a shared pool of storage—scalable to nearly 3 PB—that can be quickly provisioned and repurposed. Tailor and tune each workspace’s capacity, performance, and drive protection to the project and client. Conveniently manage the system through a web interface or management APIs. And easily scale it to accommodate the smallest teams to the largest media enterprises.





  • One Media Pack of 10 drives (2 TB or 6 TB) for a total storage capacity of 20 TB–60 TB maximum per engine, with up to 400 MB/s of bandwidth
  • Two solid-state system and metadata drives (400 GB)
  • Avid NEXIS | FS—64-bit self-balancing, distributed file system with intelligent media distribution/redistribution, real-time media access, and dynamic disk protection
  • Supports up to 40 active clients; expandable to support up to 330 active clients (600 connected users) with the optional System Director Appliance
  • 8 million files; expandable to support 20 million files with the optional System Director Appliance
  • Embedded System Director included; optional System Director Appliance available for larger-scale deployments and high availability
  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+




  • 2U
  • 19 x 24.8 x 3.5 inches (483 x 630 x 89 mm)
  • 57.2 lbs (26 kg)
  • Dual 764W, 100–240 VAC, 60/50 Hz (one must be functional)

Operating temperature: 

  • 41°–104° F (5°–40° C)


Operating humidity: 

  • 8%–80% noncondensing


Operating altitude: 

  • 100–10,000 feet (30–3,045 m)


Non-operating altitude: 

  • 10,000 to 40,000 feet (3,050 to 12,192 m)


  • (1) Avid Nexis E2