Enterprise class real time media network
Power to succeed
As a broadcast or post-production facility decision maker you face the real-world challenges of how to store, share and manage large quantities of digital media assets. Downtime means lost revenue, lost audiences and clients who won’t be back for more. So rock-solid reliability is a must have. Multiple islands of storage mean costly management overhead, so you want to consolidate to a single high capacity, highly scalable system that can accommodate all the needs of your facility and accommodate future growth.
As a production manager, you are looking for a system that delivers the benefits of shared workgroups, while still empowering individual users with the kind of high performance and predictability typically associated with local drive arrays. Avid Unity ISIS uniquely delivers on all counts, combining high performance, scalability and availability with powerful yet simple to use management tools and an open architecture.
Effortless performance and efficient bandwidth delivery set Avid Unity ISIS apart. With each Avid Unity ISIS Engine delivering up to 400 MB/s of useable bandwidth, predictable, linear performance is sustained even as client counts increase, right up to 4.8 GB/s – easily meeting the challenge of large installations or the most demanding and ambitious uncompressed HD real-time workflows. That’s a key reason why Avid Unity ISIS is the ideal media network foundation for any content creation enterprise.
In addition to high performance storage, Avid Unity ISIS economically handles temporary, longer term, and less bandwidth-intensive needs. Choose ISIS Mirroring for highest real time performance or exceptional ISIS RAID 6 protection for 50% greater capacity. Both ISIS Mirroring and ISIS RAID 6 can be deployed in a single Unity ISIS system for optimal, cost-effective management of every on-line storage and access need.
Avid Unity ISIS is based on a highly scalable, self-balancing distributed architecture. Each storage blade includes its own processor, so when you add capacity, you also add intelligent processing power.
- Client scalability. With the tested and proven ability to scale up to 330 real-time clients, you can rely on Avid Unity ISIS as your workflow or facility grows. From editors to loggers, journalists and producers, your valuable media assets are now easily accessible to users across the enterprise.
- Asset scalability. Avid Unity ISIS 2.1 expands to 384TB raw capacity, or 288TB useable with ISIS RAID 6 data protection. This is enough to store up to 625 hours of uncompressed HD, or 12,500 hours of 50 Mb/s compressed HD.
- Gateway access. For non-real time storage needs such as graphics, stills, text or low-res video, any Windows, Mac, or Linux workstation can access and use Unity ISIS storage through the ISIS File Gateway.
Protect your business
The Avid Unity ISIS Engine is a unique blade-based storage and networking subsystem featuring intelligent dual-drive storage elements, integrated Ethernet switching, and redundant power and cooling. Built-in system-wide health monitoring signals any point of failure. Avid Unity ISIS Engines, storage blades, switch blades, and power/cooling modules can be easily added, removed, or hot-swapped while the system is live. The system automatically adapts to component failures and replacements - while work continues without delay.
Unlike common storage area networks (SANs) the advanced Avid Unity ISIS architecture distributes data and metadata so that each intelligent storage element can make instant decisions that collectively optimize the performance, capacity, and health of the entire system. Complementary redundancy across all components provides an unprecedented seven layers of protection for uninterrupted availability and absolute reliability in high-pressure broadcast, post, or film production environments.