EVO Overview

EVO™ Shared Media Storage Server

EVO Shared Media Storage Server

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.




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.



  • Search, index, verify, preview assets
  • Native Avid Bin and Project sharing
  • Adobe Premiere Pro Project sharing
  • Final Cut Pro, FCPX, Pro Tools file sharing
  • SAN & NAS Sharing


Scalability & Performance

  • No per-seat licensing, unlimited users
  • Up to 320TB per managed system
  • Storage Pool Expansion/Growth
  • Supports multi-stream HD/2K video, stereoscopic 3D, and 4K


Ethernet & Fibre Channel

  • Up to 28 Direct-connect GbE Ports
  • Up to 12 Direct-connect 10 GbE Ports
  • Up to 12 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 customise 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.


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