Project Description

Summary For the existing post-production workplace, we provided an implementation with the new generation of the disc array by Avid company. Installed NEXIS Chassis | E5 has expanded production storage capacities with new 480 TB of disk space.

Place Česká televize – Image and sound production. Prague, Czech Republic.

Period January – February 2017

Solution The system of the shared array is composed of disk NEXIS | E5 Chassis and controlling NEXIS | SDA Chassis, ethernet switch and data applicative infrastructure. Fully-populated disk chassis contains 82 SAS hard disks (of which 2 of them are the spared) with the capacity of 6TB, 2 SSDs for metadata and 2 Controllers that manage to store space and provide 40 Gbit connectivity to clients. Overall NEXIS E5 occupies in the 6U rack space, plus the next 3Us are NEXIS | SDA and a 40 Gbps switch whose data infrastructure is predominantly implemented with optic cables. The remarkable features of the new generation Avid storage are robustness, scalability, fault tolerance and performance. This is proven by the installed configuration, the E5 chassis holds 84 disks in a relatively small space (6U) and provides 480 TB of gross capacity. It also enables to operate older generation of disk arrays ISIS and other expandability in the whole spectre NEXIS | Enterprise chassis to the maximum of capacity 4,8 PB (Q4 2017). Resistance to hardware defects is secured by doubling the individual components such as power supplies, cooling units, data drives known as  Controllers. Finally, it is worth mentioning the performance of new hardware, which is in the default setting 3.2 Gbps, which transmits up to 400 XDCAM HD streams simultaneously. Thus, the disk array can easily serve multiple editing clients with the 4k material. Part of the contract was also 6 new Avid Media Composer editing units with complete equipment for 4k projects including Avid Artist | DNxIO and one Avid Pro Tools Audio Postproduction System | HD Native with Avid Pro Tools Audio Console | S3.