The benchmark for shared storage value
As a post or broadcast facility production pro, you know how important a dependable real-time media network is to raising productivity, responding to opportunity, and maximizing revenue. Avid ISIS 5000 shared storage sets a new value benchmark for reliable, flexible, high performance media access that to enable new workflow efficiencies that directly impact your bottom line. With up to 90 client connections, 128TB capacity, and the linear performance of ISIS, the power to boost your productivity and competitiveness has never been more affordable.
Delivering reliable, high-value performance for a wide range of facilities ISIS 5000 leverages experience gained from thousands of demanding shared storage deployments. Based on the leading storage software for real time media production – the ISIS File System – ISIS 5000 provides the same real time media access, intelligent self-balancing data architecture, and predictable, linear scalability as the enterprise ISIS 7000 (formerly Unity ISIS) product range.
ISIS technology is unmatched in efficiently harnessing bandwidth to support media production and every ISIS 5000 model meets Avid’s high standards for real-time editorial workflow support, backed by the most rigorous testing and verification in the industry.
We have had a few different shared storage solutions, both Avid and non-Avid, and none have been as easy.
ISIS 5000 easily adapts to a variety of workflow environments, supporting Avid Media Composer, NewsCutter, Symphony, and DS editors as well as Apple Final Cut Pro. FlexDrive dynamically scalable storage workspace technology enhances collaboration and productivity by adjusting storage to your business needs instead of requiring you to work around its limitations. By comparison, other systems have no or limited workspace flexibility, no ability to support both Mac and PC in the same workspace, and may even require storage to be dedicated to a single media type.
Qualification with Avid Interplay asset management and AirSpeed Multi Stream servers brings the full power and capability of Avid end-to-end workflows to a wide range of broadcast, post production, education, and government content creation environments worldwide.
Ease of use
ISIS 5000 is extremely easy to use. Installation and network configuration software wizards combine to minimize set-up time and effort. The new ISIS 5000 Management Console simplifies user management (including LDAP support) and storage management and its comprehensive yet intuitive monitoring and diagnostics have never before been available in this class of storage system. And the best part is that knowledgeable assistance is always available from Avid and Avid ACSR-trained reseller partners worldwide.
Fits your needs
Scalability is assured with a capacity range from 32 to 128 TB (24TB to 96 TB with RAID) and from 4 direct to 90 switched client connections. Each ISIS 5000 Storage Engine houses sixteen 2 TB disk drives arrayed in three 4+1 RAID5 sets plus a hot spare drive. The ISIS 5000 Engine houses an ISIS System Director CPU that performs system metadata management .The System Director is protected with mirrored, field-replaceable system drives and if needed, operation can easily shift to the System Director in a different Engine. Depending on the model, four 1Gbit Ethernet ports or a 10Gbit Ethernet port provide connectivity to one or two external switches, or directly connect to four 1Gbit clients. In addition, you can combine the DC model with an externally sourced switch.
Not only is ISIS 5000 easy to use, it's easy to own. Superior performance, ease of use, and collaborative capability make it a solid long-term investment. Avid's singular focus on supporting real-time shared media production has helped more media businesses raise productivity and increase the content quality than all other systems combined. So, whether you are working with Avid editors or Final Cut Pro ISIS 5000 can help you be more creative, more productive, and more profitable than ever before.