NLT's Server is optimized for Nearchive and Avid Nexis

Designed to support the tasks of archiving data, building proxy and providing reliable storage with optional SAS or FC library interfaces. The server is built using enterprise quality components that are required in heavy data movement and compute bound environments. Below find some key attributes.

  • Xeon  E5-2600V4 10 core processor (optionally a second processor can be added)
  • 32GB ECC DDR4 2400 memory, expandable to 512GB
  • Dual 10Gbe copper connections to Nexis SAN and optionally Dell/EMC Isilon storage
  • 12Gb SAS HW RAID
  • 12 HDD slots providing enterprise storage capacities of: 20, 60, 100TB using dual parity RAID6  (configure up to 60 HDD slots in a box...)
  • Redundant 900w power supplies
  • Windows 2012R2 installed on the 256GB PCIe solid state drive
  • Industry leading prices for the integrated 2U server and storage
    • 20TB    $11,995USD   - Nearchive software  +$13,995
    • 60TB    $15,995USD   - Nearchive software  +$19,995 (unlimited license)
    • 100TB  $19,995USD   - Nearchive software  +$19,995 (unlimited license)
  • Onsite warranty

Proxy generation processor considerations

The Nearchive server can be configured to build h.264 MP4 proxy files. These files are stored on the Nearchive local storage volume and can be played using NLT’s asset browser.

The Nearchive server can also be configured to work with NLT’s  Media Transcoder (an optional component) to build Interplay h.264 MXF based proxies. These proxies are stored on Nexis and available to all Avid products which can use the Interplay Proxies.

If these transcoding options are enabled, providing a faster machine with more cores is desired for better transcoding performance. Consider NLT's 10 core server to host the Media Transcoder and Nearchive.

NLT has completed product testing with:

  • Avid Interplay V2.7.8 with Web Services V2.7.5
  • Avid Interplay V3.0 - V3.1  with Web Services V3.3
  • Avid Interplay V3.2 - V3.7  with Web Services V3.7
  • Avid MediaCentral MC|UX V2.1, V2.2, V2.3, V2.4, V2.5, V2.6, V2.7,  
  • Avid MediaCentral MC|UX V2.8, V2.9   NOTE: The Avid Connectivity Toolkit must be installed on the Interplay Engine
  • Avid ISIS Client V4.7.11
  • Avid NEXIS Client V7.3

Avid product certification completed with:

  • Avid Interplay V3.5 with Web Services V3.5
  • Avid MediaCentral MC|UX V2.4.1
  • Avid ISIS Client V4.7.8

Operating system supported for use with Nearchive and Archive include:

  • Windows 7 x64 SP1
  • Windows Server 2008R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2012R2 SP1

Nearchive Server Configuration Requirements

Physical Server 16GB memory, 8C 2.4Ghz processor, 1TB OS disk, Avid ISIS NIC, add nearchive storage (local NTFS filesystem or a NAS with a 64 bit filesystem)
Virtual Server VMWARE ESXi V6, 12GB, 1-3C, 1TB Thin OS disk, VMXNET3 NIC, add nearchive storage (local NTFS filesystem or a NAS with a 64 bit filesystem)
 

Archive Server Configuration Requirements

Supported Librarys Pick a 48 slot LTO library or choose another using a custom configuration
Physical Server 32GB memory, 8C 2.4Ghz processor, 1TB OS disk, Avid ISIS NIC, add nearchive storage  (use only a local NTFS filesystem), only HP Fibre Channel or SAS HBAs are supported
Virtual Server VMWARE ESXi V6, 32GB, 1-3C, 1TB Thin OS disk, VMXNET3 NIC, add nearchive storage  (use only a local NTFS filesystem), only HP Fibre Channel or SAS HBAs are supported

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