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A fully configured EVO 8 Bay system expands to a total of 24 disks and up to 18 clients without an Ethernet switch.

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A fully configured EVO 8 Bay system expands to a total of 24 disks and up to 18 clients without an Ethernet switch.

With this EVO, you can:

  • Add up to eight drives (HDD or SSD) in EVO Base
  • Add an EVO Expansion Unit for a total of 336TB per node
  • Increase Ethernet ports for a total of 18 GbE ports
  • Add multiple 10/25/50/100Gb Ethernet ports


  • Performance - High throughput, with overhead for the most demanding projects and 8K video workloads
  • Workflow - Project and media sharing, with asset management included
  • Connectivity - Integrated and reliable solutions for all of your on-site, remote, and freelance users
  • Expansion - Ready for more capacity and users as your organization grow
  • Shared storage video editing server for digital media workflow
  • Complete, networked, high-performance shared storage workflow servers
  • Medium workgroup, up to 336TB
  • Add up to eight drives (HDD or SSD) in EVO Base
  • Add an EVO Expansion Unit for a total of 336TB per node
  • Increase Ethernet ports for a total of 18 GbE ports
  • Add multiple 10/25/50/100Gb Ethernet ports
  • EVO OS on a 64-bit, multi-core CPU, 2U storage server
  • 8 x SATA/SAS drive bays
  • Unlimited licenses of EVO suite (ShareBrowser MAM, Nomad remote tools, Slingshot)
  • 650W Redundant Power Supply

Media management

EVO includes NLE integration and helpful workflow features for teams that need to create, store, share, and organize media and projects.


  • Adobe Premiere Pro
    Get the most integrated shared storage experience with Adobe Premiere Pro. Seamlessly share projects and media, preview footage, add tags and comments to a shared database, import clips and metadata, and more. All without leaving your timeline.
  • Avid bin and project sharing
    Use Avid’s native Project and Bin sharing functions! EVO unlocks the sharing capabilities of Media Composer—with several editors in the same Avid project, teams can easily collaborate by using shared bins, exchanging access to media and sequences directly within Media Composer.
  • DaVinci Resolve
    Take full advantage of game-changing collaboration features by hosting your Resolve database on EVO. Solutions for editing, VFX, color grading, and more.
  • Final Cut Pro
    EVO is the best way to use Final Cut Pro X in a collaborative workflow. Securely share libraries and get the most out of FCPX’s powerful metadata features with integrated notes and keyword collections that help to finish edits faster.
  • Sharing and collaboration
    EVO provides high-performance multi-user write/read workspaces for instantly sharing projects, bins, and media over a high-speed network. Edit in place, eliminate unnecessary copies and file transfers, and use ShareBrowser to organize media and collaborate with your team.
  • Automations GUI and API
    EVO’s automations features (aka Slingshot) let you transcode and create other automated file-based workflows spanning EVO, other storage systems, and supported cloud services. Slingshot can boost productivity by automating repetitive file management tasks, leaving more valuable time to do creative work.

On-site connectivity & remote workflow

Up to 100 Gigabit Ethernet

EVO gives you the capability to have multiple 1, 10, 25, 50, and 100GbE ports, which you can mix and configure for your requirements.

Your workstations connect straight into any of these ports—you don’t even need an Ethernet switch (unless you prefer it).

In most cases there are no special software install requirements… users simply connect to the network and login to EVO.

Simple, right?

Remote workflow

Not just for on-site teams! Nomad—one of the many features included with EVO—and SNS Cloud VPN enable work-from-anywhere continuity for your remote users and freelancers.


EVO is designed and built for digital artists.
You use applications like Avid Media ComposerAdobe CC/Premiere ProDaVinci Resolve, and Final Cut Pro. These apps can have extraordinary I/O requirements, so EVO is tuned to give them exactly what they want, right out of the box.

Advanced caching algorithms help to make EVO capable of handling more video streams per array than most shared storage systems. This means you can do more work with a fewer number of disks, which results in a less expensive, more reliable, energy conscious storage solution.

Read how EVO performs at Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Hammerhead Entertainment.

EVO suite included

Every system includes ShareBrowser, Nomad, and Slingshot.

Proxy generation

Your team’s source files can be automatically transcoded as they are added to EVO’s ShareBrowser database, giving you lightweight proxy files (including Apple-certified ProRes) that can be used for things like previewing offline media and offline editing.


  • Professional Media Applications
    EVO is designed and built for professional media editing and post-production applications like Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, CC/Premiere Pro, Resolve, Smoke, Scratch, and Pro Tools. In fact, it can be used with any application, but its prime directive is to handle the intense demands of video and audio editing, in real-time, by many concurrent users.
  • Mac, Windows and Linux
    EVO supports Mac and Windows. It can also be used with Linux-based operating systems like RHEL and CentOS. Essentially, any operating system that supports common network protocols may be used with EVO.


  • NIC Recommmendations
    EVO supports a variety of adapters for Windows, macOS, and Linux. For 10GbE: ATTO, Myricom, Solarflare, or Sonnet adapters are recommended. For 25GbE, 50GbE, and 100GbE: Mellanox, ATTO, or Chelsio adapters are recommended.
  • Switch Recommendations
    Arista, Cisco, Mellanox, and Netgear switches are recommended for use with EVO.

Cloud integration

Configure your system to automatically push data to your cloud storage accounts, using services like Amazon S3, Dropbox, Azure, and more.

Anti-delete protection

Somebody accidentally trashed something important? No problem. With EVO’s recycle bin you can easily restore deleted files, and you can schedule when the trash should be taken out for good.
You can even go a step further with EVO’s “reject delete” feature, which simply locks down and prevents users from deleting files!


Direct-connect Ethernet ports

Up to 26 Ethernet ports are available, giving you an easy and inexpensive way to quickly add more computers to the storage system. You can also choose to add up to 100GbE ports for maximum bandwidth.

Enterprise class HDD and SSD

You can start with as few as four drives (HDD or SSD), then add up to a total of 16 in the base unit. Expansion units can bring the total number of disks per managed system to 80. As you add capacity, you can also increase the system’s overall capability. An unlimited number of base/expansion nodes can be integrated into a facility.

Users (no per-seat software licensing)

Up to 26 users (workstations, notebooks, servers) can be direct-attached through EVO’s network ports. If you need to support more, any available Ethernet port can be connected to a switch. And with EVO, there are no per-user software licensing costs to worry about as your team grows.

Volume growth

Your company is growing faster than expected, and you’re running out of space. What now? Increase capacity by phasing in larger disks or adding more drives to your existing storage pools.

Need nearline?

EVO is also available in a Nearline version, capable of clustered operation and scalability to multiple petabytes in a single namespace.

Pairing your main EVO with a companion EVO Nearline system is an easy, effective, and economical way to set up tiered storage for your workflow.

Administration & security

Web-based admin tools

Configuring and managing a storage system doesn’t have to be complicated. Much attention is given to EVO’s user interface design to make it both attractive and intuitive. The result is a very functional and helpful administration tool, with features ranging from the very basic to the very advanced. And since it’s web-based, it can be administered from just about anywhere.


EVO can connect to a remote authentication server (Active Directory or LDAP) to get user names and groups. You can then assign permissions to EVO resources based on these accounts and groups for easier management.

Software upgrades

Each new version of the EVO OS brings useful improvements and new features. With most other storage systems, once you own that box its capabilities aren’t going to change much, except for the occasional firmware upgrade. With EVO, you have an investment in an efficient and flexible storage server that can actually improve its tool set and usefulness over time.

Activity auditing

EVO can be enabled to automatically capture the who, what, when, and where, giving you advanced, configurable, and highly detailed activity logging of users and files.

Replication, backup, archive

Automatically sync, copy, and backup your shares, folders, and files to other on-site systems and cloud services including S3, Azure, and Dropbox. Replication can be run on-demand, or as scheduled incremental sync/copy jobs, with the ability to define start and pause times. You can also configure EVO’s ShareBrowser software to work with archive systems for cataloguing, sending, and restoring on-demand.

More features

  • Secondary Admin Roles
    Not ready to hand full administrative rights over to someone else on the team? EVO allows you to designate a secondary administrator with a limited scope of admin functions, such as creating new shared workspaces and managing permissions.
  • Drive Replacement Assistance
    Only the highest quality, enterprise-class, RAID-edition SATA (or SAS) disks are used in EVO. However uncommon, disks fail… it’s an unfortunate reality. EVO can send an email to alert you in the rare event of a drive failure—you can then do a hot swap to replace it with a new one. Not sure how to do a replacement? Step-by-step instructions are conveniently displayed in the web interface.
  • Email/SNMP remote monitoring
    Select which events are important and monitor them via SNMP, or tell EVO to send an email or text message if it detects something noteworthy happening.
  • UPS monitoring
    Protect your storage by connecting it to an APC Uninterruptible Power Supply. You’ll be able to easily configure and monitor the UPS through EVO’s web interface. If there’s a power problem detected, EVO can notify you by email and gracefully power itself off if necessary.

Included with EVO

ShareBrowser - Search, find, tag, comment, and preview… for the whole team

ShareBrowser enables your users to organize and search for media and projects across EVO storage as well as local, offline, and other SAN/NAS network disks.

Assets can be catalogued, tagged, and commented, so everyone on the team can easily find, preview, and share media and projects.

ShareBrowser is perfect for post-production teams that collaborate around a shared storage workflow, giving everyone a central, searchable database.

Search, find, and preview your media

  • Find what you need
    Everyone can easily search and find assets using tags, comments, and metadata such as name, codec, frame rate, modified date, resolution, and other file attributes.
  • Preview your media
    Not sure if you’ve found the right clip? Preview media directly from ShareBrowser’s integrated player. Just press the spacebar to start playback of the proxy file, which is playable even if the original source media is offline.
  • Download proxies
    Need to make a quick edit to your timeline but you don’t have time to download the original file? No problem, use ShareBrowser Web App to download proxies on your machine.
  • Organize your files with bins
    Your editors and assistant editors can easily organize and share media using ShareBrowser bins, without creating duplicates and filling up space on your storage.
  • NLE integrations
    Now available as a panel directly within Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects and an extension in Final Cut Pro. ShareBrowser also features native project and bin sharing in Avid Media Composer, and EVO hosts the DaVinci Resolve database so you have a smooth workflow in any NLE.
  • No additional cost or hardware
    ShareBrowser’s server software runs inside your EVO. All indexing (cataloguing) and proxy generation can be handled automatically inside EVO, meaning you don’t need additional server hardware to use ShareBrowser. Unlimited client licenses are included with EVO.

Easy-to-use asset management

Simple asset management—add tags/keywords and make comments on your assets from folder level down to file level.,br> Anyone on your team can quickly add tags and comments to media and projects from within ShareBrowser.

Create your own custom fields

Custom metadata fields give you the power to structure and capture the most valuable information for your team.

Integrations with Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, and DaVinci Resolve

Search your media—with all the custom tags and comments—directly from your favorite NLE using the Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects panel, and Final Cut Pro extension.

By hosting the DaVinci Resolve PostgreSQL database on EVO, your editing team can access their work without duplicating and exporting projects for each user.

Project locking & collaboration

Collaborate effectively—automatic project locking and Avid bin locking
Features such as Avid bin locking and ShareBrowser’s ability to lock Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro projects mean your video editors won’t save over the top of each other.

Shared storage works best when it helps your NLE
ShareBrowser enables native Media Composer bin locking, and also includes a customizable Automatic Project Locking system for other media applications and file types, such as Photoshop and Illustrator.

When you lock a project you get full access; others have read access until you release the lock. If you need write access to a locked file, just send a request through ShareBrowser and the owner will be instantly notified.

Use artificial intelligence to automatically tag video.

With just the click of a button ShareBrowser can automatically tag your videos. Choose your video, click an icon, and within a matter of minutes the objects and activities in the scenes are automatically identified using AI, tagged with keywords, and searchable.

You can use tags and comments, and you can also create fields for talent, clients, job types, directors, project numbers, and anything else that’s important to your organization.

Point your web browser to EVO and login

With ShareBrowser Web App, you can directly browse your storage, preview, add metadata, organize your media, and download proxies. Simply point your web browser to EVO and login!

You’ll instantly find proxies of your EVO’s media, and you’ll love the beautifully designed, intuitive, clutter-free web interface.

Data verification

Paste & Verify enables you to select files and folders on a source volume, select a destination, and initiate a copy with verification so you know your files arrive safely.

Direct integration with StorageDNA

Easily archive to StorageDNA and restore archived media from directly within ShareBrowser media asset manager.

More about ShareBrowser

  • Runs inside EVO
    ShareBrowser’s “magic” happens automatically in your EVO storage server, which keeps an eye on things like file movements and project locks.
  • Unlimited licenses
    Everyone on your team can access commonly-needed functions that frequently occur within media-centric workflows.
  • Created for teams
    ShareBrowser’s goal is to be a “single pane of glass,” where your team can consolidate its interaction with its storage workspaces quickly and conveniently, instead of floating among many different utilities to get work done.


Save time and resources with the advanced automation capabilities of Slingshot, the transcoder and automations engine built into your EVO video editing server.

Slingshot is both powerful and easy to use, and it comes included with every EVO shared storage solution so you can create amazing content, faster, from anywhere.

Backup, sync, and transcode with Slingshot

With a few clicks, you can schedule backup, sync, replication, and transcoding jobs to automatically run whenever you want.

  • Automate your backups
    Run scheduled or on-demand jobs to backup files and projects to another network server, USB device, or cloud services like Amazon S3 and Azure.
  • Sync & replicate
    Automatically sync new content and file changes between multiple systems, whether they’re in the same office or around the globe.
  • Transcode upon ingest
    Transcode source media into proxy files so you can preview clips in EVO’s built-in MAM and download proxy media for remote editing.

Save time with Slingshot’s automation task builder

With its simple point-and-click task builder, Slingshot manages a variety of automations for your media production workflow like copying, moving, deleting, transcoding, and emailing your files, folders, and shares. Here are some examples of how that might look for your creative team.

Automatic proxy generation

EVO is built to handle your highest resolution media and most demanding creative projects, but your video editors may not want to work at full resolution all the time.

In fact, there are many instances where high-resolution media can create a bottleneck in your workflow.

That’s where proxy files can make a big difference.

Slingshot automatically creates lightweight proxy files to speed up your workflow when you prefer to work with lower-res media, such as remote editing, previewing media, and working on offline projects.

Choose your destination

Backing up your files is a crucial component of creative media workflow. With Slingshot, your EVO shared storage server can sync, copy, and backup your shares, folders, and files to any of these destinations.

  • Cloud storage services
    Automatically send files to cloud storage for backup before deep archive and for sharing files with clients and remote collaborators. Slingshot works with several cloud services including Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, Dropbox, Wasabi, Backblaze, and Google Cloud Platform.
  • EVO and EVO Nearline servers
    Slingshot can run automation tasks within a single EVO server, across multiple EVO systems, and to EVO Nearline servers as well. With a proper VPN setup, you can even transfer files to other EVO servers that you control anywhere in the world.
  • Other storage destinations on your network
    You can use Slingshot to backup, copy, or sync files from EVO to other network-attached servers—including FTP systems—or to a USB device connected to EVO. EVO can transfer media to nearly any SMB or FTP system with the included Slingshot automations engine.
  • Multiple storage locations
    Using the Slingshot API as an offload/transport engine, you can transfer files from one of these supported systems to any other supported system, even if none of those files are on EVO.

Customize your automation jobs

Slingshot’s filters and scheduling features let you automate what you want, when you want.

  • Start and stop times
    To schedule automations during off-peak hours, Slingshot lets you select the start and pause/stop time for your automation tasks. You can also run jobs on-demand at any time.
  • Slingshot filters
    Trigger your Slingshot automations based on a file’s name, type, age, or ShareBrowser bin—or a combination of these attributes.
  • Recurring automations
    Slingshot lets you schedule recurring automations at convenient time intervals that work with your schedule. This gives you the freedom to set an automation once and let it run exactly as planned.

Automate anything with EVO’s APIs

Developers and integrators, it’s time to get technical. Our RESTful APIs for Slingshot and ShareBrowser allow you to integrate your technologies and products into the EVO suite.

From offloading complex file transfers to integrating with advanced AI programs and other systems in your workflow, our APIs open a world of possibilities for software developers, product manufacturers, and systems integrators.

Access to our APIs is included free with EVO shared storage systems. We also offer custom development services for more complex API integrations.

Nomad - Edit from anywhere

Nomad—EVO’s built-in remote editing tool—helps creative teams take their media and projects on the go when they need to work outside the office.

Whether you’re working from home, traveling for a shoot, or preparing for inclement weather, Nomad makes it easy to keep your projects moving forward from wherever you need to be.

The perfect recipe for remote video editing

Remote production is easy with Nomad in your workflow.

  • Gather media
    Nomad helps your remote editors retrieve the files they need to work offline.
    Use Nomad to gather your project files, original source media, and/or lightweight proxies automatically generated by EVO’s built-in transcoder.
  • Edit remotely
    Once you have what you need locally, you can edit completely offline without an internet connection.
    Edit your project from home, on the go, or anywhere you need to be.
  • Relink and render
    Nomad ensures that your proxy media follows the same folder structure as the corresponding source files, giving remote editors a much simpler workflow when it’s time to relink to source and render your final projects.

Editing remotely with proxy media

Remote editors often prefer to work offline with lightweight proxy files.

Proxies save time and frustration in remote post-production because they are faster to transfer, easier to work with, and they don’t take up as much space on a portable drive or laptop.

EVO can automatically transcode your high-resolution camera files (including BRAW, R3D, and ARRIRAW) into proxy files for your remote editing projects. Once your proxies are created, your team can use Nomad to gather them and edit with proxies offline, anywhere.

Work remotely with Nomad

Watch this short video to learn how Nomad facilitates remote video editing for creative teams.

Ready to render

Nomad makes it easy to take your media offline for remote editing projects and relink back to source when you bring your project back online.

Matched folder paths
Proxy files collected through Nomad follow the same folder path as the corresponding source media.
When it’s time to render online, simply relink one proxy back to source, and the rest will follow.
Nomad Delta
For Premiere Pro users.
Nomad Delta helps creative teams using Premiere sync their offline changes back to EVO.

Take your post-production workflow on the go

Nomad was built for video production teams that collaborate on centralized media storage and work on projects remotely. Ideal for full-time remote editors and hybrid creative teams.

Pairs well with SNS Cloud VPN.


Base Chassis Physical and Electrical

  • 64-bit, multi-core CPU, 2U storage server
  • Power Requirement: 100-240VAC 47-63Hz (auto switching)
  • Power Supply: 650W Redundant (2 650W modules)
  • Maximum Load: 9-4A
  • Operational environment: 40 to 72°F (5 to 22°C)
  • Thermal: ~785 BTU/hr
  • Physical dimensions: Length 28.5″ (32″ w/ cables) x Width 17″ x Height 3.625″
  • Shipping dimensions: Length 37″ x Width 24″ x Height 13″ (90lbs loaded)
  • Height Requirements: 2U
  • SPL: Base chassis with 8 disk drives, at idle, < 60db SPL @ 1m, A-weighted

Rack Requirements

  • EIA-310 rack, 4-post with front and rear rails
  • Included Mounting rails
  • 0.625″ pitch, round hole (square hole compatible)
  • Inner-rail to inner-rail depth: 25.75″ to 32.25″ (65.4cm – 81.9cm)
  • Rear-rail mount can be flipped to fit a minimum depth of 18.5″, with 7.25″ of rail overhang.

Expansion Chassis Physical and Electrical

  • Power Requirement: 100-240VAC 50-60Hz (auto switching)
  • Power Supply: 720W Redundant (2 720W modules)
  • Maximum Load: 10-5A
  • Operational environment: 40 to 72°F (5 to 22°C)
  • Thermal: ~785 BTU/hr
  • Physical dimensions: Length 24.25″ (27.75″ w/ cables) x Width 17″ x Height 5.25″ (19″ rack)
  • Shipping dimensions: Length 32.5″ x Width 23″ x Height 12″ (100lbs loaded)
  • Height Requirements: 3U

Connectivity and Expansion

  • Included ShareBrowser, Nomad, Slingshot: Unlimited
  • Included GbE Ports: 2
  • Maximum GbE Ports: 18
  • Maximum 10GbE Base-T Ports: 4
  • Maximum 10GbE Optical Ports: 4
  • Maximum 25GbE Optical Ports: 4
  • Maximum 50GbE Optical Ports: 2
  • Maximum 100GbE Optical Ports: 1
  • Maximum SATA or SAS Disks (base unit): 8
  • Maximum Disks per System: 24

Supported RAID Levels

  • RAID Levels: 5 and 6

Available Drives

  • SSD: ~1TB, ~2TB, ~4TB, ~8TB (Enterprise-class RAID-edition 6Gbps SATA)
  • HDD: 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB, 12TB, 14TB (Enterprise-class RAID-edition 6Gbps SATA)
  • 12Gbps SAS drives also available