High-Performance Shared Storage



Specifically designed for high-end finishing work and file-per-frame workflows across finishing and VFX workflows, EFS NVMe shared storage is built for creatives who demand the highest level of performance with a more sophisticated layer of control over projects, permissions and users who can access and modify the content.

Whether you’re working on UHD video projects, complex visual effects or real-time editing tasks, EFS NVMe shared storage delivers smooth multi-layer playback and lightning-fast access to your original media assets. Seamlessly edit, render and process high-resolution 4K or 8K media files with blistering speed, ensuring your creative workflow remains uninterrupted and projects are completed on time. The ultra-fast EFS NVMe shared storage platform easily integrates into existing EFS storage clusters, enabling production and post-production teams large and small to expand their storage capacity and accelerate their workflows without disruption.

Key Features

  • Blazing-Fast Performance: Harness the power of NVMe SSDs for ultra-fast media read and write access to multi-layered, multi-user media production projects.
  • Collaborate Faster: Eliminate bottlenecks across the most demanding media and entertainment workflows with high-speed, high-bitrate and high-throughput shared storage, making lag a distant memory. 
  • Centralized Storage: Work on the most demanding high-quality video and VFX projects simultaneously and without video playback issues caused by network congestion or oversubscription, enabling streamlined connections with leading editorial, grading and finishing suites.
  • Power Efficiency: Work faster while minimizing energy consumption, reducing operational costs and environmental impact.
  • Reliability: EFS NVMe shared storage is built on the EditShare File System (EFS), trusted throughout the media and entertainment industry for its security and reliability. 
  • Scalability: Future-proof your shared storage investment and easily scale storage capacity based on your needs, all while maintaining a single global namespace across all tiers of storage. 

Technical Specifications

  • HPE DL380 Gen 11 Hardware (2RU)
  • Rack mountable HPE 2U server with 24 NVMe disks
  • Intel 4th Gen Xeon Processor (Sapphire Rapids)
  • 128GB DDR-5 RAM
  • Operating System (OS) Boot Drives: 2 x M.2 NVMe SSDs, hot-swappable, rear-accessible, hardware RAID-1 mirror protection (1+1)
  • Storage disks: 24 enterprise-grade read-intensive NVMe drives in 2, 4, 8, or 16 TB capacities. Hot-swappable, front-accessible. One DWPD (Drive Write Per Day) endurance drives. **
  • Dual HW RAID Controllers, RAID-50
  • Hot-swappable Power Supplies, Fans, NVMe Media Drives
  • 4 x 1 Gb network ports included + HPE iLO OOB management port 
  • 10GBASE-T, 10 GbE SFP+, single & dual 10/25G SFP28, and single & dual 100/50/40G QSFP28 NIC options available

Accelerate your next creative production project with EFS NVMe shared storage. Contact us today for a full demo.