Grass Valley Launches AMS Express

Grass Valley has launched Advanced Media Storage (AMS) Express, a scalable network attached storage (NAS) solution that allows content producers to expand storage capacity.

Opening up shared storage capability for small to medium-sized media operations, AMS Express is ideal for remote production, corporate, education and OB deployments.

AMS Express works with Grass Valley’s existing editing and playout solutions, allowing customers to quickly and easily expand capacity without incurring system downtime. Combining compute, network and secure storage capability in a compact 2RU footprint, the system can be up and running in hours rather than days.

Marco Lopez, Grass Valley’s general manager for live production, commented: “Flexibility and future-readiness are very much front of mind for our customers, and the global pandemic has only served to highlight this need further. In today’s environment, broadcasters and content producers need solutions that help them to adapt quickly without interrupting the flow of content. AMS Express meets these needs, allowing customers to grow their storage capacity in step with their business and easily pivot to a remote set-up when needed.”

AMS Express requires fewer boxes and cables than other products in its class, avoiding the need to manage storage with complex fibre channel or disk allocation. Offering up to 384TB of raw capacity (256TB usable), it is built on top of the StorNext operating system and comes pre-installed with Grass Valley’s software for tracking media assets.

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