Avid Online Training: Avid ISIS1000 Shared Storage for Small Teams
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BC: Let’s start with the product. For those unfamiliar with ISIS | 1000, what’s so great about it?
CR: For starters, ISIS | 1000 is designed for smaller facilities than we’ve covered before — small shops that are using local storage only. ISIS | 1000 is much less expensive than the other ISIS systems. We’re talking under $20K vs $50K+. It gives them a chance to finally move off “sneaker nets” and onto network storage.
Technically speaking, we’ve done some neat things. We’ve boosted the speed of the system. It has solid-state boot drives, so you lose the inherent risks in spinning disk drives. Plus, we are using a Linux server for the engine, the “brains” of the system, which all makes it a very fast, very reliable system.
ISIS | 1000 also has much-improved support for Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere. We’ve worked directly and Apple and Adobe, so [these applications] actually work better on ISIS | 1000 than on any other shared storage out there.
BC: You’re also launching a new ISIS | 1000 System Administration course, right?
CR: That’s right. Unlike our larger systems, we don’t expect ISIS | 1000 customers to have a full time support staff. The system itself is so inexpensive, it’s a stretch to think they’ll invest in our full-length (Avid Certified Support Representative) certification classes. So, this class is essentially for the users themselves, and if they have a support staff, for them too. It’s super inclusive. read more...
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