Genesis NX2 NAS Storage and File Server

Extreme performance for ethernet-based media-rich workgroups

The Genesis NX2 is an entry level NAS with enterprise features in a compact and scalable footprint to 5PB. Ease of use for lower end production facilities and an excellent second instance of spinning disk storage for backup and snapshots.

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Our team will pre-configure your NAS prior to shipping and finish setting it up remotely to create a hassle-free install. Once it’s up and running, you have direct contact with our support team for any issues, troubleshooting, or ongoing maintenance.

Genesis NX - NAS storage and file server View Specifications

The NX2 is an ideal addition to support your SAN environment as a redundant backup option. Allow your production manager to relax knowing you are getting a 2nd instance of your data duplicated at night, and that if disaster strikes your production will continue.

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Challenges solved:

  • Extreme performance for ethernet-based media-rich workgroups
  • Great TCO from primary use to secondary use as your business expands
  • Built in replication of data with a limited budget
  • Scales to multiple PB with data storage increases

Key workflows perfect for the Genesis NX2:

  • Perfect for Broadcast production in small to medium markets
  • Lower resolution or creative services facilities
  • Best TCO for second instance spinning disk storage

Recent News

The Genesis NX is NDI compliant and we maintain up-to-date testing and certification with NewTek.

Specifications

Contact our technical support team for more details.

System and controller features
Chassis Compact 2U or 4U steel and aluminum alloy enclosure with rack mount kit, dual FRU power supplies and fan assemblies and 12 Gb/s drive backplane power on/off switch; system reset switch; LAN, fan fail, power indicators; six high-speed fans
Controllers 4 core 2.6 GHz Intel Scalable CPU, 12 bay 64GB (2x32), 24 bay 128GB (4x32)
6 core 3.4 GHz Intel Scalable CPU, 36 bay 192GB (6x32) RAM
Drive Support 12/24/36 3.5” x SAS/SATA 12 Gb/s hard drives and/or SSDs in field replaceable canisters staggered physical drive spin-up, drive LED support
External I/O Ports Two x 10GBASE-T RJ45 onboard, 12 Gbit SAS expansion onboard allows up to four 12/24/36/60 Bay JBODs for add-on capacity, Add-on options: 1/10/25/40/50 and 100 GbE NIC(s)
Operational Features
RAID protection Single, Mirror, Z-1 (single parity), Default Z-2 (dual parity), Z-3(triple parity),drive integrity scan, physical drive error recovery. Replacement drive rebuild and monitoring, SMART, error recovery mechanisms
Spare Drives Genesis NX2 Z-2 (RAID 6) configuration can be configured with or without a hot spare drive. RAID 6 has two parity drives and therefore doesn’t require a hot spare drive, however a hot spare can be configured at the factory by request.
Key Features Unlimited snapshots for file protection: replication: global namespace: storage utilization reports: indexing services for optimized search, ADS User and Group ID Synchronization, Internal LDAP, Pooled based storage management, online storage pool expansion.
Network Protocols SMB3, NFS3
System Management
Supported OS Windows, macOS, Linux
Management Tools Embedded web management support and console support — no host agent is needed using standard TCPIP; simple process to create users and groups, ADS synchronization; NAS tuning tools for optimal performance for various apps and status monitoring.
Management Interfaces Embedded web server and management support — no host agent is needed; Ethernet
Event Notification Email, audible (buzzer), and visible (LEDs) alerts for bad drives and power supplies
Mechanical Specifications
Voltage 90-264 VAC Auto-Ranging 50-60 Hz
Power Supply 12 / 24 Bay: 920W Redundant PS; 36 Bay: 1280W Redundant PS
Power Consumption 12 Bay: 325 Watts; 24 Bay: 465 Watts; 36 Bay: 525 Watts
Heat output BTU per hour at 120VAC - 12 Bay: 1200; 24 Bay: 1700; 36 Bay: 2400
Operating Temperature Operational 5°- 35°C (non operational -40° +70°C)
Relative Humidity 0-90%
Chassis Dimensions 12 Bay - width 17.2” (437mm) height 3.5” (89mm) depth 25.5” (648mm)
24 Bay - width 17.2” (437mm) height 7” (178mm) depth 26” (660mm)
36 Bay - width 17.2” (437mm) height 7” (178mm) depth 27.5” (699mm)
Weight 12 bay gross weight: 61 lbs (27.7 kg); 24 bay gross weight: 82 lbs (37.2 kg); 36 bay gross weight: 100 lbs (45.4 kg)
Shipping Dimensions 12 Bay - width 35” (889mm) height 8” (203.2mm) depth 24” (609.6mm)
24 Bay - width 38” (965.2mm) height 14” (355.6mm) depth 26” (660.4mm)
36 Bay - width 39” (965.2mm) height 14” (355.6mm) depth 26” (660.4mm)
System and controller features
Chassis Compact 2U or 4U steel and aluminum alloy enclosure with rack mount kit, dual FRU power supplies and fan assemblies and 12 Gb/s drive backplane power on/off switch; system reset switch; LAN, fan fail, power indicators; six high-speed fans
Controllers 3.5 GHz Intel 1600 CPU, 12 bay 64GB (4x16), 24 bay 64GB (2x32) 36 bay 128GB (4x32) RAM
Drive Support 12/24/36 3.5” x SAS/SATA 12 Gb/s hard drives in field replaceable canisters staggered physical drive spin-up, drive LED support
External I/O Ports Four, 1 GigE host ports and SAS expansion on RAID card allows JBOD add-on capacities up to 72 drives for 12 bay and 144 drives on 24 / 36 bay
Operational Features
RAID protection RAID 0,1,6 RAID 6 default. physical drive error recovery. Replacement drive rebuild and monitoring, SMART, error recovery mechanisms
Spare Drives Genesis NX RAID 6 configuration can be configured with or without a hot spare drive. RAID 6 has two parity drives and therefore doesn’t require a hot spare drive, however a hot spare can be configured at the factory by request.
Key Features Snapshots (VSS based) for file and block data: replication: global namespace: up to 240TB per share point file server resource management for quotas, file screening, storage utilization reports: indexing services for optimized search, built-in anti virus, built-in network backup clients. ADS & NIS User Group ID Synchronization NAS support for up to 240TB logical volumes. Multiple logical volume & groups, online logical volume expansion.
Network Protocols SMB, NFS, FTP, HTTP
System Management
Supported OS Windows, macOS, Linux
Management Tools Embedded web management support — no host agent is needed using standard TCPIP; simple process to create users and groups, ADS synchronization volume creation or partitioning; NAS tuning tools for optimal performance for various applications;easy-to-parse error logs and status monitoring.
Management Interfaces Embedded web server and management support — no host agent is needed; Ethernet
Event Notification Email, audible (buzzer), and visible (LEDs) alerts for bad drives and power supplies
Mechanical Specifications
Voltage 90-264 VAC Auto-Ranging 50-60 Hz
Power Supply 12 / 24 Bay: 920W Redundant PS; 36 Bay: 1280W Redundant PS
Power Consumption 12 Bay: 325 Watts; 24 Bay: 465 Watts; 36 Bay: 525 Watts
Heat output BTU per hour at 120VAC - 12 Bay: 1200; 24 Bay: 1700; 36 Bay: 2400
Operating Temperature Operational 5°- 35°C (non operational -40° +70°C)
Relative Humidity 0-90%
Chassis Dimensions 12 Bay - width 17.2” (437mm) height 3.5” (89mm) depth 25.5” (648mm)
24 Bay - width 17.2” (437mm) height 7” (178mm) depth 26” (660mm)
36 Bay - width 17.2” (437mm) height 7” (178mm) depth 27.5” (699mm)
Weight 12 bay gross weight: 61 lbs (27.7 kg); 24 bay gross weight: 82 lbs (37.2 kg); 36 bay gross weight: 100 lbs (45.4 kg)
Shipping Dimensions 12 Bay - width 35” (889mm) height 8” (203.2mm) depth 24” (609.6mm)
24 Bay - width 38” (965.2mm) height 14” (355.6mm) depth 26” (660.4mm)
36 Bay - width 39” (965.2mm) height 14” (355.6mm) depth 26” (660.4mm)

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Technical features:

  • Storage Server design in 12, 24, and 36 bay options
  • Throughput up to 8GB/sec
  • Support for Adobe, Avid MC, Resolve, and FCPX editing applications
  • Support for VFX and graphics workflows
  • Support for MAM, backup, nearline, transcode, and media archive solutions
  • Vertical scale up to 5PB usable via up to 4 JBODs
  • 12Gbit JBOD expansion in 12, 24, 36, and 60 bay designs
  • 1/10/25/40/50 and 100 GbE NIC(s) Options
  • SMB3 and NFS3 support
  • Bonded ports and simple VLAN Ethernet administration
  • Tiered caching and storage via RAM, SSD, or NVMe
  • Flash or spinning disk data sets utilizing dual parity

 

  • Pool based ZFS storage allocations and self healing checksum file system
  • ZFS file system using 128 bit data structures
  • Reservations and quota
  • Built-in unlimited snapshots with simple clone and rollback
  • Built-in backup, retention policies, and replication to one or more NX2 or ZX located on or offsite
  • Active Directory support or internal LDAP for user and group access
  • Remote event notification
  • Simple installation and in line help wiki
  • Redundant high-efficiency power supplies
  • US and EU based phone, web, and email support
  • Four hour technical support response and next business day parts exchange
  • Data in place upgradeable to ZX for HA and Metro Cluster configurations

Retention Plans Animation

This animation shows four time axes. One for the retention plan and one for each rule that defines it, as in the example above. The moving lines are snapshots which are created and deleted based on each rule's interval and retention period.

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Data Optimization

  • Online Compression ( LZ4, LZJB, ZLE, GZIP 1..9 )
  • Online Deduplication
  • Thick, Thin and Over-Provisioning
  • Unlimited Snapshots and Clones

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