Collaborative Storage Workspace for creative teams pairs StorNext®5 Sharing for Fibre Channel and Ethernet users with radically simple media management

LAS VEGAS— (NAB Show, booth #SL13710) – Symply, Inc., the innovator in high-performance storage for media and creative professionals, today announced that their range of SymplyULTRA™ solutions shipping at NAB will include bundled configurations of axle Starter and axle 2017 software from axle Video (NAB booth #SL13609).  Symply becomes the second OEM licensee of axle’s software, after long-time industry leader Avid.
SymplyULTRA is more than just storage – it’s a complete modern workspace built on an enterprise-class, high-availability storage processor architecture and industry-standard StorNext® collaboration – all made Symply easier. SymplyULTRA delivers high-performance, easy-to-use shared storage with lightning fast throughput and low latency for demanding 4K and HD video production.  Powered by StorNext® 5 and 100% Xsan compatible, integrated SymplyULTRA management software provides a simple setup, and intuitive management and monitoring on Mac OS X, Windows, and iOS. 

The two standard configurations available at launch include axle media management software.  The base configuration, priced at $24,995, includes axle Starter, a 2-user version of axle’s software with limits of 3 concurrent accesses and 300,000 media assets. The midsize configuration, priced at $34,995, includes axle 2017 two-user, the full axle software solution capable of handling over 2 million assets and axle’s Cam ingest solution for camera formats. 

Both configurations can be upgraded by adding user accounts or functional modules such as axle’s new axle ai video search, axle Gear Advanced Transcode option, archive solution integrations with Archiware P5 and XenData, and ingest integrations with Softron, Cinedeck and MOG.  Management of the entire solution is seamless for both users and administrators thanks to axle’s browser interface and SymplyRTM real-time management software that is as easy as browsing a file-system and standard file system mounts.

“Symply products are designed for creative professionals, and axle has an impressive reputation for building production-aware asset management tools that integrate perfectly with our SymplyULTRA collaborative storage workspace.” explained Alex Grossman, CEO of Symply, Inc. “Together, Symply and axle are showing what’s possible when you view storage with the needs of creative professionals always kept front and center; employing the best technology, offering the highest performance and throughput combined with easiest management to let creatives stay focused on production. Production is hard enough – storage really shouldn’t be.”

SymplyULTRA is designed to support up to 20 high-speed Fibre Channel clients in any combination of Apple Xsan, Windows or Linux clients, and many additional IP-connected clients.  The product is shipping now.
About Symply
Symply Inc. creates high-performance digital storage for media creators and content owners, from the single editor to an entire facility. As a privately-held, employee-owned company with locations in Los Angeles, New York, and London, Symply blends intuitive, user-friendly software with rock-solid engineering to move storage from a need, to a want. For more information, visit

About axle Video
axle Video ( is the recognized leader in developing radically simple media management software. It solutions have helped over 400 organizations improve the way they create, share and store digital video content with media management solutions that are easy to install, use and afford. axle’s radically simple media management uniquely addresses a burgeoning need and has caught on rapidly among video professionals in post-production, education, broadcast, corporate, sports, house of worship, non-profit, advertising-marketing, and government organizations worldwide. At its introduction, axle Video’s software was recognized with the IBC 2012 Best of Show award and at NAB 2013 with the prestigious DV Magazine Black Diamond and Post Picks awards. axle Video is a privately held company; its founders have extensive industry experience in media asset management for creative applications. Learn more at

Symply, SymplyULTRA and the Symply logo are trademarks of Symply, Inc. axle Video, axle Starter, axle Cam, axle 2017, axle Gear and axle Archive and the axle logo are trademarks of axle Video, LLC. All other company name or product names are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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