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EVS' virtualization solutions allow you to run EVS backend tools as virtual machines for a more flexible and agile approach to live video production. By virtualizing your backend system, you avoid having to invest in dedicated hardware that could get low utilization throughout the year. You now have the ability to run different EVS applications on general purpose hardware platforms to better meet your changing business and operational requirements.


benefits of virtualization in live video production
  • Production agility
  • Power and costs savings
  • Space optimization
  • Noise reduction
  • Easier access to resources
  • Quick and easy workflow deployment

EVS virtualized applications


Xsquare is a media file transfer solution that moves transcoded content from live ingest to storage and delivery all with a single orchestrated layer.


XTAccess is a media processing engine controlled by Xsquare and built to facilitate media interchange between EVS servers and third-party systems.


The IPDirector is a complete suite of content management applications that gives users total control over recorded content.


IPWeb allows production teams all around the world to access, browse, gather and deliver content from the IPDirector using a simple web browser.


The backend database for IPDirector provides the scalable toolset for metadata, content management, user access tools, and integration with third-party data and workflows.


IPMOS is a backend tool that bridges an IPDirector instance to a Newsroom Control System (NRCS) through the MOS protocol. It enables dynamic news rundowns that meet the speed of EVS workflows for content playback.


EVS offers two deployment modes

Virtualization with EVS' PMZ hypervisor appliance

EVS' PMZ virtualization processing appliance is built specifically for mobile production units. Its HCI architecture with software-defined storage allows you stack and scale as you need for greater production agility. As a ready-to-use platform, the PMZ considerably lowers the configuration steps, for a quick and hassle-free deployment of new workflows between productions, while making the best use of valuable space in mobile setups.

Key features

  • Designed for mobile production units
  • Scale-out design
  • Software-defined storage
  • Easy to deploy
  • Guaranteed performance for EVS applications and backend services

Technical specifications

  • PMZ (PMZ1-5605D)
  • 1U hypervisor appliance
  • 2x XEON Gold 6126 12-CORE CPU
  • 192GB RAM
  • 4x 10Gb ethernet NICs
  • 4x 1Gb ethernet NICs
  • 8x 400GB SSD VM storage
  • Redundant power supplies
  • Virtualization management onboard (VMWare vSphere)


Virtualization on third-party hardware

EVS also offers the possibility to virtualize EVS resources on third-party hardware. This provides an ideal solution for broadcast centers, who can seamlessly extend the virtualization of their production infrastructure as needed, while optimizing rack space usage in the datacenters. This deployment mode has already proven its performance on some of the world's biggest sporting events.


Flexible licensing models

GO Licensing meets the needs of capex budgets, providing licenses that are bought once and retained for the life of the product or software version.

FLEX Licensing meets the needs of an operational budget with a subscription basis that easily allows you to start using an EVS product or software in a more on-demand approach and relates best to virtualization deployments that were not forecasted in your original facilities planning.