SAN Fusion is an easy and cost-effective solution that allows you to use Avid Media Composer with your existing Xsan infrastructure.
By using an existing Xsan volume as a backing-store for SAN Fusion's virtualized workspaces, editors can experience authentic Unity-style bin sharing and locking from within Media Composer 5.5.3 or later, including Media Composer 7. Unlike other solutions that purport to make Avid work with Xsan, SAN Fusion is a client-side application with no additional server or minimum number of seats to buy.
SAN Fusion clients mount and unmount workspaces on demand through our intuitive GUI to provide Media Composer a real-time translation layer between it and Apple's Xsan filesystem. The end result is the best of both worlds: Avid's first class bin and media sharing combined with Apple's storage-agnostic low (or no) cost cluster filesystem.
Did you feel left out in the cold when Apple discontinued support for Final Cut Pro 7?
Have you considered moving to Avid Media Composer as your NLE platform, but haven't because that meant giving up a significant investment in Xsan-based storage due to incompatibilities between Media Composer and Xsan in a multi-user environment?
Then you will want to check out SAN Fusion.