SAN Fusion is ending
After 7 years, SAN Fusion will officially end/sunset on December 31, 2020 (“EOL Date”). We know change can be difficult, so we are here to help you with recommendations for what to do next and to answer some questions about the decision.
Why is SAN Fusion ending?
All products eventually reach their natural end of life for various reasons including new and better technologies becoming available, marketplace changes, or availability of source parts and technologies. This is part of any technology product’s lifecycle and SAN Fusion is no exception.
When SAN Fusion launched in 2013, its singular purpose was to provide editors the ability to switch from Final Cut Pro to Avid Media Composer without the added expense of overhauling their existing storage infrastructure. Fast-forward to 2020, when other cost-effective storage options exist and a global pandemic has forever changed the way we work, we determined that technology and marketplace changes greatly reduce the need for SAN Fusion to the media & entertainment industry.
When does SAN Fusion end?
All support for SAN Fusion will end on December 31, 2020 (“EOL Date”). As of September 2020, SAN Fusion was no longer available for purchase or support renewals.
Will the software still work?
If the software is currently functioning on a current supported Operating System, the software will continue to function as normal, but it cannot be updated, re-activated, or transferred to new computers.
Will previous versions of SAN Fusion be available for download after 2020?
No. As of September 2020 SAN Fusion is no longer available for download. SAN Fusion users under an active support contract can request a download link until December 31st, 2020.
I didn’t hear anything about this till just now. Where did you announce it?
Through September 2020, registered users of SAN Fusion with active Software Maintenance & Support were notified individually about our decision to end SAN Fusion.
Is there anyone who can help me?
As the certified support provider for SAN Fusion, the CHESA team (www.chesa.com) is dedicated to providing the best options to SAN Fusion users moving forward. The team will leverage current product offerings and integration options from storage vendors and other software vendors present in the marketplace today.
What happens now?
As of September 2020, SAN Fusion is no longer available for purchase or support renewals. Support for SAN Fusion will continue through December 31, 2020 (“EOL Date”). All SAN Fusion customers under current support plans will continue to receive support through the length of their current contract. Please note SAN Fusion software will continue to function in your environment without an active support contract, though compatibility with macOS, Avid Media Composer, and individual file systems will not progress past current listed compatibilities.