Why Storage Is Now a Critical Component of CCTV Systems



Storage is now a critical part of a robust video surveillance solution. Increasing camera resolutions, longer retention times, and increasing use of analytics all lead to larger digital storage capacity requirements. Across the industry, storage demands are increasing at existing sites undergoing upgrades and refreshes, and also in greenfield installations. Quantum, a global leader of the storage industry, now offers their best-of-breed multi-tier storage solution for security and video surveillance projects.

The Quantum multi-tier storage solution combines various types of storage media – flash or SSD drives, high performance hard drives, standard hard drives, file-based tape, and the Cloud. These tiers of storage are specified according to the usage profile of the solution – high performance to match the video write requirements, and hard drives and file-based tape or Cloud for longer term retention. The resulting combination provides the highest performance, largest overall storage capability, at the lowest cost of ownership. Typically, 40% less than comparable all hard-drive solutions.

For ease of use, the Quantum multi-tier storage solution unites the storage media under a software layer – StorNext 5 – which presents all the combined storage as a single name space – as simple as accessing a C: drive. Quantum Storage products and StorNext 5 are certified and tightly integrated with leading VMS providers (Milestone, Genetec, 3VR, Avigilon, etc).

To learn more, contact Quantum on 1800 999 285 (Aus) 0800 105 999 (NZ), ANZsales@quantum.com or check out www.quantum.com/video-surveillance . Until 30 June, mention Security Solutions Magazine for exclusive 10% discount offer.