Bosch and NetApp Partner to Provide Customers with Proven Storage Solutions for IP Video Surveillance
- Global partnership aligns leaders in storage and video
- Agreement links research and development, sales and support
- Companies are positioned for success in IT and security market
Security Systems and NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP), have formed a
strategic, global partnership to capitalize on the rapid
development of the IP video surveillance market. Under terms of the
agreement, Bosch will sell and support cobranded NetApp®
storage devices as part of its closed-circuit television (CCTV)
"The market is continuing to mature in its understanding of IP
video system architectures, resulting in a substantial up-tick in
the adoption of Bosch's approach for recording video-streaming
video direct to a RAID array or storage area network and
eliminating network video recorders," said Johan Jubbega, vice
president of Global Video Systems and Products, Bosch Security
Systems, Inc. "The partnership with NetApp will increase the
options we offer our customers by adding proven technology from a
leading storage solution provider. These products will appeal to
systems integrators and our newest generation of customers-IT-savvy
Bosch pioneered the development of IP cameras and encoders that
stream directly to RAID arrays or storage area networks (SANs).
This award-winning, efficient approach to video recording is made
possible with the use of an IP-based storage standard-the Internet
Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI). With the partnership
agreement, Bosch is growing its portfolio of storage devices that
use the iSCSI protocol as the company will resell four cobranded
NetApp products or solutions.
The NetApp products offered by Bosch include the FAS2000 series
along with the S550 and S300, providing a cost-effective family of
products that delivers enterprise-level performance and scalability
with a storage density ranging from 2 to 104 terabytes. Both the S
family and the FAS2000 Series were recent winners of the
ServerWatch Product Excellence Awards and will serve as important
components of Bosch video surveillance solutions for a wide range
"With the desire growing among customers for IP video
surveillance solutions, the timing is right to partner with Bosch,"
said Andreas König, general manager and senior vice president
EMEA for NetApp. "By leveraging NetApp solutions that utilize the
iSCSI protocol combined with Bosch security products, customers are
provided with a proven and effective answer to their video
Under terms of the partnership, NetApp will assist Bosch
associates with presales support for the cobranded products. The
company will also deliver training and certification to Bosch
technical support groups. As a NetApp authorized provider, Bosch
will provide customers with postsale technical support for the
storage devices. This level of integration will provide a
streamlined experience for customers during and after the sale of
the cobranded products.
To maintain continued compatibility of products, Bosch will also
gain ongoing insight into NetApp's technology roadmap. Early access
to NetApp's devices will assist Bosch in tuning its video
surveillance products to take advantage of new features and
functionality in NetApp's future storage offerings.
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About Bosch Security Systems, Inc.
Bosch Security Systems, Inc., a division of the Bosch Group,
develops and markets a broad range of products and systems for
security, video surveillance, life safety, personnel and asset
tracking applications, as well as for communication and
professional audio installations. Worldwide, Bosch Security Systems
employs nearly 10,800 associates and reported sales of $2 billion
in fiscal 2007. For more information, visit www.boschsecurity.us or call (800) 289-0096.
About the Bosch Group
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and
services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology,
consumer goods, and building technology, some 271,000 associates
generated sales of 46.3 billion euros (over $63 billion) in fiscal
2007. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than
300 subsidiaries and regional companies in roughly 50 countries.
This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the
foundation for further growth. Each year, Bosch spends more than
three billion euros for research and development, and applies for
over 3,000 patents worldwide. The company was set up in Stuttgart
in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as "Workshop for Precision
Mechanics and Electrical Engineering."
In North America, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets
automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial
automation and mobile products, power tools and accessories,
security technology, thermo-technology, packaging equipment and
household appliances. Bosch employs approximately 25,000 associates
in more than 80 locations throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico,
with reported sales of $9.5 billion in fiscal 2007. For more
information on the company, visit www.boschusa.com.