For decades, video storage has been the domain of the security organization. And for decades that’s been just fine. Traditional video surveillance deployments that record data to dedicated digital video recorders (DVRs) or network video recorders (NVRs) don’t need a lot of specialized skills to manage—if they’re small, that is. In small numbers, these systems can be simple, but they can quickly become complex and difficult to manage at scale. On top of that, they’re dead slow and notorious for being unreliable.
As security organizations grow their video surveillance deployments by adding and upgrading cameras, they look to enterprise storage for speed, scalability, manageability, and reliability to support crucial video systems.
If you’re a member of a security organization that is now responsible for enterprise storage, or you’re a storage admin who is suddenly making decisions about video surveillance storage, you need to know that when it comes to video, not all storage is created equal.
Julie Fagan has a long career in high-tech solutions marketing. She loves working at NetApp where she gets to focus on bringing the best video surveillance and high performance computing storage solutions to the world along with her awesome co-workers.