The client needs to upgrade from current analog camera to IP and here are the points.
a. centralized storage
b. the setup could be edge storage, edge recording server, centralized server and centralized storage which is the recommended setup by Milestone? But alternatively can Hikvision achieve the same scenario perfectly? What the user wants is just to actively backup the video file from branches to HQ centralized storage daily and meanwhile they agree to upgrade the brandwidth for each branches at least to 15-20Mbps. And at each branch the HD recording is required
c. regarding the strorage to Milestone for a 700-800 cameras scale which one is better Netapp or EMC Isilon? Can help to advise the prons and cons? the estimated storage size is about 800TB in total.
d. to be frank from an system integrators perspective I'll prefer turn key solution like Hikvision, Panasonic etc.. but i'm not sure if any of the brand can fulfill their requirement?