Guys This is a followup for the thread I posted last time.
And now it seems clearer. the solution will go as follows
a. Samsung Camera for 20 REMOTE branches and each branch has 15 cameras in 1920x1080. Maximum bandwidth taken is 2.5Mbps according to our vendor
b. Samsung Camera for HQ has about 200 cameras
c. Milestone Xprotect Corporate
d. Milestone recording server and mgmt server at both remote site and HQ
e. External storage which could be EMC isilon or Netapp E2700A
f. The total archiving size for storage is 649TB
I want to know which one provides with better interoperablity and performance with Milestone according to the scenario as mentioned above? Is Netapp E2700A working well with Milestone in a deployment scale of total 500 cameras of which 300 of them are remotely connected and 200 of them are locally connected.
In addition, here's the info for the storage uplink but I have concern that if 1Gbps is enough for archiving as follows
a. the uplink port from isilon switch to server switch where the milestone recording server will be connected to is 1Gbps
b. the uplink port from Netapp E2700A is 8Gbps FC in that the milestone recording server must be equipped with a FC interface card.
The total bandwidth subscribed for all 20 branches will be 600Mbps which support for 300 cameras. And the 200 cameras stream at HQ which is not optimized takes up to 6Mbps each so in total of 600Mbps + 1.2Gbps = 1.8Gbps. So from a network perspective the central Milestone recording server must be able to support at least 2Gbps(1Gbp x 2 in portchannel) or using FC. So 1Gpbs uplink sized by EMC is definitely not enough. Anyone has different idea than mine?
So in short I'd like to have your advice on which one works better with Milestone
EMC isilon or Netapp E2700
Appreciate your attentions!