Favorite Video Storage / Server Manufacturers 2019

By: IPVM Team, Published on Mar 25, 2019

189 integrators answered this question:

"What is your favorite storage device / server manufacturer for recording video? Why?"

In general IT, the top-selling server manufacturers are Dell, HP, Lenovo, but would those 3 be favored by security integrators? And on the video recorder appliance side, the 2 largest providers are Dahua and Hikvision but would they be top here?

This is the successor to the Favorite Video Storage / Servers 2016 report.

Inside, we analyze the results, show you who is the clear favorite in this category and what notable manufacturers are missing.

*** *********** ******** **** question:

"**** ** **** ******** storage ****** / ****** manufacturer *** ********* *****? Why?"

********* **, *** ***-************* ************* *** ****, HP, ******, *** ***** those * ** ******* by ******** ***********? *** on *** ***** ******** appliance ****, *** * largest ********* *** ***** and ********* *** ***** they ** *** ****?

**** ** *** ********* to *** ******** ***** ******* / Servers **** ******.

******, ** ******* *** results, **** *** *** is *** ***** ******** in **** ******** *** what ******* ************* *** missing.

[***************]

Key ******

*** ********* *** ****** emerged:

  • ********* *** ********* ************* since ****, *** ** Hikvision.
  • **** (*******) ******** *** top ******* ******, ********* over *********, *** ***** selections **** *********** **** compared ** ****.
  • *** *** *** ******* (after **** *** *********) but *** ********** ****** in *** ** - 200 ****** *******.
  • ** ******** ******* ***** 2016.
  • ****** *** ********** ******* and ***** *** **** but *** ***** *********'* level ***** ***********.

Appliance *** ******* / *** *** ***** ****** ******

*** ********** *** *** specific ******* ******* **** 20% ** ********* ** 2016 ** **** **% in ****. **** *******, Hikvision **** *** **% of ***** *********, ** from **** *% ** 2016, *** ******** ******* to **% ** ********.

******* *** ***** ********** were ********** (************ *** under ** ****** *******), price *****, ******** *********** support:

  • "** ********* ** **** the *** ******** ** the ****** ************. **** typically ********** *** ****** pointing ******* *** ****** manufacturer *** *** ***/*** supplier ** ***** *** any ******."
  • "*** **** *** **** than ** ******* ** we *** ************ ****"
  • "*** *** *****. **** I ****, *** ****, but ****'* **** *** customers *** ***"
  • "***** **** ** **** use ****. ********* *********. Larger **** ** *** been ***** ***** ********. The ***** *****'* **** to ** *****."
  • "*** ******* ******* ** get **** ********** **** more **** ****** *** our *****. ****** ****** with ******* ** *** (RAID ****** *** **********) "
  • "** **** *** ***** results **** *** *** Seneca ** ********* ***** with *** *** ************'* solution *** **** ********."
  • "** *** **** ********'* own, ** **** **** service *** *******"
  • "*** ******** * *** product, **** **** ********* service ******* *** *** distribution *** ******** ** good. ********** ******* ** done *** ******** ** qnap *** *******."
  • "** ********* **** *** Avigilon ******* **** *******. Keeps *** ***** ** responsibility *******."
  • "********'* **** ******* ******* with ****'* **** **** my ********. *** ** the ******* ** ******** and ****** ******** ***** from. **** **** ** hold ** ****** **** and ** **** ** have ******** **'** ******* notified."
  • "******** - ** *** a ***** ******** ******/********** - ** ***** ***** is ** "
  • "*** *******/******* ******* ** use *** ***/****"
  • "***** ******* **** **** been **** ********** **** the *****."
  • "** *** ***** ******* for ***, **** ******** SSA ***** *** *** of *** *****"
  • "********* ***** *** **** installations. **** ********* *** reliable."
  • "*********/******* ********, ** *****'* used **** ****** *** their ********** *** **** friendly"
  • "*****. *****, **** ****"
  • "** *** ****** **** or ********* ***** ****. most ** *** **** don't ******* ******* ** these *** **********"

Dell **** ******** *****

**** *** ***** ** 26% ** *********. ***********, cost, *** ******* ** support **** ********** ********* by ********* ********** ****:

  • "**** ******* (**** ** R540 ******) **** ******* on *****. ********** ******** with ****** ******* **** DELL ******** ** ********* for */* *****. **** more ******** **** ****..."
  • "**** ** ** ********. We **** ** **** reliable ****** ***"
  • "** *** ****/*** ******* for *** ** *** custom *********. **** **** a ****** ** ******* for ***** *********, *** are ****** ** ***** from. ***** ******** *** customer ******* ** **** great. "
  • "****. ******** *** **** cheaper **** "*******-*****" ******** that *** ***** *** from **** ******."
  • "****.... ***** ******* ******* in *****, ********* * hour ******** ***** **** onsite *******.... *** *** get **** **** *** CCTV ************."
  • "** *** * **** partner. ****, ***, *** other **** ****** **** served ** ****. ** have **** **** ** the ********* ****** *************, but * **** **** more ******* ******* ** hardware ****** ** **** an *** *** ***** dell."
  • "****. ***********, ************* *** firmware ************, *******."
  • "*** ******* **** *** off *** *****, *** Dell ******* **** **** reliable *** ****-*********."
  • "** ********* *** **** systems. ** **** *** dependability *** *********** **** that *****."
  • "**** *** ********* ******** server/storage ******** ** * reasonable *****."

****, **** ********* ** Dell *** ******* **** Avigilon *** ***, **** account *** ****** **% of *** ******* ******** in *** ******.

BCDVideo ****** ** **-*** ***** *******

*** (******** ****)******** **** * ***** mentions *** *** *********** flat ******** ** ****. Integrators **** ******** ***** that ******* ** *** primary ****** *** ***** them:

  • "******** ** *** ********* server ************. **** **** always ****** **** *** quickly **** **** ** any ****** **** *** come **.
  • "** **** ** **********-***** installations ** ** *** deploying ******** ******* ** every *** ** ***... ...We **** ********* **** BCD *** ** ***** support *** ********. **** may ** ******** **** expensive **** ***** ************* but *** ******* ** get **** **** ******* makes ** *** *** cost ********."
  • "** *** ******** *** most *** ** *** recording ********. **** **** a **** ************ **** Genetec *** **** **** work. ****** *** *** NBD ******** ** **** a **** ******* ** have ** ****."
  • "* ****** ****** ** use ****. ***** ******* and ************** *** *** notch. ***** ** * reason **** *** *** so **** *************."
  • "******** (****) ****** ******* of *** *********** **** BCD, *** ********* *******, and ********."
  • "***. ********. **** ******** service."
  • "********. **** *******, ********** pricing."

** *** ****** ***** Mentions

** *** ****** **** had **** ** **** mentions ** ***. *********** who ******** ***** ** noted **** ** *** because ***** ** *********** and **** * ***** a ******** ********* ** support ******:

  • "** **** **** ***** HP *******, ** ** are ** **** ********"
  • "***% ** *** ****** use ** *******. ** are * ** ******* and **** * ***** relationship **** *** ***** HP ***********"
  • "***. **** *** *** remote ********** ******** *** onsite ******** *******"
  • "*** *** ******* ********** accounts ** **** ******* the *** ******** ** a ** ** ***** G4 *********** ** *** recorder."
  • "** - ** **** is **** **** ** the ****** ****** ********** within * ******* ****** environment."

****** ********* ***** **** support *** *******:

  • "****** *** **** *** favorite ************ *** ***** and ****** ******* ******* along **** ****** ************. Servers *** **** ****** compared ** **** ******* you *** ****** **** the *** ************. **** sales *** ********* ******* have **** *********."
  • "****** ****** ******* *** product ********* ** *****"
  • "** ******** ** ****** last **** *** **** had ****** **** ******* with ***** ********. *** don’t **** ** ** tons ** ******* ******* and ***** * ***** next ******** *** ******** standard ** ****** **** as ****."

Custom ***** *** *******

******-***** *** ********** ******* were * ******** ********, but * ***** ****** did **** **** *** reasons ** *********** ** price:

  • "** ****** ******, *** custom ***** ** ** servers. *** ****** **** to **** **** *** we ***** *** ** our ******* ******* **** are *** ***** ******* and ** ** ******* than ****** ***-**** ******** that **** ***** ***** for * ****** ****."
  • "** ******-***** *** **** gamer ******* ********** ******* of *** ******* ** handle *** ******* ** CCTV *****"
  • "*******: ** ************ ******. Reliable, **** ** ***** so ** **** ** change. ** ***** *** own *******"
  • "***** *** - ** build *** *** *** units *** *** *** video *******. * ***** little *** *** *** needs."

Comments (29)

  • *** *** *** ******* (after **** *** *********) but *** ********** ****** in *** ** - 200 ****** *******.
  • ** ******** ******* ***** 2016.

* ****** *** **** of **** ******** ** BCD ******* ** **** / ****** **** **** HP? 

** **, ** ******* when ** ***** ** VMS ******* ***, ******, and ******** ***** *** product.  **** **, ****** the ******** ******** *** server.

*** ** ********* - what *** *** **********’* views ** ******? ** are * *** *** user *** **** **** some ********** ******* ** Pivot3 ****** ** *** the ********.

****** *** *** ******* any ********, ******* ****** is ********* ******* ** very ***** *** ***** and *** ********** ** most ******* ********** ********.

** ******* ** *** Disaster ***** ********* *** Waterproof *******? 😁 *** servers ** ** ** 180TB *** **** **** ISCSI/SMB/NFS **** * * year ******** *** **** recovery **** ***** **. Everything ** ******** **** in *** ***!

**** *** ****** ****** hold ** ********.  /**

**** *** *** *** a ***/***/****-******* ******* ****** going? ********, *******, ****, UCS, ***.

**** - **** ** an *********** ****** - who *** *** ****** experience?  *** *** **** optimized **** * ******** Dell ******?  *** *** the *** ********* ********* from *** *******?  **** value *** **** ********* for *** *** **** / ******* **********? **** difference?

***** **** ** *** IPVM ****** ** ****.

***** **** ******* ** be ******** ** ** OEM *** **** *******, Dell ***** ** ** competing **** ***** *** OEM *********.

**** ******

*****/****** = **** ***

******** = **** ***

******** = **** ***

******* - **** ***

** *** ** * little ******* ****** **** servers, **** ** *** storage ********* *** ***** OEM'd ** **** **** NetApp *** *******, ******* of *** *** ****. It's ** ********* **** if *** **** **** the **** ** **.  If *** *** ******* at ***** *****, *** might ** **** ** go ****** ** *** source *** *******, *******, you **** *** ** the ******* *** ******** benefits * **** ***** like **** (*** ** extension **** ** ***** storage *** ********) *****.   In ***** ************ *******, reliability *** ********** *** core ************ ** **** enterprise ********* ** *** service ******** **** ******* critical ** *** ******* sale. 

*** *** **** ********* also - **** ***?

**** ****** **** ** Rasilient **** * **** OEM?

* ** *** ** for *** **** **** focused ** **** ****** and * ********* ********** all *** ******** ******** about *** ******** *** our *** ********. ****** let ** **** **** we *** ** ** provide **** **** ***** in *** ************ ******. 

*** *** ***** **** it ****** *** * dealer ** *** * quote *** **** ********, or **** **** ** an ****** ** ****** phone *****. **** **** I ***** ** **** storage *** * ******** (because **** ************ ********* a ****), ****'* ******* was **** *** ***** trying ** **** *** an ******* ****** **** storage. ** ******* *** in ********* ** *** drives (**** **'* *** 12's *** **** ****** now), *** * **** un-intuitive *** ** ****** to ****** **********. ** I ******* ** ***** be ****** ** **** call. *** **** **** just ******* ** *** larger **** ******, **** the **** ******, ** had ** ** ** a "*******" ********** *****. They ***** ******** ** calls.

** ** *** **** a ******* **** ******* on **** ******, ** might ** * **** idea ** **** ****** training ** *** **** center **** ** ******** exists **** ****** ******** to ********** *************.

***** *** ** ** directly *** * **** get *** *********. **** is **** *** ** the ******* ** **** OEMs **** ********, ****** and *** *** ********. They *** ***** ******* faster *** **** ******** support ** *** ************ channel. ** ***** ** ken.mills@dell.com 

******. * **** **** handy *** *** ****** needs.

[****] ******** *****, **** brings ** *** ********... so ** **** ***** focused ** ***'*** ********* to *********, ** ******* Dell ******* ******* ******* Dell, ** ****? ******* the ******** *** ****** for * ******** ****** of *******, *** * relabel *****.

** **** ******** *** of *** ******** *** Dell ** *** ************ space. 

***, **'* ******** ** me **** **** ***** to *** **** **** a **** ***.  ** there *** ****** ***** pertaining ** ************ ** access ******* **** **** it **** ** *** partners ** ******.  ** sense ** **** ****** to *********** *******.  ***** Dell ****** ******** * or ** ******* **** ever **** ***** *** like *** ***** ****** noted.  ** * **** BCD * **** ******* in **-** ******** **** build ** ** ************** with *** ***** ** contact.  ** * **** Avigilon *** ****** ***** next *** *** * don't **** ** ***** to * ******. ** I **** ****... ****, I ***'* **** **** anymore *** ********* ** when **** *** ****** to ****** ** ** get ******* ********.

**** ** ***** ********. This ** *** ** have ****. ***** ** not * *** **** fits ***. ** **** actively ***** **** *** Dell ***** ** ******* our **** ** ***** and ** **** ** compensated *** **** ********** of *** *** ***. If *** ****** ******* with ******** *** *** as *** *********, **** is *****. ** ** team *** **** ****** let ** ****. 

**** ** *** ** have ****.

*** *** ***'* ******* if *** *** ***** only *** ***/** ******** channel, ** ** **** is ****** ** **** it's **** *** *** it *** ** ******* to ******** **** *** chain: ***, ********/********** *** end ****. ******* ** trying ** ***** **** and ******** ******** ******** products ** ********, **** can ***** ******** ********- from ***'* *** ******* whose ********* *** ********** trying ** *** **** can ** ****** *** dealer *** ****** ** Dell, ** *** ***** if ***** ** *** a **** ************ ******** and ********* ** *** first **** ** **** sales *** ******* *** even **** ** **** groups *********, ***** ** what * *** ****.

*** *** ***'* ******* if *** *** ***** only *** ***/** ******** channel

#*, **** *** ******* doing **** *** ****'* what ** ***** ** his "**** ** *********** *** same ********** ** *** you ***"

** ***** ** *** a **** ************ ******** and ********* ** *** first **** ** **** sales *** ******* *** even **** ** **** groups *********, ***** ** what * *** ****.

****'* * **** *****. I ***** ** ********** to *** **** **** has ** *** ****.

** **** **** *********** investments ** ** **** to **** ***** **** better ********* ** *** Dell *****. ** ** a ******* *** ***'* happen **** ***** *** we ******* **** ** train *** ***+ ****. In ********* *** ** reach *** ** ** or ** **** ** you *** **** ** account **** **** *** not **** *******. 

** *** * **** Premier ******. **** ** the **** *** **** are ****** **** *** public *******. **** ***********!

*** **** ******** ********** to ***** *** *** Milestone ********. ***** ******* so ***, **** ******** configs *** *** ******** acceleration ***** ***** **** the ***** *****.

****** *** *** **** of ********** *****!

*** ***** *******? ******* here *** **** ** as *** ******* *** surveillance?

** *** ***** ******* Territory ******* *** *******ü** it *** **** ** see *** ******* ********* here. **** ************* ** over ** ********* ** are **** ***** ** other ***** ** *** world *** ** *** excited ** *** ****** awareness *** ******** ** North ******* ** ** the ****. 

**** *** * **** Mobile ********* ** *** 8000 ****** ** ********* servers ** *** ******* any **** ************. **** you *** ** *** industry *******5-year *********** ******** ******-**** ********* we **** * ********** story **** ** ******* more *********.

* **** ******* **** but, *'** **** ****** recently ****** * **** noise ** *** ***** surveillance ******* ****** ** industry ****** *** ********* (netapp.com/vss). **** **** ** have * **** *** storied ******* **** ***** E-Series *** ******* *** on-prem *******. *** ******* on ***** ********* ** this *****.

******: **** ******* *** been ***** ** *** own **********:*** ******* ** *** Viability ** ****** ** Video ************?

**** *******...*** ***** *** NVR ***'* **** ***** use ** ********? **** everyone ********* ** **** hardware, **'* ******* ****** and ****** ** **** HP ******** *** **** one-off ******** **** **** has ** **** **.

** ** ***** ****** servers? *'* ******, *** I *** ** ***'* be **** ****** **** get *** ** **** business ***. (** ****** I'm **** **** ** almost * ********* ****** with **** ********, ** there's ** *** ** win.)

** **** ** ***** to **** *** ******** why * **** *** is * ****** ******. We **** *** ***** success ********** ** ********* to **** ****. ** email *****.*****@****.***

*************, **** ******** ** an ** *****, ********* it ***** ** * Seneca ******.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

NetApp Video Surveillance Profile on Mar 09, 2020
NetApp is increasing its efforts in video surveillance and told IPVM surveillance storage is the fastest-growing segment of its $6+ billion...
Worst NVR / VMS Manufacturers 2020 on Feb 10, 2020
For the second time in a row, a global manufacturer has been selected by integrators. 200+ integrators answered: In the past year, what VMS /...
Favorite VMS / NVR Manufacturers 2020 on Jan 27, 2020
In 2018, a new winner emerged and a former top choice declined. Now, there is a new #1, a new top 5 finisher and 2 major VMSes in decline. Our...
Favorite Camera Manufacturers 2020 on Jan 20, 2020
The past 2 years of US bans and sanctions have shaken the video surveillance industry but what impact would this have on integrators' favorite...
Open vs End-to-End Systems: Integrator Statistics 2019 on Nov 11, 2019
Preference for open systems is on the decline, according to new IPVM statistics. We asked integrators: For video surveillance systems, do you...
Razberi Technologies Company Profile on Aug 06, 2019
Razberi says they have doubled their revenue in the first half of 2019, citing their proprietary camera hardening and cybersecurity capabilities...
Ionodes Company Profile on Jul 31, 2019
What happened to Ionodes? With seasoned leadership from Jean-Paul Saindon founder of SmartSight and Dr. Michael Gilge, founder of VCS, back in...
Smart CODEC Usage Statistics 2019 on Jun 03, 2019
Smart codecs are now nearly a standard feature in IP cameras, but our statistics show integrator adoption has not increased at the same rate. In...
H.265 Usage Statistics on Apr 19, 2019
H.265 has been available in IP cameras for more than 5 years and, in the past few years, the number of manufacturers supporting this codec has...
Dahua Favorability Results 2019 on Apr 01, 2019
Dahua favorability declined, in IPVM's 2019 integrator favorability series, driven by their backdoors, resulting in mass hacking and US government...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Pivot3 Mass Layoffs on Mar 27, 2020
Pivot3 has conducted mass layoffs, the culmination of grand hopes, a quarter of a billion dollars in VC funding, and multiple failures to gain...
Athena CEO Criticizes 'Deplorable' 'Nitpicking', IPVM Refutes on Mar 27, 2020
Athena Security's CEO Lisa Falzone has strongly objected to IPVM's reporting on Athena, calling it 'deplorable' and repeatedly criticizing IPVM's...
Hikvision Admits Sanctions Harming Its Financial Performance on Mar 27, 2020
While Hikvision initially downplayed being sanctioned for human rights abuses, the company is now admitting a significant impact in a new PRC...
New Axis M30 Cameras Tested on Mar 26, 2020
Axis has released a new generation of, for them, relatively low cost M30 series cameras, claiming to deliver "sharp video quality even in poor...
Coronavirus Shuts Down ADT Door Knockers on Mar 26, 2020
Coronavirus has another victim - this time, alarm giant ADT has stopped all door to door sales. Door knockers are a critical but controversial...
Access Control Course Spring 2020 - Save $50 Last Day on Mar 26, 2020
Register Now - Spring 2020 Access Control Course. Today, March 26th is the last day to save $50. IPVM offers the most comprehensive access...
Convergint Coronavirus Cuts on Mar 25, 2020
One of the world's largest security integrators, Convergint, has made a major move to handle the impact of coronavirus, with cuts across the...
VSaaS 101 on Mar 25, 2020
Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) is the common industry term for cloud video. But what does it mean? How does it all work? Inside this...
TVT / InVid Facial Recognition Tested on Mar 25, 2020
Facial recognition is frequently sold for thousands of dollars per channel but some China manufacturers are offering full facial recognition...
IPVM Launches On-Demand Courses on Mar 24, 2020
For nearly a decade, IPVM has been a leader in online live courses. Now, we have added on-demand versions for all courses. The same course...