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.

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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 ******.

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