Intransa vs Dell - Surveillance Storage

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Nov 15, 2011

Recently, an integrator member asked about using Intransa vs Dell for video surveillance storage. This note provides our feedback to the integrator based on my previous experience as an integrator specifying and deploying both product lines. We contrast based on time savings, operational differences, pricing, longevity risk and technical support.

Time Savings

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Operational **********

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  • *** ****** ******* ** **** ** ****-**** ***** **** ****'** not ***** ******* ** ** **** **** *** * ******** period ** ****. **** *** **** ** ******** *****, *** instance ** ******** ******** *****, **'* **** ** *****. ******** claims **** *** **** ****** *****, ***** ********* * ****-**** disk ******** ** *****.

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How **** ******* *******?

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Longevity ****

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Tech *******

******** ********* ********* * **** ** ******** *** ****** ** VMS, ****** *******, *** ******** *********. ***** ********* **** *** been ********** ******* ********'* ***** ********* ********* ******* *******. ** ****, Intransa's ********* ******* ***** **** ** ******** ** ******* ***-***** and ****-***** ******* *** ***** ******** **** **** **** *** of ***** *********. **** ********* *** ********* ********** ********* ******* of ******* *** ******, ***** ** ************, ** ***** **** challenging, ** *****, *** **********, ** ****, ** ** **** to ******* **-***** **** ******* *** *** ** *****. 

**** ***** ****, ** *** *********, ******* **** *** ** have *** **** ** ****** ********** ** **** ******* ******** to ************ ********, *** ****** **** ** *** **** ********* of ****** ** ********* *********. ******** ** ****** * **** up ** **** *******. ***-**-***, *******, *********** ***** ** **** to ******* ****** ************ **** *** *** ************, ******* ** the ******** ******.

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