Reusing Existing SAN for Surveillance

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Mar 18, 2012

Free Storage? Reusing an organization's existing Storage Area Network (SAN) for video surveillance can eliminate the need for buying a new storage system. However, many details impact this decision. In this note, we identify 8 vital attributes to consider when reusing an existing SAN.

Many corporations have existing SANs. These systems are often used to store emails, documents, accounting information and general company data. Just like SANs can connect to PCs, they can do so with many modern IP video surveillance systems.

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