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.

********

**** *** *** * *** ******* **** ****** ***** *** existing *** *** ************:

  • **** ** *** ******** ***
  • ********* *** ***
  • ********** ** *** ***
  • ************ **** **
  • **** **********
  • ******** **** ** ******** *** ** *** ************ ***
  • ******** *********** ** ******** *** ** *** ************ ***
  • ***********

Size ** *** ******** ***

********* ** *** *** *** ****** *** *********** ******** ** surveillance *******. *** *******, ** * *** ** ***** *** 16 - ** **, ************ ******* *** ******* ***** **** volume *** **** *** ***** *******. ***** ********* **** *** sized **** **** ********** ******** ******** *** ******, *** ********** volumes **** ***** ******* ******** ***** **** ****** **** ******** and ********** *** ******** *** **** *************. *******, *********** *** cost ** ********* ****** ****** *** ******* ***** ******* ******* becomes *** ******** ********.

Expanding *** ***

****** **** ****** **** ******, ******* **** ********* *** **** array *******, ** **********, ********** *********, *** ********* *********** *** contribute **** ** ********* ******** ****. **** **** *** ******** to ** ********, *** ******** ** *** ******* ******** ****** this ********** **** **** ** ******** *** ******** ****** ** growing *** ******** *** ** ******* ***** *******.

Connecting ** *** ***

***** *** *** *** *** ** ******** ******** ** *** video ************ ******, ***** *** ****** ****** *** ***. ********** should ** **********. **** ******** ******** *** *** ***** ** gigabit ******, *** *** ********* ******** ** ***** ******* ** a ******* *** ***** ***********. **** ***** ****** ** **** video ** ****** ********.

Relationship **** **

*** ************ **** ** ** *** ** ********** **************. ** IT ** *********** *** ******** ********, **** **** ** ******. However, ** ** *** ******** ******** *** *** ***** *** same **********, ***** ************ ***** ** ** ********* ********. **** times, ***** ****** ** *** *** *****. **** ** * major ***** ***** ** ********** ******** *********** *** **** *** **** ****** *** ****.

** *********** **** ********** **** *********** ********* **** ** ******** for ******* *****. **** ** ****** ****** *** ** ****** for *********** ******** *** ******** ******* ** ****. ***** ************ sharing *** ***** ***** **** ******** *** ** **** ** jointly ***** ** ****** ** ********** **** ** ***********, *******, and ******* ** ********.

Cost **********

******* ***** ** ******* ** ********** *** **** ** ******* and *********** ** *********. *****, **** *** ********** ** ** a ******* *******, *** *** ***** *** ****** ************ ** security *** ******* ********** *** ******** ****. ** ******* ****** and *********** ** ******** ** ******** *** *****, **** ******** the ********** ********** ** *********** *** ********** *****.  **** ******* is ********** **** ***** ******* ***** ************ ****, ******* *********** costs *** ** ******* ********** ** ******** ********.

Performance ** ******** ** *** ************ ***

******** *************** *** *** ** ********** ** ******* ***** *********** of ***** *******. * ******* ***** ************ *** *** ******* performance ********** *** **** ********* ******** *** ******* **** ******** general ****. ************, ************ **** ***** ***** ******* *** ******** ** their **********. **** *** ********* *** **** *** **** ** have ******** *******.

***********

** *** ******** *** ** ******, *********** *** *** *** mainteance ** ********* ** *********. *** ********, *** *** ***** go ******* ** *** ***** ************ ****** *** *** ** able ** ****** ****** ***** ** *** ***. **** *******, this *** **** *************** *** ******* **** *******. **** ***** see **** ** * ****** *** ** ***** ** ** can ****** ** ****** ******** *** ********** ******* **********. ** such, ** *** ******** *** ** ******, ***** ******** ****** be *** ** ***** ***** *** ******* *** **** ****** are ******* ** ******* *** ******* ******.

**********

***** *** ****** *** ********** *** ***** ********, ******* *** existing *** *** *** ** *** **** ******. ******* ******* ******** **** **** **** ** *********** **** ***** **** ****. However, **** **** **** **** * ******** ******** ** **** once ** * ***** ** *********. ** ********* ** *** 'free' *** ************** ********** *** ***** *** ** *** ** the ***** ******** *** **** *************.

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

OpenEye Takes Aim At Exacq on Mar 23, 2017
First Milestone targeted Exacq with a takeover offer, and now OpenEye is gunning for them with an offer to swap out Exacq for their cloud-managed...
Glass Break Sensor Tutorial on Mar 21, 2017
Burglars often break glass windows to get into a house. Using glass break detectors in conjunction with alarm contacts is a good way to protect the...
Alarm Panic Switches Tutorial on Mar 16, 2017
Panic switches allow silently triggering an alarm system when it is otherwise disarmed. In this tutorial we explain and contrast the 7 most common...
Environmental Sensors For Burglar Alarm Tutorials on Mar 15, 2017
Intrusion detection systems can be used to alert users to environmental issues. By connecting sensors that monitor the heat, humidity, and...
Alarm Contacts Tutorial on Mar 07, 2017
Contacts are the devices that tell an alarm panel when an entryway is open or closed. The act of opening or closing an entryway, such as a door or...
Positive Video Surveillance Outlook - 2017 Statistics on Mar 07, 2017
376 manufacturers and integrators revealed their outlook on the future of the video surveillance industry in a recent IPVM survey. Both groups are...
Alarm Motion Detector Tutorial on Mar 06, 2017
Sensors designed to detect movement are a good way to protect large, open areas. In this tutorial, we examine motion detectors,...
Glass Doors and Access Control Tutorial on Feb 22, 2017
The biggest challenge for many access control systems are glass doors. Here's what happens when a maglock is improperly installed to an existing...
Hikvision Ezviz Mini 360 Plus - $80 Autotracking Camera Tested on Feb 21, 2017
Autotracking, integrated IR, local storage, full HD, cloud access: $80. That is the claim of Hikvision EZVIZ's new Mini 360 Plus. But for this...
Hitachi Taking On Security Industry on Feb 09, 2017
Hitachi, bigger than Sony and Panasonic overall, with $89 billion USD 2016 total revenue, is expanding into the security industry. They are...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Everbridge Mass Notification Service Examined on Mar 24, 2017
Everbridge is expanding in the security space. In January 2017 Everbridge acquired PSIM platform IDV, and have also begun integrating with other...
Hikvision Removing Auto 'Phone Home' on Mar 24, 2017
Facing pressure over their cameras auto phoning home and their Chinese government ownership, Hikvision has begun quietly removing automatic...
Axis Camera Vulnerabilities From Google Researcher Analyzed on Mar 23, 2017
A Google security researcher has reported 6 vulnerabilities for Axis cameras, affecting multiple models and firmware versions. In this report, we...
OpenEye Takes Aim At Exacq on Mar 23, 2017
First Milestone targeted Exacq with a takeover offer, and now OpenEye is gunning for them with an offer to swap out Exacq for their cloud-managed...
Lock Keyways For Access Control Guide on Mar 23, 2017
Lock keyways can be the difference between a lock working or not. Understanding keyways is important for access control. Indeed, a member recently...
Broken Browser Support for Video Surveillance on Mar 22, 2017
Modern web browsers have left the security industry behind. Current Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge browsers do not support NPAPI plugins,...
ADI Favorability Results on Mar 22, 2017
150 North American integrators provided feedback on 6 distributors, and why they do (or do not do) business with ADI. ADI is clearly a big name in...
1 Million Dahua Devices Exposed To Backdoor on Mar 22, 2017
Statistics show that 1 million Dahua devices are publicly exposed and vulnerable to the Dahua backdoor. Despite this, Dahua has downplayed the...
Hikvision Hires Crisis Communication Writer on Mar 21, 2017
Hikvision has hired a crisis communication writer as the company ramps up its efforts to deal with the 'crisis' it feels it is facing. 'Crisis...
Glass Break Sensor Tutorial on Mar 21, 2017
Burglars often break glass windows to get into a house. Using glass break detectors in conjunction with alarm contacts is a good way to protect the...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact