Veracity Coldstore Overview

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Jun 20, 2012

What if you could reduce your costs for buying storage, powering that storage while eliminating RAID rebuild concerns? That's the basic pitch of Veracity's "Coldstore" offering - a different approach to video surveillance focus than the JBOD or RAID options typically used. But how much does it truly save and what are the potential downsides of using it? In this note, we dig into the Coldstore to answer these questions.

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