Specifying Storage Servers for IP Security Applications
Source: Amplicon Liveline
The migration of security systems from analogue to digital IP based solutions has created a large demand for storage servers - high performance PCs with many hard disk drives. However, security integrators used to the older analogue technology may not have the skill sets at present to correctly specify such systems. Many companies opt for the lowest cost PC that appears to meet the required specification without consideration of the many bottlenecks associated with high bandwidth IP video traffic. Badly specified hardware inevitably leads to poor performance of the entire system, giving the installer and the technology a bad name.