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With digital video on the rise in enterprises, storage teams will play a key role in accommodating the petabytes of data that can be generated by video surveillance systems.
Industry researcher Frost & Sullivan, Palo Alto, CA, sees IP as the next phase for the surveillance industry and one that will have a far-reaching impact on storage. According to company research, "the most important advantage in an IP surveillance network is the capability of storing large quantities of video footage in a relatively limited storage space with much higher image quality than analog networks."
"Companies doing surveillance are generating a lot more data, 24/7. The data is increasingly high rez. Now they want to see a recognizable face," says Rick Bentley, CEO at video
system integrator Connexed Technologies Inc., Palo Alto, CA (see "Multiterabyte video production,"
This was first published in January 2008