The Video Surveillance market has seen a significant switch to IP based, digital cameras. Video is no longer stored to multiple video recorders but to disk-based DVR systems (Digital Video Recorders).
Today’s digital video surveillance systems are networked and digitally archived to provide granular, managed access from any location together with interoperability and simple scalability. CCTV is widely used for secure site surveillance in a range of situations:
- Government centres
- Law enforcement
- Manufacturing facilities
- Multiuse buildings
- Public safety
Modern digital surveillance involves huge investments in data storage to protect and recall video material.
At today’s petabyte scale, it presents a major challenge for large-scale deployments. Traditional NAS/SAN storage systems are no longer able to scale to millions of video files and organizations need to move ahead to solutions that can handle this growing workload effectively and securely, at the same time keeping costs competitive. QStar works with several video surveillance vendors to provide support for an additional tier of lower-cost, longer term storage technologies, allowing video surveillance users to dramatically reduce their TCO.
We offer a comprehensive range of storage solutions for digital video surveillance that includes:
LTFS as NAS
Hybrid Object Storage including tape library
Cloud Gateway (private, public and hybrid).
3D Cloud Gateway (local LTFS as NAS and Hybrid Cloud)
Active Archive (multiple technologies)
The QStar Kaleidos is an S3-compliant object storage platform that enables enterprises and service providers to build reliable, private, hybrid or public cloud storage environments that deliver reliability, security and unlimited scalability.
Kaleidos offers enterprise-class customers a tremendous reduction in TCO compared with traditional NAS/SAN storage, unlimited scalability, superior data protection and flexibility, while achieving improved customer retention through enhanced service delivery (SLA), reduced acquisition costs, and enhanced agility through global accessibility across all end user devices.
Kaleidos Object Storage is made with standard high-performance capacity servers. QStar Object Storage Manager (OSM) software runs on all server nodes and forms a cluster to provide a single pool of storage resources across all nodes.
QStar LTFS as NAS architecture virtualizes a Tape Library, effectively converting it into network-attached storage – NAS for sharing with multiple users and applications. The solution supports common networking protocols (SMB and NFS) plus S3 compatible API commands and is integrated on either a Windows or Linux server. Files that are stored in a LTFS as NAS environment are retrieved in the same manner as the native operating system, even though the data is actually stored in a Tape Library. Not only do users not realize that the volume (file system) they are accessing was created on tape and not on disk, but, through a sophisticated cache architecture, the read/write data activity is managed so effectively, that performance is comparable to a NAS device. Transparency is such that the architecture is also supported by virtual machine (VM) environments, even though the VM environment is not designed to support tape drives; existing applications installed in a VM can access the Tape as NAS architecture just like a standard NAS disk. Data can be accessed transparently over the network.