Thanks to the advent of IP technology and the development of multi-megapixel high-definition (HD) cameras, the proliferation of surveillance systems and their performance capabilities have increased dramatically over recent years. Through the superior image quality that can now be derived from such systems, great advances have been made in safeguarding the public from criminal activity and potential acts of terrorism. Analyst firm MarketandMarkets estimates that the global video surveillance business will experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.4% between now and 2025, reaching an annual worth of $74.6 billion by the end of that period.
The greater prevalence of cameras and the resolution of the images they can produce are both key factors in maintaining public safety and the protection of property. The first means that there is more chance of an offence being caught on camera, while the second will be pivotal in providing the evidence required to take action (such as accurate identification of the perpetrator).
Because of the factors just outlined, the amount of video footage now being recorded (due to more cameras being in operation) and the quantity of data relating to this footage (due to the heightened resolution levels) have both increased dramatically. This has repercussions in respect to the accompanying data storage. Take a single 2 megapixel HD camera. If this is running at an imaging rate of 6IPS, then it will generate data at 12Mbps. Over the course of a full day, this will equate to 129.6GBytes of data.
All this data places considerable load on the supporting storage capabilities same as network infrastructure and thereby presents substantial engineering challenges. In a new, highly informative case study, Toshiba outlines how it has worked with leading surveillance technology provider Secure Logiq on the development of the data storage resources needed for the company’s 1344TB capacity HPS-4U-XL HD servers. Based on Toshiba’s MG Series of high-reliability enterprise capacity HDDs, the solution provided was able to achieve elevated levels of performance and assured long-term operation, while still being extremely cost effective.
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