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By 2025, it is estimated that the world will store 200 zettabytes of data, with about half of that data stored in the cloud. There is no better time to better protect your organization from potential malicious attacks or unexpected system downtime by taking advantage of the reliable disaster recovery feature included with Harmonize Bridge. […]

Images are compressed files that contain a duplicate of the operating system as well as software from a system that can be used to redeploy onto other systems. Customers can either (1) log into a system remotely and change settings and customize it to their spec or (2) order a system that BCDVideo configures with […]

Simplify the delivery of your security infrastructure by optimizing and automating the deployment of Layer 2 and Layer 3 high availability network infrastructures. One of the biggest obstacles security integrators face when deploying Layer 2 and Layer 3 high availability network infrastructures are restricted resources, whether it’s because they don’t have a large volume of […]

The following is an excerpt from an article written by Brian Coulombe: …virtualized platforms are not right for all end-users. Solutions like VMWare require a certain level of IT know-how, certification and expertise in order to implement and maintain. A small to medium-sized end-user would likely find that meeting these requirements is cost-prohibitive and opt […]

High-Megapixel Cameras Impact Video Storage

High-megapixel cameras can have a profound impact on the storage capacity of a network video system. As a security professional, one of the trickiest areas to address is how much storage will a particular customer site require? Calculating video storage can be a challenge, especially with the widespread use of higher megapixel cameras, which can […]

Investing in a scalable system for video surveillance

Are your storage devices future proof? Customers want to invest in technology that enables them to expand their capabilities to support future needs. This is especially true in the security industry, where the development of technology, such as high megapixel cameras, have placed greater demands on bandwidth consumption, and in turn, storage devices. It’s critical […]

Custom Built Isnt Always Better

The general public has direct access to computer hardware and consumer electronic parts thanks to online retailers such as Amazon, Newegg, and TigerDirect. Because of this easy access, it’s possible for anyone to purchase the components needed to custom-build their own storage server. Custom building a storage server only requires a few components – the […]

Network Resiliency at the Hardware Level

While looking into multiple Video Management Systems (VMS), it reveals many options provide sustained operational status. Primary, secondary, and failover databases, redundant recording locations, as well as service failover helps to provide continuous uptime. The demand for high availability in physical security systems requires a highly available network to provide the highway so that video […]

Shortest Path Bridging for Video Surveillance

When deploying a network optimized for video surveillance, it is critical to consider the overall availability and performance of the network. With more deployments requiring always-on video, networks need to be designed to support the video data it needs to carry. There are a wide variety of options to provide a highly available network, but […]