In-depth

07Jan 2020

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 […]

10Dec 2019

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 […]

15Nov 2019

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 […]

26Jul 2019
Scaling local resources in a virtualized environment to optimize video data storage.

Scaling local resources with hyperconverged infrastructure for video surveillance One of the factors that limits the overall performance of any IP video surveillance solution is how effectively software can utilize hardware resources. Traditionally, an application such as video management software or access control requires a dedicated server, which typically does not use more than 20 […]

27Jun 2019
Optimizing video data storage: Latency issues in write intensive applications

Latency issues in write-intensive applications As virtualized storage solutions become more prevalent, ensuring efficient data management is critical. Virtualization often brings with it complexity and overhead that result in latency, which can negatively affect performance. When solutions are virtualized, data that is written/read from the disk interacts with both the physical and virtual hardware, and […]

20Jun 2019
Intro to SCRIBE

BCDVideo’s Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Video Surveillance (HCI-VS), powered by Scale Computing, utilizes the Scale Computing Reliable Independent Block Engine (SCRIBE) embedded in each node to manage all storage as one logical pool.  The real benefits of SCRIBE come from the intelligent distribution of blocks redundantly across the cluster to maximize availability and performance for each […]

13Jun 2019
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 […]

23May 2019
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 […]