BCDVideo Accelerator (BVA) for Milestone Appliances

Adequate storage space is vital for your critical video surveillance data. You can improve your data workload performance and storage communications by optimizing your video appliances with video security system storage accelerators. These systems are revolutionizing the way organizations connect, process and manage their video data storage.

You can secure a storage accelerator for higher throughput capabilities at BCD. The BCDVideo Accelerator (BVA) is a state-of-the-art storage accelerator for Milestone Appliances. With video-grade hardware, the BVA significantly increases storage scalability, performance and reliability.


Tested extensively in BCD’s Innovation Lab on a 1 gigabit ethernet (GbE) network, the BVA can sustain 700 megabits per second (Mb/s) of throughput. When an upgrade to a 10 GbE network kit is included, throughput surpasses 2.2 gigabits per second (Gb/s).

Traditionally, to reach 700 Mb/s of throughput, a system would need to have eight 15K Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS), and to achieve 2.2 Gb/s, multiple systems would have to be used, each adding to the total cost.


BCDVideo Accelerator (BVA) throughput diagram
BCDVideo Accelerator (BVA) bandwidth diagram


When a system is built with the BVA, many areas of performance overhead are removed. Total disk I/O bandwidth often limits the capacity to write live video while reading video to archive. Milestone Appliances utilizing the BVA are able to standardize archiving video every two hours as a best practice without negatively impacting the live video database’s performance.


With the BVA, the total storage of each system can be fully leveraged, unlike traditional configurations using live drives. A BCD218 with the BVA can fully achieve its 252TB/216TB SATA/SAS storage. This allows for security deployments to be fulfilled with fewer servers, while significantly reducing both the initial cost of hardware, as well as the operating expenses.

BCDVideo Accelerator (BVA) storage chart

Achieve Greater Performance With Our Storage Accelerator for Video-Grade Hardware

You can leverage full storage usage with storage accelerator solutions from BCD. We are your trusted advisors for innovative, purpose-built video storage solutions you can depend on. 

Contact us for more information on our storage accelerator today!