Leverage the power of Ethernet for video surveillance

Higher resolution video and longer retention times are pushing traditional storage to its limit and highlighting the need for a new storage approach.

Coraid Video Surveillance Storage Solutions

Coraid EtherDrive storage for video surveillance

To address the challenges of streaming video performance, storage growth and cost, digital surveillance systems require a storage solution with excellent price-performance characteristics that will allow surveillance administrators to grow their storage capacity on demand.

Coraid developed EtherDrive storage arrays to leverage the massive parallelism of Ethernet to provide exceptionally high bandwidth video write performance that can allow networked video recorders to handle more camera streams in a highly available RAID configuration.

Storage for video and network surveillance is a high growth market. This is another industry equally sensitive to costs and high throughput rates – with just-in-time capacity growth options. In the rapid shift from analog to digital video, a huge market has been created seemingly overnight for solutions such as EtherDrive, with affordable, high performance, scale-out architectures. High-definition digital cameras are producing between 4 -5x the amount of data as standard cameras (Example: 100 HD cameras can easily produce 300 TB per week, quickly moving into the petabyte range). Administrators of these systems are seeking less expensive, highly scalable storage where trade-offs in retention times are not necessary just to accommodate budgets.

EtherDrive uses a single tier storage building block to create scale-out storage ideal for high growth environments like digital surveillance. This scale-out architecture allows administrators to efficiently grow storage capacity to multiple petabytes exactly in line with user demand. EtherDrive also eliminates many layers of storage complexity, like multi-pathing and port bonding. By eliminating complexity EtherDrive storage can be configured in less than a minute, freeing surveillance administrators' time to focus on security priorities.  Finally, EtherDrive is digital surveillance software agnostic, allowing surveillance administrators the flexibility to choose best of bread surveillance software and change that software without impacting the underlying storage infrastructure.

BENEFIT Description

Performance

Coraid EtherDrive storage removes I/O bottlenecks, leverages the massive parallelism of Ethernet to provide exceptionally high bandwidth video write performance that can allow a video recorders to handle more camera streams.

Scalability

EtherDrive uses a single tier storage building block to create scale-out storage ideal for high growth environments like digital surveillance. This scale-out architecture allows administrators to efficiently grow storage capacity to multiple petabytes exactly in line with user demand.

Simplicity Coraid EtherDrive shelves appear as locally attached disks to hosts. Because EtherDrive uses connectionless Ethernet as the transport protocol for storage traffic, storage can be configured in less than a minute, freeing surveillance administrator’s time to focus on security priorities.

Cost

Coraid EtherDrive matches the performance of Fibre Channel storage at a fraction of the cost. Because companies do not need to rip and replace any controllers in order to grow capacity, the cost growth is predictable and linear with scale.