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Storage for Video Surveillance

Fast And Reliable IP Video Storage Entrusted To LucidFiler NAS

Meet the essential building blocks of your surveillance system

With the expansion of IP-based surveillance solutions and improvements in camera resolution, storage requirements for video surveillance systems have grown exponentially, driving the need for open, low-cost storage options with enterprise-class features.

LucidFiler guarantees secure retention and protection of surveillance video in post-terabyte era

Locked-blueUntil now there has been a wide consensus between many security and IT professionals that general purpose shared storage will deliver the sufficient performance to record and store video streams without data loss. But with hard drive capacities increasing exponentially and their error rates remaining unchanged, without a storage system that has built-in enterprise-class drive redundancy and guaranteed end-to-end data integrity, your organization runs the risk that some data may not be stored at all or lost and not be available when needed most.

The level of risk associated with footage loss is the single most important determinant for the type of storage application customers should consider.

Video surveillance evidentiary data represents a powerful tool for ascertaining liability/innocence in litigation or incident corroboration scenarios. Collected in the usual course of business, this data may become essential in a court case or investigation, at which point its availability as electronic evidence depends on the reliability of storage system that protects data from corruption, errors and loss due to catastrophic disk failure.

Self-healing LucidFiler appliance, purpose-built for secure archiving, brings unparalleled data integrity and automatic recovery to surveillance storage, ensuring that all your critical video data is both stored and protected.

LucidFiler delivers bullet-proof data integrity and automatic self-healing

Data Integrity GuaranteedSilent data corruption has not been a serious concern while disks remained relatively small scale. The users of hard drives that stored little amounts of data very rarely faced that problem. But with the advent of larger drives the data corruption threshold is reached and the issues such as bit rot, phantom writes, misdirected reads/writes, parity errors, driver bugs, and accidental overwrites are now considered to be problems with potentially devastating impact on business continuity.

Maintaining data integrity from when data is first written to when it is accessed is critical in video surveillance where ballooning file sizes are fueling the insatiable need for greater storage capacity.

Using its end-to-end checksums LucidFiler will both detect and correct silent data corruption providing good data to the application and automatically repairing the damaged copy.

LucidFiler data protection is more secure and more reliable than hardware RAID

Secure Data Protection by LucidFilerHard drive failures are the leading cause of equipment failure with video surveillance that can put all recorded data, from any number of cameras, at a risk of a loss.

As disk drive densities continue to increase, data loss due to multiple simultaneous failure events in a RAID group has become a growing risk. Double-parity RAID, known as RAID 6, is the current standard for space-efficient storage.

The incredible growth of hard-drive capacities, however, imposes serious limitations on the reliability of RAID 6 systems. Hard disks bit error rate has failed to match the rate of growth of their capacity and as the time required for rebuilding a disk increases, so does the likelihood of data loss in a surveillance system.

With anticipated widespread deployment of 4TB, 6TB, and now even 8TB drives in video security systems, the repair of a high-density disk drive in a RAID group will take so long as to effectively strip away a level of redundancy.

As hard drive capacities continue to outpace their bit error rate, the need for triple-parity RAID as a response to diminishing reliability of the surveillance storage solutions, becomes critical to minimizing video loss.

LucidFiler offers an additional level of parity to mitigate increasing RAID rebuild times and occurrences of latent data errors.

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