Today, data has become the most valuable asset, with the Internet and e-commerce growing at a rate faster than ever before. For security professionals, how to store, protect and manage surveillance data in an effective way has become a big challenge. With Hikvision’s next generation storage solution – Hybrid SAN, this will no longer be the case. As the name indicates, Hybrid SAN provides a dual-mode storage solution that is able to work both in the traditional IPSAN/FCSAN mode and in the direct streaming mode – a much more convenient and efficient method. Developed by Hikvision, this unique video streaming technology allows storage devices to save surveillance data directly from cameras without having to go through a data recording server.
In addition to the dual-mode support, Hybrid SAN also offers a bunch of features that make your security data safer and easier to access. When working in the direct streaming mode, security data is stored in a structure that makes search and retrieval of video much faster than conventional data storage. The VRAID and ANR technology ensures no data is lost even if technical issues occur, such as HDD failure or network disruption. You can even schedule backup of recordings during off-peak hours to optimize network usage.
Hybrid SAN also provides flexible tools to manage the life cycle of video recordings. You can lock and archive video footage for write protection so critical data can be retained for further investigation. Non-critical data will be overwritten after a defined lifetime to release storage space.
Hikvision’s Hybrid SAN products provide an ideal data storage solution for smart cities, institutions, businesses, and more.