Spectra Logic, a long-time video storage specialist, in an industry first is offering LTO-8 Type M media that provides a 50-percent increase in capacity from 6TB to 9TB native per cartridge using new LTO-7 media in an LTO-8 drive. This new technology reduces early adoption costs associated with new media and drives and establishes LTO as the lowest cost per GB data storage technology
Last month, IHS Markit released a white paper titled Caught On Tape – Now Keep It Secure, which discusses the benefits and best practices of LTO technology in the Digital Video Surveillance (DVS) industry. The white paper draws your attention to three key market trends; a greater number of cameras shipped and used worldwide, higher video recording specifications and official requirements for data to be kept for longer. But what does LTO tape and LTFS offer the video surveillance industry, which is facing demands for increased need for storage? When used in a multi-tiered storage solution, an LTO tape library can be implemented as a cost-effective, long-term, high-capacity storage tier. With LTO technology, users do not have to compromise on video quality or retention time, allowing organizations to manage their storage system and stay within their budgets.
When it comes to recording and storing large camera counts, high-resolution frame-rate, or extended retention times, video storage systems can become hyper-expensive quickly. SecuVault has been designed and developed to store digital data and especially large volumes of recorded video in an efficient, simple, reliable, and cost-conscious manner. Looking at this from another perspective, SecuVault is an ideal near-line and long-term retention archive solution for video surveillance.
LTO storage technology expanded its reach in 2016 effectively addressing many data intensive markets including cloud, entertainment, video surveillance, hyperscale data centers, High Performance Computing (HPC), and the Internet along with large-scale data intensive applications such as big data, backup, recovery, long-term archive, disaster recovery, and government compliance while positioning for the unknown appetite of the IoT. The LTO tape industry has been fueled by a decade of strong technological development and continues to play a major role for its traditional backup and disaster recovery services in addition to effectively addressing many new large-scale storage requirements. Demand for LTO tape is being fueled by unrelenting data growth, significant technological advancements, LTO tape’s highly favorable economics, low energy requirements, and the growing regulatory and business requirements to maintain “access to data forever.” Steady improvements have made LTO tape technology the most reliable storage medium available, now surpassing the reliability of HDDs by three orders of magnitude. Disk technology has been advancing, but LTO tape’s progress over the last ten years has been even greater.
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) announced expansions to its storage solutions family and technology partner ecosystem for video surveillance and security. With the new Xcellis™ Application Director E, customers in low camera-count environments can now run video management systems (VMS) or analytic applications with directly attached storage.
Eagle Eye Networks, Inc., announced the Eagle Eye Contract Vault, a complete cloud based system for recording and archiving video of important business transactions. The video recordings are stored long-term in the Eagle Eye Cloud Data Centers with descriptions and metadata for easy search and retrieval. Using the Eagle Eye Video API both audio and video analysis can be completed on the recordings to extract key data. Currently the system is used for recording contracts for vacation ownership, home loans, and personal loans. Other applications include estate planning, human resource actions, and financial transactions.
Dailies. B-Rolls. Circle-Takes. These digital video oriented processes of the “Hollywood” production marketplace have –for nearly a decade now– seen an explosion in the volume of recorded video that must be stored and managed. Entirely new workflows have been created to handle the deluge of video that digital movie-set cameras have unleashed. In the old days parts of movies, TV shows, and commercials would end up on the “cutting room floor” as sections of film were edited out of the production. Nowadays, every “take” is kept and possibly re-used in the bloopers edition or the director’s cut release.