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DDN and Genetec Partner for Scalable IP Video Surveillance Systems
DataDirect Networks 2010/11/8

DataDirect Networks (DDN), a data infrastructure provider for content-intensive enterprises, announced the qualification of Genetec’s IP video surveillance software system, with DDN storage solutions, which provide a secure backbone for many of the content-intensive data environments.DataDirect Networks (DDN), a data infrastructure provider for content-intensive enterprises, announced the qualification of Genetec’s IP video surveillance software system, with DDN storage solutions, which provide a secure backbone for many of the content-intensive data environments.

For Genetec customers, DDN provides real-time storage built from the ground up for scalable streaming to deliver guaranteed ingest rates and levels of system consolidation to scale megapixel camera environments. Together, Genetec and DDN provide customers with a IP video surveillance infrastructure that has no single point of failure.

* By leveraging Genetec software with DDN storage, organizations can take advantage of expansion capabilities up to tens of thousands of cameras under a single pane of glass with DDN’s leadership levels of density and scalability
* Reduce data center footprint by more than 75 percent over traditional storage
* Ensure no frame is lost regardless of hardware and/or drive rebuild events with advanced failover and redundancy

"Genetec’s software provides security technology for city-wide surveillance initiatives, transportation safety and other installations worldwide. Today, more than ever, our customers are searching for alternatives to manage increasing camera resolutions, longer retention periods, and a need for more cameras in more places," said Michel Chalouhi, Director of Product Management, Genetec. "We felt it was important to partner with DDN, an infrastructure vendor whose products are purpose-built and proven to meet the needs of high-bandwidth and content-rich environments, in order to help our customers meet these mission-critical demands."

"We are very pleased to partner with Genetec on a groundbreaking offering for IP video surveillance," said Harvey Kohli, VP of Business Development for DDN’s IP Surveillance Business Unit. "Genetec software provides a solution with superior video quality. By leveraging the solution, DDN technology customers can access video content with game-changing speed and certainty."

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