Cisco® Video Surveillance Services Platforms provide built-in modular storage options for up to 6 terabytes of video data. However, many types of organizations have even greater storage demands. These demands may be due to industry regulations that mandate long periods of video storage, or requirements for picture-quality video or video with high frame rates. To meet these needs, two Cisco Video Surveillance Services Platform models provide options that allow organizations to store large amounts of video data on external storage arrays:
• Cisco Video Surveillance Services Platform with Fibre Channel Connections: Provides Fibre Channel connections to external storage arrays, offering an ideal solution for organization that require the storage of a virtually unlimited amount of high-quality video data.
• Cisco Video Surveillance Services Platform with SCSI: Provides SCSI connections to external storage arrays, offering an economical option for organizations that require the storage of high-quality video data.
Both models work with Cisco Video Surveillance Stream Manager Software, provide high-quality MPEG-4 encoding, and offer numerous features in a single component that is easy to use and deploy.
Supported Third-Party Storage Devices
Table 1 shows the third-party storage devices that the Cisco Video Surveillance Services Platforms support.
Table 1. Storage Devices
Services Platform Model
Supported Storage Devices
Cisco Video Surveillance Services Platform with Fiber Channel Connections
• Nexsan SataBeast
• EMC Clariion
Cisco Video Surveillance Services Platform with SCSI
• Nexsan SataBoy
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Table 2. Ordering Information
Cisco Video Surveillance Services Platform with Fibre Channel for external storage (includes two 5-meter LC/LC fiber optic cables)
Cisco Video Surveillance Services Platform with SCSI for external storage
Cisco Video Surveillance SCSI Cable, 1 Meter
Cisco Video Surveillance SCSI Cable, 2 Meters
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