DNF Corp Newsletter: June 2009

June 30, 2009

Here is the recap of our June newsletter:

  • DNF/Nuuo launches hybrid surveillance platform 
  • iSCSI: the new wave amongst Global 2000 companies
  • Centralizing surveillance resources via IP
  • DNFexpress.com
  • and much more

Read the full June Newsletter.

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DNF Teams with Nuuo for all-in-one hybrid video system

June 16, 2009

We have teamed with NUUO, a leading video software maker, to launch the new Falcon Hybrid N Series. This solution is ideal for security administrators looking to incorporate the latest IP technologies, while still supporting existing analog investments. The Falcon N supports up to 64 recording channels, up to 8TB of video storage capacity, and integrates advanced NUUO digital video software, including Central Management System (CMS).

Want to learn more about the benefits of having a hybrid surveillance platform? Leave a comment, and we’ll be in touch shortly.

iSCSI: The New Wave

June 11, 2009

As pioneers of the iSCSI protocol, we understand how it can benefit organizations big and small. Many SMBs have favor iSCSI because it allows them to simplify management and decrease cost . In contrast, Global 2000 companies have historically favored Fibre Channel >iSCSI.  

A recent survey by TheInfoPro (TIP) shows that not much has changed in the deployment of iSCSI by Global 2000 companies (about 16% of Global 2000 using iSCSI), but the responses reveal a new trend emerging. Approximately 40% of the organizations said increased spending is planned for using iSCSI to save money on replication and for use within remote-office storage environments. 

The survey asked one of our customers about iSCSI, here is what they said:

“More and more users are finding that iSCSI is much easier to implement compared to alternatives in the marketplace,” says David Stevens, a storage manager at Carnegie Mellon University. “iSCSI was faster for us to implement and required fewer people than competitive options, which resulted in reduced storage costs. I expect to see more and more organizations implementing iSCSI in the data center.”

Additional Info:

Are you using 10 Gigabit yet?

June 3, 2009

Many of our customers are either upgrading to 10GbE for their IP SANs, or considering it.  Where are you in this process?  Take a few seconds and fill out the poll.

What have your experiences been since you have started using it.  Faster than expected, slower than expected or on par with what you were looking for?

Related info:

Is your security infrastructure equipped for a lingering disaster?

June 1, 2009

As the wildfires in Santa Barbara, CA demonstrated to local business, it’s important to be prepared for the unforeseen. Some companies, such as AAA, used surveillance to monitor and analyze the crisis. Making sure employees were evacuated and accounted for, and the corporate site was safe, surveillance helped AAA stay on top of things. 

Read the story here:  http://alturl.com/q5dh

If the worst were to happen, what plans do you have in place to monitor your site and maintain business continuity?