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Store, analyze, and manage massive amounts of surveillance video with Dell EMC Isilon network-attached storage (NAS). Ideal at the core of IP video networks.

Dell EMC Isilon Video Surveillance Solutions

Count on Dell EMC Isilon Video Surveillance Solutions when you need to efficiently store, analyze, and manage massive amounts of video surveillance content. Isilon makes it simple to manage terabytes to petabytes of digital video storage at the core of your IP surveillance network.

We’ve teamed with leading video management systems (VMS) and IP network camera vendors. So you can choose Isilon scale-out NAS that’s been tested to work with video security equipment (not included).

Isilon Video Surveillance Solutions complement Dell EMC VSS1600 Surveillance Storage for edge storage. Together, Isilon and VSS1600 offer a comprehensive storage solution for the core and edge of video surveillance networks.

Key features:

  • Certified with leading video surveillance management system vendors
  • Simple to install, manage, and scale
  • Increases efficiency: 80%+ storage utilization and automated data tiering
  • Uses Isilon SmartLock software option to protect against altering or deleting video content
  • Scales easily to over 20 PB per cluster to support more cameras, expanded surveillance hours, fine-grained video resolution, and longer retention times

  • Product Spec Sheet Isilon X-Series Specifications 
    Product Data Sheet Isilon Scale-Out Storage Data Sheet 
    Processors Intel® Xeon® Processors 
    Max Raw Capacity 20.7  PB
    Drive Type SATA 
    Disk Drive Capacity Options 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB, or 4 TB 
    Hard Drives per Node 30 to 36 (3.5" 7200 RPM) drives per node 
    Capacity per Node 32 TB to 144 TB 
    SSDs per Node 0 to 6 (400 GB or 800 GB) drives per node 
    Self-Encrypting Drive Option (SED) FIPS 140-2 level 2 validated 3 TB or 4 TB SEDs (7200 RPM) 
    System ECC Memory 64 GB, 128 GB, or 256 GB 
    Number of Isilon Nodes per Cluster 3 to 144 
    Front-End Networking 2 x 1 Gigabit Ethernet and 2 x 10GE (SFP+ or twin-ax copper) 
    Infrastructure Networking 2 InfiniBand connections supporting DDR and QDR links 
    Drive Controller SATA-3, 6 Gb/s 
    Non-Volatile RAM (NVRAM) 2 GB 
    Typical Power Consumption 700 W at 240 v 
    Typical Thermal Rating 2,400 BTU/hr 
    Product Isilon Products 
    Solution For Scale-Out Storage 
    Video Surveillance Storage 
  • EMC Isilon Product Family scales for storage performance and capacity with hybrid or all-flash storage options

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  • Related SoftwareDescription

    Isilon Software - Basic Bundle


    • Isilon SmartConnect - enables client connection load balancing to optimize performance
    • Isilon SnapShotIQ - protects data efficiently with secure, near-instantaneous snapshots while incurring little to no performance overhead
    • Isilon InsightIQ - manage your Isilon storage system with informative performance monitoring and reporting tools
    Isilon Software - Enterprise Advanced Bundle

    Includes everything in Basic Bundle plus:

    • Isilon SmartQuotas - assign and manage quotas that seamlessly partition and thin provision storage into easily managed segments
    • Isilon SyncIQ - replicate data for disaster recovery protection
    • Isilon SmartPools - implement an automated tiered storage strategy to optimize storage resources
    • Isilon CloudPools - automatically tier cold or frozen data to a choice of cloud providers
    Isilon SmartLockProtect data against accidental, premature, or malicious alteration or deletion with software-based approach to write once read many (WORM)
    Isilon SmartDedupeReduce storage capacity requirements by up to 35% with data deduplication without sacrificing data protection or management simplicity
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EMC VSS1600 Surveillance Storage

Add terabytes of distributed storage capacity to your video surveillance network with EMC VSS1600 storage. Affordable, simple, and reliable.
  • Affordable entry-level pricing
  • Scales up to 400 TB
  • iSCSI or Fibre Channel
  • Validated with leading video management software
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