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Seagate launches surveillance solutions centre

Facility aimed at ‘guiding customers’ in choice of storage drives for security purposes

Knowledge centre, Consulting, Seagate Technology

Storage specialist Seagate has unveiled a new Video Surveillance Systems Solution Center for customers in the Middle East and beyond.

The centre is aimed at helping customers identify the right video storage drives to best support their security system needs. Hosted through an online portal, the facility features a library of resources including a Video Storage Selector and Surveillance Drive Selection Guide, as well as a number of surveillance articles and case studies.

"There is a growing need to analyse and make use of video data, with a wide range of applications that include monitoring security for home and small business security; capturing data that allows cities to predict and improve traffic flows; reducing airport wait times - the possibilities are endless," said Scott Horn, Seagate's vice president of marketing.

"Our goal was to develop a simple, yet useful, guide to provide our customers with the support and information required to make smart choices that will affect the reliability and ultimately ROI of the system design."

Businesses across the Middle East are facing a challenge of how to store an increasing amount of digital assets as they race to unlock value from growing data archives, Seagate said, citing figures from business intelligence firm IDC that predict the global big data market will grow 40% per year, which is around seven times as fast as the rest of the IT industry .

Earlier this spring, Seagate also unveiled in the Middle East its seventh-generation hard drive disk (HDD) engineered specifically for surveillance and video analytics applications. The Surveillance HDD is purpose-built for storing and accessing video analytics, enhancing data integrity and keeping systems in the field longer.

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