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Report: Big Growth Ahead for IP SAN in Video Surveillance

 It's making room for more storage companies to enter the video surveillance arena.

IP SAN (IP Storage Area Network) solutions will be the fastest-growing product type in the market for enterprise and IP storage in video surveillance applications over the next few years according to a new market research report.

IMS Research predicts the world IP SAN market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 66.7 percent between 2008 and 2013.

The three key reasons, according to the report, The World Market for Enterprise and IP Storage used for Video Surveillance:

*IP SAN is being used to expand the storage offered by COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) servers, and provide IT features such as RAID, failover and virtualisation.
*IP SAN is cheaper per TB than Fibre SAN solutions.
*IP SAN can be used to replace COTS servers and boxed NVRs because suppliers of IP SAN have recently incorporated the server running the VMS, creating a single boxed appliance. This creates a system that is more economical and designed specifically for video surveillance applications.

“The entire video surveillance storage market is growing because end-users are demanding larger storage capacity to cope with higher resolution cameras, increased government legislation, and the ever present crime and terrorism threat that is increasing the use of video surveillance,” said IMS Research analyst William Rhodes. “The market has traditionally been served by video surveillance companies, but in recent years more and more IT storage companies have entered the market. With rapid growth forecast, this leaves room for even more storage companies to enter the space.”

The complete report is available for purchase at

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