Network-Boot Design Delivers Superior Failover Protection and Total Cost of Ownership Advantages for IP Surveillance Applications
Hayward, CA – April 28, 2010 – DNF Security, Dynamic Network Factory’s (DNF) mission critical IP Surveillance business unit, today introduced the Falcon-DL Series of diskless IP video recording and management servers. Featuring an energy-saving diskless design, Falcon-DL servers boot directly from DNF Security’s Seahawk line of Internet Protocol (IP) storage area network (SAN) devices to provide superior data protection, optimum mean time to repair (MTTR) and significant cost savings.
“Booting video recording servers from IP-based networked storage yields substantial benefits for today’s complex video center environments,” says Mo Tahmasebi, president of DNF Security. “If, for example, a video server on the network fails, it can be replaced instantly—without any loss of video data or video management software system configurations—because the boot image is stored on the IP SAN and accessible with a few simple clicks. The process for adding a new server involves as little as copying and creating another boot image.”
Offering a single storage pool for video sharing and video management application servers, the Falcon-DL servers enable administrators to conserve both workloads and infrastructure costs. Video management server costs are reduced without the need for costly built-in drives, while hard disk failures and lengthy backup procedures are also eliminated with the diskless design. In addition, power and cooling costs decrease through the use of space-efficient boot images stored on a Seahawk IP SAN.
“Being able to centrally manage all edge recorders and video storage from a single platform is also an advantage with the Falcon-DL Series,” says Tahmasebi.
The Falcon-DL VME incorporates storage management and gateway functionality for complete surveillance management control. High performance features a 64-bit quad-core architecture, up to 6GB high-speed video cache, and dual 10/100/1000 copper gigabit Ethernet connectivity.
This fault-tolerant system comes in a convenient, space-saving 1U rackmount chassis with dual redundant 650-watt hot-swappable power supplies, and an advanced cooling system.
Ideal for large-scale enterprise or corporate security installation, the Falcon-DL Series supports the most popular video surveillance equipment and meets the needs of medium-to-large businesses and video surveillance hosting service providers.
Now shipping, the Falcon-DL Series is priced starting at U.S $1,500.00. Contact DNF Security at 800.947.4742 for more information.
About Dynamic Network Factory, Inc.
Founded in 1989, Dynamic Network Factory, Inc. (DNF) is a privately held company based in Silicon Valley (Hayward, Ca.). DNF started as a U.S. subsidiary of the publicly traded Japanese IT conglomerate, CSK Electronics, in 1989. In 1998, the company refined its strategy and began to focus the hardware group on storage solutions. Within a year, DNF's rapid growth resulted in its emergence as an independent, privately held spin-off. In 2006, DNF completed its acquisition of StoneFly Networks, an iSCSI storage pioneer and developer of complete, turnkey IP SAN solutions. Since its inception, DNF has designed custom solutions for organizations of all sizes and built products for many major computer manufacturers. Today, DNF consists of seven business divisions including StoneFly, DNF Security, DNF Professional Services, DNF Medical, DNF Defense, DNF Systems and DNF Storage. DNF has thousands of customers ranging from consumers and small-to-medium businesses, to government agencies, universities, hospitals, financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies. For more information, visit www.DNFStorage.com or www.DNFCorp.com.
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