Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Many businesses know that tape is the dinosaur of business continuity solutions, but find the idea of replacing their legacy backup systems with disk arrays too intimidating. In this article, JON MILLS, Managing Director of SEPATON, dons his paleontologist’s hat, digs out his magnifying glass, and compares tape to Tyrannosaurus Rex to encourage anyone that doesn’t see the need to evolve their backup to reconsider their plans.

At first you may not think there are any similarities between Tyrannosaurus Rex and storage tapes: one is a carnivore that died out at the end of the Cretaceous period, the other is a magnetic medium for high capacity data storage. Yet the features of each mean that they face an evolutionary dead-end and replacement by nimbler, more adaptable, alternatives. Let’s look at some of the things they have in common:

Making Video Analysis work

Video Analysis seems to be the new buzz word in the Security Industry so everyone feels they must have it. Unfortunately the way most people buy video analysis they are highly likely to be disappointed with the results. Part of the problem is that there are many players in the market (including some otherwise very reputable names) who pass off simple “Motion Detection” technology as Video Analysis. However a large part of the blame must rest with the way users make their buying and implementation decisions.

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