In the case of surveillance storage, EchoLeaf offers certain special features in addition to the basic storage package. These features can be turned on or off at the users discretion.
- Data can be written to tapes in strict chronological order of recording, allowing easy offline archival and retrieval of files from a specific date period.
- Data can be preserved, by policy, in multiple locations for retrieval in the event of catastrophic failure on site.
- Data can be collected in multiple sites, saving transfer bandwidth costs, and later held offline or consolidated into a larger centralized archive.
- Tapes maintain visible file structures, which normally correspond to specific cameras or sensors, allowing easy retrieval and analysis.
- One or many tapes can easily be copied by the system for distribution among multiple analysts at multiple sites.
- Tapes from smaller test systems can be integrated into larger repositories for full integration of all surveillance content.
- EchoLeaf LTFS Surveillance solutions are non-interruptive to any present operations – other than the fact that they can extend retention windows and dramatically lower the cost of storing surveillance video.
- EchoLeaf LTFS can be configured never to erase any video once written (without the explicit reformatting of a tape.) In other words, as an “append-only” medium, tape provides significant forensic value as to the authenticity of any surveillance video.
- EchoLeaf engineers can adjust system behavior to the needs of your installation.