I am considering NX Witness as a VMS for our organization. We are looking at a new 100+ camera install, and I'm trying to wrap my head around possible hardware configurations.
From the minimum server requirements, it looks like we should be ok with just about anything. However, I'm wondering with this many cameras what the best way forward is.
We had looked at Milestone, and they recommend a Dell r740xd. Where I am at, we'd have to wait 8 weeks to import one, but we do have Synology 2418rp+'s available.
So, if we went with a NAS like this, could we write directly to it from our VMS server with this many cameras? Or would we need intermediate storage for our VMS server, and then run nightly backups to the NAS?
And would two small "servers", like Dell 3060's, be better than a single low end PowerEdge, like a T140 in terms of having some redundancy? Would two help with writing directly to the NAS?
Thanks for the feedback. We want to find a solution that works well, as we have 4-5 sites that are in the 80-110 camera range. But as a non-profit, every penny counts! We just want to help insure a positive ROI.
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