I have a customer that is wanting to use SSD servers to condense rack space and improve power consumption requirements while providing overhead for additional cameras to come online without bottlenecks. I am expecting to have 600-700 cameras ranging from 2.1 MP to 4K cameras with several 4Ks recording 24/7 on high (10 fps) online over the next 12 months with a requirement of 60 days minimum storage. Customer would ideally only have 2-3 servers on site (I am working on them to do a NAS backup of all video in addition to the servers). I have used the calculators, but the customer is not interested in having 12 servers on site. My question is, would the following build (or similar builds) present any issues? Would larger EDSFF drives be better? Is there any advice on configuration (I'm seeing some posts about Docker Containers and VMs, is there any advantage to that over raw hardware?) ?
Intel Scalable Platinum 8280 Processors x 2 (28 Core/56 Thread each)
64 GB Ram x 8 (512 GB Total)
Intel Optane AEP (512 GB Total)
M.2 Sata 240 GB OS Drive
Intel DC P4511 EDSFF E1.S 4GB (Storage Drives) x 32 (128 TB Total)
Dual 10GBase-T Intel X550 NICs (Teamed) **Customer is requesting fiber connections also***
Planning to run Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Headless, No RAID (Per https://support.networkoptix.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360038422714-More-hard-drives-give-you-more-Bandwidth-)
Sorry for all of the questions, just wanting to be able to provide the customer with the best solution and answers I can.
Please sign in to leave a comment.