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Bosch and NetApp join together to expand video surveillance storage portfolio

Published on 19 June, 2008

Bosch's NWC-0455 IP camera, part of the Dinion XF SeriesBosch Security Systems and NetApp have formed a global partnership.  Under terms of the signed agreement, Bosch will sell and support co-branded NetApp storage devices as part of its CCTV portfolio.  Bosch Security Systems is a worldwide acting company for security systems, NetApp is a creator of innovative storage and data management solutions.  The agreement is a strategic move anticipating continued rapid development of the IP video surveillance market.

"The market is continuing to mature in its understanding of IP video system architectures, resulting in a substantial up tick in the adoption of Bosch's approach for recording video - streaming video direct to RAID array or storage area network and eliminating network video recorders," said Johan Jubbega, Vice President of Global Video Systems and Products, Bosch Security Systems, Inc. 

"The partnership with NetApp will increase the options we offer our customers by adding proven technology from a leading storage solution provider.  These products will appeal to system integrators and our newest generation of customers - IT-savvy end users".

Bosch pioneered the development of IP cameras and encoders that stream directly to RAID array or storage area network (SAN).  This award-winning, efficient approach to video recording is made possible with the use of an IP-based storage standard - Internet Small Computer System Interface  (iSCSI).  With the partnership agreement, Bosch is growing its portfolio of storage devices that use the iSCSI protocol, as the company will resell three co-branded NetApp appliances.

The products will include the FAS2000 Series, scalable cost-effective devices with a storage density up to 65 terabytes, and the S550, a storage appliance for small and medium applications that was recently recognised by Windows IT Pro magazine as a 2007 Editors' Best Award winner.

"With the desire growing among customers for IP video surveillance solutions, the timing is right to partner with Bosch," said Andreas König, general manager and senior vice president EMEA for NetApp.  "By leveraging NetApp solutions that utilise the iSCSI protocol combined with Bosch security products, customers are provided with a proven and effective answer to their video surveillance needs."

Under terms of the partnership, NetApp will assist Bosch associates with pre-sales support for the co-branded products.  The company will also deliver training and certification to Bosch technical support groups.  Bosch will provide customers with post-sale technical support for the storage devices.  This level of integration will provide a streamlined experience for customers during and after the sale of the co-branded products.  To ensure continued compatibility of products, Bosch will also gain ongoing insight into NetApp's technology roadmap.  Early access to NetApp's devices will assist Bosch in tuning its video surveillance products to take advantage of new features and functionality in NetApp's future storage offerings.

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