What Makes a VMS Reliable?
The cornerstone of VMS performance is reliability, but what does that mean? We spoke with VMS providers to hear their thoughts on what makes a VMS dependable.
Sanjay Challa, chief product officer, Salient Systems, Austin, Texas
“For most of the market, VMS reliability is simply the ability to receive, record and view video data without unplanned interruption. Users want peace of mind that their video is being recorded, regardless of how or where, meaning they need a recording system that does not crash, hang or go offline, resulting in video not being recorded. To ensure all of this, their VMS needs real-time recording server health monitoring and notifications; the ability to detect and alert on gaps in recording; recording server failover; and the option to run the VMS in a virtual environment.”