March Networks and DDN Interoperability Delivers Massive Video Storage and Scalability

Integration simplifies management of petabytes of storage for the most
data-intensive surveillance environments

OTTAWA, Sept. 20, 2011 /CNW/ - March Networks® (TSX: MN), a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, today announced that the company's Command video management platform is now fully interoperable with high-density storage appliances from DataDirect Networks (DDN), the world's largest privately-held information storage company. The integrated solution delivers massive scalability and petabytes of video storage - all easily managed using Command's intuitive, web-based software interface.

Many applications are using more multi-megapixel cameras at high frame rates, and requiring more than the typical 30 days of video storage. The combination of Command's scalability and the DDN SFA10000 Storage Platform allows customers to quickly expand their surveillance network from hundreds to tens of thousands of IP cameras and edge devices. DDN storage options scale from 80 TB to multi-petabytes off a single RAID engine, enabling customers to reduce datacenter footprints, and cut energy and cooling costs by as much as 40 percent.

"The adoption of megapixel cameras in the market is driving the need for higher scalability and reliability of achieved video," said Fabrizio Colciago, Chief Technology Officer, March Networks. "After evaluating a number of options, we selected DDN for its best-in-class real-time storage solution for single or multi-site enterprise-class applications. The combination of our technologies offers the robust capabilities that customers have been seeking for quite some time."

"We are excited to partner with March Networks, which has a rich heritage in video networking and is recognized industry-wide for its strong video management solutions," said Harvey Kohli, DDN's Vice President of Business Development for IP Surveillance Business Unit. "Command's scalable software provides customers with a sophisticated, web-based interface that is easy to use and highly customizable. By combining Command with award-winning DDN technology, customers now can access video content with speed and certainty, within an infrastructure that is both extremely scalable and efficient."

About March Networks
March Networks® (TSX:MN) is a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions. For close to a decade, the company has helped some of the world's largest commercial and government organizations transition from traditional CCTV to networked video surveillance used for advanced security, loss prevention and risk mitigation. VideoSphere®, the company's enterprise-class video management portfolio, includes open-platform VMS software complemented by high-definition IP cameras, encoders, video analytics and recording platforms, as well as outstanding professional and managed services. March Networks systems are delivered through an extensive distribution and partner network and currently support over one million channels of video in more than 50 countries. For more information, please visit

About DataDirect Networks
DataDirect Networks (DDN) is the world's largest privately held information storage company. We are the leading provider of data storage and processing solutions and services that enable content-rich and high growth IT environments to achieve the highest levels of systems scalability, efficiency and simplicity. DDN enables enterprises to extract value and deliver results from their information. Our customers include the world's leading online content and social networking providers, high performance cloud and grid computing, life sciences, media production organizations and security & intelligence organizations. Deployed in thousands of mission critical environments worldwide, DDN's solutions have been designed, engineered and proven in the world's most scalable datacenters to ensure competitive business advantage for today's information powered enterprise. For more information, go to or call +1-800-TERABYTE (837-2298).

*MARCH NETWORKS, March Networks Command and the MARCH NETWORKS logo are trademarks of March Networks Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


For further information:

Erica Miskew
March Networks
+1 613.591.8228 x5760

Ken Taylor
March Networks
+1 613.591.8181

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