Deploying A New Surveillance System?

Deploying a new surveillance system? Test for the “what-ifs” of system-wide integration.

Accelerate time to deployment, minimize risks, and overcome complexities of surveillance system integration with the most comprehensive lab validation services in the industry.

With the solution from Dell, we can guarantee 100% uptime, no data loss, and no service disruption, which means maximum business continuity.

— Enzo Palladini, Sales and Engineering Office Manager, Bettini Video

There can be no questions when it comes to the reliability of your surveillance infrastructure. Given what’s at stake—whether downtime in daily operations, loss of critical evidence, or worse yet, the safety of those under your watch—failure or data loss are not options. But given the complexities of today’s surveillance and IoT landscapes, what’s really being done to prevent it?

Enter Dell Technologies’ worldwide surveillance laboratories. Our team of dedicated engineers has been helping businesses minimize deployment risks while reducing overall support costs through extensive validation of virtual and non-virtual architectures for well over a decade.

While the fast-moving landscape of surveillance can leave any system with flaws and deployment risks, the unparalleled depth of our validation process combined with our network of major surveillance technology partners and industry-leading experience in complete surveillance solutions guarantees unmatched architecture support.

The Goal: Zero Data Loss

Surveillance doesn’t offer second chances. Once the data from a video stream is gone, it’s gone for good.

The way to help prevent data loss is by going above and beyond conventional testing approaches. By understanding the complete test-to-fail environment including compute, storage, networking, and software, we produce benchmarking results using true production workloads that result in a zero-data-loss system. We start by assembling your unique infrastructure and conditions, including specific ISV hardware and software, and building a performance baseline to further refine and repeatedly test against. Then we expand on that baseline up to the point where it reaches standard product and industry utilization levels and begin testing at scale, inserting errors to discover any points of failure.

Figure 1. Validation Process.
An application-centric approach to determine a performance baseline under normal and abnormal operating conditions.

A completely validated system is designed to continue to capture each frame of video, even during those failure states. Whether failure stems from something like a failed hard drive, network port, controller from a controller-based platform, or single node on a scale-out storage platform, testing is designed to identify how any error impacts the rest of the system while at maximum utilization, and then we’ll go back through the workload to check for latency or loss.

Simplify Scaling while Reducing Risk and Cost

While typical approaches to system validation begin and end the process with functionality tests, allowing for a basic view to determine whether the major components of your architecture are functionally operating together is only one step in our comprehensive validation process. Our Surveillance Validation Labs take several extra steps not only to validate your current infrastructure but also to reduce your future deployment risks, further protecting your investments. As your optimized surveillance solutions are bound to change with upgrades and add-ons, our proactive approach helps our partners and customers seamlessly scale their infrastructures while maintaining low-risk and consistent architectures.

In conjunction with our industry-proven validated partners, we equip you with the tools necessary for you to simplify the process of scaling up or adding new functionality to your existing architecture. Following deployment, the Dell Technologies Surveillance engineering team will provide you with baseline data gathered during testing as well as your ISV-specific reference-architecture documentation, including white papers, technical notes, sizing guidelines, technical presentations, and best practices to aid in safely accelerating deployment.

Security and Reliability from Edge to Core to Cloud

While workloads are growing more complex, incorporating tools like high-resolution video and IoT/AI, the need to secure every bit of data is more crucial than ever, but this growing technology landscape is making that data increasingly challenging to validate and therefore protect. As the #1 infrastructure provider of global surveillance solutions* dedicated to helping bring the edge, core, and cloud components together, Dell Technologies is uniquely positioned to provide unmatched surveillance solution testing, validation, and integration support. Our Labs are outfitted with leading technology from every major surveillance vendor, allowing us to validate security applications with our extensive portfolio of products and solutions and keep your system reliable and your data safe.

Come See Us at NCS4

Have questions about your surveillance-system deployment? Come visit us July 9-10 at the NCS4 conference in the New Orleans Marriott, booth #209.

For more information and to learn more about Dell Technologies IoT Solution | Surveillance, visit us online.

About the Author: Bryce Bergeson

Bryce Bergeson recently joined Dell EMC to take on the Surveillance Lab Management responsibilities and is excited to work with our fantastic lab teams in Durham - NC, Bangalore - India and Limerick - Ireland to provide lab validated solutions to our customers. Bryce is a veteran Systems Administrator and worked for many years as a surveillance test engineer to validate solutions with host of VMS partners including Genetec, Milestone and Verint. Bryce has a passion for video surveillance technology and is thrilled to be part of such a skilled and experienced team. When he isn’t working, you will find Bryce exploring North Carolina, finding great food to eat and playing the guitar with his wife and kids.