Video Surveillance at the Edge

video surveillanceDid you know the video surveillance equipment market is expected to grow from about $15B in 2014 to nearly $26B in 2018? IHS Technology and many other analyst firms have the surveillance market growing more than twice as fast as the overall IT market. Where is all the infrastructure investment going? 

The largest and fastest- growing vertical markets for surveillance are government and transportation. Another significant growth area is in city-wide surveillance involving vast amounts of people, activity, and vehicles spread across large territories and where you’ll undoubtedly come into contact with thousands of video cameras.

In this type of environment, cameras are everywhere, watching everything and everyone. We call this highly distributed environment “the Edge”. These Edge cameras capture millions of pixels a second—creating an immense amount of data that needs to be easily stored, simple to manage, and highly available – all at the Edge.

We’re extremely excited about how EMC is strengthening its video surveillance solutions portfolio with a robust and purpose-built solution for the Edge that will directly address the many challenges customers and integrators face in this distributed environment including the need for simplicity, affordability, virtualization, and reliability.

EMC is announcing a new storage solution, VNX-VSS100, purpose-built and configured for video surveillance at the Edge. The VNX-VSS100, based on the proven VNX architecture, delivers uncompromising performance, management simplicity, and scale – all at the right price – that will support hundreds of cameras at multiple bit rates with up to 500MB/sec system bandwidth.

VNX-VSS100 is designed to bring ease of deployment to Edge environments with standard pre-configured RAID5 or RAID6 block storage systems with capacity choices of 24TB or a 120TB option expandable to over 300TB. Additional ease of use features includes remote management and automated video balancing – especially important in those unattended Edge locations. VNX-VSS100 also brings the full weight of VNX award-winning virtualization optimization with multiple integrations with VMware and Microsoft enabling Video Management Software solutions to confidently run in a virtualized environment. And speaking of VMS solutions, VNX-VSS100 is lab certified and proven with industry leading VMS Providers like Verint, Genetec, and Milestone with a full complement of documentation including reference architectures, sizing, and deployment guides – all intended to simplify the VNX-VSS100 deployment experience and ensure the highest levels of integration and operability.

EMC is extremely well positioned to give our surveillance customers an open, flexible and cost-effective video surveillance solution at the Edge with VNX-VSS100. And at the Core with Isilon, we’ve got you fully covered—small to massively large, distributed to highly centralized; and always affordable.

Check out the links below for more information, or if you just happen to be in Atlanta at the largest surveillance show on earth, stop by and see us at booth #1352!

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