Quantum Releases Surveillance Reference
for Large-Scale Workloads
March 12, 2021
released a reference architecture for large-scale surveillance workloads.
Building on Quantum's broad portfolio of surveillance and security solutions,
the reference architecture combines a highly available front end with Quantum
StorNext to address the growing need for high-performance, large-scale shared
Video surveillance cameras are the biggest data generators in the world. As
camera resolutions continue to increase, data volumes are growing exponentially.
Today, surveillance data is used for much more than just security and loss
prevention. New applications include analyzing traffic patterns to improve flow
or using number plate recognition to speed up payments at toll booths and drive-throughs.
Data retention requirements are expanding to allow time for additional analysis.
Managing the complexity and scale of large surveillance workloads requires a
shared storage solution with sufficiently high performance to ensure that
cameras are always recording and frames are not dropped.
Quantum has designed a shared storage solution that specifically addresses the
performance, scale and retention requirements of large surveillance workloads.
The solution combines enhanced hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) software for
Quantum's VS1110-A application servers and a unique configuration of StorNext
shared file storage optimized for video surveillance. Quantum has designed and
validated a modular, scalable reference architecture that supports from 500 to
2,000 cameras and 30 days to one year of retention.
surveillance is increasingly being used to make our cities smarter and modernize
business operations through analytics. However, at a certain level of scale,
IT-based shared storage solutions simply can't keep up with today's surveillance
workloads," said Jamie Lerner, President and CEO at Quantum. "As the world's
fastest file system for video workloads, Quantum StorNext is uniquely suited to
large-scale surveillance use cases. The resiliency gained through
high-performance shared storage with an HCI front end will give customers peace
of mind that they won't drop a single frame."
The new reference architecture is part of Quantum's continuing investment and
innovation for the surveillance and security market. Other recent developments
include the ability to securely monitor Quantum NVR systems remotely using
Quantum's Cloud-Based Analytics software.
Quantum has also recently appointed two surveillance industry veterans to
spearhead business development in the Middle East, India and Asia Pacific. Anand
Chakravarthi has joined as Sales Director – Middle East and India. He brings
more than 25 years of technology leadership experience, most recently as Area
Vice President – Middle East, Africa, India and Asia Pacific at Pivot3. In
addition, Anthony Koo has been appointed Business Development Manager – APAC,
bringing over a decade of experience in the physical security industry at
companies including Pivot3, Ricoh, and Siemens.