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Milestone VMS and Dell OEM Solutions Poweredge Server Product Integration

Dell OEM Solutions and Milestone Systems strengthen their collaborative ties by entering into a longer strategic partnership


Dell OEM Solutions has announced further collaboration with the global industry leader in open platform IP video management system (VMS) software, Milestone. Under the terms of the agreement, Milestone and Dell OEM Solutions will offer a fully validated and tested VMS platform based on Dell’s award winning Poweredge server platform worldwide.

Dell OEM Technology Partner programme

As a member of the Dell OEM Technology Partner programme since 2014, Milestone are familiar with Dell’s capabilities and was looking for a flexible technology provider which could offer a tailored solution to support its software. Milestone chose Dell OEM Solutions because of the breadth and depth of its technology, Dell’s strong track record and reputation within the Surveillance and Security industry, and Dell’s global presence.

Milestone and Dell solutions

Milestone’s digital video solutions are designed to create infinite scalable, multi-site implementations, which manage risks, protect people and assets, optimize processes and reduce costs. Dell has certifications and reference architectures with Milestone supporting a variety of Dell Server, Storage and Networking solutions that scale to meet the bandwidth and retention times needed. As part of their partnership, Dell configured the Dell R730XD to host the recently released Milestone Xprotect Corporate 2016. A high performance, high storage density platform, the Dell R730XD has been calibrated to intake up to 700 1080p camera feeds, recording at a 3.1 Gbit/s throughput, with a playback at 310Mbit/s with zero frame loss. Designed to represent a live IP Camera environment, in a controlled test lab, platforms can be calibrated to their maximum sustained system performance and application operation.

Customer benefits

Another key benefit of this collaboration is that customers are able to meet with Milestone and Dell specialists to strategise, architect, validate and build solutions at the Dell IP Video Platform Design and Calibration Lab based at the Dell Customer Solution Centre in Limerick, Ireland. This enables the joint Milestone Dell OEM customers proof-of-performance, giving them total trust in the solution.

Data demands and opportunities

“The partnership with Dell OEM Solutions is yet another proof point of our dedication to deliver the most valuable and highest performing video solutions for our partner community and customers using open platform technology,” says Thomas Lausten, Vice President of EMEA at Milestone Systems. “This partnership is not only strategic, but also a key to deliver the highest performing video solutions on the market – now and going forward.” 

 Dermot O’Connell, executive director and general manager, OEM Solutions, Dell EMEA, said: “The transition of the industry to IP Video is generating petabytes of data every day. This creates new demands and opportunities around how the data is processed, stored and accessed. We have invested in the Dell IP Video Platform Design and Calibration lab to enable specialist partners like Milestone to provide their customers and integrators with validated and benchmarked solutions. This offering perfectly demonstrates one of our industry solutions leveraging Dell’s true end-to-end capabilities and vertical expertise.”