SAN JOSE, Calif., April 9, 2019 - Quantum Corp. (OTCPK: QMCO) today announced the VS-Series, an efficient, flexible storage platform designed for surveillance and industrial IoT applications. The VS-Series is available in a broad range of server choices, suitable for deployments with fewer than ten cameras, up to the largest environments with thousands of cameras. Using the VS-Series security professionals can efficiently record and store surveillance footage and run an entire security infrastructure on a single platform.
Smarter, Safer Buildings and Cities Drive the Need for a New Approach to Data
Surveillance and security operations continue to get more complex, with more cameras, higher-resolution imagery, and increasing data retention requirements. As buildings become smarter, everything from access control systems to lighting and HVAC systems are now connected – part of the "Internet of Things." There is an opportunity to simplify operations by consolidating and converging many applications onto a single platform.
A New Software Platform Designed for Video Surveillance
Quantum's VS-Series architecture is based on the Quantum Cloud Storage Platform (CSP), a new software-defined storage platform specifically designed for storing machine and sensor-generated data. Like storage technologies used in the cloud, the Quantum CSP is software-defined, can be deployed on bare metal, as a virtual machine, or as part of a hyperconverged infrastructure. Unlike other software-defined storage technologies, the Quantum CSP was designed specifically for video and other forms of high-resolution content – engineered for extremely low latency, maximizing the streaming performance of large files to storage.
The Quantum Cloud Storage Platform enables high-speed video recording with optimal camera density and can host and run certified VMS management applications, recording servers, and other building control servers on a single platform.
Flexible Software-Defined Architecture for a Range of Deployments
The VS-Series product line is being offered in a variety of deployment options; including software-only, mini-tower, 1U, 2U, and 4U hyperconverged servers.Key VS-Series Attributes:
- Efficiency: Quantum's VS-Series supports high camera density and software architecture that enables users to run their entire security infrastructure on a single hyperconverged platform.
- Flexibility: The VS-Series is a software-defined platform which offers the broadest range of deployment options. Many appliances can scale out for more cameras or scale up for increased retention.
- Easy to Deploy, Operate and Maintain: The VS-Series comes pre-installed with certified VMS applications, and can be installed and configured in minutes. It is backed by the world-class service and support of Quantum and our integrator partners
- Resilience: The VS-Series software offers a fault-tolerant design to minimize hardware and software issues, designed to virtually eliminate downtime
Quantum will highlight the new VS-Series at ISC West, booth #22137. The first products in the VS-Series to launch are the VST10x mini-tower appliances, and the VS2112 and VS2124 2U servers, available this quarter. Additional offerings will be available later this year.Supporting Quotes:
Josh Woodhouse, Principal Analyst, IHS Markit
"There are huge increases in ubiquitous video surveillance data required to be processed, analyzed and stored. The total market capacity shipped for enterprise storage systems in video surveillance is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 40 percent from 2017 to 2022. Storage demand is strongest in safe or smart cities installations, and in retail and transportation hubs around the globe, where end-users are looking to both protect against security threats and maximize the efficient use of collected data. Scalable, flexible data storage systems are important in achieving this goal."*Jeremy Scott, Strategic Alliance Partner Manager, Americas, Milestone Systems
"Security systems today include more high-resolution cameras to capture relevant situational information. Our partnership with Quantum lets us deliver scalable video surveillance solutions with the storage capacity and access suited to the increased data volumes these systems generate."Keith Bishop, Strategic Growth Manager for Data Enabled Business, Johnson Controls
"Buildings and cities have internet connected devices everywhere – cameras, badge readers, lighting, HVAC systems, and more – which creates a need to consolidate and manage this digital data in one place. Being able to converge surveillance recording, VMS systems, and other building control applications onto a single platform means our customers can simplify their infrastructure as we help them create smarter and safer buildings and cities."Jamie Lerner, President and CEO, Quantum
"As we worked with partners to design a platform for surveillance, we knew that streaming performance and camera density would be critical, as well as hyperconvergence both for efficiency and to consolidate the security infrastructure. I'm pleased that we were able to bring this VS-Series to market so quickly – it demonstrates both the software-defined nature of the Quantum Cloud Storage Platform and how we can take our years of expertise working in movie and TV production and construct a platform with leading performance for the surveillance industry."Additional Resources
Learn more about Quantum's VS-Series: https://www.quantum.com/vs-series
For more about Quantum's video surveillance and IoT solutions: https://www.quantum.com/en/solutions/surveillance-and-industrial-iot
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