HYDRAstor HS Series by NEC Corporation

Certified solution
Certified solution

This distinction indicates that the solution has been certified with the Milestone XProtect Platform. The certification focuses on testing the solution's functionality, performance impact and usability.

Solution has been tested with the following Milestone products
XProtect Essential+ not supported XProtect
XProtect Express supported XProtect
XProtect Express+ not supported XProtect
XProtect Professional supported XProtect
XProtect Professional+ not supported XProtect
XProtect Enterprise supported XProtect
XProtect Expert supported XProtect
XProtect Corporate supported XProtect
Husky M20 not supported Husky
Husky M30 not supported Husky
Husky M50 not supported Husky
Husky M500A not supported Husky
Husky M550A not supported Husky


NEC HYDRAstor is a scale-out grid storage system that you can integrate flexibly to the customer environment, and configure according to performance and capacity needs of the customer. NEC HYDRAstor grid architecture makes a single disk volume from multiple nodes, and it is possible to use it as an archive video database from more than one recording server. Surveillance systems in these days need more and more storage capacity because of increasing number of cameras, improvement of the video resolution, and long-term retention period. NEC HYDRAstor is the storage solution which meets those demands.

More information is available here for the US and for Japan.

Key features

  • Scalable grid architecture up to 165 nodes (physical size: 7.9PB)
  • Online non-stop expans
  • Multi generation hardware support into the same grid system

  • Advanced erasure-coded data resiliency up to six disks
  • High availability and no single point of failure

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Last update: Jun 27 2018

Tested products by partner XProtect® Express 2016
XProtect® Express 2014
XProtect® Express 2013
XProtect® Express 1.1
XProtect® Express 1.0
XProtect® Professional 2016
XProtect® Expert 2016
XProtect® Corporate 2016
XProtect® Enterprise 2016

Milestone Systems MIP SDK integrations are designed to be forwards and backwards compatible. We recommend that all integrations should be tested with the latest XProtect versions and Husky products in a non-production environment. Please use the partner’s contact details to directly request a more detailed compatibility report.

Compatible partner product(s)

V4.x or higher

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Supported viewing clients XProtect Smart Client
Product languages English, Japanese
Industry Banking and finance, Casinos and gaming, Central monitoring stations, City surveillance, Commercial, Critical infrastructure / Utilities, Education, Government, Healthcare, Manufacturing and industrial, Residential, Retail, Sport and leisure, Transportation
Solution availability Australia, Central Africa, Central Asia, Eastern Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East, New Zealand, North America, Northern Africa, Northern Europe, South America, Southeast Asia, Southern Africa, Southern Europe, Western Europe
Solution type Analytics: Face detection, Face recognition
Hardware: Storage
Milestone certified solution

The following list contains the tested versions of the products and components from both Milestone and NEC, which were included in the solution certification:


Milestone Products

NEC Products

Milestone XProtect® Corporate 2016 

NEC HYDRAstor HS series

Documents and whitepapers HS3_Catalog_ENG.pdf HS6-50A_Catalog_ENG.pdf HS8_Catalog_ENG.pdf Scale Out Grid Storage For Milestone XProtect_Sales Sheet_pdf Download certification results
As an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) leader with more than 115 years of excellence, NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world; by providing a combination of products and solutions that cross-utilize the company's experience and global resources.
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Contact information NEC Corporation
For technical assistance: https://www.necam.com/Hydrastor/Support/ / +81-44-435-5689
For sales assistance: https://contact.nec.com/cgi-bin/contact/select_qc.cgi


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