EMC announces an investment to expand its existing video surveillance interoperability and testing lab in the U.S. Protecting people, critical infrastructure and information from deliberate or accidental threats is serious business — and it’s a business that’s growing exponentially. Fueled by physical security investments, organisations require a shift to open, scalable “edge-to-core” architecture that reliably interoperates in both a distributed environment — with many “edge” (close to cameras) locations — and a central “core” location that natively supports next-generation analytics workflows. EMC® Corporation recently announced new video surveillance solutions, new test and validation capabilities within its surveillance labs, and expanded partnerships to offer an open, flexible and cost-effective platform for video content storage and analysis. Industry research released today by IHS Technology forecasts the sales of video surveillance equipment to reach $26B in 2018, growing 2X faster than the overall IT market. New requirements for video surveillance have driven customers in industries such as transportation and government into the digital age, where large pools of higher resolution video and sensor data must be retained for much longer periods of time and be instantly available for intensive analytics. Designed for large, highly distributed video surveillance environments, EMC is introducing a new, purpose-built, EMC VNX-VSS100 storage system for the edge. This is based on the VNX® platform that delivers uncompromising availability, simplicity, and affordability. The new VNX-VSS100 storage array complements EMC Isilon®, an ideal scale-out data lake solution for highly scalable, large camera environments at the core. In addition, EMC is announcing an investment to expand the company’s existing video surveillance interoperability and testing lab in the U.S. and establish a new lab in Asia enabling customers to leverage technologies from leading video surveillance partners including Axis, Genetec, Verint, and Milestone and many other partners. EMC’s partnerships with leading Video Management Software providers, Systems Integrators and Physical Security Distributors, including Avnet, Ingram Micro, and ScanSource combine to offer customers an open, flexible and cost-effective video surveillance solution to help simplify deployment and mitigate risk for large-scale, Edge-to-Core deployments. "EMC's new video surveillance solutions and testing capabilities are timely in addressing well-documented pain points in a high-growth market, namely a sense of scale and standardisation" Christopher Chute, Research Vice President, Global Digital Imaging Practice, IDC said: “EMC’s technology leadership is providing physical security-specific vendors and integrators open and flexible IT storage platforms that will enable next-generation video surveillance workload management and analytics. EMC's new video surveillance solutions and testing capabilities are timely in addressing well-documented pain points in a high-growth market, namely a sense of scale and standardisation. For instance, complementing its enterprise-class EMC Isilon for large-scale centralised video storage, EMC’s new VNX-VSS100, a purpose-built storage system for video, can act in an edge capacity with EMC Isilon or serve as a cost-effective, scalable hub for smaller network-based security installations. The company is also offering lab-level validation for key video management software (VMS) partners, which will allow integrators to deploy tested Edge and Core surveillance solutions more efficiently and at a lower cost.” Michael Gallant, Senior Director, Video Surveillance Practice, said: “EMC VNX-VSS100 at the edge and EMC Isilon at the core combine to manage surveillance data from a wide range of sources to provide a highly scalable, efficient, and cost-effective video surveillance storage portfolio for the most demanding and highly distributed environments. To help us bring these innovations to satisfy this burgeoning market, EMC has partnered with leading physical security vendors including Axis, Genetec, Verint and Milestone that have each tested and validated their products on our platforms. Together we can offer customers integrated solutions that are open and flexible to their needs for simple deployment and management of large-scale systems for transportation, government and citywide surveillance.” Visit EMC at ASIS, Booth #1352.