Hitachi’s New Partnerships and VMP Solutions Eyes at $6 Billion Video Security and Monitoring Market
Hitachi Insight Group – The IoT business body of Hitachi unveils three new Hitachi Video Management Platform (VMP) models to stature its position into the video security and monitoring market.
The new Hitachi VMP configurations are touted to combine virtualized compute and storage and are delivered as fully integrated, turnkey appliances.
These new models are optimized for enterprise video security and monitoring environments and support video analytics.
With growing applications of video monitoring, the flood of “big video” data requires enterprise-class storage, fast data recall, expanded data security and little-to-no degradation to effectively support real-time monitoring and analysis.
Though enterprises are migrating to digitalization, many existing video storage and monitoring solutions still rely on legacy technologies and analog video formats that cannot fully capitalize on IoT or support analytics and advanced technologies. Hitachi VMP is designed to address this gap.
“Video monitoring and security are key areas where digitalization can offer profound benefits. However, the migration to digital video solutions has been slow, due in large part to the limitations of existing products and a reliance on legacy technologies and analog video formats. With its Video Management Platform, Hitachi is addressing a major gap in the video compute and storage market that has prevented physical security solutions from evolving to fully embrace digital transformation and IoT,” said Pierre Bourgeix, vice president at consulting firm SecureState. “The Hitachi Video Management Platform segments, stores, scales and protects video data to mitigate and manage security threats consistently and with clarity. Hitachi VMP bridges the digital and physical divide in enterprise environments to help security, IT and business operations teams better utilize video technologies to reduce risk, increase security and workplace safety, and drive greater operational and organizational efficiencies.”
Hitachi VMP Product Specifications
Hitachi VMP is built on said trusted commercial technologies from the Hitachi Group family of companies, including Hitachi Data Systems’ (HDS) Virtual Storage Platform (VSP).
Hitachi VMP was specifically architected and built ground-up for video security and monitoring deployments to provide maximum scalability, performance and support a variety of enterprise applications, including video analytics.
Hitachi VMP is now available in three configurations to support medium to large enterprise security environments ranging from 150 to 10,000 or more cameras: the VMP 150, VMP 500 and VMP 1000.
Key benefits include:
- High Availability: Many existing video management platforms are reported to have data loss rates of 20 percent or higher. Hitachi VMP delivers fully redundant, highly available storage to ensure little-to-no data loss and minimize video degradation.
- Scale Easily: Hitachi VMP is a converged platform that provides built-in virtualization and a scale-up architecture designed to easily support increased need for video storage capacity and share integrated physical resources like compute and analytics out of the box.
- Reduce Risk of Data Loss: Compliance demands in government and highly regulated industries require security solutions that mitigate risk from both existing and potential security threats. Hitachi VMP offers a higher level of protection by providing customers with an option to maintain video and information assets in a segmented environment to reduce the challenges of data protection and complement risk-based security and compliance processes.
- Pre-validated: Hitachi developed and fully tested VMP for compatibility with industry leading VMS software to ensure customers and system integrators can deploy it with confidence.
On the heels, the company also announced to expand its partner ecosystem and strategic alliances with digital video management system (DVMS) industry leaders Milestone Systems and OnSSI to develop and deliver joint solutions that offer increased levels of enterprise security, workplace safety, and industrial and operational efficiencies.
“Our customers want to do more with their video assets than is possible with existing video management platforms or legacy technologies like CCTVs,” said Mark Jules, vice president, public safety and smart city solutions at Hitachi Insight Group. “We designed Hitachi Video Management Platform to take their video security deployments to the next level. Together with our world-class channel and alliance partners, Hitachi is supporting video analytics and other advanced technologies that will future-proof their security environments and help them fully capitalize on digital video and IoT. We’re pleased to be working with Milestone, OnSSI and other industry leaders to deliver the next-generation solutions that will propel our customers’ businesses forward.”
Hitachi VMP is generally available now in North America, the United Kingdom and all APAC countries excluding Japan, through Hitachi and select partners. The company will also expand availability to France, Germany and other EMEA markets this year, to meet the growing demand for digital and IoT-optimized video security and monitoring solutions.