Quantum Corp. announces new addition to enable customers run video management systems (VMS) or analytic applications with directly attached storage in complete surveillance environment.
Dubbed as Xcellis Application Director, the new member of its extensive surveillance and security solution family is touted to enable these applications to connect directly with Quantum’s QXS Series disk storage or as clients in an Xcellis environment powered by Quantum’s StorNext data management platform.
As a result, users are sought to access data without adding to network traffic for a more efficient video surveillance infrastructure, regardless of scope.
By incorporating Xcellis Application Director into a video surveillance solution, the company asserts to offers the unique ability to scale from simple environments with fewer than 50 cameras to complex infrastructures integrating more than 10,000 cameras, as well as other distinct advantages:
Large Environments: Because Xcellis is powered by StorNext, Application Director users can meet the most demanding performance requirements, scale to hundreds of petabytes and integrate easily into existing video surveillance workflows.
Small Environments: When coupled with QXS-3 Series, QXS-4 Series or QXS-6 Series disk storage, Xcellis Application Director offers a powerful solution enabling small camera count environments to achieve the same data management efficiencies as larger deployments. As an implementation grows, it also provides the flexibility to evolve into a tiered environment.
Additionally, Xcellis Application Director offers multiple methods of connecting to storage for efficient data management. This versatile approach allows smaller systems to directly attach to QXS storage systems and enables the redeployment of assets as the infrastructure changes, unlike other appliance-based solutions. As these smaller installations expand capacity they can connect their Xcellis Application Director to a StorNext-based environment. The QXS hardware can later be integrated as part of a StorNext infrastructure, allowing users to take advantage of a multi-tier storage approach utilizing low-cost high-capacity disk, file-based tape, or cloud as a security infrastructure grows, and avoiding a complete forklift upgrade.
Citing on the new rollout, Wayne Arvidson, Vice President, Surveillance and Security Solutions, Quantum said, “Xcellis Application Director extends the benefits of Quantum solutions to a broader range of customers and eliminates the gap between appliance-based surveillance storage solutions and large scalable models that haven’t historically been a good fit for small camera count environments.”