Modern, high definition IP video surveillance systems generate massive amounts of sensitive data. Capturing, securing, and making this data available poses a stark challenge for traditional IT infrastructure, but according to Pivot3, the company’s new bundled appliances with Lenovo will help address these issues.
Announced this morning, Pivot3 is providing its hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) software platform to Lenovo Datacenter Group (DCG) to deliver integrated edge computing solutions for mission-critical smart city and safe campus environments.
The new solutions will be part of Lenovo’s On Demand program – Lenovo’s data centre service offering based on monthly fees from Lenovo’s Data Center Group – and will be available through its global channel partners.
Cisco has said that internet video surveillance traffic will increase sevenfold between 2017 to 2022. Globally, 3 per cent of all internet video traffic will be due to video surveillance by 2022, up from 2 per cent in 2017.
Additionally, Cisco projects that global IP video traffic will be 82 per cent of all IP traffic (businesses and consumers) by 2022, up from 75 per cent in 2017.
The joint solutions from Lenovo and Pivot3 are uniquely positioned to address these increases, said Kamran Amini, Lenovo vice-president and general manager of DCG Solution Segments.
“The growing demand for actionable data is a fundamental reason why Lenovo and Pivot3 have teamed up to provide customers with a solution to centrally manage their distributed, intelligent edge devices with faster video ingest rates and higher resilience,” he explained.
St. John’s University in New York City recently signed on for the Lenovo-Pivot3 solution, according to a Dec. 3 press release.
“Together, Lenovo and Pivot3 have a solution that lowers our costs and reduces our deployment risk. The safety of our campus is at stake; We can’t tolerate any downtime or data loss from our surveillance infrastructure,” said Thomas Ross, associate director systems engineering from St. John’s University.