Hitachi Targets US$6 Billion Video Security and Monitoring Market With New Video Management Platform Models and Strategic Partnerships

Sep 14, 2016:

While video monitoring traditionally supported physical security only, it is now being used to support new applications - such as for improving traffic congestion, increasing industrial and operational efficiencies, and supporting workplace safety.

These applications are driving a flood of “big video” data that requires enterprise-class storage, fast data recall, expanded data security and little-to-no degradation to effectively support real-time monitoring and analysis. But while most enterprise customers today are looking to embrace digitalization to transform their businesses, many existing video storage and monitoring solutions still rely on legacy technologies and analogue video formats that cannot fully capitalise on IoT or support analytics and advanced technologies.

Hitachi Insight Group – which drives the company’s business for Smart Cities, Digital Energy and Industrial IoT, today announced introduced three Hitachi Video Management Platform (VMP) models to address this gap in the video security and monitoring market.

The new models are optimised for enterprise video security and monitoring environments, support video analytics, combine virtualized compute and storage, and are delivered as fully integrated, turnkey appliances. Hitachi VMP is built on trusted commercial technologies from the Hitachi Group family of companies, including Hitachi Data Systems’ (HDS) Virtual Storage Platform (VSP). Similar to the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP), Hitachi VMP combines best-in-class storage, network and compute technologies delivered as a tightly integrated converged platform that is optimised for virtualized environments.

Now available in three configurations to support medium to large enterprise security environments ranging from 150 to 10,000 or more cameras, the Hitachi VMP 150, VMP 500 and VMP 1000 models deliver high availability with fully redundant, highly available storage; a converged platform with built-in virtualization and a scale-up architecture; segmentation to reduce the risk of data loss and complement security and compliance processes for government and highly-regulated industries; and compatibility with industry leading VMS software to ensure customers and system integrators can deploy with confidence.