Enterprise Infrastructure

Discover when and why to consider Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions for Physical Security. 

Benefits of Enterprise Infrastructure for Physical Security

Automated Deployment

With just a few clicks, the orchestration tools automate the configuration of hardware, software, and VMS applications

On-Demand Scalability

An automated, fault-tolerant approach to scaling private, on-prem, off-prem or hybrid needs. Scale to petabytes to keep up with growing infrastructure needs and retention policies

Centralized Management

Maintain and manage an entire surveillance system from a centralized, single pane of glass dashboard with automated administrative functions.

Zero Downtime/Data Loss

Leverage trusted, proven HCI and virtualization technologies optimized for video surveillance needs

Purpose-built for surveillance. 

Large-scale, enterprise-based video management systems are typically comprised of management servers, client workstations, recorders, and IP cameras. In a typical installation, these hardware components have their own function within the VMS and require dedicated resources to carry out their designated tasks.

Video surveillance systems with individual hardware components end up with limitations imposed based on the software and not the hardware infrastructure. Ultimately, resources are not fully utilized as the system scales into an enterprise-level application.

Enterprise Infrastructure combines virtualization, HCI, installation, and support into an end-to-end surveillance system that is easy to deploy, manage and scale for non-IT staff. Purpose-built for surveillance, it can support massive scale while offering high availability and fault tolerance.

Installation and Support services bundled within the Enterprise Infrastructure technology provides a better overall customer experience throughout the product lifecycle.

When Should You Consider an Enterprise Infrastructure Solution?

Customers will find various triggers that warrant research into an Enterprise Infrastructure solution. The systems are ideal for large scale surveillance projects that require centralized infrastructure and management, mission-critical reliability, higher storage requirements and retention periods, scalability to handle future growth, and centralized data required for business intelligence, AI and machine learning.

The consideration of this technology and services may come from IT- or OT-based requirements:


Information Technology (IT)

  • Over-purchasing of storage
  • Underutilized existing infrastructure
  • Cost management: Enterprise Infrastructure aggregates solution hardware into a single location for power and rack-space purposes, eliminating distributed devices in a building or on different parts of the network.
  • Use of analytics and additional sensors to improve efficiencies or limit equipment downtime.

Operational Technology (OT)

  • Ability to quickly add cameras without involving IT every time or bringing the entire system down
  • Avoid rip-and-replace: Need a future-proof system that allows for integration with additional IoT sensors, and to keep up with new camera technology or complex workloads like facial recognition, computer vision
  • Reduce dependency on IT for everyday surveillance tasks
  • Add analytics into their current environment to solve for human error
  • Reduce management or server environment
  • Want to increase retention time beyond the current schedule

What Should You Expect from Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions?

The requirements for enterprise solutions, virtualization, HCI and other technologies can be challenging within the surveillance market. The expectation should be working with a partner that can simplify the process and deployment. The projects will demand “white-glove” support to help cut through the confusion of storage architecture, delivering the infrastructure that meets the demands of your workflow; from switching to cabling, disks to management, and services to ensure your success. These solutions should include:

  • End-to-end design consulting
  • Complete solution architecture and engineering
  • Financing options
  • Professional services for installation
  • Support for ongoing maintenance, service & future expansion