One of the most effective ways to keep your business secure is through video surveillance. However, video management software can be extremely expensive to maintain and take up valuable space depending on your server setup. In this blog, we outline what VMS is and how Scale Computing enables businesses to consolidate their VMS infrastructure with a streamlined, reliable, and intuitive system.
What is Video Management Software?
Definition: Video management software, also called a video management system or VMS, collects and stores video footage from cameras and provides a user interface with which to view recorded videos. Other features can include:
- Motion detection
- Distributed processing
- Audio + Visual
- Alarm inputs and outputs
- Pan/tilt/zoom control
- License plate detection
- Digital recording
- Point of sale integration
- Fisheye dewarping
Video Management Software at the Edge
Traditional VMS software required large servers on site to run applications and store data, taking up valuable space. In addition, these legacy infrastructure systems needed to be maintained by dedicated IT staff. To compound these issues, video surveillance systems have gotten much more complex (see list of features above) and the quality of video has improved—all which puts greater constraints on the processing and storage systems required to run them. That’s why at Scale Computing, we’ve built our own VMS infrastructure solutions dedicated to reducing space and maintenance requirements.
Scale Computing VMS Solutions
Running VMS software on top of Scale Computing HC3 hyperconverged and edge computing IT infrastructure provides the needed storage capacity and performance for high resolution cameras, helps you adhere to regulations and legal requirements, and provides immediate access to historical data even if disks or servers have failed. HC3 provides even greater benefits including high availability, failover, data redundancy, rolling upgrades for infrastructure maintenance and the ability to scale out compute and storage capacity of the overall system as needs inevitably change.
With Scale Computing, you can:
- Easily migrate video management software and access control applications from legacy IT infrastructure
- Reduce complexity for your customers by providing easier deployments, improved security, and reducing business risk.
- Increase performance and lower costs by standardizing the delivery of your video management software via HC3’s virtualized, highly-available, autonomous infrastructure
To learn more about how Scale Computing can power your VMS software, check out our video below:
Also, stay tuned for our upcoming announcement about our new video surveillance appliance coming soon!