BUFFALO GROVE, IL – November 9, 2018 – BCDVideo, the leader in enterprise-quality, purpose-built IP video storage solutions and Scale Computing, a market leader in edge computing and hyperconverged solutions, today announced an exclusive technology and engineering partnership enabling BCDVideo to deliver turnkey hyperconverged solutions based on Scale Computing’s HC3™ software to BCDVideo’s global network of security integrators and OEM customers.
BCDVideo has a long history of adapting and developing technology for video surveillance. There is a clear gap in the market for a simple, deployable hyperconverged video solution, BCDVideo and Scale Computing spent the last year co-developing and certifying a platform which fits seamlessly into the BCDVideo product philosophy of lessening the Total Cost of Ownership, and meets the security integrators needs for performance, scalability and simplicity, all in a single platform.
Tom Larson, BCDVideo Vice President states, "It’s been exciting to have spent the past year working with one of the pioneers in hyperconverged software as we jointly engineered this new platform. This solution will bring high availability and scalability to a market that desperately needs it, as we combine compute, storage and networking into one software-driven appliance. This, in turn, allows the integrator to deliver video surveillance recording, access control, visitor management, and other applications into one hyper-converged cluster. The fact that it is easy to deploy and even easier to maintain should open the hyperconverged market up to a larger number of security integrator customers who may have been hesitant to go in this technical direction in the past."
Shipping in the fourth quarter, BCDVideo’s new Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Video Surveillance (HCI-VS) Series greatly simplifies the deployment, management, and maintenance of its infrastructure, saving the security integrator training costs, and most importantly, any system downtime. The system installs at the project site within an hour and is a fully integrated cluster-wide resource. Deploying new Virtual Machines (VMs) can be achieved in minutes and everything is managed through a very easy-to-use web interface. The native high availability built into this all-in-one solution utilizes automation and self-healing to eliminate the complexities around deployment and ongoing management.
“We are very excited about this strategic partnership,” said Dan Pierce, VP Strategic Sales, Scale Computing. “Customers globally will benefit from BCDVideo’s HCI-VS series as it addresses the full spectrum of needs in the IP Video Surveillance market while eliminating complexity and reducing total cost of ownership. As with other edge environments, ease of deployment and administration at each individual location by administrative generalists is key for this market.”
About Scale Computing
Scale Computing is a leader in edge computing and hyperconverged solutions for customers around the globe. Scale Computing’s HC3 software eliminates traditional virtualization software, disaster recovery software, and traditional server and shared storage architecture replacing these with a fully integrated, highly available system for running applications. Using patented HyperCore™ technology, the HC3 self-healing platform automatically identifies, mitigates, and corrects problems in the infrastructure in real-time, enabling applications to achieve maximum uptime even when local IT resources and staff are scarce, making it the ideal application platform for distributed enterprises, global retailers, and SMBs alike. More at www.scalecomputing.com.