Guest Column | March 25, 2016

Navigating IT Trends In The Surveillance World: 8 Benefits Of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

By Brandon Reich, Senior Director, Surveillance Solutions, Pivot3

As the worlds of IT and physical security continue to collide, an ever increasing number of organizations have decided to shift responsibility of purchasing and maintaining surveillance to the IT manager. Systems integrators and IT resellers involved in the specification and selling of video surveillance solutions must be well-versed in the deployment of modern, advanced systems. The fact is, high-tech trends — such as the Internet of Things and hyper-converged infrastructure — have a direct impact on the world of video surveillance and those integrators wanting to ensure future business success should invest in staying in front of these topics.

Video data is highly valued as organizations look to Big Data analysis to gain new levels of business insight from networked attached devices. Video was once a stagnant, reactionary tool but today, advancements in IP-based video solutions deliver true business value. Unfortunately, these network devices also open doors to challenges, specifically cyber risks, system complexity, and high costs.

One of the biggest technology trends designed to address these risks is hyper-converged infrastructure, which is designed to greatly reduce datacenter costs and complexity by integrating compute, storage, and virtualization resources into a single software-defined solution. Gartner reports hyper-converged integrated systems will represent more than 35 percent of total integrated system market revenue by 2019, making it one of the fastest growing and most valuable segments in the IT industry today.

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