BCDVideo and Scale Computing entered into an exclusive technology and engineering partnership enabling BCDVideo to deliver turnkey hyperconverged solutions based on Scale Computing’s HC3 software.
To plug the gap in the market for a simple, deployable hyperconverged video solution, both the companies has been working together over past year to 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, Vice President at BCDVideo said “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.”
Larsin added, “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.
According to BCDVideo, it’s new Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Video Surveillance (HCI-VS) Series will be available in the fourth quarter that will simplify 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.”