Arxys Software Orchestrated Storage Achieves Milestone Solution Certification

Designed with a focus on corrections facilities, the Arxys solution is especially useful with the more advanced offerings of Milestone’s XProtect VMS.

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Arxys Software Orchestrated Storage is now a Milestone Certified Solution. The testing and documentation for this was carried out with Milestone XProtect, a leading open platform IP video management software (VMS).

The certification verifies the interoperability of the tested solution with the full line of Milestone XProtect VMS offerings and describes a proven solution for specifying, implementation and operation, according to a press release.

Designed to provide highly scalable storage with a focus on the corrections and detention vertical market, the Arxys storage solution has been certified for use especially with the more advanced offerings of XProtect VMS products.

Benchmark Capabilities

The latest tests were performed on the Arxys | Shield – Prime storage platform, integrated with XProtect Corporate 2017R3.

“The Milestone Solution Certification showed the Arxys | Shield – Prime delivered the highest HD camera counts [2,944 cameras] and the highest total camera throughput [3.6Gb/s] of any storage platform tested to date by Milestone Systems,” says Mike Tarras, solutions integration engineer, Milestone Systems. “These were all high-performance tests, with the goal of finding the maximum number of cameras which the system could support, given the video stream profile that was used.”

The aim of the tests was to simulate video surveillance scenarios similar to those seen in the corrections and detention vertical market. In this sector, high definition video resolutions are required, with regulation retention periods that can be 180 days to two years. Video frame rates also need to be sufficient to capture human movement; 12-15 FPS is minimally acceptable).

In addition, busy correctional facilities can have very high camera counts, and are often co-located with medical facilities, law enforcement and other high-security areas, which leads to increased demands on the system performance.

By combining storage, compute, networking and virtualization on commodity hardware, Arxys orchestrates the complexity of disparate systems into an optimized solution, according to the company. The Arxys | Shield – Prime provides highly available [HA] storage resources for both the Milestone live video and archive databases with no single point of failure and full HA failover, redundancy and double parity data protection.

For the Milestone Solution Certification, the Arxys storage resources were presented to four Milestone recorders via iSCSI and 10Gb/s Ethernet. All the Milestone Recording Servers were configured to archive every hour to the Arxys | Shield – Prime storage platform.

Three scenarios that are representative of current and future large correctional facility deployments were tested: 896 full HD cameras recording full motion video, 2048 HD cameras recording video at 20FPS, and 2944 HD cameras recording at 15 FPS. Video files were archived every hour.

All three of the scenarios included in the Milestone tests proved successful, ultimately certifying that the Arxys solution can provide a highly reliable storage location for over 3.6 Gbps of camera bandwidth in storage, and more than 3,000 cameras.

“Security professionals demand robust data security plus maximum throughput regardless of the number of cameras or frame rates,” says Andy Newbom, vice president of marketing, Arxys. “Arxys clients can achieve the highest throughput and camera counts at a dramatically lower TCO.”

Milestone certifications focus on testing a solution’s architecture, functionality, performance impact and usability. The documentation on the Arxys certification can be found on the Milestone Solution Finder website, including the test parameters and results summary as well as specifications.

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