Pluribus, Dell partner for new IoT video security fabric service

Pluribus, Dell partner for new IoT video security fabric service

Pluribus Networks and Dell Technologies have debuted their jointly developed IoT Video Security Fabric service. The integration of software-defined networking and edge devices such as video cameras is intended to enable easier and more cost-effective operation of surveillance networks.

The new service will use Pluribus’ Netvisor ONE operating system and Adaptive Cloud Fabric running on Dell’s EMC PowerSwitch and will be offered by Pluribus.

The pair have not announced a price for the service, though it is safe to assume it will be markedly less the alternative its target customers would face: the cost of ripping up or adding in more IP networking infrastructure to accommodate more video feeds from more sophisticated cameras.

Dell already has IoT products aimed at securing campuses, cities, and transportation infrastructure. However, the companies say the IoT Video Security Fabric software-defined network service is designed to make it easier for organizations to provision and operate IoT bandwidth-heavy surveillance video networks.

In a release detailing the new service, Pluribus said many businesses and government agencies have paid to put up networked cameras capable of delivering hundreds of better-quality video streams.

However, their underlying infrastructure cannot accommodate the feeds, much less monitor and analyze them. Some chief financial officers have proven resistant to funding updated video infrastructure, which can be a costly proposition.

Pluribus said the new software-defined network service can meet high-performance expectations and deliver bandwidth efficiency over existing transport networks without the complexity of typical multicast networking.

Analyst Perspective

“Video surveillance is a uniquely demanding, distributed application getting increased attention in both private and public organizations. In these environments, Pluribus’ ability to automate the deployment of unified, application-aware network fabrics across multiple sites using the Adaptive Cloud Fabric delivers great value by simplifying network operations and reducing operational costs. Being built on open network switching hardware from Dell Technologies and open Linux software provides additional flexibility and cost efficiencies as well.”

Paul Parker-Johnson, Chief Analyst at ACG Research, in a prepared statement from Pluribus Networks

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