Intelligent CIO North America Issue 15 - Page 32

EDITOR ’ S QUESTION

WHAT PROCEDURES SHOULD DATA CENTER LEADERS HAVE IN PLACE TO ENSURE THEIR FACILITIES ARE PHYSICALLY SECURE ?

Genetec , a leading technology provider of unified security , public safety , operations and business intelligence solutions , has announced that Seagate Technology Holdings , a world leader in data storage and enterprise storage systems , has deployed Genetec Security Center to secure its global campuses and regional offices .

At the heart of this large-scale global deployment is the Genetec unified security platform which includes Security Center , Genetec Omnicast IP Video Management System ( VMS ) to manage more than 1,150 cameras , Genetec Synergis IP Access Control System ( ACS ) to manage more than 22,000 card holders , Sipelia to manage communications between intercoms and security operation , and Seagate ’ s own high-efficiency , high-performance Exos X 5U84 mass capacity storage system . All sites are connected using the Genetec Security Center Federation feature to centralize monitoring , reporting and alarm management across the entire organization .
This enterprise scale deployment provides a great example of how enterprises can implement a holistic approach to security that encompasses physical and cybersecurity .
The solution enables Seagate to pull in up to 1.3 petabytes of high-definition video in a single disk enclosure from hundreds of cameras and other IoT devices without losing a single frame or data packet .
“ Video , and especially multi-source , high-definition video , provides a stringent performance test for any storage solution ,” said Ken Claffey , Senior Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise Storage Systems at Seagate . “ Likewise , the data availability expectation of a robust , unified security platform like Genetec Security Center is formidable . The sheer volume of high-definition video streams , frames and metadata coupled with increasingly long retention periods , represent one of the most challenging IT infrastructures to deploy .”
This enterprise scale deployment provides a clear blueprint for a state-of-the-art , unified , highperformance physical security environment for modern , large-scale facilities .
“ Enterprises with global campuses and data center environments have mission critical requirements and securing a growing number of assets across huge facilities while staying ahead of emerging threats is increasingly challenging ,” said Christian Morin , Vice President of Product Groups at Genetec . “ Through our partnership with Seagate , this enterprise scale deployment provides a great example of how enterprises can implement a holistic approach to security that encompasses physical and cybersecurity , while ensuring compliance with fast-changing regulatory mandates .”
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