Seagate Integration is Now a Milestone Certified Solution


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MilestoneMilestone Systems has announced that the integration with Seagate Technology RealStor is now a Milestone Certified Solution.

Certified for Confidence
Milestone Certified IT infrastructure components provide the assurance that they will function, operate, perform and easily integrate with Milestone XProtect VMS. With Milestone’s open platform architecture, users have endless possibilities to continually add more value through customizations and extensions of their video surveillance capabilities. Integrations with third-party systems and devices enables incorporating new innovations as they come to market.

For Milestone Solution Partners, the certification guarantees the interoperability of their tested solution with Milestone XProtect VMS, and it is a distinguishing feature of their solution. This distinction stems from the solution’s documented certification process with the Milestone XProtect platform. A proven, certified solution delivers confidence to those specifying, implementing and operating it.

The certification focuses on testing the solution’s architecture, functionality, performance impact and usability. The documentation, including test parameters and results summary as well as specifications, states the tested versions of the products and components from both Milestone and Seagate which were included in the solution certification: Milestone XProtect Corporate 2016 R3 video management software in operation with Seagate’s RealStor RAID storage platform. The certification applies for use with the entire XProtect product line.

The Seagate RealStor RAID storage array is compliant for meeting stringent telecommunications and military requirements for shock and vibration. The Seagate RealStor 6000 series used in the Milestone Certification Tests can scale to 448 terabytes in a single array and reach1.9 petabytes with additional expansion shelves. Performance of up to 250,000 IOPS per disk is possible along with 12 gigabytes per second sequential reads and 5.7 gigabytes per second sequential writes. The Seagate RealStor chassis supports a hybrid solution of HDD and SSD devices to provide tiered storage for demanding environments.

“This is the first 4K-ready storage solution that we have certified. The video stream sizes that we were using in this testing were extremely large: a 12 Mbps stream is basically a 4K video stream size.  And we were recording over 700 video streams of that size to the RealStor solution,” said Mike Tarras, Solutions Integrations Engineer, Milestone Systems.

Outstanding Test Results

The Seagate report from the Milestone Solution Certification summarizes the results of benchmark tests completed by Seagate Labs in partnership with Milestone Systems. The test results confirmed that Seagate’s solution easily exceeded performance certification requirements.

  • Performance and Reliability:
    Seagate RealStor storage platforms can support over 8,000 megabits per second of video storage with little to no frame loss.
    Tests conducted using 736 cameras configured to 1080p High Definition at 30 frames per second with H.264 compression.
  • Scalability and Availability:
    Seagate RealStor storage platforms can provide RAID 6 with significantly reduced parity calculation overhead and increased performance.
  • Robustness:
    Even with the demands of high definition video and high camera count, the Seagate RealStor Storage Platform delivers a high-performance solution with less than 30% storage processor utilization.

Based on the conclusive test results, Seagate Technology’s RealStor Storage Platform is proven to be a highly qualified and scalable storage solution for Milestone Systems’ video surveillance installations because it reliably meets large video storage requirements with no performance impact.

“This successful certification of Seagate storage solutions ensures outstanding performance and reliability consistent with Milestone Systems design recommendations. These results – coupled with Seagate’s ability to provide a complete solution, including Seagate drives, drive controllers, and enclosures with multiple I/O options – sets it apart from the competition.  Using this system, integrators and end users can have complete confidence that high availability, reliability, and performance will be delivered in a comprehensive, standards-based solution,” concluded Tarras.

See it in Action at Secutech
Seagate will be presenting their solutions at booth #3521 at the Secutech security trade show in Taipei April 12-14, and Milestone Systems will be there. In addition to presenting the latest XProtect open platform video surveillance management tools, Milestone’s Kiam Hwa, Channel Business Manager, South Asia, will be speaking on the topic “Making the World See – How Milestone is Helping to Achieve the Safe City Vision”.


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