Dell SecurePOD Video Surveillance Released

Author: Sarit Williams, Published on Sep 18, 2013

Dell has released a new video surveillance offering called SecurePOD, partnering with Axis, Intel, Ingram Micro and Milestone. While Dell has long been a common choice for PCs/servers to run VMS software and has an active OEM business to manufacturers like Avigilon, what does this new SecurePOD offering bring? In this note, we break down the technical and operational issues, comparing to COTS machines, Milestone's new NVRs and more.

SecurePOD Overview

********* **** ** ******** ******* *** ***** ************ ******* **** ** to *** ******* *** ******.

  • *******:**** *** ********* **** ** **** **** ***** **** ********* **-****. ****** *** *********** ** ** * processor ******* *** ******* ******* ** **** (** ** */ *.*" drives ** */ *.*" ******), ** ******** ** * *** of ***** ** ***. **** ** ********* ** ** ***** than **** ** ** ********* ** ****.***. *******, **** ******** may be *** ******** *** ****** *** **** ******* *************.

  • ********* ****:****** ********** ** ***** ***** **** ** *** ***** ** the ******.
  • ********:**** **** * ********* ********* ******* ******* **** ****** ******* Server **** ** * *********** *** *** ************, ****** ******* is *** ***** ****** *** ************** *** ********* ** ***** cost.  
  • *** ********: ****** *** *********, ********* ** *** ***** *** *******. *******, SecurePod ******** ******** **** *********'* *** ***** **** ***** **** of ***** ************** *** *** ********* (******** *******, ********** ****, Premium **** *******).
  • *******: **** **** ********* ***** **** ***** ******** ******* *******, ******* over ***** ********* ******* *** ****.*** *********. (**** ******* *** ********** providing ******** ******* ****** *********).
  • ********: **** ********* ******** ** ****** ** ******** (***** * ***** plus ********** * ******, *********'* ***** ** * *****) *** the **** ** **-**% ***** **** * **** ********* ******* server.
  • ******* *********:******** ******* *********: ********* ******* *** ******** ******* ********* ********* an ********** * **** ******** ** ******* **** *********, ******** longer ******* / *********** ** *****.
  • *************:**** *** ******** ************** ***** **** ****** ***** ************ ****** *** globe ***** ************* ****** *********** ** *********.
  • ******** **************: **** **** **** ****** ***** **** ****** ******* ** types *** ****** ** ******* ***** ******** *** ***** * custom ************* ***** ** ***** ******** ******* ** ********* *** and **** ******* ** **** ********. *******, ****** ******, ******* Dell ***, **** **** *** ** ******** *'*********' (***** ** * ********* ***** ******).

***********

** *** **** **** *** **** ** **** * **** offering '*********' *** ************ ************, **** **** ** *********. *******, since ** ** ** ******* ** ******** *** ******* **** VMS ********* **** ***** *** **** (*.*., ***** ****** *********), *** ******* ****** **** ** *******.

Comments (10)

My favorite part of the call with Dell last week was them not knowing about Milestone launching a rival server offering the day before. Quite a partnership...

That said, if Dell can expand this to a few more VMSes and possibly another distributor, it could be useful for integrators who want the assurances of the Dell brand / support.

Intersesting. I deployed a ton of Dell R520 and R720xd servers. They run great, have low maintenance and their support is awesome. You're right though for small/mid size applications (depending on the VMS) this is over kill. Just seems like another way for them to make a few extra bucks on a product they alredy offer, just shift the services around, slap a new name and voila you have...well exactly what yoiu had before lol

Nice hardware, but for IP surveillance in the long run will be stored on the Cloud. The Cloud will endup being the cheapest cost storage per byte. The internet bandwidth speed will easily catchup with TV going to streaming content like Netflix. Buy cameras and routers and rent your storage space.

What's the long run? 5 years? 10 years? 20?

It certainly is not today. You would pay a huge premium for any professional surveillance system with video stored in the cloud.

Long run is with in 5 years. Go to Amazon Web Services and price storage cost the more space you buy the cheaper. Companies with large database are moving to the cloud. For most IP surveillance you only need to store 30 days worth of video.

We've done that exercise, and the pricing from Amazon web services is crazy expensive. Assuming 5PB of storage to get the best volume discounts, it's $55 per TB per month or $600+ per year. That's absurd compared to on site storage.

I am not sure about your calculations. I backup my servers every night and have over 5 TB and it cost me $25/month (storage S2 service). The pricing is not real straight forward to calculate, because of how you use the service and the more you use the price per byte goes down (storage). Straight storage is cheap, but processing can become expensive depending what you are doing it. But I can tell you Netflix, PBS online, and Pinterst use Amazon for their data servers.

But you're not backing up 5TB every night, or every week, are you? Only changed data blocks, correct?

Mark, entertainment services like Netflix, PBS, ABC, etc. have a completely different business model than surveillance and can far more easily justify the cost. For instance, a TB can store 200 DVDs, that huge numbers of people can watch. Compare to 1TB of surveillance - that's a handful of cameras for a week or two, that might never be watched or only a few minutes of the entire recording.

I don't think there is any way you have 5TB stored in S3 and are only paying $25 per month.

John, I checked what we are doing and I was wrong on my pricing. I think you are correct. We backup files for safety purposes and we are paying $0.11/GB. This is what your link to Amazon pricing points out. The price has drop year over year for us on a cost per GB basis. What might be interesting is to determine what the break even point needs to be for the Cloud to be economical, verse buying and maintaining a server. What we were thinking is we just need to store our videos in a safe place for future reference if needed. We only would hold 30 days worth and in general we don't interact with old data. If you constantly go back and download data from the Cloud those interactions cost money. With our internal cameras we backup to a server, plus we pay a license fee for the VMS on each camera. Our Amazon service backups our all our data, both business and security.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports on VMS

Directory of Video Surveillance Startups on Jul 18, 2018
This directory provides a list of video surveillance startups to help you see and research what companies are new or not yet broadly known entity...
Axis ~$100 Camera Tested on Jul 17, 2018
Axis has released their lowest cost camera ever, the Companion Eye Mini L, setting their sights on a market dominated by Hikvision and Dahua. Can...
Axis Perimeter Defender Video Analytics Tested on Jul 12, 2018
Axis 'high security' video analytics offering is Perimeter Defender, OEMed / developed with Digital Barriers. But how good is Perimeter Defender?...
Drops Dahua, Fenner Becomes ISS CMO on Jul 09, 2018
Hired to improve Dahua's miserable marketing just last year, Janet Fenner has quit Dahua, joining VMS manufacturer ISS as Chief Marketing...
UK VSaaS Startup Ocucon on Jul 03, 2018
Decreasing exposure to fraudulent slip-and-fall insurance claims and lawsuits is one of the oldest selling points of video surveillance for retail....
Digital Watchdog Low Cost 4MP Camera Tested on Jul 02, 2018
Based on member 4MP testing requests, we bought and tested Digital Watchdog's low-cost 4MP DWC-MTT4Wi to see how it performs in real world scenes,...
Panoramic Fisheye Camera Shootout - Avigilon, Axis, Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision, Oncam And Vivotek on Jun 27, 2018
IPVM tested Avigilon, Axis, Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision, Oncam And Vivotek 12MP panoramic fisheye cameras head to head, as shown in the test setup...
Snap Surveillance Profile on Jun 26, 2018
There are not a lot of video surveillance companies that survive 9 years with only one feature that makes their product stand out. In the case of...
OpenEye Apex VMS Tested on Jun 26, 2018
OpenEye is a US company, founded nearly 20 years ago. In the past few years, OpenEye has been one of a few VMS providers that have pivoted to being...
Most Wanted Improvements In Manufacturer Technical Support (Statistics) on Jun 21, 2018
5 key areas of improvement and 1 clear wanted support feature were voiced by 140+ integrator responses to: What improvement in manufacturer...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Free 100+ Manufacturer-Customized Camera Calculator Released on Jul 19, 2018
Now, any manufacturer has a customized IPVM Camera Calculator, free. The goal is to make it easier for companies to help their customers better...
Improved Security And Surveillance Bidding - 2018 MasterFormat Divisions Examined) on Jul 19, 2018
Navigating the world of system specifications and bidding work can be complex and confusing, but a standard format exists, and understanding it...
Last Chance - Security Sales Course Summer 2018 on Jul 19, 2018
Today is the last day to register. Based on member's interest, IPVM is offering a security sales course this summer. Register Now - IPVM Security...
Directory of Video Surveillance Startups on Jul 18, 2018
This directory provides a list of video surveillance startups to help you see and research what companies are new or not yet broadly known entity...
Ladder Lockdown and Ladder Levelizer Tested on Jul 18, 2018
Ladders are a daily necessity for surveillance and security installers, but working on an unstable surface can be extremely dangerous. In addition...
FST Fails on Jul 17, 2018
FST was one of the hottest startups of the decade, selected as the best new product at ISC West 2011 and backed with tens of millions in...
Axis ~$100 Camera Tested on Jul 17, 2018
Axis has released their lowest cost camera ever, the Companion Eye Mini L, setting their sights on a market dominated by Hikvision and Dahua. Can...
Amazon Ring Alarm System Tested on Jul 16, 2018
Amazon Ring is going to hurt traditional dealers, and especially ADT, new IPVM test results of Ring's Alarm system underscore. IPVM found that...
Hikvision Wins Chinese Government Forced Facial Recognition Project Across 967 Mosques on Jul 16, 2018
Hikvision has won a Chinese government tender which requires that facial recognition cameras be set up at the entrance of every single mosque...
Installing Dome Cameras Indoors Guide on Jul 16, 2018
IPVM is producing the definitive series on installing surveillance cameras. This entry covers one of the most common scenarios - installing dome...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact