Storage and security have shown further evidence of convergence following EMC’s launch of a surveillance bundle through partners in its Velocity channel programme.
Surveillance Analysis and Management Solution (SAMS) is a combination of hardware, software and professional services. EMC claimed SAMS enables end-users to store and archive petabytes of video data from surveillance cameras and access control systems.
Greg Therkalsen, vice-president of business continuity and security solutions at EMC, said SAMS is based on EMC’s Clariion storage arrays and its Centera content address storage system, which was recently upgraded to include a virtual pooling facility and remote application software.
“This is a product that will give resellers new budgets to tap into and new markets to talk to. This is not for all Velocity channel partners, but for those with demonstrated security skills and storage abilities,” he said.
SAMS also comes bundled with analytical software to enable end-users to analyse information on their desktop, central security station or wireless device. Businesses can also control access to SAMS content, such as images from a physical security video camera from a central location.
Jeanne Razzell, managing director of reseller Systems Support, said: “All businesses want improved security and this is further evidence of security and storage combining. This is something that resellers in both camps will look to take on board and we will see others following in EMC’s footsteps soon.”
At the end of last year security giant Symantec acquired storage software vendor Veritas for $13.5bn. Last month Symantec also told journalists that it planned to expand its partnerships with distributors and resellers following the acquisition.
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