AI-enhanced video feed manages traffic flow, deters violations and crime in real time for Auckland Transport on HPE GreenLake platform
AUCKLAND, New Zealand – April 6, 2022– Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced that Auckland Transport has selected HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform to deliver an AI-enhanced video feed to optimize transport routes, promote public transportation, and support decision-making for law enforcement.
Auckland Transport is responsible for the region’s transport services including roads, footpaths, public transport, and parking. Its day-to-day activities keep Auckland’s transport systems moving and works to address traffic congestion, encourage more people to use public transportation, and keep citizens safe on roads and in public spaces
Previously, Auckland Transport used 2500 cameras to monitor the city for safety issues creating an ever-increasing amount of data. Auckland Transport was using aging technology, and the ongoing costs of maintenance and outsourced management of the platform were significant. The expansive system was complex, difficult to upgrade, and nearing its end of life.
Auckland Transport needed a cost-effective solution that would enhance productivity and automation as well as encourage more people to use public transport which had been significantly disrupted with the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We use the data to convert people to public transport. We know how long it takes to get from point A to point B by car and we let people know that they can get there twice as fast on the bus,” said Roger Jones, Executive General Manager, Business Technology for Auckland Transport.
Auckland Transport transitioned its video management system (VMS) to the Qumulo file data platform on a Apollo 4200 Gen10 server running on the GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform, resulting in a 41% rack space reduction – from 68 rack units spread across three racks, to 40 rack units in 2 racks, GreenLake Management Services monitor and operate its VMS.
With a VMS two-thirds of the size of the original footprint, Auckland Transport has achieved a 37% decrease in energy consumption and reduced power and cooling costs, without compromising the system’s capacity to handle unstructured data in the exabyte realm.
The modern, unified solution allows Auckland Transport to avoid upfront IT costs and enables customers to pay only for what is used, while a single, intuitive dashboard reports in real time transport flow, consumption and congestion rate, and compute and storage trends. This data is vital for forecasting and planning to enable people to move seamlessly and safely around Auckland city.
In addition, the new solution allows Auckland Transport to increase its camera usage, making parking officers’ jobs more effective and efficient.
“We’re excited to work with Auckland Transport and deliver a unified, cost-effective solution that uses AI to keep people safe and support their mobility,” said Colin Henderson, Managing Director, Hewlett Packard Enterprise NZ.
“This is a perfect example of the combined power of HPE Solutions with Qumulo. Our carefully selected configurations are optimized for price, performance, and capacity requirements to deliver unstructured file data at massive scale and unmatched performance,” said Ben Gitenstein, Vice President of Product at Qumulo.
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About HPE GreenLake
The HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform enables customers to accelerate data-first modernization and provides over 50 cloud services that can run on-premises, at the edge, in a colocation facility, and in the public cloud. In Q1 2022, HPE reported Annual Recurring Revenue of $798 million and as-a-service orders growth of 136 percent year-over-year. In April 2022, with the onboarding of Aruba customers, HPE will add over 120,000 customers to the HPE GreenLake platform. The scalable, pay-as-you go HPE GreenLake platform also delivers robust security, compliance, and control, and supports a broad partner ecosystem – including channel partners, distributors, independent software vendors, service providers, system integrators, and public cloud providers. For more information on HPE GreenLake, please visit: https://www.hpe.com/us/en/greenlake.html
About Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) is the global edge-to-cloud company that helps organizations accelerate outcomes by unlocking value from all of their data, everywhere. Built on decades of reimagining the future and innovating to advance the way people live and work, HPE delivers unique, open and intelligent technology solutions as a service. With offerings spanning Cloud Services, Compute, High Performance Computing & AI, Intelligent Edge, Software, and Storage, HPE provides a consistent experience across all clouds and edges, helping customers develop new business models, engage in new ways, and increase operational performance. For more information, visit: www.hpe.com
About Qumulo, Inc.
Qumulo is the leader in hybrid cloud file storage, providing real-time visibility, scale and control of your data across on-prem and cloud. Qumulo’s real-time analytics enable customers to understand their storage at a granular level, detect bottlenecks and accelerate performance. Built to scale across data center and cloud, Qumulo enables programmatic configuration and management of usage, capacity and performance. Qumulo’s innovative approach continuously delights customers with new capabilities, 100 percent usable capacity and direct access to experts. For more information, visit www.qumulo.com.
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