Video Surveillance File Data Solutions

Qumulo provides an efficient solution, with low operating expense, for enterprises who need to capture and distribute video data obtained in the air, the deep sea, and any physical location.
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The right data management solution matters.

Video surveillance (CCTV, body cameras, aerial surveillance) systems create a number of unique storage challenges.

  • How do you keep storage costs down when you’re required to retain data longer?
  • How do you archive data affordably while still being able to retrieve that data quickly?
  • How can you ensure your data is protected without adding huge costs for redundancy?
  • Qumulo’s file system delivers fast, affordable storage for video surveillance that scales easily with built-in data protection and real-time analytics.

Modern enterprise file storage for video surveillance.


Massively scalable infrastructure to support growing storage capacity and performance


Supports hundreds or thousands of video surveillance and security devices.


Simple connectivity through IP Ethernet instead of SAN-based infrastructure.

Never lose data

Cost-effective data protection and retention management.


Superior real-time analytics to monitor usage and capacity trends.

Linearly scale to support higher storage capacity and performance

Qumulo is purpose-built for demanding, data-intensive video workloads of any size. The simple-to-manage scale-out architecture gives you control to add commodity disk capacity and storage when and where you need it, to support hundreds to thousands of surveillance devices, locally, regionally or geo-dispersed. Qumulo can support billions of files, small or large, and hundreds of Petabytes. Qumulo scales via Ethernet attached storage and processor nodes, which is ideal for integration with video management solutions.

Real-time insight provides data-aware intelligence

Administrators can use Qumulo’s cloud-based access to monitor real-time performance, capacity and usage of the video surveillance storage solution to gain insights to immediately manage issues before they occur and efficiently make decisions for future growth.

Your path to the cloud

Qumulo software was designed from the ground up to allow you to seamlessly scale to private or hybrid cloud environments as and when needed. License is fully transferable between on-prem and cloud-based platforms so that your investment in Qumulo software is usable no matter how your storage strategies evolve in the future.

The most efficient storage solution for video surveillance

Unlike traditional scale-out NAS storage, Qumulo assures the most cost effective fail-proof data protection for small and large files with the use of erasure coding. Unlike triple mirroring used to protect data by many legacy systems, data is protected with minimal storage overhead. Plus with Qumulo, you always are able to fully utilize the capacity you pay for. Many file system solutions reserve 15% of the purchased capacity for system administrative tasks. Qumulo technology allows organizations to use 100% of the usable capacity purchased, whereas scale-out NAS solutions typically only allow 80% utilization.

Unsurpassed data reliability and protection

With Qumulo, all content is quickly and reliably ingested and stored in an environment that is fully protected from failures and data loss; readily available for playback and distribution. Qumulo protects all content using erasure coding. The erasure code level used can be dialed in allowing data to be read using a percentage of fragments – typically around 60%. This delivers superior levels of availability and security protection. It is a backup-less storage solution with ability to automatically recover from hardware failures.

How it works

Purpose-built for demanding, data-intensive video surveillance workloads.

Proven integration with leading VMS providers:

Related resources:


Qumulo File Storage for Genetec™ Security Center


Qumulo File Storage for Milestone XProtect®


The Benefits of a Modern File Storage Solution for Video Surveillance and Security


The Trouble with Video Surveillance Storage


Qumulo Provides a Window into Storage with Modern File Storage Analytics

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