Lenovo and Pivot3 join forces to optimise smart city security

Global technology leader Lenovo and leading provider of hyper-converged infrastructure solutions Pivot3 recently announced its global strategic partnership to develop, market and sell a new set of edge computing solutions optimised for mission-critical smart city security.

The integrated appliances feature Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG) ultra-reliable ThinkSystem servers powered by Pivot3 HCI software.

Security equipment

Much of the smart city market growth is being driven by mission-critical security initiatives which rely on information collated from an array of city sensors and databases combined with video data and analytics including facial recognition, behavioural analysis, license plate recognition and other intelligence.

According to IHS Markit, the global market for security equipment in the city surveillance sector has surpassed US$3billion in 2017 and is expected to grow at an average rate of 14.6% through 2021.

Effectively collecting, analysing, storing and acting on all this information in real-time relies on the latest advances in edge computing. The Lenovo/Pivot3 solution provides this growing market with resilient, cost-effective and easy-to-manage edge computing.

New computing solution

“Together Lenovo and Pivot3 are enabling the next generation of edge computing, where governments and organisations can leverage machine learning and analytics to better protect the people they serve,” says Wilfredo Sotolongo, Vice President and General Manager of IoT at Lenovo Data Center Group.

“Through this partnership, we provide customers with a solution to centrally manage their distributed edge devices – with faster video ingest rates, higher resiliency and smaller, space-conscious appliances.”

The City of Bogotá is also deploying a highly efficient Lenovo/Pivot3 edge computing solution to achieve maximum infrastructure efficiency and scale the entire security network into a central control centre, out of which at least four visualisation locations operated by police will be served.

Written from press releases by Leah Alger

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