Qblock: The First Turnkey Surveillance Solution Powered by PowerEdge & Isilon


The surveillance industry has been moving to the datacenter as more and more customers are looking to IT grade solutions to transport, process and store their surveillance data. Surveillance data is experiencing a massive increase in camera quantities, resolutions, and retention times. Surveillance data is now a mission critical application and it is no longer okay to deploy the lowest cost alternative. The challenge for our customers, is how do you take advantage of IT grade solutions for surveillance without making it overly complicated to support?  It is critical that they procure validated solutions that are turnkey that address the underlying system requirements.

Imagine buying a car where you had to purchase the engine from one manufacturer, the transmission from another and the electrical system from a third. Once you have all of the parts, it’s your responsibility to put them together and make the car run.

Qognify knows there is a better way and has partnered with Dell EMC to create QBlock, the first turnkey NAS video management solution.


QBlock provides the necessary Software, Compute and Storage components in one unified surveillance solution.

Software—QBlock VisionHub is a high end IP video management system is a completely open, Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) enabled, standard solution.

Compute—Dell’s PowerEdge servers are designed to handle evolving and complex workloads through innovations in server-based storage, such as flash, and software-defined storage (SDS).

Storage—The Isilon scale-out network-attached storage (NAS) platform combines modular hardware with unified software to harness unstructured data.


Maintaining any IT infrastructure is a challenge, especially when issues arise. Identifying which hardware or software components are involved in the issue is often the easy part of a resolution. If those components come from different vendors, you are bound to spend time

Having a single support team that has validated the entire Surveillance solution removes the complexity of moving from one vendor to the other in an effort to narrow down where the specific issue resides and finally begin fixing the problem.

The end result is faster diagnostics with proven resolutions, which means less down time.


By having a validated surveillance solution, Dell EMC is able to meet a broad scope of storage and compute requirements and ultimately deliver an infrastructure strategy that meets your immediate needs, while maintaining the flexibility to scale up to accommodate future requirements.

For more information on Qblock, please visit http://www.qognify.com/qblock/

You can also see the Qblock in person at ISCWest April 5-7th. Booth 9109

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