IoT Video Security Fabric
Breakthrough Efficiency for IoT Video Security and Surveillance Networks
Simplified networking solutions for IoT video security and surveillance
Networking Challenges for IoT Video
IoT video security and surveillance is expanding in applications from smart cities, utilities and transportation to campus networks across enterprise, government and education. As these applications grow and evolve, the IP networks that deliver IoT video streams from distributed cameras to monitoring, collection and processing sites need to evolve. Traditional IP networking approaches require a costly router implementing Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) to be deployed and configured at every hop in the network and consume scarce IT resources for complex provisioning, monitoring and troubleshooting of hundreds or thousands of multicast video streams. When changes need to be made to add new video devices or to send video streams to alternate endpoints, the complexity can be daunting.
A new approach is needed to meet these challenges:
Pluribus IoT Video Security Fabric
The Pluribus IoT Video Security Fabric is based on the Unified Cloud Fabric, the next generation of the award-winning Adaptive Cloud Fabric, and the Netvisor ONE operating system running on open networking switches.
The fabric simplifies distributed multi-site IoT video networking by enabling fabric-wide, one-touch provisioning and visibility for efficient operations. Built on white-box open network switching with a unique controllerless software-defined networking (SDN) architecture, the Unified Cloud Fabric delivers the high performance that video streaming demands while minimizing equipment cost per site and increasing resilience versus controller-based architectures.
The innovative Multicast Fabric Virtual Routing Function (VRF), a virtualized service incorporated into the fabric, dramatically simplifies IoT video provisioning and operations. Unlike traditional multicast architectures that require every node in the network to be PIM-capable, the Multicast Fabric VRF implements a highly-efficient, SDN-enabled distributed multicast forwarding approach with dynamic multi-stage replication at the fabric edge devices, which enables efficient multicast video streaming over any IPv4 unicast transport. A new stream can be added or an existing stream redirected to additional endpoints across the entire fabric with a single command.
The Unified Cloud Fabric can segment the network so that IoT devices and their associated traffic streams are completely isolated from mission-critical application traffic. This advanced Network Segmentation allows the use of a common network for IoT video and other traffic, achieving capital and operational efficiency, while virtually eliminating the attack surface presented by hundreds or thousands of IoT cameras and devices connected to the fabric.