To keep over 5.7 million Victorians safe, Victoria
Police provides policing services to the Victorian
community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Police
officers and protective service officers are supported
in their roles by public service professionals who work as administrators,
managers, and specialists in a range of functions such as legal services,
accounting, and forensic sciences.
Victoria Police provides policing services to the Victorian community across
54 Police Service Areas (PSAs), within 21 divisions and four regions - North West Metro,
Southern Metro, Eastern and Western. These regional boundaries correspond with those of
other Victorian government departments, enhancing cross-department service delivery,
particularly in the area of emergency management.
Require a storage solution that could store massive amounts of video data and can be easily scaled to accommodate future growth
Meet requirements that different teams and departments had
HOW WE HELPED
Identified a solution that accommodated their needs such as the demand for data and achieve storage
DiGiCOR provided a NexentaStor (software storage solution) that provided a platform that could be easily expanded as data growth demanded
Having a Software Defined Storage solution meant that the Victoria Police could purchase their disk requirements from any vendor, meet the growth that they are experiencing and keep their storage costs under control
To tackle rising crime from increased social problems, organised crime,
family violence and triple zero calls outpacing population growth,
the Victoria Police has established a range of actions across the
organisation that include the rollout of frontline focussed IT systems.
With the exploding demand for data and archive storage, the police department
requires a storage solution that can meet these demands and also be
easily scaled to accommodate future growth. Victoria Police required
a storage solution that was capable of storing massive amounts of
video data. This new infrastructure needed to be purchased outside
of the I.T. department (this is a “black” site), so the price was extremely sensitive.
Several presentations and meetings with various departments were required since
there were many stakeholders requiring the use of the infrastructure.
All the different teams had their requirements, which needed to
be met before a decision was made.
How We Helped
DiGiCOR was able to provide a NexentaStor storage solution (Software Defined Storage)
that provided a platform that could be easily expanded as data growth demanded.
Based on the ZFS operating system, an open-source platform meant that the
police were not locked in by any particular storage vendor for their disk expansion requirements.
Having a Software Defined Storage solution meant that the Victoria Police could
purchase their disk requirements from any vendor, meet the growth that
they are experiencing and keep their storage costs under control.
The decision to choose NexentaStor was driven by the capabilities
of ZFS and the quality of the stored video over time compared to other technologies.