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 to meet several challenges:
- Increasing numbers of geographically dispersed high definition IoT video cameras drive network bandwidth, endpoint scale and operational complexity
- Adding new IoT devices increases security risks by expanding the attack surface
- Redundant video monitoring, collection and AI analysis systems require multicast streaming to multiple end-points with high availability and sub-second reconvergence
- Dynamic changes in monitoring requirements demand rapid provisioning of multicast video streams and end-to-end network visibility
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.
Pluribus IoT Video Security Fabric
The Pluribus IoT Video Security Fabric eliminates much of the cost and complexity of traditional approaches, delivering breakthrough efficiency for IoT video security and surveillance networks.
Pluribus IoT Video Security Fabric
As shown in the above figure, the Pluribus IoT Video Security Fabric creates a unified and automated multi-site network fabric based on the Pluribus Adaptive Cloud Fabric and Netvisor ONE operating system running on top of open network switches.
The Adaptive Cloud 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 Adaptive 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 Adaptive Cloud 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 Adaptive 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.
Benefit of a Pluribus IoT Video Security Fabric include:
- Simplified operations: Fabric-wide automation and the innovative distributed multicast forwarding architecture dramatically simplify IoT video networks.
- Ease of deployment and migration: Interoperability with any transport network and access switches enables smooth deployment and migration in heterogeneous networks.
- Cost-effective performance: Open whitebox switching with 10G, 25G and 100G wirespeed performance, efficient multicast forwarding and brownfield network interoperability all combine to lower capital expense.
- Secure traffic segmentation: Deep network segmentation ensures that IoT video traffic is isolated from mission-critical applications and data.
- High availability: The resilient fabric architecture incorporating rapid reconvergence, combined with fabric-wide visibility of every flow for rapid identification and resolution of performance bottlenecks, enable high availability of IoT video streams.
For IoT Video Security this is Networking – Simplified.