Public Sector Case Study
The MC2GP team is a government and industry consortium lead by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command’s Future Warfare Center or SMDC FWC. C2 Gap Filler Joint Concept Technology Demonstration program that has its mission to share critical air surveillance data between Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and Federal Aviation Administration systems.
Breaking down interagency information, data discovery & sharing stovepipes and providing greater information sharing among all agencies.
America’s Warfighters & First Responders had extremely limited, TIMELY accessibility to the multitude of data sources/products/shared awareness available to them thereby creating a sub-optimal Situational Awareness (SA) environment.
There are multiple DoD, Department of Homeland Security, Federal, State, local, civilian and commercial airborne, land and maritime assets that were producing data products such as photography, imagery or full motion video (FMV), but little of that data was made available to first responders in either or timely or accurate way.
This problem facing first responders is similar to those facing our soldiers, sailors and airmen in the area of situational awareness. Everyone must have advanced situational awareness that is achieved through exchange of data between multiple users, so that all users, from the highest headquarters down to the vital first responder, can view the Common Operational Picture or COP and easily collaborate via both voice and data.
This would improve streamlined decision making exploiting superior situational awareness and modern collaboration tools. The technology is available today, but due to market forces such as use of proprietary systems, the necessity to use unique hardware and the lack of understanding of products developed for the military that can be used by the civil authorities, there seems to be multiple answers but none cost effective or interoperable with other systems.
GIIEP installed a Network Attached Storage (NAS) system using the Sentio Software Defined Storage suite and running on advanced Arxys | Intego storage arrays over a network connection.
Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) is one of the most important responsibilities of the US military. A key enabler is the Incident Awareness & Assessment (IAA) mission which leverages traditional Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities in support of domestic operations while ensuring strict adherence to all applicable legal frameworks.
The Arxys solution that GIIEP installed enhanced the ability of each state/territory JFHQ systems to rapidly respond to disaster situations and perform the IAA mission with a robust organic capability. This capability provided FMV, still imagery, a COP and robust situational awareness to military and civilian first responders that dramatically reduced response times and interagency coordination. The inherent flexibility and non-proprietary nature of the Arxys storage system enabled operators to tailor their efforts to take maximum advantage of available assets and available communications as they supported disaster response operations nationwide.
The solution that Arxys installed for Geospatial Information Interoperability Exploitation Portable (GIIEP) provided was an enterprise storage solution that delivered a discoverable, analytical and collaborative environment to all 54 states and territories JFHQ and available to every Air National Guard DCGS unit and the 601st Intelligence Reconnaissance Division (IRD), and US Air Force north (AFNorth).
The GIIEP is designed to meet the challenges that face today’s first responders, warfighters and the entire IAA community. It is government owned and Non-Proprietary.
"The Arxys solution that GIIEP installed was an enterprise storage solution that delivered a discoverable, analytical and collaborative environment to all 54 states and territories JFHQ. Arxys provided excellent service during all seven years of the program for all 590 Terabytes of storage infrastructure."
GIIEP Programmatic Lead.
“The Milestone Solution Certification showed the Arxys | Shield – Prime delivered the highest HD camera counts (2,944 cameras) and the highest total camera throughput (3.6Gb/s) of any storage platform tested to date by Milestone Systems.”
Massive capacity, high bandwidth, rock solid data protection, with all star service and support. That’s just some of the reasons we like Arxys Storage.
The Arxys NAS solution provided us the ability to seamlessly create significantly larger and more refined storage arrays. We now literally have the world at our fingertips. We haven’t had a moment of downtime. It just works.
This new appliance provides a high performance purpose-built combination of hardware, software and imagery available to the GIS community and we are pleased to have Arxys as the manufacturer of this new portable solution.
If you are looking for well-designed and well-supported IP Camera based video surveillance storage solutions, and you need both extremely large capacity and reliability at a bid-friendly price, then you want to talk with Arxys. We have many 24/7 security installations running Arxys storage solutions.
The program that Arxys provided the 590TB’s of storage solutions for, had the challenge of breaking down interagency information, data discovery & sharing stovepipes and providing greater information sharing among all FSL & levels.
Arxy’s flexibility allows easy export of multiple protocols like CIFS, HTTP, NFS and FTP, as well as integrating SNMP for remote monitoring and diagnostics. Coupled with ISS’s affordability and failover capability made Arxys the clear choice.