AI-enhanced video feed manages traffic flow, deters violations and crimes in real time for Auckland Transport on the HPE GreenLake Platform
AUCKLAND, New Zealand, April 05, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced that Auckland Transportation has selected the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform to deliver AI-enhanced video streaming to optimize transport routes, promote public transport and support decision-making for law enforcement.
Auckland Transport is responsible for the region’s transport services, including roads, trails, public transport and parking. Its day-to-day activities keep Auckland’s transport systems moving and work to solve traffic congestion, encourage more people to use public transport and keep citizens safe on roads and in public spaces. .
Previously, Auckland Transport used 2,500 cameras to monitor the city for security issues, creating an ever-increasing amount of data. Auckland Transport was using aging technology and the ongoing costs of maintenance and outsourced management of the platform were significant. The large system was complex, difficult to upgrade, and nearing end of life.
Auckland Transport needed a cost-effective solution that would improve productivity and automation, while encouraging more people to use public transport which had been significantly disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We use data to convert people to public transport. We know how long it takes to get from point A to point B by car and we let people know that they can drive there twice faster by bus,” said Roger Jones, Executive Managing Director, Business Technology for Auckland Transport.
Auckland Transport moved its Video Management System (VMS) to the Qumulo file data platform on an HPE Apollo 4200 Gen10 server running on the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform, resulting in a reduction in 41% of rack space – from 68 rack units across three racks to 40 rack units across two racks, HPE GreenLake Management Services monitors and operates its VMS.
With a VMS two-thirds the size of the original footprint, Auckland Transport achieved a 37% decrease in power consumption and power and cooling costs, without compromising the system’s ability to handle unstructured data in the exabyte domain.
The modern, unified solution allows Auckland Transport to avoid upfront IT costs and allows customers to pay only for what is used, while a single, intuitive dashboard reports real-time transport flow, consumption and congestion rate, as well as compute and storage trends. This data is essential for forecasting and planning to allow people to move seamlessly and safely in the city of Auckland.
Additionally, the new solution enables Auckland Transport to increase the use of its cameras, making the work of parking attendants more effective and efficient.
“We are excited to work with Auckland Transport and deliver a unified, cost-effective solution that uses AI to keep people safe and support their mobility,” said Colin Henderson, Managing Director, Hewlett Packard Enterprise NZ.
“This is a perfect example of the combined power of HPE solutions with Qumulo. Our carefully selected configurations are optimized for price, performance, and capacity requirements to deliver unstructured file data at scale and unparalleled performance,” said Ben Gitenstein, Vice President of Product at Qumulo.
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About HPE GreenLake
The HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform enables customers to accelerate data-driven modernization and provides more than 50 cloud services that can run on-premises, at the edge, in a colocation facility, and in the public cloud. In the first quarter of 2022, HPE reported annual recurring revenue of $798 million and orders-as-a-service growth of 136% year-over-year. In April 2022, with the onboarding of Aruba customers, HPE will add over 120,000 customers to the HPE GreenLake platform. The scalable, fee-based HPE GreenLake Platform also offers robust security, compliance, and control, and supports a broad ecosystem of partners, including channel partners, distributors, ISVs, service providers , system integrators and public cloud providers. For more information on HPE GreenLake, please visit: https://www.hpe.com/us/en/greenlake.html
About Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) is the global edge-to-cloud company that helps organizations accelerate results by unlocking the value of all their data, everywhere. Building on decades of reimagining the future and innovating to evolve the way people live and work, HPE delivers unique, open, and intelligent technology solutions as a service. With offerings spanning cloud services, compute, high-performance computing and AI, intelligent edge, software and storage, HPE delivers a consistent experience across all clouds and edges, helping customers develop new models sales, adopt new methods and increase operational performance. For more information, visit: www.hpe.com
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