REVOLV: Hybrid Hyperconverged Infrastructure

While hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) used to be the answer to data accessibility, hybrid hyperconverged infrastructure (hHCI) has emerged as an even more reliable and efficient solution. REVOLV is a hybrid hyperconverged infrastructure solution that enables users to optimize their storage and compute while gaining continuous access to their video data, even in the event of node failure. This system consolidates multiple workloads while giving companies the power to scale one virtual hardware system without altering another. Because the compute and storage are independent of each other, you can increase them separately.

Hybrid hyperconverged infrastructure provides a new, powerful option for companies who want to increase or scale one virtual hardware system without increasing or scaling another at the same time. With REVOLV independent virtual infrastructure increase solutions, you can achieve this scalability by leveraging hHCI technology.


Hyperconverged infrastructure and hybrid hyperconverged infrastructure are data storage software for resource management. HHCI was developed to correct the performance bugs of traditional HCI, such as workload consolidation and compute and storage independency challenges.

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All data is stored on the physical nodes. VMs, operating systems and databases are stored on the vSAN SSD drives, and the camera recordings are archived/stored on the vSAN rotational drives.

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VMs, operating systems and databases are stored on the vSAN SSD drives located on the physical nodes, and all camera recordings are offloaded and stored on the SAN.

REVOLV Verified for Milestone Systems XProtect®️ VMS

Milestone Systems has verified BCD’s REVOLV hHCI solution for XProtect Corporate 2021 R1. The test environment consisted of 600 cameras with management and recording on separate servers. REVOLV achieved a combined maximum throughput of 2457.6 Mbit/s.

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BCD awarded 2021 Intel OEM Innovation Partner of the Year

BCD was recognized for creating the innovative REVOLV platform of hybrid hyperconverged infrastructure (hHCI) systems that allow users to consolidate disaggregated workloads and scale compute and storage with ease — all powered by Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

REVOLV and the HARMONIZE Software Suite give you system that is managed through a familiar GUI (VMS) and is backed by BCD’s 20 years of industry experience. Each part of the HARMONIZE Software Suite optimizes REVOLV and brings you a system that gives you more: more tools, more control and more peace of mind.


REVOLV comes in three different solutions: DEEPSTOR Lite, DEEPSTOR and DEEPSTOR+. Each solution is built using servers from Dell, specialized switching from Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, powerful SAN storage from Dell EMC and the latest hypervisor technology from VMware.


Allows a customer to gain initial access into the virtualized environment. It includes three nodes, two ALE switches and one SAN. DEEPSTOR Lite includes either a 12 bay, which allows for 192 TBs RAW, or an 84 bay, which allows for 1.3 PBs RAW, depending on the storage requirements. Finally, this solution can support roughly 1,500 Mbps during a failed node scenario and up to 2,000 Mbps when all nodes are online.


Can be built depending on the end user’s specifications with about four to eight nodes per cluster, two switches and a SAN for storage. It includes four nodes that can be scaled up to 64 nodes, two ALE switches and one SAN, including either a 12 bay or 84 bay. The DEEPSTOR solution can support roughly 2,500 to 2,700 Mbps of bandwidth during a failed node scenario.


For customers who want to add an additional SAN for extra redundancy in their video storage. This solution can also potentially store the second SAN in a disaster recovery site. It includes four nodes that can be scaled up to 64 nodes, two ALE switches and two 84 bay SANs, which are mirrored for redundancy.

Security Center + Harmonize

With REVOLV hHCI, Harmonize Software Suite and Genetec Security Center, you will now be able to:

  • Create a new Virtual Machine without ever leaving Security Center in a matter of seconds.
  • Alarms and alerts for infrastructure stability.
  • Remote Console capabilities to manage the Virtual Machine and Operating System.
  • Edit Virtual Machine properties from the VMS.

Invest in Scalable Virtual Hardware Systems From BCD

You can experience optimal data access and hardware independency with isolated scaling virtual hardware systems from BCD. We provide customers with purpose-built solutions and white-glove service to meet their needs.

Contact us to learn more about our products today!