Auckland Transport selects HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced that Auckland Transport has selected HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform to deliver an AI-enhanced video feed to optimize transport routes, promote public transportation, and support decision-making for law enforcement.
HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platformPreviously, Auckland Transport used 2500 cameras to monitor the city for safety 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 expansive system was complex, difficult to upgrade, and nearing its end of life.

Auckland Transport needed a cost-effective solution that would enhance productivity and automation as well as encourage more people to use public transport which had been significantly disrupted with the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We use the 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 get there twice as fast on the bus,” said Roger Jones, Executive General Manager, Business Technology for Auckland Transport.

Auckland Transport transitioned its video management system (VMS) to the Qumulo File Data Platform on a HPE Apollo 4200 Gen10 server running on the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform, resulting in a 41 percent rack space reduction – from 68 rack units spread across three racks, to 40 rack units in two racks, HPE GreenLake Management Services monitor and operate its VMS.

Auckland Transport has achieved a 37 percent decrease in energy consumption and reduced power and cooling costs, without compromising the system’s capacity to handle unstructured data in the exabyte realm.

The modern, unified solution allows Auckland Transport to avoid upfront IT costs and enables customers to pay only for what is used, while a single, intuitive dashboard reports in real time transport flow, consumption and congestion rate, and compute and storage trends. This data is vital for forecasting and planning to enable people to move seamlessly and safely around Auckland city.

“We’re 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 power of HPE Solutions with Qumulo. Our configurations are optimized for price, performance, and capacity requirements to deliver unstructured file data at massive scale and unmatched performance,” said Ben Gitenstein, Vice President of Product at Qumulo.