Vess A6000 Series

Optimized for Video Surveillance

The Vess A6000 Series storage appliance is specially engineered for IP video surveillance deployment on medium to large scale; ideally suited for surveillance systems in banks, malls, casinos, factories, warehouses, commercial, residential, governmental or private enterprises. The subsystems are capable of continuous recording and playback operation without dropping frames.


Higher Capacity with Better Design

Two options for large HDD capacity enclosures are available: a 3U 16-drive (Vess A6600) and 4U 24-drive (Vess A6800). Combined with Promise Technology know how creates an outstanding combination of performance and reliability for Midsize to Large-Scale surveillance deployments. For larger storage system requirements, the system is cost effect using the Promise JBOD products to extend capacity without the added expense of an additional RAID server.


Reduces Deployment Costs and Complexity

Support and equipment costs are reduced; without a separate RAID storage unit to manage, there is no longer a need for a server, controller cards, external cables, and a separate storage enclosure. Additionally, the Vess A6000 Series reduces interoperability conflicts caused when integrating different hardware.

SMARTBOOST™ Technologies

PROMISE proprietary SMARTBOOST™ Technology provides the most stable and high performance storage solution for your surveillance system. Performance that can be limited by storage equipment bottlenecks is significantly improved by Promise SMARTBOOST™ Technology. With the optimized software features and FRU hardware design, you have the best stability and storage performance with the best C/P ratio.

Predictive Playback

Utilizes idle recording times to monitor read patterns to predict where the next playback will be needed so the hard disk drives are not competing with the workload of the system.

Remote Active Service

Takes all worries away by proactively detecting when PSU, controllers or HDDs are going into critical condition and automatically notifying user the hardware status. A huge advantage in installations with site restrictions, such as banking, as it not only saves maintenance costs but also the headaches caused when outside support personnel need access to restricted areas.

Sequential Pattern Recording

Eliminates the heavy workloads caused by random write patterns; this feature monitors recording patterns and collects data in the cache buffer and writes data to the drives once a full stripe is ready. This creates a sequential recording pattern which offers the smoothest performance.

Reduce the complexity of Maintenance by OPAS

One Plug Auto Service (OPAS) is a unique feature of Promise Vess App solutions that provides user convenience, reduces complexity for maintenance, and stream- lines technical support. OPAS enables users to easily collect all the necessary logs and data used by the Promise support team to analyze.


  • Features

    • Optimized for Surveillance
    • Extensive VMS Support
    • Midsize to Large-Scale Solutions
    • Cost Effective & Scalable
    • Easy to Administer & Maintain
  • Specifications


    Camera Range
    Form Factor
    3U, 19" Rackmount
    Number Of Drives
    16 Drives (3.5")
    Drive Type
    12Gbs SAS/ 6Gbs SATA @ 3.5”, SSD capable @2.5”², Hot Swappable
    System Processor
    Intel Xeon E3-1275v5
    System Memory
    8GB Default (Max 64GB)
    2x Gigabit Ethernet
    Internal Storage (M.2)
    Storage Expansion
    Optional Promise SAS and iSCSI Storage
    Max. # of HDDs Supported
    Up to 136 drives through iSCSI/SAS JBOD expansion
    USB Ports
    4x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0
    PCI Express Ports
    1x8-lane gen3
    D-sub x 1, DVI x 1, HDMI x 1
    Audio I/O
    5x 3.5 mm + 1x SPDIF Audio Jack
    RAID Levels
    0, 1, 1E, 3, 5, 6, 10 (0+1), 30, 50, 60. Any combination can exist at the same time
    Hot Spares
    Multiple global or dedicated hot-spare drives with revertible option
    Max LUNs per system/array
    Supported OS (64-bit)
    Windows 10, Windows 2016
    Management Tools/Interface
    Graphical UI/SNMP via Ethernet, CLI via Ethernet or Graphics, OPAS Service via USB, SDK or API for Integration
    Appliance Mode
    Surveillance Optimization @ Arrays in Normal and Degrade
    Event Notification
    Email, SNMP, Buzzer, LEDs
    AC Input
    100 ~ 240V AC, 60 ~ 50Hz
    Current (Maximum)
    Power Supply
    Redundant 550W for each power, Hot swappable N+1 Design (80 PLUS certified)
    System Controller
    Replaceable FRU design
    Temperature Range
    5° ~ 40°C (-40° ~ 60°C non-operational)
    131 x 503 x 447 mm (5.1 x 19.8 x 17.6 in)
    System W/O HDD: 16.11kg
    System W/ HDD: 26.84kg
    Safety and EMI Certification
    CE, FCC, VCCI, RCM, BSMI, KC, (EMI Class A), CB3, cTUVus4
    3 year limited warranty5
    Optional Accessories
    Sliding Rail, 4/8/16 GB DDR4 Memory
    1The ideal camera range were the test output with fully populated enclosure and 16GB memory under 1080P/30FPS/5Mbps, H.264
    2For 2.5” SSD/HDD it will need to use different optional carriers.
    3CB Report is tested according to IEC/EN 60950-1 and IEC/EN 62368-1
    4 cTUVus label marking is tested according to UL 62368-1 and CAN/CSA-C22.2 NO. 62368-1.
    5 Available to purchase the extra 2 years warranty to total 5 years warranty.
  • Resources


    Promise Technology at Security Essen 2018: New Storage Appliances Designed Specifically for Video Surveillance

    September 24, 2018

    Promise Technology Inc., a leading storage solutions provider for security surveillance applications, at Security Essen 2018 will debut the Vess A3120 and Vess A6000 Series appliances, just two of the wide range of the company innovative video surveillance storage solutions that attendees can see first-hand. Promise’s cutting-edge solutions enable users to overcome challenges such as managing fast-growing video data stores, performance bottleneck and the complexity of project planning. Plus, represent to the meanful collaboration with Milestone, Promise Technology will debut the first storage appliance specific to video recording.

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