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The Vess A8120 can perform one of three roles on the surveillance network: Management Server, Recording Server or IVA (Intelligent Video Analytics) Server. As a management server, the Vess A8120 can be independent management server which manages over 300 cameras/devices over surveillance network. As a recording server, the Vess A8120 can run users’ preferred recording software and have recorded video data stored within the Vess A8120 or PROMISE storage hardware for future playback.

Facial Recognition
Object Detection
Video Tracking


Vess A8120 is a 1U 4-bay rack mounted hardware solution that enables storage capacity scalable to be easily scaled up using additional storage hardware. PROMISE Vess R3600 and Vess J3600 have been certified and tested with Vess A8120. Vess R3600 and up to 12 Vess J3600 JBODs could add capacity of up to 208 HDDs to a Vess A8120 deployment. Surveillance Planner>

Built for Surveillance

Vess A8120 is the successor of the best selling Vess A6120 Series, recognized in the industry for operating reliability and performance in surveillance projects worldwide. For most of those years, PROMISE has worked closely with major VMS vendors to incorporate storage management features into their software.

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Vess A8120 undergoes vigorous security testing, including strict adherence to Secure SDCL, Open Source Security, and NDAA compliance. And if you have any storage related problems the PROMISE tech support team and sales staff is available 24/7 to help workout the issue.


  • Vess A8120 : Multiple-Purpose Platform Designed For IVA And NVR


Vess A8120
Form Factor
1U 19"Rackmount
Number of Bays
4 (front)
Drive Support
4 x 3.5" (hot-swap) + 2 x 2.5" (internal fixed)**
OS SSD (M.2 or 2.5”)
Optional for OS-boot RAID or non-RAID
HDD Type
Enterprise SATA HDD, optional SAS HDD and SSD (Option SAS HDD***)
Intel Xeon® Gen II Scalable Silver, Optional for Dual CPU
16G default; Max.256G (Single CPU) or 512G (Dual CPU)
External Storage Option
More Spec +
** 2 x 2.5” (internal fixed) drive can be either OS drive or data drive.
** 2.5” drives and 3.5” drivers cannot be mixed into the same disk array.
*** Needs to use extra of Hardware RAID card


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