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PROMISE Vess A8600

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Vess A8600 Series
Vess A8600 3U, 19" Rackmount 16 Bay Intel Xeon Solution
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Performance and Capacity

The Vess A8600 and A8800 combines performance and scalable on premise storage capacity ideal for video surveillance and data-intensive workloads of large enterprises. Vess A8600 and A8800 are specially engineered for video recording and Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) applications. Hardware options include PCI slots suitable for an additional Intel Xeon CPU (dual CPU option); or a GPU card can be used for video analytics or other processor intensive applications.

PROMISE proprietary SmartBoost™ and PromiseRAID technology ensures robust, high-performance storage for video recording without frame drop; it has proven itself in the industry in thousands of large-scale deployments worldwide.

Storage capacity of 320TB for the Vess A8600 and 480TB for the Vess A8800 plus huge scale up potential (320TB / 480TB) provides flexibility for future growth. Capacity can be seamlessly added to an existing setup as needed using Vess R3000/J3000 external storage hardware connected via iSCSI interface.

Simplified Management and Reduced Complexity

Vess A8600 and A8800 simplifies management of the surveillance network for daily operation. Integration of recorder and storage servers provides a total video surveillance solution combining VMS software and external storage. The legacy of the Vess A-Series is fully expressed in the Vess A8600 and A8800 with features integrated into the most popular VMS vendors. The systems are easy to setup, manage and maintain, greatly reducing the burden upon already overloaded IT staff. Once in place, little active management is needed and for many VMS platforms, storage system status is monitored directly the VMS user interface using a special plug-in designed for the particular VMS. Management software supports SNMPv2 as well as SNMP v3 for additional security.

Modular hardware design enables quick replacement in the field for components such as hard drives and power supplies plus One Plug Auto Service (OPAS) for fast diagnosis of any problems by PROMISE tech support staff available 24/7 online or via phone.

Reduced Power Consumption and Green Technology

PROMISE is committed to creating products that are power efficient and reduce harmful waste in the manufacturing. The new Vess A8600/A8800 continues in this effort with hot-swappable power supply modules and green design concepts (GreenBoost™ technology) incorporated into the hardware engineering to reduce power consumption, noise and thermal output.


  • Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) - Capabilities to enhance real-time monitoring applications
  • High Performance GPU Card - Options available for IVA or other processing-intensive applications
  • Expansion-Ready - iSCSI connection to PROMISE Vess R/J storage hardware systems for massive storage capacity potential
  • Intel Xeon Scalable CPU - Including dual CPU option to seamlessly scale to support immediate responsiveness and diverse performance requirements
  • Management - Easy-to-use WebPam management interface reduces administration time
  • PROMISE SmartBoost - For robust, error free performance in video recording applications
  • PROMISE GreenBoost - For minimized power consumption, noise reduction and optimal thermal environment.


Vess A8600 and A8800 Specifications
Vess A8600 Vess A8800
Form Factor 3U, 19" Rackmount 4U, 19" Rackmount
Number of Bays 16 (front) 24 (front)
Drive Support 4 x 3.5" (hot-swap) + 2 x 2.5" (internal fixed)**
OS SSD SSD : M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD 256GB (Standard) or M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD 512GB (Optional)
HDD Type Enterprise SATA HDD
Processor Intel Xeon® Scalable Silver4208 or Silver 4210R; Optional for Dual CPU
Memory DDR : 32GB (Standard)
External Storage Option Optional Promise Vess R/J Series (SATA/SAS) via iSCSI
Camera Range 200 200
NIC Port 4 x RJ45 Gigabit LAN Port
IPMI Port 1 x RJ45 Dedicated IPMI LAN port
USB Port 2 x USB 3.0
PCI Express Port 6 x PCIe 3.0
Graphic Port 1x D-sub VGA
Audio I/O 3x 3.5mm Audio Jack
RAID Operational
RAID Level 0, 1, 1E, 5, 6, 10 (0+1), 50, 60; Any Combination can exist at the same time
Hot Spare Multiple global or dedicated hot-spare drives with revertible option
OS Supported (64-bit) Windows 10, WS2019
Management Tools WebPAM, Graphical UI/SNMP via Ethernet, CLI via Ethernet or Graphics, OPAS Service via USB, SDK or API for Integration
SMARTBOOST™ Technologies SMARTBOOST™ Storage
Event Notification Email, SNMP, Buzzer, LEDs
Physical Information
Dimension (H x W x D, mm) 131 x 484.2 x 667 mm 174 x 484.2 x 667 mm
Weight 7.38kg (16.23 lbs) w/o drives / 12.9kg (28.38 lbs) w/drives 9.24kg (20.37 lbs) w/o drives 14.6kg (32.19lbs) w/drives
AC Input 100 ~ 240 VAC, 60 ~ 50Hz
Current (Maximum) < 15A@100-127Vac @full load / <10A@200-240Vac/160-340Vdc @full load
Power Supply 80 PLUS Platinum 1200W 2+1 Redundant Power Supply
Hot Swap HDD Module / PSU Module
Temperature 5° ~ 40°C (-40° ~ 60°C non-operational)
Warranty and Support
Warranty 3-years standard warranty, optional extended warranty, and on-site parts replacement program (PROMISE ServicePlus) available
Support 24/7 PROMISE eSupport Portal (, optional 24/7 phone and email support available.

*All specifications and descriptions provided herein may be different from the actual specifications and descriptions of the product.


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Promise Products
Vess A8600 Series
Vess A8600 3U, 19" Rackmount 16 Bay Intel Xeon Solution
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