Video Surveillance projects, especially, involving thousands of cameras need high capacities of storage for hot data. At the same time, due to the prevailing laws they also need to maintain archived footage to a specific period of time.
Tape media is often touted as the best and economical storage medium for storing archived data, irrespective of its origin and traits. But the only issue with this media is maintaining it with the help of dedicated IT staff. So, management costs, media costs and other factors may make the overall video surveillance project highly expensive.
So, to those who are looking to cut down the surveillance costs, cloud storage for storing video surveillance footage may turn into an economical and reliable solution. By pushing archives to the cloud, enterprises seeking cost reduction in their surveillance environments will witness cut down in management and IT costs. As the data is stored in a highly secure manner, the threat of hackers and cyber criminals almost zeroes down. Moreover, only the footage accessed will be charged to the user, while rest of the data remains untouched and totally secure in the cloud.
DNF Security has already read all these benefits in advance and is offering cloud recording integration on all its Falcon series video storage appliances. So, all the hot data can be stored on the appliance and the less accessed data can be pushed to cloud.
This works excellently well for mission critical video surveillance environments. Here, the duration period of video storage becomes critical, when a situation to produce video evidence arises. If the surveillance video is stored for too short time, then it can make you helpless in situations when a piece of recorded evidence is required. If it is done for too long time in large scale surveillance environments it could waste the fair amount of IT resources and budget in most cases.
Incidentally, demand for video evidence is usually within a period of few days or weeks and some extra time is needed to retrieve the video from the sources. All depends on the needs of the surveillance environments and budget allotted for that particular IT activity. But generally, 30 days to 90 days period of surveillance recording is generally followed in this regard. Police departments need to store data for 999 days. This includes European continent as well, where a standard of 30 days minimum/maximum is followed.
For highly sensitive environments like public places like airports, even video archives availability can turn crucial after a year of recording.
So, at this point integrating a video surveillance NVR/video management system with a cloud based recording platform makes complete sense.
DNF Security, a hardware provider for mission critical video surveillance environments understands these needs to the fullest. It offers NVRs which can be integrated with cloud storage platform of customer’s choice.
Live recordings continue to be stored directly on DNF Security video storage appliances, while video archives can be written to and read from a secure StoneFly Cloud Drive hosted in Microsoft Azure or the StoneFly Cloud Business Center.
StoneFly Cloud Drives utilizing remote block or file storage are created as a virtual drive on the DNF security video storage that will be recognized as if, it were a regular disk drive. Easily add mass amounts of storage for video archives on the DNF security video storage in a matter of minutes, all without any investment in additional servers and storage appliances.
Combining a StoneFly Cloud Drive subscription with a DNF Security Video Storage Appliance will immediately save on capital and operating expenses, enabling organizations large and small to implement offsite video archival and backups inexpensively.
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