Video Surveillance usage is increasing all throughout the globe, as the world has started learning about the benefit it offers to security field. For time being, let’s just keep aside the other hardware involved in surveillance application (like security cameras) and focus on video storage.
Choosing a video storage solution for a surveillance environment can be a difficult task in reality. If we happen to zero upon a solution, the next question will be how long the captured surveillance videos have to be stored. Is it for 1 week, 1 month or 1 year? This has become a fundamental question to every surveillance system manager.
Mainly 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 it could waste the fair amount of IT resources and budget in most cases.
At the same time, due to the prevailing laws enterprises 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, 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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