The tiered video storage advantage in Surveillance!

As the adoption of high definition cameras, demand for longer data retention time and the implementation of analytics is increasing in surveillance industry, it’s putting a lot of strain on storage capacity needs. As a result of this trend, storage has become a crucial component in surveillance architecture as it needs a big piece of budget.

According to IHS survey, HD camera deployment is estimated to grow from 2015-2019 and this will automatically double-up the capacity needs. The survey reveals more on the ongoing trend saying that just two years ago, newly installed surveillance cameras generated 413 Petabytes of data a day. And by 2019, HD/MP cameras will be generating more than 2,500 Petabytes of data on daily basis.

As legal and regulatory requirements continue to change, longer data retention times will put more strain on storage requirements. Additionally, advancements in analytics have also impacted surveillance and security industries in recent times influencing storage capacity decisions.

According to Gartner, businesses are increasing their investment in advanced analytics. In fact, the global video analytics and intelligent video surveillance market is expected to grow at 14 percent per year and hit $22 billion by 2020.

Consequently, all this info leads to one thing and that is to carefully architect storage infrastructure related to surveillance.

For the storage infrastructure to deliver optimal results, it must be flexible, high performing and affordable, while ensuring files are easily accessible. A proven approach is to implement a tiered infrastructure — optimized for video files — that can be viewed as a single file system.

Traditionally speaking, a tiered storage architecture offers multiple levels of storage like high performance disk, secondary disk, tape and cloud- enabling data sets to be stored on the most cost-effective medium based on user defined policies. High priority, frequently used files are stored on high performance disk while less frequently accessed files are stored on high capacity disk, tape or cloud.

A tiered architecture provides many benefits.

  • It is flexible and can scale as needed to accommodate growth as camera counts go up, retention times increase, image formats change and file sizes grow larger.
  • With a single file system view, data can be kept longer and searched more easily, which lowers the cost of storage and enables analytics to be performed on a more effective note.

Now, to those who are looking for video surveillance storage with a tiered architecture, DNF Security, a business unit of Dynamic Network Factory offers to them video recording, management and storage solution in its catalog.

All DNF Security Falcon series of recording and storage appliances are provided with “Cloud Connection. Live recordings continue to be stored directly on the Falcon appliance’s local storage, while archived footage can be written to and read from a secure StoneFly Cloud Drive hosted in Microsoft Azure or the StoneFly Cloud Business Center.

Thus, users using DNF Security appliances can avail tiered storage architecture in an automated way. These solutions have SAS and as well as SATA drives in their software driven tiered storage architecture for hot or warm data needs. For cold data storage needs, DNF Security recording and storage solutions are enriched with “Cloud Connection” which acts as a storage platform for archival needs.

By combining a StoneFly Cloud Drive subscription with a Falcon Video Storage Appliance will immediately save on capital and operating expenses, enabling organizations large and small to implement offsite video archival and backup inexpensively.

So, what do you say..?

Know more by calling 510.265.1122 or click on DNF Security Cloud Connection.

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