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How Network Storage Conquers Avalanche of Data

The proliferation of digital and IP surveillance systems is generating vast amounts of data that requires careful management and storage. Scalable, cost-effective network storage options are now available to help systems integrators protect their clients’ business assets. Matching the right solution to the customer’s needs is key.




Hosted video surveillance solutionEnd users rely on the integration community to provide storage solutions that make their business operations more efficient, offering options for storing, managing, networking, accessing, protecting, securing, sharing and optimizing information.

A HVSS taps the power of the cloud, using cloud storage for forward-thinking companies concerned about managing and securing growing amounts of video surveillance data. In line with the needs of many of today’s business owners, this hybrid approach reduces initial investment, using a scalable and flexible architecture with much smaller monthly operating expenses. The ubiquity of browser-based VMS interfaces makes this solution cost-effective for SMBs and larger entities.

With a HVSS, cloud storage technology delivers cost savings without compromising performance, capacity or security. Using a cloud storage service provider together with a network storage device and IVMS allows users to record and store high definition (HD) video locally, while also providing economical access to standard resolution video data stored securely in the cloud. HVSS is also compatible with leading IP cameras and video hosting systems.

Example installation: Jeweler

At a jeweler based in a popular Northeast downtown area, network cameras provide increased resolution and performance, along with a hosted cloud-based video storage and security monitoring service. This enables the business owners to access real-time and recorded surveillance video via a Web-enabled device. Network cameras stream live, full-frame-rate video to a computer in the back of the store. Surveillance video is also streamed to an off-site storage facility. The owners can view multiple live HD video feeds from different store areas on a single management Web page.

Target clients:

Organizations with remote and branch offices, such as retail stores, bank branches and franchisees without dedicated IT resources.

Client description:

  • Fast-growing businesses aiming for more than 10 locations over the next 12-18 months
  • Very limited to no IT or security staff
  • Do not have a video surveillance solution in place but are eager to get started
  • Eager to take advantage of cloud-based solutions (may already use popular cloud-based services like Quicken Online and Google Docs)

Solution capability:

Fast-growing SMBs seeking an efficient, economical entry into video surveillance should consider HVSS, blending cloud storage technology with benefits of NAS. If your client has broadband networking capabilities and a demonstrated proclivity toward cloud-based applications and hosted solution-as-a-service models, HVSS could fit perfectly. Costing a fraction of traditional DVR/NVR installations, HVSS solutions make keeping an eye on physical assets much easier and more affordable.

Tap the Potential of Network-Based Storage Solutions

To keep pace with the huge growth of information and associated increases in complexity of information management technology, today’s integrator is challenged to become an information storage professional. Factors like business-critical applications, regulatory concerns, required service levels, workload usage patterns and integrating applications with other enterprise functions drive decisions toward video surveillance storage options for your clients. By positioning and packaging services, an integrator has several means to add value for the end user while creating recurring revenue. These options include:

  • Installing a video surveillance data storage solution
  • Helping set up and secure the network infrastructure
  • Understanding and advising on sufficient bandwidth
  • Transferring data onto the storage appliance
  • Teaching security and data delivery best practices to the client
  • Streaming data to the storage device and/or offsite cloud service

As the video surveillance storage landscape continues to emerge, now is the time to harness the power of network-based storage solutions. New storage approaches are addressing the data explosion by delivering reliable, flexible, secure, scalable and cost-effective data storage, management and processing for a wide array of video surveillance deployments.

For businesses of all sizes and scopes, there has never been a better time to use network storage to keep an eye on your customers’ businesses without breaking the budget.

Mike Nikzad is COO of Iomega Corp., an EMC company. He can be contacted at mike.nikzad@iomega.com.

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Article Topics
Systems Integration · Cloud Computing · Features · Hosted Video · Network Storage · SaaS · All Topics
Cloud Computing, Features, Hosted Video, Network Storage, SaaS


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