Seagate: surveillance storage now and into the future
Seagate Technology recently held a seminar for systems integrators at Secutech 2017, touching upon the growing role of storage in security and surveillance applications.
CN Chu, Senior Technical Marketing Manager for Seagate Technology, stated that the demand for more and better storage will only increase even more so in the coming years. 566 petabytes was the amount of data that was produced in 2015; the number is expected to jump to 2,500 petabytes in 2019 -- more than quadruple the amount in just four short years.
A similar trend can be seen in the security industry, leading analysts to predict that the surveillance storage market will grow 51 percent by 2019. However, with this expected growth comes expected challenges. Today's security systems incorporate higher resolution cameras and entail higher camera counts, not only that users want to make use of the data being gather using intelligent analytic software either in the system or on edge.
This increases the loading on existing systems tremendously, challenging traditional storage infrastructures. As the data being stored rises, so will the risk for data loss.
Due to the challenges that are unique to this particular market, it would make sense to use a storage drive that is purpose-built for surveillance for the users to maximize the capabilities of their systems. Chu stressed that this is a vital consideration in the installation process, and users would need to also think about future potential needs and requirements as well as ensure their ability to expand their systems as the need arises.