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New guide released for enterprises considering cloud for their surveillance and security

New guide released for enterprises considering cloud for their surveillance and security
New guide released for enterprises considering cloud for their surveillance and security
A new technical note released by Synectics for enterprises considering cloud for their surveillance and security details how hybrid cloud surveillance solutions help achieve superior scalability and flexibility for enterprise level applications.

What is a ‘Hybrid Cloud’ solution?

The definition can be confusing as subtle differences exist depending on context. In purely IT terms, the phrase Hybrid Cloud is primarily used to describe a solution that combines both private cloud (enterprise owned and managed) and public cloud environments (run by a third-party organization offering cloud computing services). In a surveillance setting however, the phrase is more commonly used to describe a solution which combines on-premises hardware utilization with cloud-based resources such as Blob (Binary Large Object) storage for mid to long term video requirements.
In both instances, an important commonality is the presence of a single plane of management that ensures compatibility between the two separate environments, facilitating seamless control of data regardless of its virtual or physical location. In other words, a single environment where the user or operator should not need to know or care where the data or services they need are hosted.

Read more: cloud and hybrid video surveillance buyers guide

My surveillance solution allows remote viewing over the internet, isn’t this the same?

Not necessarily. While a solution may allow remote viewing or storage using an internet connection, it is likely that recording, processing and management of data (video, audio or other sensor related data) occurs on hardware installed at your site. With a true Hybrid Cloud surveillance solution, data can of course still be recorded, processed, managed and stored on site, but these actions can also be done directly or indirectly to the cloud. This opens up a much higher degree of flexibility, both in terms of storage and collaborative working.
David Aindow, Business Development Director at Synectics, said: “Harnessing cloud management and storage capabilities opens many doors when it comes to optimizing security, surveillance and operational control set ups, as well as allowing organisations to easily scale and flex their storage requirements, cloud storage solutions present new opportunities in terms of analytics, collaborative working and secure data sharing. This resource is designed to help organisations explore and understand all these options in more detail.”
In addition to looking at the core benefits of adopting cloud storage, the Tech Note also covers common questions around areas such as cyber security, guarding against network outages and data loss, and optimising bandwidth without impacting frame rate.

The full tech note is available on the synectics website

Related: Directory of cloud video surveillance providers

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