“Daily video capture is expected to grow to 859PB’s by 2017. City surveillance and utility-energy sectors will drive the biggest increases in 2015.”
UNDERSTANDING WHAT VIDEO DATA STORAGE MODEL IS RIGHT FOR YOU
BANDWIDTH, STORAGE & ACCESSIBILITY
In video surveillance storage, it’s all about bandwidth, storage and accessibility. Depending on the organization’s requirements, number and type of cameras, retention requirements and number of locations, an on-premise model may be needed, or a on-premise with a hybrid cloud back-end option.
Since surveillance is all about transferring “heavy” video data across different networks, proper bandwidth is required. Your pipe has both upload and download speeds, which are usually different. To get video to the cloud, you need sufficient upload speed. Consider this comparison: small retail store with five HD cameras might need a 10mbps “upload” pipe to get real-time HD video to the cloud. Considering ISPs sell businesses internet with 10mbps upload for $199 a month, this model can get expensive quickly.
WHAT STORAGE SIZE IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
There are two key components to storage of video: delivery of video, often over the cloud, and storage, which is the archiving of video. Since video uses a lot of bandwidth, the costs of storing and accessing video on the cloud can add up quickly, as can the needed hardware costs for an on-premise solution.
Even for smaller applications, video storage could easily reach 1TB a month or more. Remember too that hidden costs for storage can include data transfer costs (access the video) and data redundancy costs (how many copies of your video are stored and where are they stored)—all of which can escalate costs exponentially.
Consider a cloud video surveillance solution that makes storage easy to understand and easy to buy. Storing low-resolution video online can reduce storage requirements, however, it can also reduce effectiveness of the video. And a “hybrid cloud” solution can store HD video locally and more critical video remotely.
Why Video Footage is Deleted Before 60 Days
If surveillance footage is deleted before 60 days, most respondents say it’s a data storage capacity issue—not a reflection of perceived value of the footage.
LENGTH OF TIME COMPANIES KEEP VIDEO FOOTAGE
How Organizations Plan to Manage Increased Video Data Storage
Most businesses will manage the increased demands for storing video surveillance footage by increasing capacity. The majority of businesses are planning to handle the increased demand by purchasing larger capacity storage media (68%). Others are planning to buy new data storage systems (63%), while a little more than half are planning to purchase video-optimized storage media (57%). Still others plan to simply buy faster storage media, but not necessarily increase capacity (55%). A smaller percentage of organizations (26%) are planning to store other types of data to make room for the increasing amount of surveillance data.