Video surveillance recording needs are surging and many companies are grappling with the fact of how to store and archive their video files. Most video storage appliances such as NVRs only have limited capacity designed to hold 30 days to 90 days of worth of video and that too for primary storage needs. Thus, these companies cannot use their primary storage resources for archival needs.
In olden days, a company would backup its video surveillance data daily to DVD. But as it is a time consuming task and requires discipline in storing and cataloging each DVD, most of the companies following this procedure have either abandoned this process or have started to look for other alternatives. Compounding the situation are higher resolution cameras which require more storage space for the same time frames as prior lower resolution cameras.
Therefore this menace has triggered many companies to offload their video footage to larger RAID enabled network attached storage (NAS) devices or even larger company storage area networks (SAN)
As video evidence is turning crucial, the need to produce video clippings captured by security cameras can arise at any moment. For highly sensitive environments like public places like airports, even video archives availability can turn crucial after a year of recording.
So, at this point integrating a video surveillance NVR with a cloud based recording platform makes complete sense.
DNF Security, a hardware provider for mission critical video surveillance environments understands these needs to the fullest. It offers NVRs which can be integrated with cloud storage platform of customer’s choice.
Live recordings continue to be stored directly on DNF Security video storage appliances, 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.
StoneFly Cloud Drive utilizing remote block or file storage are created as a virtual drive on the DNF security video storage that will be recognized as if, it were a regular disk drive. Easily add mass amounts of storage for video archives on the DNF security video storage in a matter of minutes, all without any investment in additional servers and storage appliances.
Combining a StoneFly Cloud Drive subscription with a DNF Security Video Storage Appliance will immediately save on capital and operating expenses, enabling organizations large and small to implement offsite video archival and backups inexpensively.
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