Cloudian certifies with Milestone on survellance and data retention
Users of Milestone Systems’ XProtect video management software can now employ Cloudian’s exabyte-scalable object storage platform to accommodate growing data volumes and meet retention requirements at up to 70 per cent less cost than traditional storage.
Video surveillance users in both the public and private sectors are challenged with rising storage costs and complexity, which are driven by more cameras, higher image resolution and frame rates, and longer retention requirements due to regulatory compliance. Adding to the challenge, video data is often generated at multiple points within the physical infrastructure but must be instantly accessible at a centralised location for review and analysis.
Cloudian addresses these needs by integrating seamlessly with Milestone’s VMS to provide a limitlessly scalable platform that can span multiple physical sites within a central storage environment. Delivering the industry’s highest storage density, Cloudian reduces total cost of ownership by up to 70 percent when compared to Tier 1 NAS and up to 47 percent when compared with tape, thereby allowing security managers to meet growing retention requirements within existing budget and space constraints. A Cloudian system can store more than 9,000 days of 30 fps, 4K media in just 12U of rack height. The system’s embedded metadata features also facilitate rapid media search and instant retrieval.
“Video surveillance requires more from storage, especially as AI-based media analysis technologies demand rapid access and embedded metadata enrichment capabilities,” said Jeremy Scott, strategic alliances program manager, Americas, at Milestone. “With the Cloudian certification, Milestone customers now have another innovative option to meet these needs with a scale-out platform built on technologies derived from the cloud.”