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By 2020, video surveillance is expected to record a total of 3.3 trillion hours of video per day, resulting in 859 petabytes of surveillance video captured daily. This increase in data is caused by new challenges like more camera streams, higher resolutions, and increasingly complex analytics. Quantum’s storage solution for video surveillance is an intelligent, scalable platform that provides a cost-effective multi-tier solution that can grow under a single file system, designed specifically for video applications.
CCTV Storage Breakdown: A camera with 1080 resolution generates about 10 GB per camera per day. If applied to a CCTV storage infrastructure with only 50 cameras and a one year retention policy, 183 terabytes of data will be generated. Make it 4K and the storage requirement jumps up to 730 terabytes in the same time frame.
On-Body Camera Breakdown: On average, one officer generates four hours of video per day. It only takes 12 officers 14 days to reach 1 terabyte of data, meaning a police force with 1000 officers will generate more than 1 petabyte of data in a year.
On average, using a disk-only storage approach can take up 55% of your project budget. By using Quantum’s multi-tier storage solution, you will spend less on cloud video surveillance storage, allowing you to spend more on cameras, video management systems, or analytics servers.
Calgary Police uses Quantum’s law enforcement solution, which migrates over 4PB of less-used data to file-based tape. Even when a file has been tiered to a different type of storage, the file looks like it’s right where you left it; it’s as easy as looking at a document on your C: drive. Tiering minimizes the cost of video management, allowing you to spend more of your budget on other surveillance tools.
One major city expects to spend $1.3 million for their first year of cloud-based storage for law enforcement officers. By the time they reach the end of their 5 year contract, this cost will snowball to a total of $15 million.
Other cities are experiencing the unseen cost of only using one type of storage. In San Diego, the Police Department bought 1,000 cameras for $267,000, but is incurring $3.6 million in data storage and management expenses. And the Los Angeles Police Department invested in 7,000 body-worn cameras, which cost a total of $50 million in data storage, maintenance, and program expenses over five years. Only using cloud storage causes police agency’s initial camera purchases to quickly grow into a much larger investment.
Quantum’s StorNext platform is a policy driven tiering software, allowing users to extend primary storage with scalable, more cost-effective tiers of storage. Our solution is ideal for organizations with large amounts of video and the challenges that come with scaling storage with your data growth.
StorNext offers the ability to automatically tier data over time from one type of storage to another, based on your customized policy. Tiering empowers the movement of less-frequently used data to the most cost-effective storage with best-in-class data integrity.
Being able to deploy and properly size both performance and capacity tiers creates a balanced infrastructure. For
example, using multi-tier storage if high performance primary disk costs users $1, tiering to object storage costs the user $.35, file-based tape comes in at $.18, and cloud-based storage costs users between $.08-.16, thus delivering the total capacity needed more cost-effectively.
StorNext’s ability to write up to four copies of video simultaneously to multiple targets not only ensures that data is protected, but it also minimizes the need to move files across the network when retention times expire. This reduces the amount of network bandwidth required as well as data management, reducing overall operating costs.
Spend less of your budget on video storage so you can spend more on other surveillance tools
Using a multi-tier storage approach, end-users who are required to store data for longer periods of time can move data to a more cost-effective layer of storage
Tiering allows you to easily maintain data visibility and access, regardless of where your data resides
Offering a single, accessible file system greatly reduces the complexity required for IT personnel to access and manage data
Set policies to automatically migrate data to the most cost-effective high-capacity tiers of storage to enable cost-savings
The value in multi-tier storage comes from transparency—even when evidence has been tiered to a different type of storage, it looks like it’s right where you left it; it’s as easy as looking at a document on your C: drive
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