Analog cameras and the days of storage rooms full of video tapes are coming to a close. The age of digital surveillance equipment is here and that means that the need for data storage is more important than ever. Furthermore, the need for expansive and secure data storage is more pressing than ever. Today we’re going to be talking about the challenges of managing such vast quantities of data. Are you ready to learn more? Let’s begin!
The sheer amount of data is astronomical.
According to Security Today, approximately 3 Exabytes of raw storage capacity was given to customers in 2015 to address the exponential increase in demand for data storage. One Exabyte is the size of approximately one billion Gigabytes. The average hard drive in a personal computer is about two-hundred and fifty Gigabytes. Suffice to say, that is a lot of storage space. It will be important for your company to have not only ample space for your security data, but also a place to store it that is complex enough to accommodate articulated requests. For example, you may want to analyze your data for information on how your customer traffic patterns are tracking. A simple data storage may not be able to handle those types of requests.
A data storage solution that will help you is quite sophisticated.
Using a multi-level data storage architecture, you can ensure that all of your data is stored properly with the capacity for analysis. These levels consist of a high performance disk, a secondary disk, a tape, and in a cloud. You can customize which collections of data go into each tier based on priority and sensitivity. Not only will this help keep your expansive data organized, it will also provide you with a cost-effective option for your data storage.
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