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BCDVideo, the US-based video data infrastructure product firm, has partnered with Wasabi, a hot cloud storage company for video surveillance storage in the cloud. In an industry moving rapidly toward a hybrid-cloud model, this partnership expands the ability for both manufacturers to offer their customers a complete package, the firms say.

Namely, BCDVideo’s purpose-built, on-premises storage options and Wasabi’s hot cloud storage. Together, these two deliver what the companies describe as a hybrid cloud solution that takes advantage of infrastructure, as well as cloud storage, to secure high volumes of video.

Jeff Burgess, CEO at BCD International, pictured, said: “We are thrilled about the opportunities this partnership will open up. Wasabi’s cloud technology is already optimized for the video surveillance cloud storage space, which makes it a perfect extension for our purpose-built on-premises devices — working together is a no-brainer.”

BCD says that marrying Wasabi hot cloud storage with BCDVideo’s Harmonize Bridge, for storing data on-premises as well as in private and public cloud, enables BCD and Video Storage Solutions (VSS) appliances to interact with Wasabi cloud storage.

David Friend, CEO of Wasabi said: “We see video surveillance storage requirements growing quickly and outpacing the capacities of on-premises storage alone. By adding affordable, high performance cloud storage to the equation with BCD’s on-premises storage, you get the best of both worlds. Wasabi has a goal to make cloud storage a simple commodity and utility, just like electricity, so together with BCD, we make video surveillance storage simple and affordable in high volumes.”

Because Wasabi’s cloud offering integrates with video surveillance vendors, customers can operate surveillance systems using anywhere from one to 1000 cameras with varying storage needs, with room to scale. Wasabi offers BCD customers flexibility, allowing users to use as much or as little cloud storage for their system. Using cloud storage as part of surveillance allows customers to take advantage of bottomless storage, while reducing the close and build-time required for hardware overhauls, the firms say. Not to mention, with 11x9s of data durability (99.999999999 per cent reliability).

As video is mission critical, it is crucial to build surveillance storage systems that can archive older data at a lower cost, free up on-premises storage, and reduce the need for new CapEx spending in the meantime, the firms add.


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