In today’s post-pandemic world, we’re storing, processing, and analyzing exponentially growing volumes of data in the periphery and the cloud. This is especially true for video and video analytics, which has numerous endpoints collecting and creating data — from high-definition cameras to IoT sensors.
Video plays a critical role in the security sector. To effectively utilize their video data, modern organizations need reliable, fast, easy-to-access data storage solutions. The success and accuracy of AI technology often relies on the availability of data, and if you want systems to learn and improve their predictive power, all collected data must be stored for as long as possible.
Cloud environments are a great way to deal with this data avalanche, but it is imprudent to bet on a single horse. Public clouds are highly dependent on internet connections and on the distance between cameras and servers, which in many cases will lead to latency issues. For data-intensive video security applications, it has become more and more common for organizations to rely also on data centers or private cloud located at or near the edge, and in certain cases, on-premises data centers, as part of their IT infrastructure mix.
Whether considering a dedicated storage cloud, storage for servers at the edge, or video peripheral storage at the point of capture and immediate analysis, the hard drives deployed for big data applications in those various applications must be able to perform under extreme workloads. For example, a hard drive for video analytics purposes must be optimized for a 24×7 workload, without risking downtime. So, selecting hard drives or storage systems that are not enhanced for always-on video capture can result in failures in video streaming quality and workload performance, and even in sub-standard analysis capabilities.
This is precisely why Seagate’s portfolio stands out. With enterprise-class storage solutions ranging from AI, to the world’s leading high-reliability drives for servers and data centers — and from the most innovative and easily integrated petabyte to exabyte data storage systems, to our highly available always-on, always-encrypted cloud storage as a service (STaaS) our products provide valuable insights into data, whatever the environment. And through the Seagate Partner Program, Seagate collaborates with leading suppliers of video security solutions and systems that offer superior levels of reliability, redundancy, and security.