Surveillance Video Storage

Affordable, Highly Scalable Storage

From security cameras to dash and body cams to cell phones, the ubiquitous recording of surveillance video has become a modern reality. As a result, organizations are compelled to record, store and archive multiple CCTV and video surveillance streams. These videos are large, unstructured data files that consume a massive amount of space. And it is imperative to have quick and easy access to stored footage in the event of an incident.

Cost Effective Rapid Video Retrieval

Stored footage will only be reviewed after there has been an incident that requires it. And when that happens, it needs to happen quickly. Retrieving files from the cloud can cause delays, yet storing and archiving them on site is complex and costly.

Panzura solves these challenges by automatically storing all files in the cloud while caching recent data on flash-based local storage for fast access. The latest video files are always available for immediate viewing while past video is securely saved on economical, scalable cloud storage. With cloud as a file storage repository, organizations can eliminate their expensive, onsite file servers and expensive NAS storage.


Real-Time File Access

To be useful, video surveillance files must be accessible on-demand. Panzura stores all of the files in the cloud and caches the latest video files on high performance flash for immediate access. Once the video files reach a threshold of no longer being needed quickly, they are flushed from cache. Should they ever be needed again, then they will always available from the cloud.

Reduced Storage and Storage Costs

Video recordings produce massive, unstructured data files that largely consist of redundant information. Panzura CloudFS™ applies advanced deduplication and compression to every file before it is written to the cloud. This can dramatically reduce storage infrastructure costs by up to 70%.

Long-Term Data Archive

Most video surveillance footage is accessed shortly after it is filmed. As a general rule, the surveillance footage is rarely seen once it is more than a day or two old. Still, it does need to be saved for long-term access and archive. This makes the cloud the obvious choice as many public clouds are architected to deliver high availability and long-term storage.

Panzura is committed to working with law enforcement to make video surveillance files secure yet accessible. For more information, read the Video Surveillance solution brief and visit the Panzura Freedom Archive and Panzura Freedom NAS pages.