[mk_fancy_title tag_name=”h2″ style=”true” color=”#393836″ size=”14″ font_weight=”inhert” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”18″ font_family=”none” align=”left”]What to Expect in 2018[/mk_fancy_title]I anticipate a number of key trends to characterize the video surveillance data storage market in 2018.
- Surveillance-as-a-service takes off
Last year, we saw service providers and customers testing the market with surveillance-as-a-service, and in 2018 we should watch for it to gain momentum and acceptance with a wider audience. As surveillance-as-a-service goes mainstream, we’ll also see devices becoming more intelligent. Think of multiple retailers in a shopping mall setting having their video surveillance system managed by their property manager – we’ll see more of that.
- Increase in analytics
In 2017, neural networks, machine learning, real-time analytics, and artificial intelligence all got significant airplay. These forward-looking technologies are rapidly turning into real offerings for 2018, with implications for the security community such as more integration of a variety of sensor analytics.
- More data will be created and retained longer
Retention times aren’t shrinking, and LTO tape is increasingly viewed as a vital element in surveillance storage architectures. With more data being produced that is vulnerable to cyber attack, people are also recognizing the advantage of the air-gapped protection against ransomware that is inherent with tape.
- LTO-8 tape technology lowers the barrier to multi-tiered storage
LTO-8 doubles tape cartridge capacity from the previous generation, enabling customers to store up to 12 TB per cartridge for more cost-effective, long-term data retention. We will leverage these enhancements to deliver multi-tier solutions for persistent data growth and protection challenges in video surveillance, to offer cost-effective tiering for as little as half a petabyte of data.
The multi-tier storage architecture Quantum has articulated as an enabling technology for video surveillance is clearly seeing traction going into the New Year. There are market challenges – both political and technical – but the overall trend is one of progress.
Customers have noted that storage vendor consolidation in the channel is resulting in a narrower set of resellers. The market is in a state of flux and additional stakeholders want to use surveillance data, so educating the market on how to use these architectures to resolve these problems is increasingly important.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]