Whether you are currently set up as an VSaaS provider, with on-site storage, public cloud or a hybrid model, Bifrost Cloud is ready to step in to streamline, diversify and fully encrypt your video surveillance data at an affordable rate. A next generation cloud storage solution, Bifrost Cloud goes one step further to create a resilient cloud network that prioritizes the security, confidentiality and accessibility of your surveillance data.
Here are some of the benefits of partnering with Bifrost Cloud:
With Bifrost Cloud, customers can continue to use the software that they traditionally use for business operations without interruption. Since Bifrost Cloud isn’t a software application, but rather a data storage solution that partners with your current infrastructure, you can continue to use the tools and network setups that support your business while being supported by Bifrost Cloud as your cloud storage provider.
One of the biggest benefits of partnering with Bifrost Cloud is creating data resiliency through diversified cloud storage at a surprisingly affordable rate. Utilizing servers worldwide to store data, Bifrost Cloud creates a blanket of coverage for clients that ensures their data is always accessible, replicable and recoverable without the cumbersome costs of on-site infrastructure.
Through Bifrost Cloud’s cutting edge technology, data is broken into smaller pieces that are spread out among over 80 storage providers around the world, so at any given time, your data is experiencing significant redundancy. Imagine being able to split those tape decks of yore into tiny little pieces and storing them all over the world, then signaling to bring the pieces back together at a moment’s notice. At any given time, your data is being stored in over 80 different servers world wide, in a system that is constantly pinging locations to check in on the status of your data.
You can rest easy knowing that no one piece of data will be lost in a back closet, when a harddrive corrupts or the internet goes down.
Generally speaking, how long a video surveillance company keeps CCTV footage depends on how many bits of storage they have available for use. The more affordable your storage solution, the longer you can keep a larger quantity of data on hand and readily available for your needs.
With Bifrost Cloud, you won’t need to worry about the wear and tear of harddrives, replacing hardware, or catastrophic data loss when a server goes down.
The global video surveillance industry is expected to grow exponentially in the next few years, which suggests that companies will need to expand their services to meet client demands. Luckily, Bifrost Cloud is diversified cloud storage that is designed to grow as you grow.
Whether you’re working with residential camera systems recording hundreds of gigabytes an hour or a complex commercial system of cameras recording thousands of terabytes a minute, or a surveillance empire traffic petabytes daily, Bifrost Cloud is built to scale with you.
Bifrost Cloud offers end-to-end encryption for customer data, starting at the user’s end. By encrypting file-paths, content and metadata, Bifrost Cloud protects client data from attacks at every step of data transfer and storage.
Whatever your current data architecture, Bifrost Cloud can be nimbly integrated as your cloud storage solution. Some common examples of integrations Bifrost Cloud has supported are:
From NAS or SAN to the Cloud: If you are already storing your data in a network attached storage system (NAS) or as a storage area network (SAN), you can use any traditional backup software that you are comfortable with to send your data to Bifrost Cloud. A few software solutions our partners have had success with include Comet Backup, Bacula and MSP360.
From NVR to the Cloud: If you are moving from a traditional NVR setup to Bifrost Cloud, there are automated solutions utilizing file transfer protocol (FTP) to send the video files directly to the cloud. This is often achieved with a hosted solution such as Couchdrop.io or our partner hosting their own FTP server.
Extending, Replacing or Duplicating from VMS: If your current storage architecture includes a Windows based virtual memory system (VMS) like Avigilon or Milestone, you could use a surveillance bridge to either replace your current storage solution with Bifrost Cloud, extend your current solution into Bifrost Cloud or do a traditional off-site duplication of data to the cloud. Our partners have had success using Tiger Tech’s surveillance bridge.
Migrating from another Cloud Service: If you are already using a cloud storage solution and want to migrate to Bifrost Cloud, we have multiple options to transfer data that can be either managed or unmanaged depending on a customer’s preference. Some helpful tools can be provided by solutions from CloudFlyer, Movebot, and Flexify.io.
At the end of the day, there is no one way to store data but there are a few key factors to consider when seeking storage solutions for your video surveillance data. Here are a few questions to ask yourself when you’re looking to integrate a new storage solution or switch providers:
Depending on which solution you choose, you may be hit with hidden fees that weren’t included in the upfront costs. Make sure that you understand the payment structure of the solution you choose and what other systems you might need to invest in to keep your data secure, connected and accessible. Bifrost Cloud offers simple to understand pricing without any surprise line items on your bill.
Consider if there are any barriers to accessing customer data, who has access, and how transparent systems are.
Be sure to understand how a storage solution plans to keep customer data safe and secure, and whether or not there is diversity built into the data architecture in the event of catastrophic data loss in a given geographic location. Understand how the solution plans on encrypting your data against breaches and other threats.
It’s important to choose a solution that can grow with your business. Not every data storage service will be able to easily accommodate a customer as they scale up or scale back their business.Learn More
If you’re interested in learning more about how Bifrost Cloud might meet the storage needs of your video surveillance business, please reach out to us. Your video surveillance data will be secure, resilient, accessible and affordable with Bifrost Cloud.