Joseph F. Kovar
‘Currently, we offer one shop for customers using Wasabi and Tiger Technology. Customers don’t want to worry about having multiple vendors for their solution, they just want one vendor. Wasabi Surveillance Cloud is currently operational on 20 VMS platforms, with plans to expand the list.
Cloud storage provider Wasabi Technologies on Wednesday announced Wasabi Surveillance Cloud, a new service built with the help of data management provider Tiger Technology.
The new Wasabi Surveillance Cloud addresses the common problem of easily getting video surveillance footage from surveillance cameras into the cloud due to the lack of a standard way to work with multiple camera manufacturers, Boston said. Based in .Company.
Wasabi Surveillance Cloud combines Wasabi’s cloud storage with Alpharetta, Georgia-based Tiger Technology’s on-premises application that runs on a Windows-based PC or server and acts as a gateway to the cloud. Boland told CRN.
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“We license Tiger Technology software and add certain features to make it easier to work with cloud storage and user interface,” he said. “Windows apps do not need to be modified to work in a video environment.”
This is an important move for the video surveillance community, said Andy Schreyer, director of channel sales and marketing for Stone Security, an industry-focused Salt Lake City-based solutions provider.
The worlds of surveillance and physical security are just beginning to see what the cloud can do, Schreyer told CRN.
“We are seeing video surveillance as a service by companies such as: [San Mateo, California-based] with vercada [San Francisco-based] Cisco Meraki, which offers a subscription-like model,” he said. “But selling to IT departments dealing with video surveillance is a difficult task. These companies have to buy cameras, so they offer a unique approach.”
Wasabi is taking a different approach, Schreyer said.
“With Wasabi Surveillance Cloud, everything is open,” he said. “Any VMS (video management software), any camera. This makes it easy for customers to try the cloud. They can start with a small bucket. on-premises and remote offices in the cloud.”
Many customers are taking a hybrid approach, with some surveillance video stored on-premises and some in the cloud, Schreyer said.
“Wasabi enables that hybrid migration and doesn’t charge for pulling videos from the cloud,” he said.
Storing customer data without knowing the contents of the data, Wasabi said it acts as a cloud destination for video surveillance data that customers store via their own Tiger Technology relationship or in the standard S3 object store format. Boland said.
“Now we offer a one-shop-stop where our customers can use Wasabi and Tiger Technology,” he said. “Customers don’t want to worry about having multiple vendors for their solution, they want to leave it to one vendor. Currently, Wasabi Surveillance Cloud is operational on 20 of his VMS platforms and , we plan to expand that list.”