Storage has never been more important to businesses of all sizes and shapes than it is today. The strategic use of rapidly growing data to provide a basis for business operations, much less a competitive advantage, is the lifeblood of most successful businesses. This is especially true when it comes to cloud computing and hosted video. Data security, redundancy and the need to ensure high data availability are driving business utilization of the cloud for reliable, scalable and affordable data storage solutions.
Video data, which requires large amounts of storage, impacts how businesses approach managing and securing mass quantities of information. In certain industries, legal and regulatory requirements mandate that businesses maintain accurate and secure customer information – including surveillance video – for extensive periods of time. That makes increasing amounts of digital storage not only a need but a requirement. Not surprisingly, many businesses are looking to the integration community to provide cloud solutions and other alternatives to make their daily operations more efficient in securing, sharing and optimizing information.