Security Monitoring

A Security Monitoring Company Chose CDNetworks Object Storage

Background

Established in 2001, this security monitoring company is a world leader as a service provider as well as a supplier of video-surveillance equipment for civilian and military purposes.

The company’s Research Institute ranks number 1 in the world by the prestigious Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Toyota Technological Institute (KITTI). The company has also ranked number 1 in the IHS global video surveillance market for four consecutive years and ranked second place in the annual Global Security 50 list.

Challenges and Pain Points

The company had been storing its monitoring data on its own servers. With a key objective to broaden domestic business and develop overseas business at the same time, the company found itself in the unenvious position of having to pay significantly more money to purchase equipment to accommodate the increasing amounts of stored data. With no overseas business or overseas data centers, the size of the company’s initial equipment purchase would be small, forcing the company to pay a premium price. At the same time, the company wanted to reduce its internal server costs in order to build its overseas investment. Finding a solution that would save on equipment costs soon became a key requirement for the company.

As business continued to grow, so did the amount of monitoring data that was being stored. As a result, it became increasingly difficult for the company to manage videos. Worse was the heavy loads being placed on the company’s servers due to the massive video processing required to sustain the company’s growing business.

A critical cornerstone in the security-monitoring industry is to guarantee the protection of all static and video data. To meet this objective, the customer required a secure solution that could protect its monitoring data without exception. The more its business grew, the more security concerns they would face and the more urgent their requirements for a scalable and robust security solution would grow.

CDNetworks Object Storage provides customers with scalable storage service that can keep pace with a business’ growing requirements. It leverages globally distributed Points of Presence (PoPs) that offer 500 PB of storage, with the ability to expand storage volume easily and rapidly according to a customer’s particular storage needs. CDNetworks Object Storage is also competitively priced. By choosing CDNetworks as its solutions provider, the customer could control its equipment costs at a much lower level. At the same time, CDNetworks Object Storage provided flexible pricing without any fixed charges or commitments, allowing the customer to pay only for resources used.

With high throughput and low latency, CDNetworks Object Storage empowers customers to upload, download, and manage massive storage resources efficiently using its web portal, RESTful API, and SDKs. The customer decided to use the RESTful API solution due to its large storage business and unique business scenario. By integrating our simple and highly efficient API into its monitoring application, the customer achieved speedy uploads of its monitoring data using API scripts, obviating the need for manual uploads by a data administrator. Moreover, HTTPS transmissions were used to ensure security of the uploaded data during transmission.

In addition to providing an API for managing uploads, CDNetworks Object Storage works in concert with CDNetworks’ content delivery network (CDN). Our CDN service protects the monitoring data from unauthorized users by requiring successful authentication before data is downloaded. The CDNetworks CDN also boasts a global network of PoPs that can quickly acknowledge user requests coming from any corner of the world.

The following figure shows the solution CDNetworks designed for this customer.

CDNetworks Object Storage slashed customer equipment costs, improved upload speeds and stability, and guaranteed the security of the customers’ monitoring data. Our solution also satisfied the customer’s bulk-storage requirements. During the API integration, CDNetworks assigned a dedicated team to support the customer all along the way. In the end, the customer was elated with the results and agreed to a long-term commitment with CDNetworks. The customer will never again face missing data or malicious downloads thanks to CDNetworks Object Storage solution.

솔루션

CDNetworks Object Storage provides customers with scalable storage service that can keep pace with a business’ growing requirements. It leverages globally distributed Points of Presence (PoPs) that offer 500 PB of storage, with the ability to expand storage volume easily and rapidly according to a customer’s particular storage needs. CDNetworks Object Storage is also competitively priced. By choosing CDNetworks as its solutions provider, the customer could control its equipment costs at a much lower level. At the same time, CDNetworks Object Storage provided flexible pricing without any fixed charges or commitments, allowing the customer to pay only for resources used.

With high throughput and low latency, CDNetworks Object Storage empowers customers to upload, download, and manage massive storage resources efficiently using its web portal, RESTful API, and SDKs. The customer decided to use the RESTful API solution due to its large storage business and unique business scenario. By integrating our simple and highly efficient API into its monitoring application, the customer achieved speedy uploads of its monitoring data using API scripts, obviating the need for manual uploads by a data administrator. Moreover, HTTPS transmissions were used to ensure security of the uploaded data during transmission.

In addition to providing an API for managing uploads, CDNetworks Object Storage works in concert with CDNetworks’ content delivery network (CDN). Our CDN service protects the monitoring data from unauthorized users by requiring successful authentication before data is downloaded. The CDNetworks CDN also boasts a global network of PoPs that can quickly acknowledge user requests coming from any corner of the world.

The following figure shows the solution CDNetworks designed for this customer.

 

Key Impacts/Benefits

CDNetworks Object Storage slashed customer equipment costs, improved upload speeds and stability, and guaranteed the security of the customers’ monitoring data. Our solution also satisfied the customer’s bulk-storage requirements. During the API integration, CDNetworks assigned a dedicated team to support the customer all along the way. In the end, the customer was elated with the results and agreed to a long-term commitment with CDNetworks. The customer will never again face missing data or malicious downloads thanks to CDNetworks Object Storage solution.

산업
Software & Technology
Solution
CDNetworks Object Storage
Key Impacts
  • Improve upload speeds and stability
  • Satisfy the customer’s bulk-storage requirements
  • Guarantee the security of the customers’ monitoring data
  • Slash customer equipment costs