IP Surveillance Is Ready For The Cloud
By Jay McCall
The cloud offers several benefits for your video surveillance customers and a recurring revenue opportunity for you.
No matter which channel research groups you follow, there’s lots of evidence that suggests IT is moving to the cloud at an impressive rate. Gartner Research estimates that the global public cloud services market will account for $131 billion in revenue this year, an 18.5 percent increase from 2012. And according to IDC, worldwide spending on hosted private cloud solutions will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 50 percent during 2012 to 2016, reaching $24 billion in revenue by 2016. Even though data storage and business continuity services comprise a majority of cloud revenue, video surveillance applications are making their foray into the cloud as well. Industry experts from Genetec and March Networks offer their insights into what’s motivating customers to buy cloud-based video surveillance solutions, and they offer their advice on pitfalls to avoid along the way as well.