By Mike Koponen, Senior Director of Product Marketing and Strategic Alliances
One of the things that’s been on my mind these past months due to the COVID-19 pandemic is risk. What’s my risk in getting on a plane, going to my niece’s wedding (yes, they went ahead with it), walking down the street when others don’t have masks on, etc. It reminded me that a prime driver for security investments starts with mitigating risk – reducing the probability or criticality or eliminating it entirely.
Customers use all forms of technology to mitigate risk, but especially video. As you’re looking to update your security infrastructure, it’s important to think about the risks you’re trying to mitigate and how the infrastructure (servers & storage) impacts that risk. Are you experiencing lost video as you capture and store it? Does video get degraded, limiting its usefulness? Is video accessible all the time, even if your servers or storage suffer a failure? All these scenarios result in significant risks in terms of compromised safety, longer incident response times, lawsuits, revenue loss (a gaming table being shut down, for example), and other operational impacts.
Here at Pivot3, we’re all about reducing risks and liabilities for our customers. Pivot3 mitigates these risks with unique technology, optimized for video and deployed as a hyperconverged infrastructure. Think server + storage + networking + virtualization all rolled into appliances that are simple to deploy and manage. Examples of the risks Pivot3 mitigates are:
No Downtime or Data Loss – Pivot3’s patented erasure coding technology and Intelligence Engine’s Monitoring and Analytics work to deliver the highest levels of system resiliency, meaning no downtime or data loss.
No Dropped Frames – Pivot3’s architecture optimized for video delivers sustained video ingest performance, meaning no dropped frames or degraded video.
Video Accessible When and Where You Need It – Pivot3’s Virtual SOC (VSOC) delivers any security workstation in the SOC, including video management, out to any remote device. Security applications are never at risk of not being available, even if personnel can’t be in the SOC.
So, ask yourself, “What would be the impact if my systems go offline, stop recording and I lose live video? What if previously recorded video is lost? This will help you understand what risks you face and the potential impact. If Pivot3 has a role to play in helping you reduce your risk, we’d love to talk.