How Does Cloud Storage in Tier-4 Data Centers Benefit the Customer?

May 5th, 2023

Is storing your data in a Tier-4 data center essential for your business? In this blog post, we’ll address three of the most common questions we’re asked about securing data storage and redundancy, and how business owners can mitigate these challenges with a cloud surveillance solution.

What Is a Tier-4 Data Center?

Getting to a tier-4 status requires a rigorous certification process. As the most advanced type of data center tiers, it must offer:

  • Dual-powered, triple-redundant servers
  • Temperature-controlled environment, including power cooling equipment
  • End-to-end encryption
  • Must guarantee 99.995 percent availability with just 26.3 minutes of downtime per year.

Unlike lower-level tiers that provide partial redundancy or none at all, Cloud VS delivers a smarter way to store your data evidence with a tier-4 data center. When you add a camera, your data is encrypted to ensure your video is transferred to the data center securely. Malicious attacks can happen anywhere. If someone tries to get in and access your video, an encrypted file system provides an added layer of security so your footage isn’t tampered with.

Where Is My Data Stored?

Many cloud providers provide users with global data centers. So, while you may think your data is being stored in the United States, it may actually reside in a foreign data center in Europe. Cloud VS offers users a U.S. based data center in Austin, Texas.

What Happens When My Hard Drive Fails?

Hard drive failure occurs all the time. With an on-premise system, a hard drive failure means you no longer have a working security system until it’s fixed – which can cost you in replacement equipment expenses as well as the indirect expense of downtime due to an inoperational system. With Cloud VS, there’s no hard drive or recorders to manage. Cloud VS was designed to protect users against potential failure points with multiple servers. If one server fails, there’s always a redundant one to provide sufficient back-up.

How Much Management Does a Cloud-to-Camera Solution Require?

Cloud VS provides a hands-off approach to security. Unlike traditional security systems that require equipment for each site, Cloud VS eliminates the need for expensive equipment (or internal resources and maintenance fees for managing that system) from the get-go. Once you deploy the camera-to-cloud solution, your data is uploaded directly from your camera to our off-site data center. Increase up to 25 cameras at a time from a centralized interface, and scale up with unlimited users and storage.

About Alibi Cloud VS

Alibi Cloud VS is a powerful and cost-effective way to secure your business. Ideal for small and medium-sized businesses, the Alibi Cloud offers 24/7 surveillance, remote accessibility, and unlimited cameras, users, and locations for an entirely scalable and streamlined solution.


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