V5 Systems products need to be able to communicate with other each, and to a centralized facility so their users can receive alerts, view video, and manage their systems. V5 Systems also maintains and updates systems remotely
V5 Systems had used a third-party provider for their datacenter, but found this approach limited their scalability and availability, and carried a high cost. They explored the possibility of deploying their own on-premises datacenter solution with a hardware partner, but found that acquiring, maintaining, and scaling-out a solution capable of achieving the availability their customers required would have been even more costly.
“When you provide security systems, customers expect very high levels of availability,” said Michael Seidler, VP of Global Business Development at V5 Systems. “We wanted an industry-standard public cloud to help us control costs, ensure that level of availability, and help us scale up with growth.”
They then explored a major cloud provider whose costs initially appeared low. However, as they dug deeper, they discovered that data retrieval and transmission costs – critical to a video monitoring solution – were high.