The assumption that every technology will continue to get faster and better has become second nature much in thanks to Moore’s Law. As Moore’s Law predicted, the number of transistors on an integrated circuit have doubled at a steady pace since 1965 (initially every year, later adjusted to roughly every two), bringing exponential increases to computing power. For more than half a century Moore’s Law held true with stunning precision, helping turn brick-sized telephones into handheld supercomputers.
As the world was scrambling to adjust to the new COVID-19 reality, cloud usage has been indisputably soaring. It seems like no matter how many video meetings, streaming binges or viral dance challenges we throw at it, the cloud never says no. While many feared that the sudden increase in activity would cause the internet to break, or that cloud outages would prevail, the cloud has proven largely resilient.
Ask the security systems integrators we polled in our recent survey, and they will tell you that storage is the backbone for capturing, retaining and analyzing data. More than ever, they’re relying heavily on hard disk drives (HDDs) and flash because capacity and endurance matter. The industry is moving beyond traditional security-focused surveillance and is adopting new use cases that could be referred to as smart video – cameras, storage, processing and deep learning algorithms combined to deliver solutions that make people’s experiences better.