Press Release

Wasabi, Milestone and LucidLink Partner to Deliver a Low Cost, High Quality Environment for Unlimited Storage of Surveillance Videos

November 13, 2019

BOSTON, MA - November 13, 2019 -  Wasabi, the hot cloud storage company, is pleased to now offer Milestone Systems customers a highly scalable repository for video management installations, which will support high camera counts, megapixel resolutions, high frame rates, and long retention periods. Wasabi and Milestone XProtect® video management software (VMS) together provide an affordable cloud storage solution for high quality video surveillance infrastructures, including high-definition and megapixel environments.

A unique capability of Milestone XProtect IP video surveillance management software is its dual-stage archiving functionality, which enables customers to record primary “day one” storage on local (and more expensive) hard drives, then schedule transfers of the recorded video to Wasabi for long-term storage. The amount recorded will not be limited to the size of the on-premise recording database, but will be able to scale incrementally based on retention policies.

The partnership includes the following key differentiators and benefits:

  • Pay as Customers Grow for Affordable Scalability - Wasabi offers a true pay-as-you-grow option to address new small, medium, or large surveillance implementations, avoiding substantial capital expenditures for storage acquisition, as well as costly maintenance, training, hardware and software upgrades.
  • Predictable Video Storage Costs - The architecture is designed to provide high reliability and availability to meet the demands of video surveillance deployments. Given that digital video consumes a large amount of space and data, Wasabi conveniently does not charge for egress fees or API requests, providing the most cost-effective solution possible for high quality video surveillance infrastructures, including high-definition and megapixel environments. There is only one line-item on monthly bills, which is for storage used.
  • Safe, Secure, and Tamper-Proof - Wasabi is deployed in fully secure and redundant data centers that are certified for SOC-2 and ISO 27001 compliance. Wasabi provides eleven nines of object durability, protecting data against disk failures and media errors. Optional data immutability is available on a per-storage bucket basis to protect against accidental or malicious deletions or modifications. An immutable object cannot be deleted or modified by anyone—including Wasabi—ensuring video footage is never altered or destroyed.

To tie the Milestone and Wasabi solution together, a file system bridge is powered by partner LucidLink, and is used to span the XProtect file system and Wasabi S3 interface. This provides a uniform shared, global, file system namespace across any XProtect supported device connected to Wasabi. With LucidLink and with the file system bridge, Wasabi can perform as a high-performance, file system volume shared, that is accessible from anywhere at anytime with a highly reliable architecture. Wasabi supports comprehensive user authentication, access control mechanisms and strong data-at-rest encryption to safeguard stored data, such as the kind of encryption used by LucidLink to protect data, both at rest and in-flight. When Milestone and Wasabi’s solutions are combined with LucidLink’s distributed cloud file system, the Milestone file system and Wasabi S3 interface become both the primary and archived data source combined. This provides a uniform shared, global file system namespace across any Milestone device connected to Wasabi which then becomes instantly accessible by anyone, at any time and from any location.

“The Wasabi/Milestone XProtect combination provides a very affordable cloud storage environment for high quality video surveillance, says David Friend, CEO of Wasabi. “There doesn’t have to be a limit to the length of time users can keep videos and this allows them to keep all of them over time. This protects organizations and video evidence for law enforcement, risk analysis and more. Milestone products combined with LucidLink and Wasabi hot cloud storage provide a surveillance and security solution with unlimited scalability at a disruptively low storage cost, so businesses can easily store and access the rising tsunami of data being recorded.”

Wasabi is now also available at the Milestone Marketplace.


About Wasabi:

Wasabi is the hot cloud storage company delivering disruptive storage technology that is 1/5th the price of Amazon S3 and faster than the competition with no fees for egress or API requests. Unlike first generation cloud vendors, Wasabi focuses solely on providing the world's best cloud storage platform. Created by Carbonite co-founders and cloud storage pioneers David Friend and Jeff Flowers, Wasabi is on a mission to commoditize the storage industry. Wasabi is a privately held company based in Boston, MA. Follow and connect with Wasabi on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and our blog.


About LucidLink:

LucidLink offers a cloud-native file service, which was designed specifically for extensive data access over distance and to provide the performance needed to run file-based workloads on object storage for maximum efficiency and productivity. LucidLink Filespaces™ is compatible with any AWS S3 compatible storage provider that utilizes cloud, on-prem, or hybrid storage. It supports all major operating systems, including Linux, Windows, and macOS. The LucidLink customer base is growing rapidly in the media and entertainment sector, among managed service providers, and within government agencies. Investors currently include Baseline Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, S28 Capital, Fathom Capital, and Bright Cap Ventures. Founded in 2016, by former DataCore executives. LucidLink is privately held and headquartered in San Francisco, CA. It has offices in Bulgaria, Europe, and Australia. For more information about our resellers and partners program, please contact Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and visit us at


About Milestone:

Milestone Systems is a leading provider of open platform video management software; technology that helps the world see how to ensure safety, protect assets and increase business efficiency. Milestone enables an open platform community that drives collaboration and innovation in the development and use of network video technology, with reliable and scalable solutions that are proven in more than 150,000 sites worldwide. Founded in 1998, Milestone is a stand-alone company in the Canon Group. For more information visit:


Wasabi PR Contact:

Lindsay Levitts

Kel & Partners