Industry’s Lowest-Priced and Highest-Performing Cloud Storage Solution
Across the world, law enforcement agencies are adopting body-worn cameras and in-car video systems to enhance policing, improve public safety, and extend and preserve evidence. While body and dash camera footage is critical for solving crimes and prosecuting cases, maintaining massive volumes of video data is a significant challenge for many police departments.
Body and dash camera programs can easily generate 10,000s of hours of video every week. All that footage must be securely stored and easily accessible for Freedom of Information Act requests and for use in ongoing investigations. And it must be tagged, preserved for trial, archived for extended periods of time and in certain cases retained for perpetuity.
Many departments lack the staff and budget required to retain video evidence in a secure and reliable manner. Traditional on-site data storage systems are notoriously expensive and complicated to deploy, scale and manage. They require significant upfront capital investments, pricey maintenance contracts and specially trained IT staff. First-generation cloud storage services like Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) eliminate equipment expense and complexity, but are still too costly and complicated for many cities and towns.
Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage Delivers Breakthrough Economics and Simplicity
Wasabi’s mission is to make cloud storage a simple, open-standard commodity and utility, just like electricity. Wasabi hot cloud storage is extremely affordable, fast and reliable cloud object storage—for any purpose. With Wasabi, you can store massive video collections in the cloud, at radically low cost, while satisfying stringent security, durability and compliance requirements.
Affordable, Secure and Compliant Storage for Body and Dashboard Camera Video
Disruptive Pricing Eliminates Video Storage Barriers
Specifically conceived to provide storage as a commodity, Wasabi hot cloud storage is easy to understand, easy to order and incredibly cost-effective to scale. Unlike other cloud storage services, with Wasabi there are no confusing storage tiers to decipher and no complicated fee structures to decode.
Wasabi hot cloud storage costs a flat $.0059 per GB/month ($5.99 per TB/ month). That’s it. Unlike Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure we don’t impose extra fees to retrieve data from storage. And we don’t charge extra for PUT, GET, DELETE or other API calls.
Strong Security Ensures Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Compliance
Wasabi is deployed in fully secure and redundant data centers that are certified for SOC-2 and ISO 27001 compliance. The service is architected in accordance with industry-best security models and design practices and is CJIS-compliant. Wasabi supports comprehensive user authentication and access control mechanisms and strong data-at-rest encryption to safeguard stored data. In addition, all communications with Wasabi are transmitted over SSL (HTTPS) to protect data in transit.
Configurable Data Immutability Defends Against Evidence Tampering, Malware and Administrative Mishaps
Wasabi hot cloud storage provides extreme data durability and integrity. Wasabi is engineered to withstand hardware failures and media errors, providing eleven 9s object durability. An optional data immutability capability prevents accidental deletions and administrative mishaps; protects against malware, bugs and ransomware; and prevents evidence tampering. An immutable object cannot be deleted or modified by anyone—including Wasabi—ensuring video footage is never altered or destroyed.
Groundbreaking Performance Accelerates Digital Forensics and Data Analytics
Wasabi features a highly parallelized system architecture that delivers breakthrough cloud storage performance. Wasabi hot cloud storage provides a read/write speed advantage over competitors, with significantly faster time-to-first-byte rates.
Amazon S3 Compatibility Extends Previous Investments and Avoids Lock-in
Wasabi supports a simple, standards-based REST API that is 100% bit-compatible with Amazon S3. That means any storage management or backup application that works with Amazon S3 will work seamlessly with Wasabi. If you’re currently using Amazon S3, you can continue using your existing backup and replication tools with Wasabi without making any changes to your application or to your administrative practices. And if you are ever dissatisfied with Wasabi for any reason, you can move your data to S3 with minimal disruption.