Security cloud storage: What are the awkward pain points in the development?
With the development of security high-definition video coming out in a roll, cloud storage has opened up a new world of "willows and flowers" on the way forward of the security industry.
With the direction, the prospects are good. Security and cloud storage need each other and everything is ready. The slow progress between security and cloud storage contrasts strongly with people's expectations. What is the pain behind great development prospects?
Security risks bear the brunt
When users store high-definition videos for security purposes in the cloud, their data is very different from those stored locally. Users' control over video data has been greatly weakened, and security issues have become the first.
Security cloud storage is targeted at both the corporate and individual groups. The leakage of personal information not only violates the privacy of the parties, causes property damage, and even causes personal injury. Apple iCloud vulnerability caused a large number of Hollywood actresses to leak nude photos is a typical personal cloud storage security issue. Today, the role and status of data and information is becoming more and more important. The leakage of key corporate information will cause irreparable harm to corporate reputation, public trust, and economic benefits, and even determine the survival of an enterprise.
Most cloud storage provides security measures such as VPN, encryption, etc., but this does not strictly prevent illegal access by obtaining login permissions for special purposes. And when mobile cloud users access cloud storage information, their login information is easily intercepted, and security threats have increased. The security industry has higher requirements for security, and the potential security risks of cloud storage make security quite doubtful in the cloud development process.
According to relevant data from the domestic professional research institute CBIResearch: At present, about 80% of enterprises are unwilling to place business data in the public cloud, mainly because of the security of the data. Huang Jingcong, founder and CEO of istor, also pointed out: "The more difficult problem encountered in cloud storage is network security. Many enterprise customers and even individual users have doubts. If cloud services are to be provided in large numbers, this is more worrying. Part. "
Transmission speed and cost issues cannot be ignored
High-definition surveillance in the security industry calls for the integration of cloud storage, but the problem that comes with high-quality and massive video is the transmission speed, which is the performance of cloud storage. The performance bottleneck of cloud storage is the connection from broadband to the web. One is the network competition for multiple users and the equipment performance of the network service provider, and the other is the performance of the cloud service center and the entire network. Local storage can transfer in seconds, and cloud storage can take hours. Therefore, it is not difficult to understand that the transmission speed of cloud storage has become one of the considerations of security cloud storage.
At the same time, the video development direction of the security industry is toward high-definition and high-quality development. With 4K, 8K video screens and 24 hours of continuous monitoring, the video volume can not be underestimated. Such a large amount of video storage is no small challenge for broadband and cloud performance at this stage.
In addition, we need to pay attention to the cost of cloud storage. Compared with the current storage method, one of the highlights of cloud storage is "low cost and large capacity."
The development potential of cloud storage is undoubted, but for the development of cloud storage, its profit model is one of the guarantees of sustainable development. Although there are financings and listings in the cloud storage field, they are rarely profitable. Even it is considered to be the most successful Box in cloud storage. Box estimates that revenue for the second fiscal quarter of fiscal 2016 will be between $ 69 million and $ 70 million, and operating margins not measured in accordance with US GAAP will be between negative 49% and negative 51%. Internet companies provide cloud storage services, but it is obviously untimely to make profits based on traditional storage methods, but the failure to form a complete profit model for a long time will also become a problem for the development of cloud storage.
Data resource ownership and reliability issues
When the data is stored locally, the ownership of the data information is clear and the user can process it at any time. With the advent of security cloud storage, control of data information has diminished, and users have no idea how and where information is stored. Because the cloud is public, when data is stored in the cloud, who accesses and copies information, or data resources are accessed by unauthorized individuals, will cause serious disputes over ownership of data resources.
In the case of unclear ownership of resources, security video information sometimes becomes particularly obvious due to its protection and privacy.
Cloud storage vendors make security commitments at the beginning of service, but cloud storage involves a large network coverage and service interruptions occur from time to time. Amazon, the world's public cloud service provider, suffered a rare outage in the early hours of August 10, affecting many popular websites. With the failure, users cannot access the stored cloud data. When security video adopts cloud storage method, it is required to upload videos without interruption, which requires extremely high reliability of service providers. Reliability has become an urgent issue for cloud storage to integrate into the security industry.
to sum up
The future of cloud storage is promising, but the development pain is also real. Only by returning to the demand itself and developing with the user as the center can we make steady progress. Clouds are not perfect clouds. Only the market is the only way to refining gold.