Today, enterprises across industries are looking for a highly scalable, efficient, and cost effective video surveillance solution. Traditionally developed Video Management Solutions have not been able to fully address the changing security needs of a business. This article discusses micro-services and its benefits in cloud based video management software and explains how micro-services architecture can overcome the functional limitations of traditional VMS solutions.
Traditionally architected video surveillance does not have the ability to address the upcoming security concerns faced by a business. With increasing agility in business processes, video management software (VMS) service providers cannot afford VMS application to be down, even for a short time. With single-tiered VMS (monolithic architecture), it is nearly impossible to meet the dynamic and evolving surveillance requirements of the modern businesses.
To overcome the functional limitations of a traditional Video Management software, based on monolithic architecture, and to explore vast business potential of cloud enabled video surveillance, VMS service providers are shifting towards micro-services based software applications.
Micro-services based architecture is a trending approach in software development. Unlike monolithic approach, where entire software application is designed as a single unit, in micro-services, big applications are built as a suite of modular services that remain integrated through APIs and work in integration to deliver overall functionality of the application. Since all the micro-services are independent, on development front, codes of different services can be written in different programming languages. Micro-services based applications are driven by the cloud infrastructure and their customer-focused services can lead to any specific business goals.
Micro-services architecture as a foundation for video management software can give the software unimaginable modularity, ability to scale without down time of base application, and flexibility to meet any kind of video surveillance needs, across industries. Let us check out the advantages of micro-services in a cloud based Video management software:
In a cloud based Video management software, micro-services can be categorized as Micro-services on Management Server and Micro-services on streaming server. Even video analytics features in a cloud based video management software are developed as individual Micro-services of the software. A comprehensive micro-services platform can greatly enhance the performance of a cloud video management software by ensuring round the clock availability and independent lifecycle management.
eInfochips cloud based Video Management Software offers Micro-services based architecture to enable complete flexibility and customization in Video Surveillance. eInfochips Cloud VMS also offers full suite of Video analytics capabilities to meet customer requirement in retail, fleet transportation and city surveillance verticals.