Basically, without revealing too many details about the customer, we have a customer who runs a VMS (looking to move to NX Witness), and wants to move their CCTV server infrastructure into the cloud. They have around 50 IP cameras running at 1080p.
Before anyone says anything, I have voiced my concerns on this, that with the amount of data being transferred over the Internet, that the performance will suffer compared to having the server on site, and that their Internet usage, and costs will skyrocket with the sheer terabytes upon terabytes of data being transferred across the Internet per month, and that to get anything near decent performance they'd have to dial the image quality right down, and that the reliability and stability of the system will also suffer. Regardless, despite the fact that I think it will end in tears they want to move their CCTV server infrastructure into the cloud.
Anyway, the reason I'm posting - I want to know - is this even possible? Has it been done? I can find plenty of information about connecting to an NX Witness system, and CCTV systems in general over the Cloud, and about cloud backup storage, but nothing about actually hosting server infrastructure for a VMS in the cloud and having cameras record directly to a cloud server. Thanks in advance.