Managed vs Hosted Video Competitive Pricing Dynamics

Author: John Honovich, Published on Jul 06, 2010

The tradeoff between managed and hosted video offerings is one of the most critical aspect in the growth of Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS). In this update, we examine key issues and limitations of current pricing levels. Readers needing a background should first read our VSaaS comparison guide.

As of June 2010, we believe a major barrier/error by providers is setting high rates for managed video offerings. While managed video solves some of the problems of hosted video (specifically by providing on-site storage thus eliminating problems/ costs for off-site storage and upstream bandwidth). However, most providers are still charging significant premiums for their managed video offerings even when all of the recording is done at the customer's site.

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