Wasabi Cloud Storage for VMSes Tested

By Sean Patton, Published Aug 30, 2021, 11:58am EDT

Wasabi, a cloud storage provider touting flat rate pay-as-you-go storage, has raised $244 million, including $137 million in 2021, and is marketing hybrid cloud storage for 3rd party VMSes.

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How well does Wasabi cloud storage work? We tested it, and inside this report, we share our findings on:

  • Cloud Recording and Streaming Performance
  • Cloud Connection Requirements
  • Storage Configuration
  • Pricing Comparison
  • How it worked with Milestone in our testing
  • How it can work with various VMSes

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** *** ****, ****** worked ****, **** ** additional ******* ** ********* of ******** ***** ** issues ********* *****. ****** differentiates **** ****** ***** storage ********* (*.*. ***, Google, *****) ** ******** a **** ~$* *** TB *** ***** ***, with ** ********** **** for ***** **** *********** video ****** (*.*. *********** video ***** *** ******** viewing).

** ******** ***** ********, Wasabi ** ***** ******* for *** ***** *****. There ** *** * viewing ****** *** ******** video, ******* ** ** only ******* *** ****** video *****, *** ******** in *** *** ******. Secure ****** ******** ******** a ****** ***** ** VPN ********** ** **** forwarding *** *** ** the *** ***** ***** thick, ******, ** *** clients.

****** ******** ** *** compatibility ** ***** * software ****** **** ******** the *** ****** ** Wasabi *******. ************, ***** they ********* ***** ***** storage ** ********* *******, we ***** **** ********** Internet *********, ** ****** well ** * ******* storage ********.

How ** ***** **** *****

*** *** *** ************* work **** ****** ** it ******* ** *** VMS ** * ******** local ***** ** ****** to *** ******** ****. Using ********* *****-***** ******** VPNs (*********,***** **********) ****** ******* * virtual ******* ******** ** the ********* ****** **** appears ** *** *** as * ******** ***** drive.

************, ****** *** ********** integrations ******************************* ******** *********** *** ongoing ************** ** ****** from ****** *** *** software ********** ******. ****** said **** *** ******* with ******* *** ****** to *** *******. **** simplifies ************* *** ********** of *** ***, ** building ** ********* ** the *** ******, *** is *** ********* ** record ** ****** ***** storage.

************, ****** **** **** VMSes *** ******* ** their ***** ******* ******** if *** ***** ******* an ****** ** *********, which ****** ******** *** its *** ***** *******. We **** ** ** VMS **** *** **** so ***.

Overview *****

** **** *-****** *****, we ******** ****** ***** and ******** ***********:

Pricing - ** ****** *****

****** ******* ******* ** simple, **** ** * monthly ************ *** ~$* per ** *** *****. Moreover, ****** ***** ****** cloud ******* ********* (*.*. Amazon, ******, *****), ***** are ** ******** ***** for *********** *** ***** when ******* **** **** the *****. ****** **** not ***** ******** ******* of *******, **** * single ***** ** ****** storage ***** ****** (*** others) ***** ******* ********* object ******* ******* (*.*. S3, ** ********** ******, and *******).

***** ** ****** ***** ~$600 *** ***** ******** ** ******** *****$*,*** *** ***** *** 100TB, **** ********** ******* for *********** *** *****. AWS ** ********** *** Glacier ******* **** ***** per-TB ***** **** ******, however, ******* *** ********/*********** video ** ***** ***** could ** ************* *********.

Secondary ********* ** ****** ** *****

****** ********** ***** *** storage *** *** ***** portion ** * ****** cloud ******, ***** ********* on-premise ******* ** *** initial/live ********* ********. ** this ************, ***** ****** can ******** **-******* ******* capacity *****, ***** ******* long-term ********* ** *** cloud. ********** ******** ********* is ******** *** **** upload (*********) *** ******** (playback), ** ** *** case **** ******* **** use *** ***** ** the ******* ********* ********.

** *******, ****** ********* well ** * ********* archiving ********, ******* ** video ** *** ***** 1 **** ***** ** was ********* ****** ** Milestone:

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*******, ****** **** ****** well **** **** ** the ******* ******* ********, with ** *********** ****** when ********* ** ******* back *****:

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Cloud ********* ***********

********** *** ********* *** to ****** ******** * software ******, **** *********, which ******* *** ******** the ***** ******* *** recording ****** *** *** cloud. ************, ** ****** basic ********** *** ********** details:

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*** ********* ******** ****** creates **** ******* ** be * *** ***** disk ** *** ********, which ********* (** ***** VMS) *** *** ** store ***** *****:

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************, *********'* ****** ****** throttling ** ******** *** upload *********, ** ******* overloading * ******* ******** connection:

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****-*******, ****** **** ***** that*************** ******* ************** *** **** ************* as *********, *** ** integrated **** ********* ********.

Server ****** *****

***** ********** ******* ******* and ***** ****** *** Live ********* ******* ** Milestone, *** ********* ******* fails ** ******* ** cloud *******, **** **** the ***** ********* ********* that *** ****** *** an ********* ********** ** Wasabi:

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** ***** ** ******* the ********* ******** ******* to ** ********* (******* Start), ***** *** ****** time *** *** ****** application ** *******/************ ****** the ********* ****** ******* accessing ***** *******:

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**** ** *** ** issue **** ****** ***** storage ** ***** **** for ******* *******, ** the ********* ********* ******* would *** ** *********** connecting ** ***** ******* at *******.

Global **** ******* / **********

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****** ******* ****** **** centers *******, *********, * ** East ***** ******, *****, and ******. ***** *** ******* data *******, *** ********* to ******. *** *******, the ***** **** ****** is *******************, *** *** ***** data ****** ** ******** by***. ****** *******, ** were **** ** ****** the ******/******** ******* ** our ********.

****** ******* *** **** center ******** *** **** Type ** ********* *** offer ***/*** *** *** compliance.

Comments (17)

* **** *** **** being * **** **** no *********** *********** ******* provided. *** ******* ***** load ****** **** *********** performance ********* ** ** considered ** * *********.

********* ***** *** * lot ** ******* ********* on * ******.

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** ** * **** to *** ** *** how ** *****. ** you **** **** ******** metrics ** *********** ** compare, ****** ******* **.

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** **** **** *** a ******.

**** *********** - **, GC ****** *******, ***** Blob *******.

***** ****** - ************ read/write ***, **, *** files ** ****** **, 100, *****. ** **** API ******* ** **** - ******* *** *** upload (** ***** *** issues *** ****** **** API). ******* **** *** operation ** **** **** batch. **** ******.

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*** **** ***** ******* were *********?

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** ***** *****, **** 5 ******* (******** *****-****** cameras), **** * ***/*** Mbps ***** ******** ********** from *** ******* ******** to *** *****.

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****** ****. *** ****** for ***** ***** ****!

** **** ***** **** a **** ******* **** alternative ***** * **** VMS?

******** ****** ****** (******) up ** ***** ****** (300-400Mbs)?

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** **** *** ****** cloud-based ******* ****** (******** a ******** ********* ******), Internet ************ **** ** the ******* **********, **** 300-400Mbps ******** ******** ** prohibitively ********* ** **** regions. ************, ******** *** Internet ******* ******* ********, as ***** *** *** lost/written ****, ****** **** local-only *******.

******* ** **** ***** a "*******-**** *********** ***** a **** ***", ****** does *** ****** **** as ****, *** ** only *********** ********* *** cloud ******* ****** ** Verkada, *** *********, ***** camera *******, ****** ***** viewing, ****** *******, ***.

**** ************ ** **** similar (*** *** **********) to **** ******* ** EagleEye, ** **** **-******* server ******* ** **** for [* *** / 1 **** / * month], *** ***** ** then ***** ** *** cloud *** ********** *********. Again, ******** **** ****** remote ******, *********, ***. which *** *** ******* by ******.

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****:

******, * ***** **** since *** ****** ********* VMS **** ** *** can *** *** *** features ** ********* **** cloud ******* *** * decent *****.

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** * ******** *** server ******** ******, ** can’t * ****** **** local ** *** ******* to ***** ** * network ***** **** ** its ***?

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*** ******* ******** **** a ***** *** ** video ***** ******* * good *** ** ******, filter, ***. **, ** you ***'* **** * VMS *** *** **** have **** ******* ******** a *** ** ****.

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* ***** ****** ***** this, *** **** ***** you ***** **** * PC (*******/*****/*****) ** *** the ******* ***, ** there *** *** ** cameras **** ******* *** Amazon ** *** ** their *** ***** ******** gateways:

** *** **** ****** * ***> **** would **** * ******* app (**** *********, *********) in *** ****** **** can **** *** ********** from **** ******* ***** to ****** ****** *******.

*** ***** **** ********* to **** *** ******* app. ** ***** ** a ******* ****** **** the ** ***** **** to ****** *** ******* file *****. ** **** not **** ** ** a ********* ****** *** the *******.

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…***** *** *** ** cameras **** ******* *** Amazon ** ***…

*** ********?

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*********'* ********* ***** **** Wasabi. *** ******** ***** (********* ******** ***** – Wasabi). *** ******** *** demonstrated ** *** *** West **** ****** ********.

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** **** **** ****** for ******** ******* ** video **** ***** ** be **** *** **** periods (**** ** ***** being ******** ******* ** an ******* ****** *************). One ***** ** **** in **** **** *********** the **** ** ****** storage ** ***** ******* retention ******. *** ***** pay-as-you-go ($*/**) ******* *****, the ******* ********* ** 90 ****. ** *** upload *****, **** ****** it ***** ** ****, you **** ******** ** pay *** ** *** 80 **** **** (***** the ** *** ******* is ***). *** *** for *** ***** ******** for ** ****. *** may *** **** ******** to ********* ***** ** days, *** *** ***** as **** **** ** 90 ******* *** **** pay *** ** ****** way. **** **** ********* it ** **** ******.

****** ******* ******* ******

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I **** **** ****** *** ***** ** *** ****** *********. ******** *** ******* **** **** ** *** ** *** ********** ** *** ** ****. * **** ****** **** ******** *** ******* *** ** ***** ** **** ****.

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** *******,

*** *** **** ****** also ** *** **? How *** *** ******* to ******* ** ** Wasabi?

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** ******* ****** ** archive ***** *** ******* 25-30 *******. ** **** a ***** *** *** you *** *** ********* up ** * ******* so ** *****'* ***** after *******. ******* ******** can ** ******* *** ~5-10 ******* **** ******** multiple ***** ***** **. VMS ********* **** ** start *********** ******** **** S3 *******.

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