Cloud technology holds the future for U.S. government video surveillance
Smartvue® Corporation, a Nashville, TN-based cloud technology company and a leading provider of global cloud visual intelligence (VI), announced March 2 that it has officially been authorized to use Azure Government, which is part of the Microsoft Cloud for Government, for military and government video surveillance solutions. This gives U.S. government organizations a government-grade cloud video surveillance solution that is owned and operated by U.S. companies, helping keep both sensitive data and government contracts in the hands of American companies.
For years, government security directors have been faced with challenges of security implementation, scalability, and utilization of IT for video surveillance. Since 1998, Smartvue has helped commercial organizations of large scale and rapid growth overcome these challenges with its patented cloud-based surveillance technology. Smartvue now utilizes the government cloud to offer government Visual Intelligence (VI) solutions that expand video surveillance and use cloud technology to overcome these challenges for government organizations that require an extra level of security. Smartvue offers government-grade surveillance solutions that enable government agencies to run a consistent video surveillance platform with the flexibility and capacity to scale up or down, on-demand, with more secure local, cloud or hybrid data storage solutions.
“Smartvue is committed to provide elegantly simple cloud video surveillance offerings and meet the specific security demands of government agencies,” said Martin Renkis, Founder and CEO of Smartvue Corporation. “For over a decade, we have been expanding the capabilities of visual intelligence and video surveillance by using the cloud at each step in the value chain and Azure Government gives us even greater capabilities to better serve government agencies.”
Smartvue’s government-grade cloud surveillance solutions use Azure Government to physically segregate sensitive government data storage and computer power from other cloud servers, while restricting access to data to screened U.S. citizens. All customer data, content, organizational data, hardware, networking, physical infrastructure and supporting personnel are based in the continental United States. There’s even a dedicated East Coast region designed to be close to Washington D.C. and surrounding area customers to help provide high-speed connections due to proximity. Utilizing Microsoft’s cloud provides more security and a documented roadmap that can help keep government agencies in compliance with citizens’ privacy and other legal standards.
“The Microsoft Cloud for Government is a complete cloud platform for any U.S. government organization aiming to be more secure, productive and agile in today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world,” said Richard Zak, Director, Justice and Public Safety Solutions, Microsoft. “Smartvue is the first U.S. company authorized to offer enterprise cloud video surveillance solutions on the Microsoft Cloud for Government.”
Cloud technology is creating new opportunities for government organizations. It’s prompting federal, state, local, and tribal government to shift resources and use the cloud for greater video surveillance services, dynamic computing power, increased scalability and reduced costs.