Tell us more about Jaber Al Mas and how do you stand apart as an IT Specialist?
Jaber Al Mas Trading LLC established in 2002 is the leading IT solution provider in the country with over 10 years of successful history in the field. Pioneers in providing the most sophisticated telecom solutions, Jaber Al Mas Trading LLC also offers state-of-the art security and surveillance system. With a skilled team & an end-to-end solution driven approach JAM is the ideal partner. There is a synergy between all the Business Groups, Jaber Al Mas Trading LLC has more than a decade track record of continuous growth. The well diversified operations cover Telecommunications, Networking, Security, Projects, SMATV and Pay Tv Channels.
What are the key market trends impacting the growth of storage and surveillance market this year?
In the previous years, the video surveillance community saw the emergence of video surveillance as a service. As predicted, we also witnessed an increase in intelligence in cameras, greater adoption of analytics, and more content aggregation. In addition, biometrics assumed increasing importance as a measure to prevent massive data breaches.
What to Expect in 2018/2019
I anticipate a number of key trends to characterize the video surveillance data storage market in 2018/2019
Surveillance-as-a-service takes off
Last year, we saw service providers and customers testing the market with surveillance-as-a-service, and in 2018 we should watch for it to gain momentum and acceptance with a wider audience. As surveillance-as-a-service goes mainstream, we’ll also see devices becoming more intelligent. Think of multiple retailers in a shopping mall setting having their video surveillance system managed by their property manager – we’ll see more of that.
Increase in analytics
In 2017, normal networks, machine learning, real-time analytics, and artificial intelligence all got significant airplay. These forward-looking technologies are rapidly turning into real offerings for 2018, with implications for the security community such as more integration of a variety of sensor analytics.
More data will be created and retained longer
Retention times aren’t shrinking, and LTO (Liner Tape Open) tape is increasingly viewed as a vital element in surveillance storage architectures. With more data being produced that is vulnerable to cyber-attack, people are also recognizing the advantage of the air-gapped protection against ransom ware that is inherent with tape.
The multi-tier storage architecture Quantum has articulated as an enabling technology for video surveillance is clearly seeing traction going into the New Year. There are market challenges – both political and technical – but the overall trend is one of progress.
It’s pretty clear that people and businesses will continue the trend of reducing their need to rely on costly hardware and infrastructure by placing files and applications in the cloud.
Given the multitude of cloud storage providers out there, you must take care in choosing a provider who will offer the maximum amount of low-cost storage and bandwidth, while still keeping your data safe.
What is your go to market strategy and tell us about your major partnerships
Our mission is to continuously improve all our business process and productivity to achieve a level of excellence superior to our competitors and deliver the highest level of satisfaction to our customers. To be regarded as a leader in every sphere of our activity and become the first choice and trusted name to our customers by providing world class products and services. We would achieve this by building a dynamic organization and committing ourselves to the highest ethical and professional standers. We have partnered with all the major brands in our line of IT Solutions. You name it and we have partnered with them giving our customers the best of solutions for their requirements.
How are cloud applications and the rise of cloud data centres driving the need for further acceleration in structured cabling?
What I see is that the future of Data storage is in Cloud which will reduce the investments. People and businesses will be reducing their need to rely on costly hardware and infrastructure by placing files and applications in the cloud. Structured Cabling will have a long way to go as of now. Customers rely more on the wired connectivity than on wireless connectivity. Inside the premises we will see the structured cabling and the storage and Data center storage will move to cloud storage with DR centers.
How can structured cabling solution providers reduce the complexities to allow IoT to thrive safe and secure in the data centre?
Data centre being the heart of any organization a great precaution has to be taken on wireless connectivity as there are possibilities of data hacking. Now with the the 1- wire technologies, we have significantly reduced the cost of structured cabling. Further reduction can be done by using internal Wifi access points solutions connected to a main server.