Body cameras have been in the news this week with big stories in the Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal, and the cost of storage has been a big a part of the story. I have met with many different customers around evidence storage and the long term costs associated and I often hear that they are “going cloud” because they believe it is less expensive than on-premises storage. Cloud is without a doubt changing the landscape for our apps at home, on our phones, and in the enterprise. There are a lot of situations where cloud is the right choice. Cloud for evidence is more nuanced than lets say, deploying Office 365. Evidence data grows every year and sits unused for most of its lifetime. Evidence video has a shelf life of 3, 5 , or even 20 years or more in some cases. When storing that much data and for that long of a time, you have to think beyond the first 5 years. One of the most common offers I encounter when talking to customers is the “unlimited” per camera plan for body camera storage. This plan sounds like a great deal up front, but when you dig deeper, you quickly find that it is a much more expensive alternative to storing evidence in your datacenter.Lets look at one example of a small city in California. The City of Alameda purchased software and cloud storage for 80 body cameras for $425,000 for 5 years. Each year Alameda will be on the hook to pay $63,000 forever to maintain their body camera video in the cloud.“80 Cameras for $63,000/year FOREVERShareThat is a lot of money for 80 cameras. Imagine if they had 1,000 cameras or even 10,000 cameras. This is the fundamental issue with the currently available cloud offers for body cameras. You are not getting any of the advantages of cloud and you are left with a bill that is too costly for most police departments. Not to mention you are vendor locked-in and the cost to change vendors can be astronomical.Contrast this with a Public Safety Data Lake designed to store, manage and secure ALL your evidence data in an open platform that you own. A Public Safety Data Lake allows you to buy the storage you need when you need it. No long term overpriced contracts. It is open to any evidence you want to store and you are not stuck managing multiple storage platforms for your evidence data.“Join us at EMC World 2016 on Tuesday May 3 @ 1:30 PM to learn more about how to turn your Evidence and Surveillance data into a Data Lake.Share
No. 14 Syracuse (3-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) beat No. 18 Johns Hopkins (2-2), 14-10, in 2019’s rendition of the historic matchup between the Orange and the all-time winningest team in college lacrosse. SU played sloppy with the ball and turned the ball over 15 times. But in the end, the Orange were able to capture the win.Here are three takeaways from the game.Mixed effort at the XSyracuse struggled for possessions for a majority of the game and looked to the faceoffs to find some chances. After falling to a 5-1 deficit early in the game, the Orange switched in Danny Varello for extended run in the X. Jakob Phaup, who started for the second-straight game after leading the Orange’s faceoff unit for the previous three matchups, lost his first three attempts and nearly turned the ball over following his first win.After the switch, Syracuse resorted to a balanced effort. Varello stayed in for a few in a row and started to win. Then Phaup returned and entered a rhythm of his own. Prior to the season, SU head coach John Desko said it would ride the “hot hand” with its faceoff unit, but Phaup’s recent play had Varello sidelined for the majority of attempts. But Saturday, Syracuse needed both.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBy the end of the game, the Orange got good production from both players in their two-headed unit. After losing six of their first nine attempts, the Orange left the game with a 17-11 lead at the X.Cancelling the slow startSyracuse fell to an early 5-1 deficit, and the Orange played a lot like they did in the season-opening loss against Colgate. The Orange misfired on passes, were dominated at the X and couldn’t string together possessions, leaving the Orange defense without time to reset after Blue Jays goals.But, when the Orange needed big plays, Brendan Curry sprinted on a dodge to the left side of the net and scored an unassisted goal. Right before the end of the quarter, after some strong defensive stands from Syracuse, Bradley Voigt received a pass in front of the net and twirled a shot behind his head and into the goal.In the season-opener, despite Syracuse runs and short spurts of momentum, Colgate always had an answer on offense. But Syracuse allowed just five goals after the first quarter, and its offense played well enough to keep it within striking distance, going into the fourth quarter trailing by just one goal.Fourth quarter explosionAll game, the Orange waited for the run to push them ahead. To give them a lead they could hold onto. A goal by Jamie Trimboli gave the Orange a chance to push ahead, but throughout the game, an equalizer was often followed by a Blue Jays answer.But Jacob Buttermore fired a bouncing shot into the goal, and Syracuse took control. Its offense led a 4-0 run before JHU scored again. When Johns Hopkins got on the board, Syracuse scored two more goals. For one quarter, Syracuse’s possessions were clean, and its offense held the ball and attacked. By the end of the quarter, Syracuse outscored the Blue Jays 6-2 and took ownership of a game that it trailed for a majority of the contest. Published on March 9, 2019 at 3:12 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @MikeJMcCleary Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Iowa Pork Producers are urging lawmakers to continue taxpayer support of facilities and programs designed to respond to an outbreak of African swine fever here. The association’s Drew Mogler testified at a public hearing in the governor’s office this week.“Iowa Pork is very appreciative of the communication and collaboration that’s existing between pork producers and our partners in state government as we continue to be vigilant and prepare in the unfortunate event that something like this would reach our border,” he said. African Swine Fever has killed swine herds in Asia and eastern Europe. It has wiped out about one-quarter of all the pigs in the world — but it has NOT reached the United States. Mogler says construction of the new, 75 million dollar Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at Iowa State University is a priority for Pork Producers.“It cannot be overstated the critical role that the Vet Diagnostic Lab plays in the event of a foreign animal disease outbreak in the not only in the state of Iowa, but really the Midwest and the entire country,” Mogler said.In addition, the Pork Producers are calling for an increase in state funding to help the Iowa Department of Agriculture prepare for an outbreak of disease among the state’s livestock herds. According to Mogler, one-out-of-12 jobs in the state are connected to pork production and he says 25 percent of the grain grown in Iowa is consumed by Iowa pigs. State officials estimate the entire livestock industry will generate about 13-and-a-half billion dollars in the Iowa economy this year.