Milestone Systems now offers two products on Amazon Web Services (AWS): The free XProtect Essential+, and XProtect BYOL (Bring Your Own License), which requires a paid license sold through Milestone’s existing distribution partner channels. Both products leverage web services provided by AWS to offer a flexible, cost-efficient and reliable cloud deployment alternative to the traditional on-premise VMS systems.
AWS is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. It offers a secure cloud computing environment with services such as compute, storage, database, and networking available in seconds.
Easy to Find, Buy, Deploy and Manage
XProtect on AWS is deployed directly from AWS Marketplace – a digital catalog that makes it easy to find, buy, deploy, and manage software and services. By deploying it from AWS Marketplace you save time on system set-up with automated OS and VMS installations, and a pre-configured VMS.
In such a full-cloud deployment scenario, the cameras and the end-device used to access the system make up the only hardware maintained on-premise. The servers, recorders, and datacenters are maintained fully by AWS 24/7, anywhere in the world.
XProtect on AWS offers a user-experience identical to on-site with 100% feature compatibility. It also minimizes the friction involved in setting up on-premise video surveillance systems, by using several web services:
- Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) provides secure and resizable compute needed to run XProtect.
- Amazon FSx provides cost-efficient storage with high levels of reliability.
- AWS Direct Connect and AWS Site-to-Site VPN services establish a dedicated network connection from the premises to AWS.
- AppStream – Amazon application streaming service can be used to deliver a full client experience identical to Smart Client on-site, with close-to-zero latency, regardless of the end-device and OS used.
XProtect on AWS is designed for organizations with a cloud-first strategy, who understand the benefits of cloud-based-solutions and are looking to leverage them to optimize operations and improve efficiency.
Cost-Efficient, Dynamic Scalability and Flexibility
The dynamic nature of cloud computing and the seamless scalability of XProtect make this solution highly flexible. This helps businesses move away from aging IT foundations and scale easily to meet business demand without over-provisioning.
Minimal hardware use and shifting to a predictable variable cost model helps organizations leverage the cost-efficiency to deliver better results.
Using XProtect on AWS also means outsourcing a considerable part of the IT infrastructure to global experts. This results in a more reliable and continuous operation with less risk of service disruptions.
Build Cloud Skills – Free
Working with this new solution requires training, and Milestone is committed to providing all the help you need. Our training program is available to use on your own time — free of charge — with online courses that teach you step-by-step how to sell and configure XProtect on AWS.
A dedicated sales kit with product materials is also available to support your learning. Once you feel ready to try it and gain practical experience, our free XProtect Essential+ software, available in AWS Marketplace, is only a click away.