Video management systems will always be a necessity for mission-critical organizations because they are the foundational application that security systems are ultimately built upon. Therefore, VMS architecture should promote interoperability, scalability, and reliability.

Just like the evolution of video cameras to IP nearly 20 years ago, video management must evolve. As more organizations adopt an IT-centric security infrastructure, IT leaders are becoming involved in selecting and deploying these once traditional physical security solutions.

Many VMS systems deployed today are outdated and utilize older technology, and most businesses are not experiencing the full scope of security technologies across their organization. Fully containerized video management systems come equipped with all the frameworks, databases, and remote capabilities that any organization needs.

But what is containerization?

Containerization is the packaging of software code with the operating system and dependencies required to run the code to create a single lightweight executable — dubbed a container — that runs on any infrastructure. This approach is more flexible and resource-efficient than virtual machines (VMs), and therefore, containers have become the choice for modern applications.

Containerization empowers users to create and deploy applications, like video management, faster and more securely. With traditional methods, code is developed in a specific computing environment, which, when installed, often results in bugs and errors. Containerization eliminates this problem by bundling the application code with the configuration files, libraries, and dependencies required. This single “container” stands alone and can run on any platform or cloud without issues.

Now that you know what a container is, how does this translate to video management? With so many options available today, what makes containerized VMS systems more optimal than traditional VMS systems?

Containerized VMS solutions have all the prerequisites pre-configured and installed for functionality, and do not need any additional frameworks or database software. Containers are ready to implement instantly. Because these systems do not have separate server requirements, deployments are hassle-free and built for complex global situations.

Containerized systems serve as an enterprise video solution that can scale regardless of an organization’s unique requirements to fit into any sized environment. From a small business with one camera stream to a multi-site deployment with thousands of IP camera systems globally, containerized VMS systems create a scalable, simple-to-use, and robust solution designed to fit the organization’s specific needs.

Learn more about how this unique approach is designed to take your video infrastructure to a new level.