The Case for Hosted Video

Today’s operating models overcome technical challenges in installation, maintenance, bandwidth and scalability

Like a finely-tuned car, hosted video users do not need to fully understand what’s under the hood to enjoy the ride — but they should understand the SLA and quality of service (QoS) agreements made with the hosting provider. Hosted video is designed to be transparent to the user, while worries about hardware, software, configuration, bandwidth and security are left to the provider.


Fredrik Nilsson is General Manager of the Americas for Axis Communications and author of the book Intelligent Network Video. He is a regular expert contributor to STE on topics of networked video surveillance systems and cameras, and his popular “Eye on Video” series is available on