Due to the complexity and volume of digital evidence there is a critical need for transformative innovation. Embracing hybrid cloud technologies combines increased efficiency with improved experience and outcomes today, and into the future.
It’s all about the right applications and data in the right place, for the right reasons. Hybrid cloud is a blend of public, private and multi-cloud strategies. Essential operations and large data sets and applications are still housed in the data centre (for security and/or latency reasons), while applications and services that can best live in public cloud are migrated to the public cloud hyperscalers. The result is a seamless experience between public and private infrastructure – the best of both worlds.
Gone are the days when police forces would have to purchase 5X – 10X more storage capacity than is required on day one. The way in which IT infrastructure and services is purchased and consumed has changed. Large CAPEX investments are dwindling in favour of pay-per-use consumption models, such as HPE GreenLake. This help remove financial barriers and minimise the risk to technological advancement. Plus pay-per-use over time, can help free up finances for parallel initiatives and projects.
HMICFRS Report: An inspection into how well the police and other agencies use digital forensics in their investigations
“Storing the evidence from digital forensic examinations is a big problem for the police service and it is getting worse. The old ways of storing evidence don’t work in this digital age. Policing must move to a cloud-based system of storing digital evidence if it is to become more efficient and effective.”