When considering any digital signage solution, the idea that your media is being stored on a server outside of the corporate network gives many IT administrators pause. We understand that! However, as cloud infrastructure offerings have evolved, the benefits are overwhelming.
Why Cloud Based?
Installing, configuring and maintaining servers on-premise is a costly endeavor, both in terms of equipment and resources. You need trained IT staff, software needs to be kept up-to-date, hardware quickly becomes obsolete and scaling can be problematic. More importantly, if a server goes down or the internet connection goes down, your services are down. A cloud based infrastructure does away with all of that.
Cloud platforms are highly secure environments, infinitely scalable, have built-in redundancy for both infrastructure and connectivity, and are far easier to maintain. Major hosting providers spend many millions, if not billions of dollars securing their infrastructures and providing outstanding fail over protection and backup services. MediaTile’s cloud based offering is part of the world largest cloud infrastructure provider and has servers regionally located so your data stay local. All software updates, including media player software, are handled automatically and transparently. If you need to grow your network, no problem. You can grow it as large as you like, there are no limitations, no performance issues and no storage limits. As your requirements grow, the cloud infrastructure will automatically grow with you. And best of all, you don’t have to be concerned about any of that, so you can focus on creating great content, instead of maintaining a complex server infrastructure.
If you would like to discuss these benefits in more detail, we are always available for a chat, so don’t hesitate to reach out.