Choosing the right Enterprise Video platform for your organization is an important decision—particularly when the evaluation process includes requirements related to security, scalability, compliance, delivery methods, and coverage for critical use cases. Yet, with all of these decisions to be made, the most important one of all is related to deployment type.
In today’s article, we will provide an overview of three major deployment types as they pertain to Enterprise Video platforms—Cloud, Hybrid and On Premise—as well as some simple guidelines which can help your organization choose the right one.
Implementation Type #1: Cloud
(a.k.a. Software as a Service)
A Cloud enterprise video implementation provides a full set of pay-as-you-go tools for video creation, distribution and management—hosted entirely outside your company’s network and firewall. Once user permissions are set up, companies can simply turn on a Cloud deployment and go. And any user with Internet access can view, create or manage live and on demand video assets if given the right permissions.
Cloud at a Glance:
Hundreds to Several Thousand
Common Use Cases
Ease of Use
Ease of Deployment
Low Support Load
Your organization is a candidate for a Cloud Enterprise Video Deployment if the following things are important:
Implementation Type #2: Hybrid
A Hybrid implementation is essentially a Cloud-based solution, enhanced with on premise elements to increase delivery performance and data security. By placing edge computing technology at the Cloud’s periphery, a company can easily build a video-aware, privatized network on top of a flexible Cloud core. While a growing number of organizations are starting with Hybrid implementations right away, most still initially invest in a Cloud-based platform first and migrate to Hybrid as corporate demand for video increases over time.
Hybrid at a Glance:
Several Thousand to 20,000+
Common Use Cases
Live Event Management
Your organization is a candidate for A Hybrid Enterprise Video Deployment if the following things are important:
Implementation Type #3: On Premise
An On Premise enterprise video implementation is a perfect fit for large scale enterprise environments where security and compliance are critical—particularly in Banking, Finance, Health Care, Pharma and Telecommunications—as well as environments where employee bases are large and globally distributed. On Premise implementations are considerably more complex than Cloud implementations, and must be managed by internal staff and on internally hosted systems.
On Premise at a Glance:
Several Thousand to 100,000+
Common Use Cases
Training and Onboarding
Delivery to Thin Clients
Your organization is a candidate for an On Premise Enterprise Video Deployment if the following things are important:
We hope this article helps to clarify your options in selecting the right Enterprise Video deployment for your organization. If you’ve already zeroed in on a Cloud or Hybrid video solution, you may want to consider taking Qumu Cloud for a free test drive to experience how easy it can be for both IT and an end user. And if your requirements are more complex, contact Qumu to talk to our experts who can help you evaluate the best deployment design for your requirements and even set up a proof of concept (POC).