Media processing is becoming a complicated problem. The dramatic increase in the number of viewing platforms is creating the need for multiple file renditions for each asset. Add multi digital rights management requirements into the mix and before long VOD libraries can easily expand from a few thousand to over hundreds of thousands of unique assets. This type of scale requires a new approach to business, infrastructure, and networking systems. Due to these added complexities of logic & scale, this new approach requires lot of planning and design in terms of storage, network bandwidth, and choice of tools & technologies.
On-Premises deployment starts with capacity planning (compute capacity, storage capacity, & network capacity). This model is not designed to handle unforeseen processing demands. Even with the best planning and forecasting, an on-premises solution can quickly run out of storage, network bandwidth, and/or processing power with the ever increasing asset library and growing customer base.
Given the ever changing video technology landscape, growth in consumer demand and content availability - setting up a cost effective and “future proof” media processing solution on-premises is often an unrealistic dream. Adapting to cloud based media processing solutions can make this dream a reality.