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How To Choose The Right Cloud Deployment Model For Your Organization?

By Sabika Tasneem
Different types of cloud deployment models to choose from

The rising adoption of video streaming and content management platforms has brought to light a major dilemma for most organizations: what cloud deployment model is the best to fulfill their organizational needs? A study by Cisco had anticipated that, by 2021, 94% of the global workload would be processed by the cloud data centers. Hence, choosing the right cloud deployment model is no small dilemma as any sort of misstep might put you leaps and miles behind your competition.

The good news is smartly choosing a flexible enterprise video content management system like VIDIZMO allows you to pick and choose the deployment model that best fits your needs and switch it up in case your requirements change. VIDIZMO provides you the flexibility of deploying on-premise, in the cloud, in a hybrid environment or as a ready-to-deploy SaaS application. What other platform provides you such variety while supporting the creation of a secure YouTube-like video portal for live and on-demand video streaming for an internal or external audience? 

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There are a variety of techniques to deploy cloud resources, all providing corporations with varying levels of control, flexibility, and management. Here is an analysis of the benefits of each cloud deployment model:

 

SaaS-Shared Cloud Deployment Model

 

SaaS-Shared Cloud Deployment Model

This is a ready-to-deploy cloud model for customers to host their content in a vendor-managed multi-tenant environment. Customers have various packages to choose from in this cloud deployment model, including a consumption-based model or registered user model. In the consumption-based model, customers only pay for the named (authenticated) users who use the software within a month. In the registered user model, customers pay a flat fee for all named (authenticated) users registered in the account.

 

Benefits:

  • Cost-effective solution with a pay-as-you-go subscription model
  • Ready-to-deploy solution for instantaneous deployment in just a few hours
  • Suitable for small to medium-sized enterprises with less stringent compliance and security requirements
  • Highly scalable cloud deployment model based on factors like the number of users or storage space
  • Maintained and automatically updated by the vendor - no tech expertise required from your end

Drawbacks:

  • Less customizable compared to other deployment options
  • Cloud provider's security and compliance policies will be implemented - not customizable based on your unique requirements although major cloud providers cover a wide range of measures
  • Lower control in the hands of your IT team
  • Requires internet

 

Vendor Provided Cloud Deployment Model

Vendor Provided Cloud Deployment Model

This is a vendor-provided and managed dedicated cloud option that gives customers the ability to enforce specific policies according to their organizational content needs.

 

Benefits:

  • Highly scalable (with tiered storage), reliable and flexible deployment option with a variety of customizability options
  • Customer's choice of datacenters anywhere in the world
  • Very configurable and customizable solution
  • Customers have greater flexibility and control over data, performance, security, and storage
  • Customers can test and validate software integrations and updates in the staging environment before their release to internal & external customers

Drawback:

  • Your IT Team won't have as much control (still greater than SaaS)
  • The deployment will take a bit more time
  • Operational cost is higher as the vendor will utilize professional services to ensure your convenience for regular updates and maintenance.
  • Requires internet

 

Customer Provided Cloud Deployment Model

Customer Provided Cloud Deployment Model

This is a "Bring-Your-Own-Cloud" (BYOC) model that provides customers the flexibility to host and deploy the video platform in any public or private cloud provider of their choice. Hence, customers only pay for the vendor's software and services to manage the solution.

 

Benefits:

  • Customers have high security and control over data, identity, access management, network, firewall configuration, and compliances
  • Cloud provider is still responsible for protecting the infrastructure, which is composed of hardware, software, networking, and facilities - with custom security and compliance options
  • Customer's choice of datacenters anywhere in the world
  • Highly scalable (with tiered storage), reliable and flexible deployment option with a variety of customizability options
  • A balance between control and flexibility 

Drawbacks:

  • The deployment will take a bit more time
  • You will need to have an expert enterprise IT team for the management of the entire solution
  • Organization expense on regular maintenance
  • Requires internet

 

Private Cloud Deployment Model (On-Premises)

Private Cloud Deployment Model (On-Premises)

This option is for larger corporations wanting to deploy on a private network at your data center on-site or off-site in a leading cloud provider's data center with dedicated hardware and software at your service. This single-tenant environment ensures that these resources are not shared with any other organization or users.

These organizations can choose to install the vendor's software through their own enterprise IT team or engage the vendor's professional services to install the software as required. This type of deployment is favored by organizations that cannot share critical information with public cloud providers and need dedicated resources to handle such sensitive information.

 

Benefits:

  • Self-services for large-scale customers that do not require a vendor to install the software for them
  • Deployable on customer-provided infrastructure
  • The most scalable and elastic cloud deployment option - you can still benefit from the cloud providers scalability
  • Customers have the highest degree of control in this model
  • The dedicated instance is easiest to customize and configure to your liking
  • Higher level of security and privacy through both company firewalls and internal hosting to ensure operations and sensitive data are not accessible to third-party providers
  • May run without internet

Drawbacks:

  • The most costly solution out of all the options
  • The deployment will take more time than all the other options
  • Expert enterprise IT team will be required
  • Your IT team will be responsible for maintenance

 

Hybrid Cloud Deployment Model

Hybrid Cloud Deployment Model

A private cloud can be combined with public clouds to create a hybrid cloud, allowing businesses to take advantage of "cloud bursting" to free up more space and scale cloud computing services to a public cloud when computing demand increases. For instance, digital assets such as videos produced by organizations can be hosted on-premises, but the vendor's application can be hosted on a public cloud.

 

Benefits:

  • A good balance between benefits of public and private cloud in terms of control and vendor-assistance
  • Public cloud will allow infrastructure to be available in multiple regions while digital assets such as videos produced by organizations can be hosted on-premises
  • Sudden increases in video demand can also be accommodated by "bursting through" from private to public clouds
  • Cost-effective compared to the private cloud option as it alleviates the need for large capital expenditures to handle short-term spikes in demand
  • Organizations can scale their computing resources and costs according to their requirements

Drawbacks:

  • Is on the costlier side of the options
  • Deployment may take more time
  • May require internet for some services

 

Read More: Best Video Cloud Storage Options of 2021

 

Need a Vendor That Provides All These Cloud Deployment Models According to Your Needs?

VIDIZMO, a Microsoft IP Co-Sell Ready Gold Partner and recognized in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, offers its customers several deployment options for its enterprise video content management system and digital evidence management system to fit their unique business, compliance, and technical requirements. We provide customers the flexibility to deploy resources to host their content in a SaaS-shared multi-tenant or dedicated single-tenant cloud environment via VIDIZMO through public cloud providers such as Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Service (AWS). Customers also have the option to bring their own cloud (BYOC) and leverage their existing infrastructure on a private cloud (single-tenant). VIDIZMO also offers on-premise video streaming and digital evidence management. Lastly, customers can connect existing on-premises resources with infrastructure and applications on the cloud through a hybrid deployment model.

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Posted by Sabika Tasneem

Sabika is a product strategist at VIDIZMO, an expert in video streaming technologies and solutions.

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