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Why do You Need a Cloud Streaming Server? 25 June 2020

Cloud Streaming Server for apps and website

Want to deliver exceptional quality streaming to your viewers but don’t want to build your own streaming media server from scratch? Well, the answer you are looking for is a cloud streaming server- a solution that works best for hosting video for your website/app. 

As demand for online video keeps increasing, a cloud streaming server is no longer a ‘can-have’ option but a requirement for any video content owner eager to amplify their streaming business. Read on to know the basics of a cloud server and why you need one for your business. In case you have anything specific, drop your question in the comment section below. Our experts will answer. 

What is a Cloud Server?

A cloud server is a powerful virtual server running in a cloud computing environment that performs application and information-processing storage. Cloud servers are created, hosted, and delivered in a cloud computing platform via the internet, by virtue of which it can be accessed remotely.  Similar to physical servers that run in a local data centre, cloud servers provide the same functionality & support the same operating systems and applications.

Why do you need a Cloud Streaming Server?

The complexity and sheer volume of online consumption demand sophisticated technology not every provider can build and maintain. Here comes the importance of cloud media servers. From hosting sheer volume of video data to seamless delivery, here’s why you need a Cloud Streaming Server to accelerate your streaming game!

1. Easy on Budget

Cloud servers like Muvi Server are a cost-effective solution compared to an on-premise server. That’s because you only pay for what you need and reduce the expense that comes with maintaining server hardware. In this way you can treat cloud storage costs as an ongoing operating expenditure instead of an upfront capital expense with the associated tax implications.

2. Requires Minimum Time to Set Up

This is by far one of the best advantages of deploying a cloud streaming server. As opposed to on-premise servers, deploying a cloud server accelerates the process of setting up and adding to your storage capabilities. With cloud storage, you can start streaming in just within hours or days, depending on how much capacity is involved.

Muvi Server operates in the cloud making it quickly deployable and with less up-front cost, enabling you to move faster.

3. Unlimited Storage Capacity

A cloud streaming server makes it possible to store practically limitless amounts of data, that too, in a cost-effective manner. Cloud servers make it possible for data archiving and backup, so you don’t have to worry even if you delete some of your files. Growth constraints is a severe limitation of on-premise servers, but thanks to cloud storage, capacity is virtually unlimited.

Muvi Server lets you host and manage unlimited audio/video content with a carrier-grade platform that is coordinated & complete irrespective of content volume and consumption.

4. Scalability

One of the best benefits of going for a cloud server is scalability. You can scale VoD content as your data volumes increase or dial down capacity as and when necessary. All this is possible in just a few minutes. With a cloud server, your mission-critical workloads run seamlessly while you grow your business. When you store data in the cloud, you save your storage costs which is definitely not the case for physical servers. 

5. Security

A cloud streaming server offers baseline security measures that include data encryption, access control, user authentication. Ensuring these measures are in place is especially important when the data in question involves copyrighted, original & intellectual property like video and audio content. Also, cloud servers make it possible for instant website data mirroring that helps to improve the safety of your site and its redundancy. 

What Muvi Flex has to Offer

Muvi Flex lets you host, manage, and deliver multi-format audio and video files across any devices and platforms. It simplifies on-demand video & audio streaming by bundling storage, encoding, transcoding, analytics, distribution and playback in an easy-to-use solution that lets you stream high-quality videos anytime, anywhere.

Explore unlimited video/audio hosting possibilities by signing up with our 14-Day Free Trial!

 

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Sreejata Basu
Sreejata is Senior Content Writer for Muvi’s Marketing unit. She is a passionate writer with a background in English Literature and music. By week Sreejata spends her time in the corporate world of Muvi, but on weekends she likes to take short hiking trips, watch movies and read interesting travelogues.

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