Maximizing Control by Self-Hosting Videos for Business

By on March 28, 2018
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Most of Ensemble Video’s enterprise customers self-host their video content on the platform, and control is the most important reason why. Self-hosting videos allows your enterprise to leverage the investments you’ve already made in data centers and team members.

In this blog, we’ll discuss how self-hosting your business’ videos allows you to maximize control and self-preservation of your tools, including your servers and network, hardware, network efficiencies and security settings.

Your servers and network

When you self-host your company’s videos, you can finely tune and customize your internal server infrastructure and server components to meet your needs. For example, you may want to add more RAM or CPU to a more powerful streaming media server, and if you self-host videos, you can choose those settings instead of using the default settings of a cloud-based solution.


Self-hosting videos also allows you to use your own machines to run your platform and control the entire system. Similarly to self-preservation of your servers and network, maintaining your video content on your own hardware allows you to opt for more storage and use backup routines for specific disaster recovery and media restoration needs.

Network efficiencies

When you self-host your videos, you have complete control of the assets living in your data center or corporate network. Many of our enterprise customers also choose to self-host their video content because they find taking advantage of their own network efficiencies can help them achieve faster upload speeds, sharper resolutions, and lower-latency viewing experiences.

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Security settings

Using only your own local intranet, rather than the public internet, to host videos is a sure way to control usernames and passwords, and protect intellectual property. When you protect access to your intranet through only authorized access, you can rest assured that the security of your video platform will be efficiently maintained on your network.

With Ensemble Video, you can choose to self-host video content. If you’re curious about whether self-hosting is best for your needs, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. We’d be happy to help you decide whether your organization should self-host videos.

Are you ready to get started self-hosting videos at your business? Schedule a demo or request a free trial of Ensemble Video now.


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