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Video is vastly different from other types of digital assets. It is a rich media type that takes up much more space and is much harder to manage. To put it into perspective, a phone-recorded minute-long video of 1080p resolution will be a video file size of about 175 MB. Compare this to an average 300-page book that takes up storage space of about 2.6 MB. One video might not be hard to manage. However, with the speed at which video usage is rising, video storage for enterprises is come out to be in TBs and growing as we speak.
However, video storage is just one of the concerns. An even greater problem is how a video could be shared ahead. All these problems are even more exacerbated when we are dealing with larger video files. For instance, an hour-long 4K video file sizes up to be around 22.5 GB. Imagine publishing just a hundred of these videos in a month would require monthly storage space of 2.25 TB. Sharing such large video files is equally challenging as most storage spaces have an upload limit. Even if they allow you to upload and share a large video, it will probably take you forever to send just one video.
To top it all off, enterprises have many internal videos that require to be restricted for authorized viewing only. Hence, a public cloud or video platform will not be a secure method for sharing these videos. An enterprise video platform like VIDIZMO is the best when you want securely share large video files on a regular basis. Let us explore two key methods of sharing large video files based on your use case:
Enterprise-Grade Cloud Service Provider for Secure Sharing
Go for this solution if you are an organization that is reliant on regular video usage, which leads to you continuously piling up videos in your storage. You might have many videos for internal use like town halls, corporate communication, training, onboarding, financial briefing, etc.
In this type of use case, choose one of the leading enterprise-grade cloud service providers, like Azure or AWS. These have scalable storage space that can be optimized based on whether you want to archive a video or regularly access it. This will allow you to save your cost in the long run.
However, the question of the hour is how to share large video files securely while utilizing one of these enterprise-grade cloud storage providers. For this very reason, we recommend you not to opt for a cloud service provider directly. Rather than that, opt for an enterprise video platform, like VIDIZMO, that not only provides you storage options in these enterprise-grade cloud service providers but also allows you to efficiently and cost-effectively manage and share your large video files.
Above all else, VIDIZMO allows you to easily find your videos by organizing them into categories, playlists. You can also segregate videos for restricted viewing within different user groups or entirely separate video portals for either external audiences or internal team members. You can enable security features like SSO integration, DRM support, end-to-end encryption, IP and Geo-restriction to ensure complete content protection from any external attacks or breaches. To top it all of, VIDIZMO supports optimized playback of your videos with adaptive bitrate streaming and CDN support for smooth global delivery without buffering.
Simple Cloud Storage Provider for One-Time Use
This option is more relevant for someone who is in a one-time unique predicament of sharing a large video file. An enterprise-grade solution will not be fit for usage in this situation. We would instead recommend you to opt for a simple cloud storage provider like Google Drive or OneDrive.
These solutions are definitely not top-notch in terms of security, scalability or video streaming and management. However, they definitely work for one-of large video sharing. They also operate on a freemium model where, for instance, Google Drive provides 15 GB of free storage while OneDrive offers 5 GB of free storage space. This is free storage is more than enough for one-off file-sharing purposes.
However, be mindful that these solutions are not secure and do not support optimized video playback. They also do not allow you to preview large video files and forces viewers to download them to watch. This can be extremely time-taking in case of a large video.
As an alternative to a cloud-based platform, you can use FileWhopper, a new online file sharing service that lets you transfer video files of any size quickly and securely.
To sum it up, before opting for a video storage and sharing solution, you must be mindful of how extensive your video needs are in terms of storage requirements, security, and playback. Based on that, you can go for either a simple cloud storage provider like Google Drive or an enterprise video platform like VIDIZMO that allows you to store in scalable enterprise-grade cloud storage providers like Azure or AWS.