Selecting The Right Cloud Service – Which Cloud?

Selecting The Right Cloud Service – Which Cloud?

So you have decided to go with cloud computing, now what? Now you have to choose a cloud service.

Price will probably be the first thing on your mind. It is hard to price cloud computing services. The price changes with the amount of RAM, storage, CPU power and OS. CloudTweaks has a cool article on price comparison tools here.

You will have to decide on how much RAM, storage and CPU you need. What platform you are on. Then you have to decide if you want a pay as you go service. When you take all of these questions into account it is easy to see how finding the perfect cloud computing service might not be an easy choice, and will certainly take a lot of time.

Then you have to decide if you want a local cloud computing service or if you don’t mind it being on the other side of the world. Where your data is based should not be an issue but if things go wrong or you want to call customer service you might balk at the price of your phone bill.

You can go with a brand name like Amazon, Google or Microsoft’s Azure. The best thing to do is ask around. Asking friends can save you a lot of time and hassle.

Dreamworks used the Red Hat Cloud for Monsters Vs Aliens and MovieCloud, which I have previously written about, it popular with independent filmmakers.

A filmmaker called Tiffany Shlain has used cloud computing to amazing effect for her film “A Declaration of Interdependence” which was featured on YouTube and has been translated into 65 languages thanks to the Cloud. Shlain says in this article:

“Now, we are taking Cloud Film making to a mobile app. In the coming weeks, we will release the free CONNECTED app for iPhone, android and iPad that will add even more tools to the collective toolbox of participation for both CONNECTED and the LET IT RIPPLE series. This free mobile app has built-in recording so that you can participate by contributing to the next film, sharing your stories about using the films or about interdependence, or your ideas on the “participatory revolution.”

The app also includes a regularly updated database of research and posts about “connectedness in the 21st century,” information on how to host a screening, and instructions on how to use interactive discussion tools where both the host and the audience can engage with the research, conversation cards, and discussion book before and after the film. You can also license our Educator’s Edition and receive both printed materials for the class and the mobile app to engage, participate, and give back. The app is yet another way of redefining the relationship between the creator and the receiver. Cloud Film making is about everyone participating”.

I will research CONNECTED further and get back to you.

Another thing to consider is how easy it would be to switch. Getting locked in isn’t going to help if you change your mind. Read the small print. I am going to look at every cloud computing service from the perspective of a film industry professional. I will also ask film making and TV professionals which cloud service they use. If you work in the entertainment industry then get in touch with me.

By Catherine Balavage

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