Private digital asset management Clouds based on Picturepark extend the benefits of Cloud DAM to organizations that require local data storage and support.
Leveraging Picturepark’s built-in support for multi-tenant and multi-instance Cloud DAM deployment, specially trained and certified Picturepark partners can offer Picturepark Regional Cloud services to customers in their regions.
Picturepark Regional Clouds offer several benefits to users:
- Local storage of metadata and assets
- Local support by Picturepark-certified DAM professionals
- Payment in local currency
- A better user experience for those located far from Picturepark datacenters
Note: If you’re looking for software-as-a-service DAM (hosted) and you have no need for a private Cloud, please visit the Picturepark software pages for information on standard Picturepark Cloud DAM software.
Data storage regulation compliance
Some governments and organizational policies impose limits on where data can be stored. This can be a barrier for organizations that want to employ Cloud-based services. As global concerns about data privacy and “snooping” increase, these restrictions can be expected to increase.
When regulations mandate that data be stored strictly within an organization’s national boundaries, a Picturepark Regional Cloud can be the answer. All metadata and assets are stored at the partner host’s chosen datacenter, so customers can ensure compliance with absolutely certainty. (For organizations whose own policies mandate that data be stored only on company servers, Picturepark can be installed on-premise and managed directly. More information about Picturepark deployment options is available on this website.)
Certified local support that speaks your language
Picturepark Regional Clouds are managed by specially trained Picturepark partners that have been certified to maintain Picturepark. The requirements for Regional Cloud certification are rigorous, so you can be confident that any company who offers Picturepark Regional Cloud services is competent to do so. If technical support is required that exceeds the partner’s capabilities, Picturepark’s own representatives will step in to help.
The primary benefit of being a Regional Cloud customer is that your Picturepark representative is in your time zone and speaks your language. Questions can be answered faster, and support requests can be resolved sooner. Plus, you’ll be paying in your local currency, which means you’ll be paying a competitive price and you won’t be subjected to foreign transaction fees or unpredictable exchange rates.
Picturepark partners that do not operate their own datacenters employ the services of a local datacenter to host their Regional Clouds. All datacenter choices are reviewed by Picturepark. Each must be able to provide DAM services that are within the specification of the Picturepark Regional Cloud, and in compliance with the service-level agreement (SLA) signed between customer and partner. These considerations help ensure that Picturepark Regional Clouds are reliable, and performant, and that the companies that stand behind them are solvent and dependable.
System enhancements and performance gains
If you decide to do more with your Picturepark, such as adding a custom Picturepark Ports interface or a connector to other software, you can. You can also add user licenses, metadata fields, rights templates and other configuration changes. Because your Picturepark Regional Cloud provider will also be a certified Picturepark configuration specialist, you’ll have all the advice and expertise you need.
If you’re located far from one of the datacenters Picturepark uses for its global Cloud services, you can expect reduced latency by using a Regional Cloud. This means you will wait less time for Picturepark to respond to your requests, which improves your user experience with the system.
Picturepark Regional Clouds are built on standard Picturepark software, so they offer the same features that are available to Picturepark’s own Cloud customers. When updates are available, Regional Cloud customers won’t have to wait long to see them because Regional Cloud providers are required by contract to upgrade their systems within 30 days of a new release. This ensures that Regional Cloud customers enjoy the same Picturepark experience that other Cloud customers enjoy.
Your Picturepark Regional Cloud account can be fully branded so your users will feel right at home. Add your logo for easy and fast identity support, or access Picturepark through a custom-developed Picturepark Ports interface that works the way you want it to work.
Thanks to the standard security options built into Picturepark, your assets and metadata are not seen by other Regional Cloud customers. Picturepark was designed for multi-customer deployment, so offering DAM services to multiple tenants is as natural for the system as offering a download. In fact, each customer’s user experience is so protected that you’ll think you have the system all to yourself. And if you opt for your own Picturepark instance instead of working on a shared system, you actually will have the entire system to yourself.
You have our word
How sure are we that the Picturepark Regional Cloud specification can provide secure, performant and reliable digital asset management services?
Picturepark global datacenters are based on the same fundamental specifications as Picturepark Regional Clouds. And being that Picturepark was the world’s first commercially available software-as-a-service (SaaS) DAM, running as a Cloud service now for more than 10 years, you have our word that the Picturepark Regional Cloud is a proven Cloud DAM platform that you can trust.