Cloud vs. on-premise (or SaaS vs. installed) is a decision Picturepark customers never get wrong. Picturepark lets you choose what you need now and change your mind any time. You can even run digital asset management hybrids to leverage both.
Cloud DAM (SaaS)
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) means faster deployment, virtually no reliance on IT, and no headaches for you ever. Picturepark manages the software so you can focus on your business. All updates are installed automatically at no charge to you, your system is monitored 24/7, and all data is backed up.
Because Picturepark SaaS is true SaaS, you benefit from all the benefits Cloud-savvy software offers, such as scaling to keep pace with performance demands, redundancy for reliability, and anywhere access from Macs, PCs, Linux and mobile devices.
Picturepark data centers are based in Switzerland and the eastern United States. The strategic placement of these data centers ensures performant DAM operations for most of the world. What’s more, they enable companies to deploy DAM in accordance with national data-storage regulations, while protecting their Cloud-based data from the authority of foreign governments.
Thanks to the same enterprise-class security technologies in use by some of the world’s most visible corporations and financial institutions, Picturepark’s manifold-secured data centers are exactly the kinds of places you want to store your valuable data.
Installed DAM (On-premise)
For organizations that prefer to self-manage their enterprise software, Picturepark is available for installation on physical or virtual hardware. Onsite Picturepark is the very same software Picturepark uses to host its worldwide customers from the eastern US and Switzerland.
The most essential enterprise DAM technologies are supported right out of the box, including clustering for “hot standby” failover, load-balancing and computer clustering, Microsoft SQL Server, LDAP and more. In addition, Picturepark’s service-oriented architecture (SOA) enables developers to easily leverage the power of Picturepark to provide DAM services to other applications, or to build integrations for Picturepark users.
Support for multiple departments is provided through multi-tenancy, which enables managers from different departments to manage their own users and files. Support for multiple customers is made possible through a multi-instance architecture that enables you to offer completely independent Picturepark instances to customers. Offer the “private Cloud” DAM services your clients need, and charge what you want for the service. Picturepark collects no commissions or royalties for the DAM services you re-sell via Picturepark.
You also have the option to buy a perpetual license (typically associated with onsite deployment) and hire your own hosting company to manage it for you. Picturepark is based on the same industry standards that the world’s leading hosting providers trust for their customers, so finding the perfect hosted home for your DAM will be easy.
Customers who want the LAN-based experience of Picturepark onsite, but want to leverage the Cloud for file distribution or collection, can deploy Picturepark in a hybrid configuration.
Existing Picturepark DAMs can be reconfigured into hybrids, so the option is always available to you.