How much space and loading will the content have on our server?
If you’re planning on hosting video content behind your firewall and on your own servers, you’ll need to take into account the space and loading they will have on your servers.
In this respect you should ask your Suppliers how large the libraries are that they plan to supply to you and then work with your IT Team to calculate an estimate of likely loading.
Things to consider will be the number of people that are likely to access the content in general at the same time and the amount of people likely to simultaneously access the same content?
Should this loading simply be unacceptable you may wish to consider uploading the content to a video host of your own choice or select from the plethora of hosts out there. Businesses like YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia, Amazon Web Services and so on. Doing this will mean that you’ll be streaming content to the viewing device and may well be a preferred option for you and your organisation.
How can Mi Crow help?
We offer a couple of different ways to consume our content. You can access our courses via our hosted Portal (which we call the Nest). This way we bear the brunt of all the hosting and all you have to do is point your learners to our platform. Easy peasy!
Alternatively, you can put our content on to your LMS. We allow you to upload our files to your LMS. The simplest way to do this is through an embed code (essentially a URL) which will also reduce the amount of files you need to physically store on your server. Doubly easy peasy!