Discouraged Use Cases

It is equally important to understand the scenarios which are not beneficial to migrating from a Vantage on-premises solution to a Vantage Cloud Hosted Workflow solution.

Vantage Cloud Hosted workflows are not recommended for users who maintain on-premises repositories of highly dense media files. The time/cost of uploading these to Cloud Storage may be prohibitive or undesired with respect to Cloud processing.

If material is ultimately going to be brought back on-premises; then Vantage Cloud Hosted Workflows may not be ideal due to the egress costs/fees which will be incurred when moving material back to on-premises storage from Cloud Storage.

If the throughput of a single job is inherently important, then it is important to understand that Vantage Cloud Hosted Workflows will NOT match the speed that is enjoyed by GPU acceleration on a Vantage Lightspeed server. If a requirement exists to process a particular asset in a fixed amount of time; Vantage Cloud Hosted Workflows may not be the best option (when compared to processing the asset on Lightspeed hardware on-premises).

Workflows which are required to interact or interoperate with fixed assets may not be candidates for moving to Vantage Cloud Hosted workflows (for example, if a workflow integrates or is tightly coupled with an on-premises Watermarking service).