ScorePlay's Advanced Storage

Rafael Molina Harno

March 22, 2024

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At ScorePlay, we offer sophisticated storage solutions that cater to the unique needs of sports organizations. While most of us are familiar with on-premises and cloud storage, understanding their specific benefits and drawbacks can help you make an informed decision about your data management strategy.

On-Premises Storage

What is On-Premises Storage?

On-premises storage involves keeping your digital data on physical devices located within your organization's facilities. For ScorePlay users, this means managing data on servers housed on-site, from small office setups to extensive server racks networked together using NAS (Network Attached Storage).


  • Control and Security: Complete control over your data, allowing for tailored security protocols and a tangible sense of data safety.
  • Performance and Speed: Faster data access, particularly for bandwidth-intensive tasks like video editing, especially with unreliable internet connections.
  • Customization and Compliance: Flexibility to customize IT infrastructure to meet specific needs and regulatory requirements.
  • Offline Access: Uninterrupted access to critical data, even without internet connectivity.


  • Cost: High initial and ongoing costs for hardware, software, and maintenance, including electricity and cooling.
  • Scalability Challenges: Expensive and complex to scale as data needs grow, requiring proactive investment in additional capacity.
  • Maintenance Burden: Continuous management and routine maintenance are needed, which can strain IT resources.
  • Disaster Recovery: Requires robust disaster recovery plans to mitigate risks from physical damage.

Cloud Storage

What is Cloud Storage?

Cloud storage involves storing data on off-site servers managed by external providers like AWS, GCP, or Azure. This approach offers flexible, scalable access to data from anywhere via the internet, making it ideal for modern, collaborative environments.


  • Accessibility and Collaboration: Data access from any location and device, facilitating seamless collaboration.
  • Scalability: Easily adjust storage capacity based on current needs without significant upfront investment.
  • Cost Efficiency: Reduces costs associated with physical storage infrastructure, with pay-as-you-go models controlling expenses.
  • Enhanced Security and Backup: Robust security measures and automatic backups ensure data protection and disaster recovery.
  • Ease of Use: User-friendly interfaces and management tools simplify data organization and access.


  • Dependence on Internet Connectivity: Requires a stable internet connection, which can be a drawback in areas with unreliable service.
  • Ongoing Costs: Continuous expenses for the duration of service use, which can accumulate with increasing data volumes.
  • Security and Privacy Concerns: Potential vulnerabilities and privacy issues with off-site data storage, requiring trust in providers' security measures.
  • Data Sovereignty and Compliance: Challenges in managing compliance across different jurisdictions.
  • Limited Control: Less control over storage infrastructure, impacting customization and data management policies.

Egress Costs

Egress refers to the cost of transferring data out of your cloud storage environment. While uploading data (ingress) is typically free, retrieving it (egress) incurs fees, which should be factored into your cost considerations. Generally, you receive 100GB of free egress each month. This allowance is typically consumed quite quickly. Beyond this, there is a specific charge for each GB of data that is transferred out of the cloud.

Hot and Cold Storage

Hot Storage

Hot storage is designed for frequently accessed data, offering high performance and low latency. It’s ideal for operational databases and real-time data but comes at a higher cost.

Cold Storage

Cold storage is used for infrequently accessed data, offering a cost-effective solution for long-term preservation. It has slower access times but is ideal for archived documents and backup data.

ScorePlay's Approach

At ScorePlay, we leverage AWS S3 for our cloud-based solution, providing near-unlimited storage capacity with impressive reliability and performance.

Key Features

  • Global Accessibility: Access files from anywhere with an internet connection.
  • Scalable Storage: Seamlessly increase storage capacity as needed.
  • Automatic Backups: Continuous backups across multiple locations ensure data safety.
  • Intelligent Data Tiering: Optimize costs by moving older data to cold storage while keeping recent data readily accessible.

Hybrid Solution

For clients preferring a blend of on-premises and cloud storage, ScorePlay offers a hybrid solution. This integrates our cloud capabilities with existing infrastructure, balancing the benefits of both approaches. In our hybrid setup, frequently accessed compressed files (proxies) remain in the cloud, while original high-quality files are stored on the client's premises. This ensures efficient storage utilization and cost savings without compromising access to critical data.

ScorePlay provides flexible and robust storage solutions tailored to meet the diverse needs of sports organizations. Whether you choose a full cloud solution for ease of maintenance and scalability or a hybrid option for greater control and integration with existing infrastructure, ScorePlay ensures your data is managed efficiently and securely.

About ScorePlay

ScorePlay has emerged as the industry standard in Digital Asset Management (DAM), Media Asset Management (MAM), and Production Asset Management (PAM), redefining the landscape of media solutions with its cutting-edge products: ScorePlay Creator, Studio, and Pulse. Each product is intricately designed to meet the nuanced needs of sports organizations, ensuring that every digital asset - from photos to full-scale video productions - is managed with unparalleled efficiency and innovation.

Our custom workflow capabilities are meticulously tailored to integrate seamlessly into any sports organization's existing processes. This approach not only helps eliminate common bottlenecks within our clients, but it also enhances the creative output and productivity rate of teams through streamlined production like never before, thanks to advanced features such as real-time clipping and AI-driven content categorization.

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