I now provide free of charge with every photoshoot long term cloud storage, back up and gallery review for all your licensed images and low resolution image files. This means that you can be sure of safe and secure storage of your images with 24/7 access. If you lose your images or you need to review a past photoshoot, you can quickly find your organisations galleries or collection.
To view historical shoots you simply need to log in to your Client Area. You will find listed in the Client Area all the collections/galleries available to you.
Navigating the site is through a secure connection via HTTPS provided by SSL security. The benefit to the client is knowing your images are in one place accessible from any location. If time is short it’s not necessary to download all of a shoots images at one time but as and when they are needed. Image file sizes are only going to get larger with time and so downloads will take longer. A mobile app is available to making sharing images via social media easier.
The key client advantages to unlimited online image delivery and storage
- Fast Secure access
- Available 24/7
- Sharing is made easy between colleagues
- Options to change the level of security and permissions ( From fully secure login requiring an email address and password, password only, complete open access hidden from public view or publicly viewable.)
- Proofing tools enabling easy collaboration and selection of images between colleagues and the photographer.
- Dedicated Client Area containing your organisations galleries and collections as well as selected light boxes.
The service is operated and maintaned by a US based company called Photoshelter. In its 12 year history, Photoshelter has had 100% durability. Never losing a single bit of data. With a reliability track record of greater than 99.99% uptime. Every aspect of PhotoShelter’s infrastructure has redundancy, from the network level to the server level to the individual drives that store photos and videos. They have multiple data centers and multiple network providers at each data centre. Which is why some of the world’s most prestigious brands and organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, health care organisations and federal agencies, with extreme security and reporting requirements trust Photoshelter to hold their data.
Since adopting online image storage and delivery I have always wondered what a data centre is and how it operates to provide vast unlimited storage and redundancy. I had seen images of server rooms with vast corridors of server cabinets with bright colourful LED’s but I had no idea of the infrastructure which surrounds and enables these small black boxes we have all now become so dependant on to operate 24 hrs without missing a beat.
I decided to visit a local Data Centre to understand better where the internet lives. They are extremely secure with two and even three stage entry requiring Photo ID.
The data hall where the data lives is dust free and climate controlled with hot air being pumped out and replaced by cool air.
Centres will often have power back up with fuses and circuits duplicated. Should the mains electrical power fail UPS (uninterrupted power supply) batteries kick in until the onsite generators start up.
Finally the entire site is protected by a huge fire suppression system using inert gas to reduce oxygen levels to a safe level to suppress a fire but also allow personnel to escape safely.