Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as Amazon EC2, is a central part of Amazon’s cloud computing platform AWS, allowing you to rent virtual computers and run applications in the cloud. With that description in mind, is it any different from VidiNet?
On a surface level, there are no differences between them. They are the exact same cloud-based computing service where you hire Amazon’s/Vidispines’ software and hardware, allowing you to run different applications such as transcoding or encoding software in the cloud.
Why use VidiNet then?
The main difference, and the biggest reason to use VidiNet instead of Amazon EC2, lies in VidiNet’s flexibility. Amazon EC2 is limited to its own cloud, where VidiNet is not. VidiNet allows you to use services such as cloud-encoding and cloud-transcoding within different cloud storages, independent of each other.