Does your nation, prefecture, state, province or institution have regulations restricting you from storing student data, even briefly, outside your zone? If so you are not alone. And Poodll feels the pain,
Poodll uses cloud services to ease the load on your server and your IT department. It accepts file uploads and transcodes video and audio in the cloud for you. So you avoid a lot of complexity and hassle. But what about those pesky regulations? How do they fit in? Unfortunately if the regulations affecting you restrict data leaving your region, then the location of Poodll cloud services is important. By default Poodll uses Amazon servers in Tokyo.
Because this adversely affect some users, we recently implemented Amazon region support. This allows the admin to specify the location the file conversion and temporary storage servers reside. Right now there are four regions:
We wanted to add a few more, notably Canada and Germany. But we were stifled by the lack of a file conversion service(Elastic Transcoder) in those regioms. (We will have a rethink on this, please contact us if you need Canada or Germany or another region not covered.)
You can select your region of choice in the Poodll filter general settings page. It looks like this:
In these days of smartphones and computers that play Go, we at Poodll needed to consider if we really want to put resources into a Red5 server per region. Frankly we only need Red5 for video recording where the user cannot use HTML5 recording. To be able to use HTML5 recording you will need browsers Chrome or Firefox, and an HTTPS site. So we have not set up a Red5 server in each of those regions. But let us know if that is something you need, and we might.