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Digital Asset Management: Content Architectures, Project Management, and Creating Order out of Media Chaos by Elizabeth Ferguson Keathley

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CHAPTER 4

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Where Your DAM Lives

Chapter Goal: This chapter will consider the unique and significant storage needs of a digital asset management (DAM) system.

Servers, Hosting, and Storage

Your server is a program on a computer or network of computers. Storage is just what it sounds like; it’s how your assets are stored on servers, and it can also refer to how those assets are backed up. Hosting refers to who hosts the content, how they do so, and where those servers and storage facilities are managed and accessed.

At its most basic, a server is no more and no less than a system where your DAM lives. However, because a DAM can and does deal with ...

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