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29 April 2013, the world’s premier online resource for stock footage search and discovery, announced today that it has moved its stock footage search and screening platform to a high-performance, tier-three data center.  This new, fully scalable, cloud-based hosted solution allows to deliver faster response times to creative professionals, significantly improving its overall site utility and user experience. Additionally, the secure, cloud-based infrastructure enhances’s ability to provide world-class footage research and screening tools on a continuous, uninterrupted basis.

“We’re very excited about our move to the cloud,” said David Seevers, Chief Marketing Officer. “With over six million records and close to three million preview clips available through our platform, we needed a better hosting solution and greater reliability across a wide range of site performance factors. Our users want to navigate through our footage database quickly, so delivering faster search results and expedited page response rates makes for a better all-around product and user experience. It also makes the database more secure.”

Because the new data center resides on a private, fiber-optic network, is now able to deliver search results and page-to-page navigation much faster than it could before, which is critical given the sheer volume of data now included in the database. In addition,’s move to a fully supported, tier-three data center significantly decreases the chance of a service interruption. partners with many of the world’s most prestigious footage companies, including Getty Images, FootageBank, Framepool, CNN ImageSource and Shutterstock, andhas grown rapidly to become one of the largest and most comprehensive online stock footage databases. The stock footage search and screening platform provides users with access to a vast array of motion content, including network news, stunning wildlife imagery, adventure sports, exotic location shots, and a deep trove of historical footage.’s user interface and improved search capabilities provide researchers with the necessary tools to fully utilize its enormous footage database, work with images, manage results and communicate with's content partners. And because searches encompass multiple collections, users always get a global perspective on their footage options.