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Computer Vision Annotation Tool (CVAT) has been a game-changer for many businesses and researchers in the field of computer vision. Its intuitive interface and powerful features have made it a go-to solution for annotating images and videos. While the self-hosted version of CVAT has its merits, there's a compelling case to be made for transitioning to Cloud with its paid plans.

Here's why:

Scalability and Performance

One of the most significant advantages of Cloud is its scalability. With the self-hosted solution, you're limited by your own infrastructure. As your projects grow, you will find yourself investing more in hardware and maintenance that, in the end, will result in bigger expenses. With Cloud, you can easily scale up or down based on your needs, ensuring optimal performance without the hassle of managing the infrastructure yourself.

Reliability and Uptime Cloud is designed with a robust infrastructure, aiming to provide consistent availability for your needs. This means you can rely on the platform to be available whenever you need it. With a self-hosted solution, you're responsible for ensuring uptime, which can be challenging especially if you don't have a dedicated IT team.

Enhanced Security

Data security is paramount for us, especially when dealing with sensitive information. Cloud is encrypted end-to-end.   We perform automated as well as manual security audits, and are compliant with data protection laws. This ensures that your data is protected from potential threats and leaks.

Automatic Updates and New Features 

With Cloud, you'll always have access to the latest features and updates without having to worry about manual upgrades or potential compatibility issues. This not only saves time but ensures that you're always using the most advanced and efficient version of the platform.

Dedicated Support

Paid plans on Cloud come with dedicated customer support. This means that if you ever run into issues or have questions, you can quickly get the help you need. With a self-hosted solution, you're largely on your own unless you have an in-house expert (exception: if you’re a Enterprise customer you get even more care from our support organization). 

Collaboration and Accessibility Cloud is accessible from anywhere there is an internet connection, making collaboration easier. Team members can work on projects from different locations, ensuring continuity and efficiency. With a self-hosted solution, remote access might require additional setup and could pose security risks.

Paid features exclusive to Cloud Cloud stands out with its exclusive paid features, ensuring a seamless and enhanced user experience. 

One of the standout offerings is Single Sign-On (SSO), which simplifies user management by allowing users to access multiple applications with a single set of credentials. This not only enhances security but also streamlines the user experience. 

Furthermore, Cloud's integration with platforms like Roboflow and Hugging Face elevates its capabilities. Users can effortlessly tap into the power of state-of-the-art machine learning models from Roboflow and Hugging Face  for preprocessing and augmenting datasets. 

In essence, choosing Cloud over self-hosted solutions means opting for convenience, advanced features, and a future-proof annotation environment.


While the self-hosted version of CVAT has served many users well, the benefits of switching to Cloud with paid plans are undeniable. From scalability and performance to enhanced security and support, Cloud offers a comprehensive solution that can cater to the evolving needs of businesses and researchers in the field of computer vision.

If you're looking for a hassle-free, efficient, and secure annotation tool, it might be time to make the switch to

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October 17, 2023
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