A lot has happened on Savi this year. Perhaps you didn’t see many of the changes because you joined us later on in the year. Perhaps you’ve been so busy, you haven’t had a chance to check it out. Either way, when Savi was launched earlier this year, we were determined to create the only file transfer service that brings the fastest, most reliable content delivery platform exclusive to the adult industry. We’ve done our part but we’re just getting started. Check out what we’ve done and see what’s coming up next.
Some of the numbers from transfers on Savi
In the last month we’ve moved a lot of files. Some big, and some small. Some super fast and others not so much. Whenever we ran into issues, we overcame them. Without the support of friends and our users, we could not see the numbers we have here.
Whether transferring to a VOD, encoder, content broker or broadcast partner, we’ve seen more than 43 TB of video content travel through Savi. We continue to see more pro-res and 4K content delivered all the time. The video files just keep getting bigger.
If you’re looking for a file transfer solution that can scale with your growing content sizes, be sure to reach out to us. We have you covered. In a single transfer, we moved 800GB of content without a hitch. File size is not a limitation with Savi.
We also recorded the fastest-ever transfer with Adult Empire. They reached 1Gbps during a transfer. If you need content delivered, they will receive it asap!
The major updates
Increasing time files are stored from 10 days to 30 days
Files used be stored for 10 days. It was just long enough so that if someone accidentally misplaced it, they could get it again. But what we found out was that clients would send the same file again and again but to different partners. We realized if we kept the files for a little bit longer, we could deliver titles faster. We now keep all content on the cloud for 30 days by default.
Providing auto-download through channels
When you’re using other services with the cloud being the mediator from point A to point B, the inevitable happens: someone has to tell someone else that the file is ready for download and the communication charade begins. So we built channels to avoid that all together. It’s efficient. It helps everyone deliver their content seamlessly. Best of all, both parties receive an email notification when the transfer is completed. This is why Adult Empire partnered with us. We streamlined their ingestion flow so that they could publish content faster.
Sometimes super-high speeds aren’t desirable. Impossible, right? But when your ISP doesn’t cap your bandwidth and charges you overages instead, then going as fast as possible isn’t worth the ISP bill. With a few tweaks, we built and launched a new agent version within days that offered full bandwidth control. See? Without your feedback and requests, Savi wouldn’t be what it is today.
Send from the cloud
One of the complaints we heard from clients again and again–especially for those with slower bandwidth–is the time it takes to send the same file to different FTP sites. A pro-res file can take up to 2 days to transfer depending on your internet speeds. With Savi, you can upload once and send 5 times. That saves 8 days of transferring for someone with slow speeds.
Our partnership with Adult Empire
When our partnership was officially announced, we couldn’t have been more grateful. Getting work done doesn’t happen without good relationships.
More efficient space allocation
They say storage is cheap. But when it comes to storing video content, you can never get enough of it. At the beginning, Savi required extra space in order to process and upload the content. Now, we’ve provided options to configure the settings and remove the space requirements all together.
A whole new design
It used to be a little counter-intuitive. But now, we’ve freshened up the look and feel of Savi Transfer to make it easier to use and navigate. We’ll continue to update it.
Launched servers in California and Europe
Our client base is now international! To better serve you and take advantage of your internet speeds, we’ve set up new servers. Your content will be delivered the server nearest you.
30 days is still too short, right? Sometimes you’re still sending the same title 4 months later. Other times, you really just need a cloud archive solution. Look no further! Savi has come to the rescue. Once you transfer your files, we’ll keep it for you as long as you need.
Goals for 2018
If 2017 is any indication, what we’ll build in 2018 will be exponentially better 🙂 We just need you to keep on inviting your broadcasters, encoders and friends to join Savi. If you have thoughts on what we should build instead, reach out to us. We love hearing from you: firstname.lastname@example.org
Appliance for sending
We know that drag and drop is the easiest way to send files. That’s why we’re in the process of building an appliance just for you. It will provide
Upgraded view of incoming and outgoing transfers
It’s one thing to see the status of your own transfers. But a different view all together when you can see the status of the other side as well. We want to give you a full view of all your transfers in a way that you can plan what needs to be done when.
We’ve learned that your distribution schedules are a little like clockwork. One person gets it this week and someone else a little bit later. Once your content is on our cloud. We’ll build a mechanism for you to schedule it for next week or the week after that as you need.
Encoding in the cloud
Some have asked for it, so we’re looking into it. As you know, encoding can get complicated. It’s also better when you can get a set of human eyes overlooking quality control. In the mean time, any information you can send our way would be greatly appreciated. Let us know what your needs would be and if you’re interested in the service.
Online file transfer is supposed to streamline the whole process of moving files from point A to B. Savi Transfer takes it to the next level by personalizing the service to cater to the specifics of adult industry needs.