Update on Crowd Control

Just wanted to give a quick update on Crowd Control. There appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel. This week we shipped off all of our drives to a new facility in Silicone Valley. It has been a tough process to find a good place, and to get the 32 TB of data (47,000 x4 video files) reorganized. My partner Kristian has worked his butt off to make it happen.

It will take a few days to get there, a few to install, and then a few more to set up and test the site.

What I will say is that I have tested downloads from the facility, and they are significantly faster than what we had previously. In the States I saw an increase of 25-50 times faster – keeping in mind that I was testing basic downloads from their servers, not from our site, but it is encouraging.

Anyway- I don’t want to jinx it… Will keep you posted.

Thank you so much for your patience and support on this. You have been great, and I appreciate it.

12 thoughts on “Update on Crowd Control”

  1. Just found out about you guys and can’t wait to be able to browse footage to plan a project… even if I can’t have the footage yet.

    Just a note of encouragement… we eagerly await.

  2. Hey Aharon,
    it’s Silicon Valley, NOT Silicone Valley- that’s in Hollywood- where all the starlets have rubber you-know-whatsits!
    cheers, ; )

  3. Just found out about this too and looking forward to using the footage in current project.

    Fingers crossed that it is running again soon.

  4. So I see footage again! I was even able to retrieve my password… however, I can’t log in without getting a database error. Are things still all fluxxy and in transition over there, or should this be working? If the latter, congrats on FINALLY getting things back on line!!

  5. Matt – Actually, you’re looking at the old site. The deal is we got the SSL certificate in place (took 10 ridiculous days), and now with the new site running on a dev server, we are working through a few kinks. We re-orged the entire database to make searching the 45,000 clips (actually 47,000 x 4) faster, so it caused a few issues with the search mechanism. But we are making headway, finally, and there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

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