We’ve got great news for our existing and prospective clients! With the recent implementation of Amazon S3’s feature, Transfer Acceleration, Swivle now boasts lightning-fast upload speed over long distances thanks to optimized routing. For example, if you upload files in Hong Kong and the Swivle storage is hosted in Dublin, the data is transferred via an optimized path from the nearest Amazon data center. That makes the upload speed up to 3 times faster than before. “How is it possible?” or “Do I pay more?“ you may wonder. However there are no extra costs for you!
How it works
For those who are not familiar with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud storage terminology, here’s a bit of a technical background.
To make your storage available for a relatively affordable monthly fee, Swivle holds an AWS Simple Storage Service partner license (read more here). In April 2016, Amazon introduced a new feature called Transfer Acceleration that speeds up file transfers using the AWS Edge Network (merely, it means the nearest Amazon datacenter) over long distances in any geographical region.
Just like with CloudFront Acceleration, Amazon’s Content Delivery Network (CDN), the S3 Transfer Acceleration is based on the optimized file transfer routing: as files arrive at an edge location, the data is routed to S3 (in our case, to Swivle storage) using the optimized shortest path.
What it means for our clients
What does it mean for our clients? It means that wherever you are in the world, your upload speed is always fast and efficient. If you’re on a business trip, say, in Paraguay, you won’t see any difference in upload speed compared to your daily routine with Swivle. You can upload files to, and download from Swivle with the same high speed regardless of your location.
The feature will be available to all Swivle current and prospective clients at no extra cost in summer 2018.
If you have any questions, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.