Scheduled Maintenance

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Saturday April 8th, 2006, 8:00 to 14:00 CDT (GMT-5:00)

In our efforts to continually enhance the functionality and value of our services to you, WAM!NET, a division of SAVVIS, will be performing scheduled maintenance on:

  • Date: Saturday, April 8, 2006
  • Start Time: 8:00 CDT (GMT-05:00)
  • Duration: 6 hours


During this scheduled maintenance period, we will add new functionality to several of our services as well as perform general maintenance on services. Highlighted below are some of the exciting new features that will be available after this release and those legacy items that will be retired.

Submission Icons for the WAM!NET® Content Submission Portal(SM) Service

We are very excited to introduce Submission Icons for the WAM!NET® Content Submission Portal(SM) (CSP) Service. Submission Icons provide a simple drag & drop interface, that allows your customers the ability to send you files from their desktop, via the Internet, to a pre-configured Submission Resource, en route to a Purple Box or Storage Resource. They provide a very convenient, secure and reliable method of aggregating content from your customers, partners and vendors onto your Purple Box. Submission Icons are Macintosh and PC compatible. more »

Direct Access to WAM!NET® Content Submission Portal(SM) from Subscribers Web Site

We are also pleased to announce that WAM!NET® Content Submission Portal(SM) (CSP) Service subscribers can now embed html code from SAVVIS into their own web site allowing users to access the Content Submission Portal web interface directly from their web site. more »

WAM!NET® Transmission Director X(SM) v2.3

In this newest version of Transmission Director X (TDX) we are introducing Drop Boxes, a new Package Delivery e-mail notification and support for Apple Macintosh computers with an Intel chip. Users can save a populated Create Package window as a Drop Box icon on their desktop to be used as a short-cut method of sending content by dragging and dropping files directly onto the Drop Box without having to repopulate the create package window. Drop Boxes are ideal for frequently sending files to the same destination. When creating a package of files to send, users can now choose to be notified by e-mail when the package of files has been delivered to its destination(s).

WAM!NET® Content Studio(SM) Enhancements

The newest release of Content Studio, version 4.3, includes upgraded transcoding capabilities, simplified URLs, and basic support for XMP metadata extraction. Transcoding performance has been significantly improved and we have updated support for the newest codec versions of Windows Media, Real Networks, Quicktime, and Flash. A new simplified URL interface provides direct and secure access to assets stored in Content Studio. This allows Content Studio to act as an origin server for our Content Distribution Network (CDN) and permits heavily accessed content to be efficiently delivered to end-users around the world. more »

WAM!NET® Software Development Kit(SM) (SDK) Version 2.0 (formerly API Program)

We are happy to announce the release of the WAM!NET® Software Development Kit(SM) (SDK) Version 2.0 which now includes support for WAM!NET® Encryption(SM) and HTTP file transfer. The SDK is the programming interface offered by SAVVIS for automating customer workflows by enabling developers to integrate SAVVIS Content Exchange Services with other systems, clients and web-based applications. more »

WAM!NET® Direct!(SM) Services Enhancements

The WAM!NET® Direct!(SM) Services have been enhanced to include an additional Auto Purge option for improved management of available space on your Purple Box. Transport Resources can now be configured to automatically purge collected packages from the Purple Box on a more frequent basis than those that have not been collected.

Improvements to WAM!NET® Internet Gateway(SM)

We continue to improve the new Internet Gateway service based on your feedback. In this latest release, version 4.3, we have added a new Package Delivery e-mail notification, support for package downloads in Mac native ZIP file format and a new auto-login URL interface. When creating a package of files to send, users can now choose to be notified by e-mail when the package of files has been delivered to its destination(s). The new auto-login URL interface allows subscribers to access the Internet Gateway Services in a secure fashion from their own web site.

Retired Legacy Items

The following items will be retired during this scheduled maintenance: WAM!NET GUI, Transmission Director 7 for Windows, Transmission Director X 1.0.4, 1.2.1 and 2.0, and the WAM!BASE Archive Job Ticket will be renamed to Content Studio. Notice of these pending retirements was posted in January and during the past couple of months we have been actively engaged in contacting by phone or e-mail those customers that we have identified as using any of the legacy interfaces noted above to give them advanced notice of their need to upgrade prior to this scheduled maintenance period. more »

Availability of Services During Maintenance

Starting at midnight local time the evening before the scheduled six hour outage all WAM!NET® Direct!(SM) Services boxes will be offline for approximately 30 minutes for software maintenance updates. Any packages currently shipping will continue after the upgrade

All SAVVIS Content Exchange Services will be affected during the six hour maintenance period. These services will not be available for use during the maintenance.

Packages sent using the WAM!NET® Direct!(SM) Services will continue to be delivered during the maintenance period, however package tracking information will not be available during that time.


If you have any questions regarding this Scheduled Maintenance Notice, please contact our technical support team. more » .

We apologize for any inconvenience this scheduled maintenance may cause, and appreciate your understanding as we strive to continually improve our services.

View complete calendar of scheduled maintenance for 2005/2006. more »