Posted September 27, 2010 by
Under • Development • Technology
We’ve seen over 600% growth in traffic on Hudl.com, and we have coaches to thank for that. We’re excited to see what the rest of the season brings, as coaches continue to dig in.
So if you’re looking for a little break from your stats, check out Hudl’s so far this season:
What exactly have coaches been up to?
- At any given second during the day, we’ve been seeing 1,000 to 2,000 people on Hudl simultaneously. It’s been easy to see that you’re not just saving your coaching for the weekend.
- But, you are definitely working hard over the weekend. We’ve been seeing more than 50,000 coaches and athletes log in to Hudl on Saturday and Sunday alone, to study video, create and share notes, analyze tendency reports and more.
- Hudl now has more than 60 million pieces of breakdown data, more than 800,000 notes (with your telestrations and voice), and nearly 50,000 tendency reports. That’s stuff you as coaches have created and used to teach your players.
- Each weekend, between Saturday and Monday, we serve up more than five million videos. Last weekend alone we had more than 74 days worth of new video published to Hudl.
It’s been awesome to see these numbers continue to grow. We hope that you guys keep pushing Hudl and keeping us on our toes – our favorite thing to see is you guys using the system in ways our dev team didn’t even think of.
How we’re handling it—our strategies:
Disclaimer: Things are about to get nerdy.
Hudl utilizes cloud computing to help us provide the best experience to each of you in the most cost effective way for us. Turns out, the best provider of cloud computing is the online retailer Amazon.com. Amazon offers a number of services we use to make sure Hudl stays up and stays fast.
There is a bank of servers storing and backing up your video, a high-speed network of servers spread out across the country streaming the video to you as fast as possible, and another set of servers recording, storing, and serving up all of your data. Everything is secured and coordinated. What that ultimately means for you is you have the most sophisticated and robust infrastructure out there with the intent that you never have to think about what’s happening (except while you read this post) on our end to make that highlight reel play seamlessly on your end.
Handling the growth this season has been challenging and rewarding for me and the development and quality assurance teams here at Hudl. We’re always working (sometimes literally) around the clock to make sure Hudl is killing it for our teams. We’ve learned a lot this year and have some awesome things in the works to handle even more coaches, athletes, parents, recruiters, and fans next season.
Jon is product manager and lead developer for Hudl. Agile Sports Technologies is thankful for his mad skills.