Every piece of content a broadcaster creates needs to be stored somewhere. And oftentimes, too much data can cause a bit of anxiety, especially when transferring large quantities of it. Luckily, there was a way for broadcasters to move large amounts of content, and it’s through Signiant’s intelligent file transfer solutions.
Signiant’s roots are focused on the development of file transfer software for some of the world’s largest companies. The company’s creation involves the movement of huge code bases around the world for global software development. The company’s solutions are useful wherever there is a critical need to move large data sets with security, reliability, and speed. Media & Entertainment was the first sector to broadly adopt the technology, with Signiant’s file transfer software became indispensable in the mid-2000s as the industry transitioned from videotape and film to file-based workflows. Early adopters included companies such as Disney, NBC, and Apple iTunes, which used Signiant’s on-premises solutions as enterprise-wide elements of their global technology infrastructures.
Signiant quickly emerged as a trusted partner to leading media companies, and most of the world’s mission-critical media workflows are powered by their Manager+Agents enterprise software. And, while the company has worked with a range of well-known big players, their continuing commitment to the development of cloud-native software makes their SaaS solutions scalable to any size business.
Signiant’s intelligent file transfer solutions help the world’s top media companies move petabytes of content every day over standard IP networks. Built on Signiant’s patented file transfer acceleration technology, the company’s on-premises and cloud-native SaaS solutions are the market leaders for large file movement between systems, between people, and to and from the cloud. One such example is that of its SaaS solutions is Media Shuttle.
Media shuttle was the first launched in 2012 where it brought the power of Signiant technology, the ability to quickly and securely transfer any size file, anywhere in the world. And it did this for all-size companies by curating the right feature sets and offering packaging and pricing that scaled to meet the needs of everyone from small post houses to global media conglomerates.
Media Shuttle’s file acceleration technology allows for an increase in the speed of file transfers over public and private networks up to 200 times faster than standard methods (such as FTP). Signiant’s patented technology practically eliminates latency, while effectively utilizing available bandwidth.
Using Media Shuttle enables organizations to consolidate all their file transfers within a single solution. This means all transfer activity and users can be monitored, managed, and controlled from a single place. It eliminates any concerns regarding shipping hard drives, compressing files, or breaking them into smaller files because it allows the user to send any size file, anywhere, fast. The solution also comes with Checkpoint Restart, which automatically retries or resumes failed transfers. Checkpoint Restart will also help users receive email notifications when files have been downloaded. Media Shuttle also has an in defense-in-depth design strategy that fully incorporates several security controls for a system so that multiple security failures must occur before an attacker can gain access to critical resources.
Media Shuttle is by far the easiest way to send large files fast, and it requires no training. A user can pretty much be up and running in hours, and without having to rely on IT. Portal administrators can track file movement, easily add or remove users, and customize their portals to match branding and language specifications.
In addition to Media Shuttle, Signiant also developed its second SaaS product in 2014, Flight, which is a high-speed cloud transfer technology. Flight accelerates the movement of large datasets to and from the cloud and it is capable of multi-Gbps speeds. This Saas solution is often used for large-scale cloud data ingest projects, especially those that involve ingesting content from multiple locations around the world. Flight’s technology advancements allowed for Signiant to incorporate cloud storage into Media Shuttle, which further extended the solution’s application to include cloud workflows.
What Makes Signiant Unique
Signiant’s uniqueness can be found in its SaaS architecture. Signiant commits itself to storage independence, the support of on-premises file and object storage, public cloud storage from vendors including Amazon and Microsoft, as well as hybrid storage solutions where both on-premises and cloud storage are in play. The company’s SaaS architecture allows a user to harness the power of our enterprise-grade SaaS solutions, and that includes accessing, reporting on, and controlling operations from a secure web interface. And this can be accomplished while connected to their own storage, whether on-premises or in the cloud. This method allows companies to get the best of both worlds: global access with complete control over their assets and storage costs.
For more information on Signiant, visit www.signiant.com/.
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