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Signiant Flight Takes Off: Rapidly Growing Customer Demand, New Capabilities for Accelerating Movement of Files to Cloud Storage »


In the year since Flight (formerly SkyDrop) was introduced to the market, the solution has been used to move massive amounts of data into and out of cloud storage. Flight provides the ability to upload or download large files up to 200x faster than a standard transfer, and offers ease-of-use, scalability and low operating costs. “As cloud adoption continues and file sizes keep growing, organizations are facing increasingly complex decisions about storage and data movement,” said Margaret Craig, CEO, Signiant. Continue reading

Signiant Helps U.K. Broadcast Industry Comply With New File Delivery Standards »


On Oct 1, 2014, all U.K. broadcasters met a key milestone established through an industry-wide partnership: they were ready to receive digital program content via a single common file delivery format. As a key provider of enabling technology in the industry’s move toward end-to-end file-based workflows, Signiant has been instrumental in the practical implementation of this initiative. Continue reading

TV Technology | Announces 2014 NAB Best of Show Award Winners »


To be a leader in the cloud arena, you need to have a clear definition of what cloud technology means to you, and your approach to cloud computing. I call this the “Cloud Credo.” Mine is built on three key points: content should be free; SaaS is here to stay; and, “design for the cloud” is worth the effort. I’ll provide details on the first two ideas here — and stay tuned for more thoughts on design for the cloud in another post! Continue reading

The Register | Signiant to SkyDrop files into Amazon and Azure clouds »


Signiant, a supplier of large (100GB and up) file transfer services to media companies, has launched a new product it calls SkyDrop to send the files to Amazon or Azure instead. SkyDrop transfers files into and out of Amazon’s S3 and Microsoft’s Azure cloud storage. Because of this, Signiant says: “Workflows that require fast exchange of files to and from cloud storage, including active archiving, media processing and big data analysis, can now be implemented much more easily and cost-effectively.” Continue reading

Wired Innovation Insights | File Transfer In the Cloud — My ‘Cloud Credo’ »


To be a leader in the cloud arena, you need to have a clear definition of what cloud technology means to you, and your approach to cloud computing. I call this the “Cloud Credo.” Mine is built on three key points: content should be free; SaaS is here to stay; and, “design for the cloud” is worth the effort. I’ll provide details on the first two ideas here — and stay tuned for more thoughts on design for the cloud in another post! Continue reading