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Introducing AWS S3 Cloud Object Storage for Signiant Jet

Mar 04, 2021 By Christine Croskery

With over 50,000 companies now connected to the SDCX SaaS platform, Signiant has a front-row view of the trends that surface and spread across the media and entertainment industry. Among those continual shifts are clear indications of increased investment in cloud object storage. 

In some cases, we see the decision to adopt cloud object storage prompted by the requirements associated with a company-wide migration of all workflows and storage to the cloud. Other businesses are adding cloud storage from one or multiple providers as part of a strategy to diversify both on-premises and cloud storage types for various data sets and use cases. 

As always, Signiant is committed to storage independence. We trust our customers to choose the most appropriate mix of storage options to balance cost, performance, scalability, and security. To back up our belief in storage choice and enhance a growing list of supported storage options, Signiant introduces AWS S3 cloud object storage for Jet.

What AWS brings to Jet

Jet administrators can now connect AWS S3 storage to either a source or destination endpoint for automated content transfers. For customers already using Signiant Jet to exchange content between on-premises endpoints within a company or with partners, the workflow for creating a cloud endpoint and connecting S3 storage will feel familiar. The core resources for managing Jet remain consistent. Just as before, customers will access Jet in the Signiant Console or via the Jet API to create endpoints, build routes that connect endpoints, create storage profiles, and add jobs to transfer content between storage profiles.

When setting up a cloud storage profile, Jet offers a choice of two authentication methods for access to Amazon AWS buckets. Using the Role ARN method, a user requesting access to specific Jet resources, such as S3 buckets or the objects stored within those buckets, can be assigned a role that limits how they access the resource. Alternatively, authentication can be established using an Access Key ID and Secret Access Key. This method is similar to a username and password approach and is typically used by software applications to programmatically access AWS services.

There are no additional fees to enable Signiant Jet for cloud storage. Jet supports all Amazon AWS storage regions without additional infrastructure, meaning that customers can quickly begin transferring files, without the need to contact Signiant’s Customer Success team to “turn on” a region.