What’s the Cost of Losing Your Day’s Work? 

If your systems were down, even for just a day, what would that cost you? $100,000? $200,000? More? Disruption and downtime can be killers for the media business.  Network interruptions, hacking, offline cloud services or dead/corrupt hard drives stops work in their tracks. If you don’t have a back-up to immediately pivot to, you may be down a while. 

In a survey hosted by postPerspective, several companies in the post-production community were asked about their backup systems. They found even the smaller post-production houses would lose an average of $35,000 per day if all their valuable systems were down. For larger companies the loss could be far beyond that. 

Despite the high value of the work they do and the associated risk, most reported they don’t have appropriate tools and processes in place to protect their work-in-progress (WIP) and only a small number are using cloud storage. Historically, automated backup systems have been too expensive and complex for many companies but that’s no longer the case — so, why aren’t more backing up their important work to prevent disaster? 

The Signiant Platform makes it incredibly easy and cost-effective to back up your WIP

  • Media Shuttle is the de-facto standard for person-initiated transfers of any size file, anywhere, fast. With Media Shuttle, set up a Share portal to immediately give users access to backups. 
  • Jet works seamlessly with your on-prem storage and all major cloud service providers making it simple to automate backups to storage endpoints. Easily schedule the timing and frequency of backups to keep your network clear during business hours. Only updates the new files after the initial backup so your network traffic stays efficient. 
  • Once all storage endpoints are indexed, use Media Engine to search, find, download, send or just clip a portion of a video file from your back-up location, whether on-prem or in the cloud.  
  • Checkpoint Restart offers rock-solid reliability and automatically restarts interrupted transfers from the point of failure. 
  • Enterprise-grade security — The Signiant Platform was awarded the DPP ‘Committed to Security’ and completed the TPN App and Cloud Gold Shield Assessment. 

While there is a myriad of ways your work can be disrupted, not having another way to keep working shouldn’t be one of them. With Signiant Jet, you are in control of how fast you are ‘back up and running’ — not waiting on your provider to fix the issues. Talk to a Signiant product specialist today to see how you can get back to creating sooner. 

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