Signiant’s history

Signiant has a history rooted in developing file transfer software for some of the world’s largest companies. Originally created to move huge code bases around the world for global software development, Signiant’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 becoming indispensable in the mid 2000s as the industry transitioned from videotape and film to file-based workflows. With early adopters like Disney, NBC, and Apple iTunes using our on-premises solutions as enterprise-wide elements of their global technology infrastructures, Signiant quickly emerged as a trusted partner to leading media companies. Most of the world’s mission-critical media workflows are powered by our Manager+Agents enterprise software. And, while we’ve worked with a range of well-known big players, our commitment to developing cloud-native software makes our SaaS solutions scalable to any size business.

Signiant was an early pioneer of cloud-native SaaS solutions for high-speed large file transfers, releasing Media Shuttle in 2012. Media Shuttle brought the power of Signiant technology — the ability to quickly and securely transfer any size file, anywhere in the world — to companies of all sizes by curating the right feature sets and offering packaging and pricing that scales to meet the needs of everyone from small post houses to global media conglomerates.

Signiant also developed high-speed cloud transfer technology, releasing our second SaaS product, Flight in 2014. Flight is a unique SaaS solution that accelerates the movement of large datasets to and from the cloud and is capable of multi-Gbps speeds. Flight is often used for large-scale cloud data ingest projects, especially those that involve ingesting content from multiple locations around the world. The technology advancements we made with Flight also allowed us to incorporate cloud storage into Media Shuttle, further extending the solution’s application to include cloud workflows.

More recently, we released our 3rd SaaS solution, Signiant Jet. Targeted initially at SMBs and simpler use cases, Jet is the easiest way to automate system-to-system workflows between global locations and partners. Launched at NAB 2019, Jet was awarded product of the year by both The NAB Show and TV Technology. With the release of Jet, Signiant also unveiled a new intelligent transport mechanism, which incorporates machine learning to adapt to changing network conditions and provide the most optimal throughput.

One of the differentiators for Signiant is our unique SaaS architecture. As an independent company, Signiant is committed to storage independence, supporting 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. Signiant’s unique SaaS architecture allows customer to harness the power of our enterprise-grade SaaS solutions — including accessing, reporting on and controlling operations from a secure web interface —while connected to their own storage, whether on-premises or in the cloud. In this way, companies get the best of both worlds: global access with complete control over their assets and storage costs.

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