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Signiant Joins NetApp Alliance Partner Program

Apr 11, 2012 By Lisa Clark

Companies to Offer Integrated File Transfer and Storage Solutions for the Media and Entertainment Industry; To Demonstrate Joint Solution at 2012 NAB Show

BURLINGTON, MA (April 11 2012) – Signiant, the market leader in intelligent, enterprise file movement software for media and entertainment, today announced that it has joined the NetApp Alliance Partner Program. Working with some of the world’s top content creators and distributors, Signiant is collaborating with NetApp to offer industry-specific solutions for the fast, secure movement of mission-critical media and metadata integrated with NetApp FAS Data ONTAP unified storage systems and the new E-Series high-bandwidth modular storage systems.

“Signiant and NetApp already share many high-profile accounts in broadcast, studio production, sports and media services. Formalizing the alliance enables us to bring even greater value to our mutual customers,” said Tom Canavan, Signiant’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Development. “By closely integrating our offerings, our companies will address growing market demand for high-performance solutions that streamline transfer, storage, access and archival processes related to high-value digital content.”

Signiant provides a suite of software solutions for the accelerated, secure and automated exchange of media that feature unparalleled enterprise controls and reporting. This includes the flagship Signiant Managers+Agents™ software for organizations that require advanced file movement automation and workflow support, and Signiant Media Exchange™ software for content creators and distributors who need to share large media files with other users and systems easily via a Web, desktop or mobile interface.

Media organizations have a business-critical need to move and store digital media as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, while applying enterprise-level security and maintaining complete control over the exchanges. By extending the Signiant file movement workflow to NetApp storage systems, our joint solution helps media companies meet these stringent requirements. NetApp’s customers include several of the world’s largest and most recognizable broadcast and media organizations.

Editor’s Note:  At the 2012 NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 16-19, NetApp will demonstrate a solution implemented by Hogarth Worldwide, a leading marketing and advertising agency, that features the Signiant file movement software working with the Vidispine® media asset management system to seamlessly and securely transfer, store and manage the company’s content on the NetApp E-Series unified storage platform. Visit NetApp booth SL11815, contact Jason Danielson at +1 650 743 6644 to schedule a demonstration, or visit Signiant booth SL4228 to learn more about the Signiant product suite.

About the NetApp Alliance Partner Program
The NetApp Alliance Partner Program provides qualified infrastructure and application providers with access to NetApp solutions, software development kits, technical support, training, certification, product information, and marketing and sales assistance. Customers benefit by having access to best-in-class partner solutions that are tested to work with NetApp storage. Additional information on the NetApp Alliance Partner Program is available at