A unique utility to optimize the transport of large datasets to and from the cloud

 

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How Flight Works

Cloud-Native Implementation

Accelerated data transfer to the cloud requires server-side infrastructure (Signiant software running on cloud compute resources) in each target cloud platform. Flight is implemented as a fully managed cloud service, so deployment and management of that infrastructure is our problem – not yours.

Flight automatically spins up the necessary cloud compute resources and relinquishes them when no longer needed. Our customers never need to worry about procuring cloud servers or deploying software in the cloud. Signiant handles all of those tasks in a multi-tenant, auto-scaling, load-balanced deployment that is managed 24/7 by a professional DevOps SRE (Site Reliability Engineering) team.

Getting started with Flight is as easy as installing a proxy software client and transferring data to Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Storage at multi-Gbps speeds.

Scale Out Architecture

Flight’s patented scale-out architecture delivers unprecedented speed by enabling the use of multiple cloud compute instances for a single transfer.

An enormous improvement over first-generation accelerated cloud data transfer utilities, Flight eliminates bottlenecks associated with “scale up” transfers that transmit each file via a single cloud compute instance.

In addition to the raw speed benefit, this architecture greatly simplifies the entire data management workflow. There’s no longer a need to reorganize data for optimal transfer speed.

Customers can simply initiate the transfer of any data set, and Flight will ensure the fastest possible delivery.

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UDP Acceleration

Flight utilizes Signiant’s core acceleration and security technology to move data into and out of the cloud.

Often called “UDP acceleration,” Signiant’s acceleration technology advances standard Internet protocols (TCP, UDP and FTP), transferring data up to 200 times faster and is especially impactful when latency is present.

With the additional advantage of scale-out architecture mentioned above, Flight manages extremely high transfer rates to and from the cloud.

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Key Features

Fast

The Fastest Way to Move Large Files Into and Out of the Cloud.

Signiant Flight is a unique SaaS solution that addresses the challenge of transporting large data sets to and from the cloud, and is particularly useful when ingesting large files from multiple global endpoints or when data must travel over long distances.

With a patented scale out architecture that accelerates any HTTP(S)-based transfer, Flight achieves unprecedented speed. But speed is not the only advantage of Flight.

This powerful new solution provides the flexibility, reliability and security critical for success in today’s cloud-based global media workflows.

Flexible

Flexible

Flight is flexible on multiple dimensions. As a cloud-native solution, Flight harnesses the flexibility of the cloud, delivering an elastic, high-availability solution that is easy to deploy and use.

As an independent company, Signiant is committed to flexibly supporting our customers’ storage choices, whether they have on-premises file or object storage, cloud object storage (like Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Storage) or a hybrid approach combining several types.

With Flight, customers have the flexibility to use any client-side software. Easily accelerate transfers via familiar interfaces such as web browsers or CLIs and SDKs from cloud vendors. Improve the performance of any cloud workflow where AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Storage client software is already embedded.

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Secure & Reliable

Secure & Reliable

Signiant has long been committed to security. Flight encrypts all data during transit and Signiant’s 24/7 operations team provides global monitoring and support service for thousands of clients around the world.

Our customers never have to worry about when or if their data will arrive. Even over long distances and in the event of network congestion typical of Internet connections, Flight’s transfers are reliable and predictable.

If needed, our dedicated customer support team is always here if you have questions or want to talk with an expert.

Control & Visibility

Control & Visibility

Many media companies rely on Signiant’s flagship Manager+Agents (M+A) solution for scheduled delivery and global oversight of file transfers.

When Flight is used in conjunction with M+A, transfers to the cloud and transfers between on-premises storage are managed identically.

With full visibility of all transfers and advanced functionality such as resource control, a Flight/M+A integration affords seamless management of data transfers in a hybrid cloud deployment from one central console.