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The Signiant Platform

Accelerating your media supply chain from production to distribution

No one in media needs reminding that we work in a dynamic, fast-moving environment. An environment where technical infrastructure must always do more and the costs must always be less.

The question is: what do you do about it?

More Streamlined and more connected

What if you could accelerate the way you produce and supply content, no matter who creates it or in which formats, or where it needs to go? What if you could leverage a platform that already connects over 50,000 media companies and more than a million users? A platform with a proven foundation in fast file movement. One that lets you swiftly and securely move media assets to everyone in your content ecosystem—anywhere on the planet.

Imagine a media-centric platform. A platform with:

  • Fast file transfer foundation
  • Content exchange between thousands of companies globally
  • Cloud-native, affordable, resilient, and scalable
  • Hybrid cloud, multi-cloud, on-premises
  • Find, search and interact with media assets
  • Modular workflow building blocks
  • Unified web console of tools and abilities

More powerful, more cost-effective

What if on that same platform, you could find all your content quickly and easily? What if you could do this regardless of whether the content was on-premises or in cloud storage (or in any combination of places)? And what if you could remotely play and select exactly what you need before starting a download?

More robust, more innovative

What if this platform was built from the ground up using modern cloud technology? Technology that lowers costs by sharing resources among customers. What if its architecture ensured it was able to withstand anything the modern world can throw at it? And this architecture could scale instantly as your business needs evolve? More than this, what if you could easily connect best-of-breed media technologies with this same platform? And make use of configurable workflow building blocks to quickly meet a new business need?

Real-world challenges, real-world solutions

Until now, you’ve had to deal with disparate systems that struggle to work together. Or you’ve been expected to commit to an expensive end-to-end system that’s simply not agile enough. Finding and accessing assets has been getting slower and more complex (and let’s not talk about those cloud egress charges). The good news? The future is closer than you think. A future that will make your workflows faster, your life easier, and which will save you money. Ready?

Building the future for over 20 years

Chances are you’ve already heard of Signiant. We’re synonymous with fast transfer of large media files. We move these files within and between companies, and to and from the cloud, faster and easier than anyone else. But today, Signiant is about a lot more than fast file movement.

The evolution of innovation

In developing our next-generation solutions, we spotted early on we’d need to take full advantage of cloud technology. We knew this would enable us to deliver benefits that simply running legacy applications in the cloud can’t achieve. We could see that our products would need to work seamlessly with every major cloud storage provider. And we knew that they’d also need to work with on-premises storage too.

Cloud-native, not cloud-washed

A cloud-native solution such as ours is fully multi-tenant. It’s able to serve all our customers with a single software deployment. This enables true economies of scale. It also means the system can rapidly scale to virtually any level. Because development, system resources, and operational load are shared across all customers, costs are lowered. And the insights we gain from how our system is used enable us to target product development directly to real-world customer needs. What’s more, we can invest in making it far more resilient to faults and natural disasters, enabling true business continuity.

The Signiant cloud-native SaaS advantage

  • Fully multi-tenant
  • Automatic scaling
  • Greater fault resilience
  • Shared development costs
  • Global availability
  • Automatic updates
  • 24/7 management and monitoring

Playing nicely with others

In developing our technology, we knew that we’d need an open system. One that could work seamlessly with other third-party solutions. One that’d enable easy content sharing with partners. After all, collaborative working is in the media industry’s DNA. Simple inter-company media exchange came naturally. We’ve always been the media industry’s trusted broker for secure content exchange. And our SaaS platform made it even simpler to connect. But what if file transfer were just the beginning? Our unique position at the core of the global media ecosystem led us to explore how we could add even greater value.

Building on strong foundations

It was clear that we had all the building blocks to create a robust, high-performance platform. One that would accelerate production, streamline collaboration, and reduce costs. The challenge was bringing it together into a unified whole. Our answer was to develop a new core architecture for media interaction. Signiant’s patented Software-Defined Content Exchange (SDCX) approach provides a connecting layer between media assets and the applications that need to access them. The SDCX architecture enables us to deliver fast, secure, reliable access to media assets, regardless of where they are stored. It provides a powerful foundation that specialized media functions can plug into. And it creates an interconnected global fabric of Signiant-enabled storage nodes. This core architectural innovation paved the way for the Signiant Platform. A unique approach that accelerates every part of the media supply chain.

Learn more. Watch the Signiant Platform overview video

High-level platform diagram

The future is now—the Signiant Platform

The Signiant Platform is a streamlined, cloud-native solution designed for media production and supply. It combines a robust multi-tenant architecture with an open modular framework. And it’s all underpinned by our ultra-fast file transfer capabilities. Ultimately, it enables media companies to accelerate their production and delivery operations.

Connecting everything, everywhere

The Signiant Platform is already operating at scale and can connect your entire global content ecosystem. Chances are that many of your partners are already Signiant customers. This will enable you to exchange content quickly, easily, and securely as never before. The platform builds on an existing ecosystem of users spanning every part of the media lifecycle on every continent. In fact, for them, Signiant is already the default choice for moving large files and collaborating at speed.

Freedom to work the way you want

We want you to be free to choose where you store your data and the tools you use. With the Signiant Platform, you get a modular storage-agnostic solution. One where you can freely choose between using Signiant tools, the ones you already have, or new technologies as they connect to the platform. Our modern APIs ensure seamless interoperability with the systems you rely on every day. They let you customize your workflow as you see fit. And, as the platform evolves, you’ll be able to connect to an ever-increasing range of third-party technologies. These will enable you to further customize your specific needs.

Reducing wasted time

With so many assets in your production workflow, your people must be able to find what they need fast. That’s why the Signiant Platform enables you to search across all your assets. It doesn’t matter where they’re stored—in the cloud, across different providers, on a server in one of your offices, wherever. It means your people can spend less time searching and more time creating great content.

Reducing cloud costs

When you’re dealing with huge media files, egress charges can pile up—fast. To help minimize this, the Signiant Platform makes it easy to play files before downloading them. You can even extract just the segment you need. We can still move these files blazingly fast, but we’ll also help you move fewer files. The result? Less time wasted. Less money spent. Less friction in your workflow.

Scale up or down at a moment’s notice

Media companies must adapt rapidly to changing circumstances. Opportunities can be fleeting. Time is not on your side. And with the delivery pressures on today’s producers, downtime is simply not an option. That’s why the Signiant Platform is cloud-native. This allows you to scale your business instantly as the need dictates. Need more capabilities? Simply turn them on. Need less? You get the picture.

Pay for what you need (not what you don’t)

As a modular SaaS solution, the Signiant Platform enables you to get the resources and capabilities you need—no more, no less. We deal with the headaches of ongoing implementation and maintenance, saving you time and money. And we lower the cost of moving files in and out of cloud storage, automatically allocating the resources you need, just when you need them.

A platform built for collaboration

On the Signiant Platform, everyone is connected. Companies can choose to make their endpoints visible to the entire global Signiant community, or they can remain private within a select group. Using the platform, specialists and niche providers can easily work with larger media companies. It means producers get access to the best talent and technologies. And it broadens their ability to collaborate with lower-cost options located anywhere across the globe.

A platform for today and tomorrow

With the Signiant Platform, you get a world-class solution designed specifically for media production and supply. We’ll ensure it delivers against your objectives and real-world challenges. And we’ll support you further with constant innovation and ongoing maintenance and support. We can do this because we’ve built the Signiant Platform on our experience of working with leading media companies the world over. Simply, it’s enabled us to create a platform that directly addresses many of the challenges media professionals like you face every single day.

Ready for the future? We should talk

We’d love to show you how we can help you accelerate your media production and supply—from how you create and collaborate to how you deliver productions around the world.

Already a customer? You’re already in.

If you are already using a Signiant file transfer product such as Media Shuttle, Jet, or Flight Deck, you are already on the Signiant Platform. Simply get in touch and we’ll show you the new capabilities you can access right away.

Not yet a customer?

Let us show you what you’re missing. The Signiant Platform can help you radically reshape how you create, manage, and distribute content. Far from simply helping you move media files at speed, our modular approach can accelerate your entire end-to-end workflow.

To get started, you come on board with one of our fast file transfer products. From there we can connect and integrate every part of your media production supply chain. Our platform will give your people access to the assets they need quickly and cost-effectively, no matter where they are. And it’ll make collaborating with partners simpler and easier than ever before.

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your existing workflows or establish a new, more efficient approach, we should talk. We make it simple to implement more streamlined, more effective approaches to your media production and supply chain challenges.

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We’d love to show you how the Signiant Platform could benefit your business. Simply contact us and we’ll arrange a convenient time to discuss your specific needs and objectives.

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