The cloud has reduced IT costs and driven improvements in workplace efficiency in a number of ways. Benefits to businesses from the cloud include cheaper and more secure archiving and backups, access to the apps you need when you need them and perhaps most importantly cloud file sharing.
Cloud file sharing is a very broad term, but it generally means storing files in the cloud so they can be accessed as needed by clients, employees or authorized third parties. The cloud file sharing services offered by online cloud providers enable IT departments to start supporting all types of devices, which makes it possible for team members to collaborate more easily and effectively than they could with traditional file sharing and document management systems.
Signiant’s Media Shuttle file transfer and management software provides a complete cloud file sharing solution specifically designed to meet the needs of businesses in the entertainment and media industry. The Product Factory, a post-production firm specializing in animation content, recently started using Media Shuttle in order to transfer up to 250 GB animated video files from India to Burbank. They found using cloud-based Media Shuttle cut the average file transfer in half compared to their prior FTP-based file transfer method.
“With Media Shuttle, we have the ease of use and flexibility of a cloud-based solution, but files arrive directly on a server sitting on our premises, which cuts delivery time in half compared to other products on the market,” elaborated George Rizkallah, founder and CEO of The Product Factory. “As a subscription-based solution, Media Shuttle also lets us avoid multi-year contracts and sizable capital outlays. After working for years with animation customers that routinely send us large digital files using Signiant’s solutions, it’s a delight to be able to access all of the key capabilities of Signiant in an affordable, easy to use tool like Media Shuttle.”
Read the blog post below to find out more about how Signiant saved the day for The Product Factory, and how a last-minute installation of Media Shuttle enabled them to deliver the first episodes of a new children’s sports-themed animated series on time and on budget.