Hybrid SaaS

Cloud computing is an important innovation in business today, and refers to network-based services provided through virtual hardware but simulated on real machines. Cloud computing offers various service models including infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), desktop as a service (DaaS), backend as a service (BaaS), IT as a service (ITaaS), and software as a service (SaaS).

SaaS is a software delivery model where the software and associated data are hosted on the cloud. Users access SaaS using a web browser client. SaaS generally reduces IT support costs, allows for more immediate customization, promotes collaboration, and enables agile software development.

Although SaaS provides great benefits to everyday operations, there are some downsides. With SaaS applications, users don’t have as much control over the application or data. Additionally there are some security concerns with straight SaaS applications. Signiant offers a hybrid SaaS model to alleviate these concerns.

Hybrid SaaS combines SaaS solutions with an on-premise software application to provide the benefits of SaaS with more security and user control. The functional aspect of the software is presented through the cloud, hosted by the software provider. A user logs into the application from a web browser and accesses a cloud-hosted environment including the user interface, functionality, and mechanism that moves files. The users’ data, however, is stored in whatever environment they choose until it is encrypted and transferred over the Internet.

With hybrid SaaS, you can store data on an on-premise server that is managed by your organization or you can use the cloud. The user now has more control over where to keep the storage. Security concerns are eliminated without sacrificing the benefit of cloud software. Signiant’s hybrid SaaS in Media Shuttle is scalable, flexible, reliable and low cost so you can have easy access with top-notch security. Many companies including ESPN, Radical Media (New York) and Envy Post (United Kingdom) have started using Media Shuttle and are able to access the best of both the SaaS and security worlds with hybrid SaaS. Read the following articles to learn more about Signiant’s hybrid SaaS.

Media Shuttle: fast, secure access to any storage type, anywhere »

Our unique hybrid approach allows for great flexibility so you can choose the storage that makes the most sense for each operation and you can mix and match as needed. Assets always remain 100% under your control.

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What is a Net Promotor Score? And How to Improve Yours »

A Net Promoter Score is an aspect of Voice of the Customer data, research designed to get honest feedback from customers in order to improve products or services. Learn how the continuous release cycles of SaaS elevate customer support and offer a much greater opportunity for customers to be heard.

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Please Welcome Signiant's New Field Representatives »

In the spirit of a new and successful year at Signiant, we are pleased to officially welcome two great additions to the team, Strategic Accounts Directors, Chris Soresi and Tom Bush!

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Meet the Patents: Where Signiant Leads, Others Follow »

We realize patents make for dull reading best left to geeks and lawyers. However, if you're researching vendors, it does make sense to consider the patents the company holds.

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Learn about Media Shuttle's hybrid SaaS system architecture, and how Shuttle is optimized for IT professionals responsible for overseeing the system.

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Want to use Amazon S3 or Microsoft Azure cloud storage with Media Shuttle?

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How does Media Shuttle support the specific needs of operations managers and end users? Learn about Shuttle's three portal modes, and how to manage and use them.

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The year's best SaaS: Signiant made the Cloud Awards short list »

Last week, the International Cloud Computing Program Announced a shortlist for the 2015-2016 Cloud Awards, and we are excited be on it in the Best SaaS category.

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The importance of usability for secure software »

Software security and User Experience Design are both popular subjects in tech media, but they usually draw different audiences and the important space where they overlap gets far less attention. After all, except for high-profile cyber breaches, software security is not nearly as trendy as “UX”. And thank goodness for the trend. Though we’ve come a long way, this 2007 Dilbert comic still holds some hilarious yet painful truth about how much we still need to improve user experience in regard to security measures.

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Kids These Days Have It Easy: One solution for important and large file transfers »

One of the reasons Apple succeeded with its iPod/iTunes franchise is that it finally provided a single solution to easily manage, share and listen to all your music, anywhere. No longer did you need to record an album to cassette for long car rides or for exercising with your Walkman. No longer did you have to keep up with piles of CDs or boxes of tapes.

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