SaaS (or, software-as-a-service) is a software delivery model, in which the software and its associated data are hosted remotely – in the cloud. SaaS solutions enable user access through a web browser client – promoting collaboration between remote locations, and allowing more immediate customization.

The flexibility and accessibility of SaaS solutions also enables Agile software development, and can help reduce the cost of IT maintenance and support.

At Signiant, we’ve embraced cloud-formed software design, developing the first SaaS large file transfer solutions, Media Shuttle and Flight, for the secure, accelerated movement of large digital assets. Our SaaS solutions offer the flexibility you need – allowing users to choose between on-premise or cloud data storage, within one reliable, scalable, affordable solution.

Read more about SaaS below and explore Signiant’s premiere SaaS solutions.

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    | Media Coverage

    Signiant Workflows Embrace The Cloud

    Signiant today announced the availability of a pre-built workflow that provides tight integration with the Microsoft Azure Media Services (AMS) platform to facilitate seamless asset transfer for content preparation in the cloud.
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    | Media Coverage

    Integration Between Signiant and Avid Interplay | MAM Enables Easy Access To High-speed Transfers

    Signiant announces the integration of its Manager + Agents solution with the Avid® Interplay® | MAM system. Customers can now initiate accelerated file transfers from within Interplay | MAM, making it easier than ever to use the power of Signiant technology in support of global creative processes.
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    | Media Coverage

    Media Shuttle Helps twofour54 Support Growing Film Industry in Middle East

    Signiant announced it is working with twofour54, Abu Dhabi’s media and entertainment hub, to support its mission of nurturing the industry in the Middle East Region. twofour54, which has provided production services for major international blockbusters including “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Fast & Furious 7,” uses Signiant Media Shuttle, the de facto standard for hands-on movement of large files, to move terabytes of media files for its clients.
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    | Blog

    Media and Tech Take the Stage at SXSW

    The festival promises another exciting year of panels and presentations by industry leaders, and live music by bands from all over the world.
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    | Blog

    Be Empowered by Predictability

    We recently spoke to a number of customers about their experience making the transition to Media Shuttle. One response echoed by each of the customers was how Media Shuttle’s predictability made the biggest difference to their business.
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    | Blog

    The Power of the Sharing Economy: From Uber to multi-tenant SaaS

    From ride sharing to public cloud infrastructure to Signiant’s software as a service, sharing is a powerful paradigm that can be applied in many ways to deliver extraordinary value.
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    | Blog

    Transitioning to SaaS and Agile: Mike Nash looks back on Signiant’s move to cloud-based software development

    Developing true SaaS requires a lot more investment in new functions within the organization, such as a devops (development operations) team that is responsible for monitoring ongoing health and change control, deployment rollbacks and more. It’s just a totally different way of looking at software.
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    | Blog

    5 Lessons on Large File Video Transfers

    Many industries need to regularly send and share large video files, from film and television production to business marketing, training and safety videos. If you’re involved in video production for your company, here are a few things you should know.
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    | Blog

    Meet Dennis Hennessey! Signiant’s new Director of Customer Success and Chili Aficionado

    We recently hired Dennis Hennessey as our new Director of Customer Success, and wanted to show him off a bit. While we’ve always had several avenues for getting feedback from our customers, Dennis brings a unique passion and approach that has won him something of a following in the CSM (customer success managers) community.
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    | Blog

    Moving Fast with Media Shuttle Infographic: Looking Back on 3 Years

    It’s hard to believe that it’s already been three years since we released Media Shuttle. It was – and is – a significant product innovation for Signiant as a whole new way for people to take advantage of our file acceleration technology. Not only is it our first SaaS solution, it was also the first SaaS solution on the market for quickly moving large content files. Check out this infographic summing up three years of Media Shuttle.
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    | Blog

    Transitioning from FTP: Why today’s B2B solutions are SaaS

    There was nothing “user friendly” about the early Internet. By today’s standards — where most people abandon a website that takes more than three seconds to load — the early Internet moved at a glacial pace. And, it was so technically esoteric, few people aside from computer experts and scientists understood how to use it. FTP, the Internet’s basic protocol for transferring files between systems, was invented in 1971 with its base specifications standardized during the 1980s. Even though FTP is still used today, its speed and user experience betray its legacy protocol status.
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    | Blog

    A surge in sports teams using SaaS for large file transfers

    We’re always curious to see patterns of large file movement among different industries, so a recent surge in sports teams and leagues using our SaaS large file transfer solution, Media Shuttle, definitely caught our attention. Over the past year, teams from the NHL, NFL, NBA and the IRB (International Rugby Board) have purchased Media Shuttle, mainly to send game footage to news stations, but also for internal transfers, documentary filmmaking, and training and scouting purposes.