SaaS

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.

Channel 9 LaunchPad Video: The benefits of Flight for Azure Blob large file ingest »

Fresh of a great Microsoft Worldwide Partners Conference (WPC), Signiant Flight became one of the first Developer Services offerings on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. At WPC, we had a chance to explain the benefits of Flight in this new Channel 9 LaunchPad Video.

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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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NAB Highlights: Margaret Craig’s insight into procuring SaaS »

As we enter the last day of NAB tomorrow at the Las Vegas Convention Center, it’s interesting to look back on the very first session of the show. This year’s IABM State of the Industry Breakfast, held at 8am on Monday morning, set the stage for the rest of the week with industry trends and predictions, many very positive, like that 60.8% of companies were in profit over the past 24 months. However, not all was congratulatory roses.

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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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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.

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From FTP to SaaS: The changing economics of large file sharing (SlideShare) »

Media & Entertainment has been a pioneering industry in the practice of sending large files over the Internet. Early file transfer software like FTP solved part of the problem, but had many limitations. More efficient ftp alternatives like hybrid SaaS and cloud-based solutions are being adopted by media and other data-intensive industries for a better experience with large file transfer.

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What is "cloud washed" software? »

Almost every B2B software company on the market today has its own version of the “cloud mantra,” explaining how the cloud is transforming business, how it’s creating new opportunities for global reach and collaboration, and how their software is cutting edge. But marketing is one thing, and the actual technology is another. Not all companies mean the same thing when they use the term “cloud.”

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The Future of Cloud Computing Survey »

We've teamed up with 66 other collaborating organizations to help spread the word about the 4th Annual Future of Cloud Computing survey which is focused on determining the drivers and inhibitors to cloud adoption. It will shed light on industry trends such as what applications are moving to the cloud, the reasons for this migration and the competitive implications for organizations to think strategically about cloud computing.

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Why Managing Content in the Cloud Matters »

Last week at NAB I participated in a panel discussion titled “why managing content in the cloud matters.” I joined Moderator Tom Ohanian from Cisco and panelists from Civolution and Gorilla Technology Group to discuss the impact cloud technology is having on the media and entertainment industry, and the factors that organizations should consider when selecting cloud solutions.

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