UDP Acceleration

UDP Acceleration for Large File Transfers

The kind of technology Signiant has developed to speed file transfers is often called “UDP acceleration.” But UDP acceleration is really just industry vernacular based on one small detail of the implementation, and doesn’t convey the depth of innovation involved.

What we’ve actually done is implement both an advanced TCP (transmission control protocol) on top of UDP as a replacement for TCP, and advanced FTP (file transfer protocol) as a replacement for FTP… Read more.

Or, try it out for yourself with Media Shuttle.

Below is a selection of blogs addressing accelerated large file transfers.


Signiant Awarded Patent for its Intelligent Transport Architecture

Today Signiant announced, that it has been issued patent number 10,735,516 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its invention titled “Cloud-Based Authority To Enhance Point-To-Point Data Transfer With Machine Learning.”

By Jon Finegold Learn more

Signiant Jet demonstrates transfer speeds of 10 Gbps

Like all Signiant products, Jet is designed to move large data sets far and fast. But with Jet, Signiant introduced an entirely new patent-pending transport that adds a layer of intelligence to determine how to achieve the highest possible speed in any environment.

By Christine Croskery Learn more

Why higher bandwidth doesn’t equal faster throughput (or goodput)

Upgrading your network without acceleration is like going from a country road to a major highway, while driving a moped; you could go super fast if your transport mechanism allowed it.

By Meg Cater Learn more

Investing in more bandwidth? Don’t get charged extra to use it

We expect to pay Internet providers for bandwidth. However, deploying UDP-based acceleration software is necessary to ensure full utilization of bandwidth, and some acceleration software providers charge based on bandwidth usage.

By Meg Cater Learn more

Why your business needs intelligent large file acceleration technology

If you’re evaluating file acceleration technologies, for the first time or because you’re considering switching vendors, we’ve put together an eGuide that compiles feedback from our customers in the Media & Entertainment space, highlighting the top 10 reasons why they chose Signiant.

By Meg Cater Learn more

All Accelerated File Transfer Solutions Are Not Created Equal – Don’t Just Take Our Word For It

We spend a lot of time at Signiant explaining why our person-initiated accelerated file transfer solution – Media Shuttle – is so much better than using TCP-based solutions, such as FTP or online file sending and sharing platforms. But what about all those people who already understand that an accelerated file transfer solution is what they really need or those who have already invested in such a solution, from a vendor other than Signiant, but are finding that it’s not meeting their needs?

By Katie McKay Learn more

Signiant Executives Explain – Part 1: An Overview of Signiant

We constantly talk with M&E industry professionals to uncover their challenges with extreme file transfers. Now in our “Signiant Executives Explain” video series, you can peek behind the curtain on what goes into our technology platform.

By Jim Ball Learn more

Ian Hamilton on Broadcast Bridge: What is UDP acceleration?

An article on advances in file transfer protocols might not be typical reading for most production and broadcast professionals. However, the Broadcast Bridge website made good on their promise of “Connecting IT to Broadcast” with last week’s post by Signiant CTO Ian Hamilton.

By Meg Cater Learn more

The Sky is the limit: Signiant Flight’s high-speed bridge offers new opportunities for files in the cloud

The question of how best to utilize the advantages of the cloud was the catalyst for our newest software product, Signiant Flight. Just released yesterday, Flight offers the ability to quickly and securely transfer large files and unstructured data sets to and from multiple cloud storage platforms.

By Meg Cater Learn more

Media Shuttle Comes to the Rescue of Animated Superhero TV Show

“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,” said George Rizkallah, founder and CEO of The Product Factory, which positions itself as ‘a small facility with huge ability.’ “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.”

By Jeanne Learn more

TVBEurope | Aiming to Get Assets to Air

Delegates at this year’s IT Broadcast Workflow conference heard one vendor’s name above all others. Virtually every file-based architecture, it seemed, relied on bringing content from producers into the broadcaster’s infrastructure using UDP acceleration products from Signiant. Over little more than a decade this company has come from nothing to lead a new technology sector.

By Lisa Clark Learn more